It is unfortunate that Mana Khemia: Student Alliance is such a technical mess because it might have offered some fun for those looking for a crafting-focused PSP game. The story is still pretty lousy and the developer substituted creating interesting dialogue with heaping unimaginative sexual innuendos all over the place. But, as games such as Mount & Blade have shown, a single-minded but well executed game can do very well. Sadly. Student Alliance is so poorly executed that the small nuggets of potential are squashed out of existence, making this a game that you'll want to expel from your PSP almost as soon as you have loaded it up.