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  • Summary: Our world descended into chaos the day the demonic realm of Besek appeared. Creatures known as the Majin emerged, wreaking havoc and destroying our way of life. They captured the Princess of Valdia and imprisoned her in their lair. Now, brave adventurers throughout the land have set out to explore the Majin homeland. Some wish to rescue the princess; some seek fame and glory; some merely want revenge. However, there are those who look to harness the Majin's dark powers, for it is rumored that deep within Besek lies the Eternal Poison, a legendary treasure able to make your deepest desires come true. Travel the paths of some of these adventurers, and as their tales unfold, you will discover the true meanings of romance, heroism, madness, despair, and betrayal. Five stories in one—Walk the winding paths of five different parties as they journey deeper into hostile lands. With branching paths and optional encounters, you must chart each course carefully, for your choices have a direct impact on the outcome of each tale. All demons can be exploited - even bosses - so every battle offers the intriguing choice of binding or killing your foes. Bound demons can be summoned to fight at your side or be sacrificed for money or new spells. Step into a twisted fairytale world of demons, black magic, and a quest for the ultimate treasure. The kidnapping of the Princess and the temptation of finding the Eternal Poison have drawn your heroes into a world full of dangerous traps, fiendish monsters, and unexpected villains. Discover a world that is as rich in beauty as it is in corruption. [Atlus USA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 84
    It's not a great game, but Eternal Poison is a game that I have no major complaints about.
  2. Whether or not you let the game’s little flaws bother you, there’s no denying that Eternal Poison is a unique, visually striking game, and the tactical gameplay is deep and engaging.
  3. And when a game’s biggest problem is that it left us wanting more, we’d say that’s a good problem to have.
  4. 70
    The gothic-anime art direction and voice acting are impressively well-done, and although the painfully long load times hinder the general flow of the game-play, the overall game-play, soundtrack, voice acting, and art direction makes up for the technical deficiencies.
  5. But in the end, if you’ve ever played a strat/RPG, you won’t be surprised by what you find in Eternal Poison.
  6. Eternal Poison is built around three separate campaigns, each with their own leading characters and unique encounters, so there's plenty of built-in replay value. [Jan 2009, p.82]
  7. 35
    Even the potential gothic charm of Thage is lost in a sea of confusing menus, uninspired combat, awkward interfaces and plain ol' poor choices.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4