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  • Summary: Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines a thrilling adventure through ancient ruins with the tale of one town’s rise from the ashes. Drawn by lenses and other treasure in the nearby Runebarrows, our heroes learn that the town is struggling to rebuild after an earthquake and decide to help. AlongEiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines a thrilling adventure through ancient ruins with the tale of one town’s rise from the ashes. Drawn by lenses and other treasure in the nearby Runebarrows, our heroes learn that the town is struggling to rebuild after an earthquake and decide to help. Along the way, they’ll resolve disputes between eager adventurers and wary locals who don’t think the Barrows should be disturbed. And they’ll learn more about each other’s reasons for seeking treasure, deepening their bonds in the process. As you will learn, these Runebarrows hide a great secret that has fateful implications for one of the characters. What begins as a simple treasure hunt turns into a dark conspiracy that will shake the world and plant seeds that carry over into the main story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. The game will introduce a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story with thrilling action and engaging town-upgrading elements.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 12, 2022
    88
    Undemanding and decidedly enjoyable, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a light-hearted and often cartoon-like Action JRPG which is really fun to spend your time with. Of course, you don't have to have anything against going back and forth a thousand times in the same places, to do the same things again and again, because in this case appreciating it would be quite difficult. The visual quality is really impressive and I really liked the mix of backdrops in (very rich) 3D and two-dimensional pixelated characters, and I can't get the music out of my head. In short, a good game: not essential but absolutely enjoyable.
  2. May 10, 2022
    83
    Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is the best game to start a new Eiyden Chronicle series. The game contains battle through link action, smooth sound, harmonious 2D+3D graphic design and a well-balanced story. You can hardly suggest that all of these are perfect, but the game has enough quality to enjoy without any concerns.
  3. May 10, 2022
    80
    At the end of the day, it is quite impossible to look at Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising without thinking ahead to Hundred Heroes. On its own, it is a capable action-JRPG that looks great, with solid combat and platforming to keep players distracted from completing repetitive quests, but as part of the larger universe, it lays an inviting foundation for what is to come with well-realized characters amid a larger unfolding conflict. And as someone hoping for that Suikoden magic to be recaptured, New Neveah becomes an irresistible world to spend time in.
  4. May 10, 2022
    70
    Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising lacks those master strokes that could have made it better, but it's enjoyable for 2D fantasy's lovers.
  5. May 10, 2022
    70
    Regardless of its flaws with repetition, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a lot of fun and should have plenty of people excited for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes in 2023.
  6. May 10, 2022
    70
    Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising fulfills its purpose, providing a solid if very straightforward experience that may or not make you averse to stamps when it’s all over.
  7. May 10, 2022
    60
    Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising was supposed to be a simple introduction to the Eiyuden Chronicle world... but instead it becomes a tedious exploration of a TON of secondary, unnecessary quests. In the end, the beauty of its world as well as the simplicity of its design are not allowed to shine as they most certainly could.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 15, 2022
    10
    Great kickstarter stretch goal game serving as a prequel to the much larger rpg coming later.
  2. May 11, 2022
    10
    Great appetizer before 100 heroes! Has me excited to get to the main course.
  3. May 12, 2022
    10
    Eiyuden Rising is definitely an important introduction for Eiyuden: Hundred heroes to establish not only the lore, but the quality of productEiyuden Rising is definitely an important introduction for Eiyuden: Hundred heroes to establish not only the lore, but the quality of product (even though is developed by a partner studio) that the developers are aiming for this new IP - a spiritual sucessor for **** Murayama's Suikoden, which personally I have a lot of emotional investment since Suikoden is perhaps the most important game of all time for me. I was able to feel the legacy of Suikoden in this small game that does have the general direction and feeling of Murayama's writing within its characters and world building. Even though Murayama is doing the Hundred Heroes game, he actually supervised this game and the whole scenario creation is his.

    At its core, Eiyuden Rising is actually pretty simple (gotta remind that this game was developed and released in pretty much a year): A very straightforward town building system based on NPC quests to gather resources, bring back to the town and finish the buildings to unlock more gameplay options. The gathering resources per say is a metroidvania dungeon crawling with a very tight combat system that is definitely inspired by some of the best side-scrolling JRPGs from the early 2000 like Valkyrie Profile - which actually made it more action based with its linking attack mechanics mapped at different buttons. And the simplicity aforementioned is not a bad thing at all, the game is consistent and very solid focusing on what it does best.

    One of the most amazing aspects of the game is it's art style, a blend of carefully animated 3D environments with very detailed pixel art characters is simply gorgeous. The game has a "feel good" direction reminding me once again of those great JRPGs from the 90's and early 2000.

    I have to mention once again that this is a companion game for the Eiyuden Hundred Heroes game developed in a year with a fair price tag for what it delivers, so content wise don't expect a full blown JRPG with 100+ hours, this is not the goal with this game, it is NOT a JRPG - and doesn't sell itself as one, but it delivers what it promised: A nice prequel introduction for Eiyuden Hundred Heroes in form of a more simple companion ARPG.

    Totally recommend it, specially if your a fan of the first Suikoden games.
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  4. May 18, 2022
    8
    EC is a good 2d scrolling game. The story is really interesting. I like the dialogues in general. Combat is easy to master. Lot of items toEC is a good 2d scrolling game. The story is really interesting. I like the dialogues in general. Combat is easy to master. Lot of items to loot and the interface works well. The music is pretty decent. The fast travel system is a blessing because there is a lot of backtracking. Backtracking is surely a downside to the game but it is kind of setup this way because certain areas aren't accessible until you get the rune X. And constantly revisiting the same village gets boring. So it's game that is better played in short sessions. I give it 78%. It took me 15 hours to complete with around 95% of the quests done. On PC, it's very stable, no bug of any kinds. Expand
  5. May 11, 2022
    7
    Good-
    Colorful and sharp visuals convey a modern retro aesthetic. Enjoyable combat with a decent amount of depth and options. Fun
    Good-
    Colorful and sharp visuals convey a modern retro aesthetic. Enjoyable combat with a decent amount of depth and options. Fun interactions between the characters with a good setting and lore. Lots of optional content. Gorgeous environments that feel different

    Bad-
    Pacing is a bit uneven (starts and stops at key moments). Side content is a bit samey. You will be revisiting the same locations constantly. Low difficulty diminishes the combat as a whole. Levels lack secrets or other routes.

    Thoughts-
    Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising fulfills its purpose, providing a solid if very straightforward experience that may or not make you averse to stamps when it’s all over. The combat and exploration won’t match up with some of the very best in the genre but it’s easy to get into with a decent amount of depth and some satisfying feedback. Overall, it’s a decent time-waster that may surprise some before they pine for what more could have been.
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  6. May 17, 2022
    7
    As a Kickstarter reward it's good, well dragged. However, it is a fun game. A good game to cheer up the hearts of those who await the EiyudenAs a Kickstarter reward it's good, well dragged. However, it is a fun game. A good game to cheer up the hearts of those who await the Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. Expand