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  • Summary: Raji: An Ancient Epic is an action-adventure game set in ancient India. A young girl named Raji has been chosen by the gods to stand against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny? To rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 24, 2020
    86
    Raji: An Ancient Epic is a beautiful game, set in a world and culture that is wildly under-represented in the medium. From the first minute you can immerse yourself in Raji’s adventure, and for all the urgency of stopping the designs of the nefarious demons, it’s very hard not to just stop and admire the scenery along the way. Do yourself a favour, pick this one up, and broaden your horizons a little bit.
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 4, 2021
    80
    On tips of your fingers there is Raji slicing her way through the demons hordes of the hindu myths under the striking imaginery of Indian paintings. Time in this game is well spent. [Issue#308]
  3. Dec 14, 2020
    75
    In all, Raji: An Ancient Epic was a great game. Yes, I had some problems with it’s length and the ending but if I step back and look at the game in its entirety, I can recognize that Raji was a gorgeous game. It was educational and made me want to learn more. My hope is that we’ll get a sequel to be able to explore ancient India once again and perhaps right the wrongs this game committed...only time will tell.
  4. Oct 15, 2020
    60
    Ultimately, the most remarkable thing about Raji is that sense of playing a legend straight out of the Puranas, albeit not nearly as long or impactful. It may not be a mythological masterpiece, but Raji: An Ancient Epic feels like a prelude for what's to come from Nodding Heads.
  5. CD-Action
    Feb 8, 2021
    60
    Raji is set in a rarely explored (and therefore refreshing) setting of Hindu mythology that definitely works in its favor, and offers gameplay mechanics resembling a Prince of Persia game on a budget. The protagonist is as agile as Price and the game is generally enjoyable, but the platforming sections are too easy to pose a challenge, and the combat is not meaty enough to be satisfying. [13/2020, p.36]
  6. Dec 27, 2020
    60
    Raji: An Ancient Epic can offer you some scenic locations, plenty of platforming, and a rather boring combat system. The main selling point here is not Raji herself, but the godlike beings, telling the tales of the Indian mythology, heavily intertwined with with the game's overall storyline.
  7. Oct 20, 2020
    55
    Unparalleled presentation and atmosphere spoiled by unwieldly combat and clumsy level design. The most memorable moments happen when your hands are off the controls.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Jan 8, 2021
    10
    Awestruckingly awesome. A massive impetus indeed. Love ot with great fervor.
  2. Oct 29, 2020
    10
    View the game within its context, and it's an excellent title. If for no other reason than to spit in the face of VICE.
  3. Oct 17, 2020
    10
    this game is really good played it on my pc I Enjoyed it and the best thing it is made in India my country I Wish it had Hindi language but itthis game is really good played it on my pc I Enjoyed it and the best thing it is made in India my country I Wish it had Hindi language but it doesn't have it as devs know many Indians will pirate this game any way I enjoyed it :D Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2021
    8
    This little game was a very nice surprise. Gave it a crack on Game Pass and am really glad I did. The gameplay is fun, characters are charmingThis little game was a very nice surprise. Gave it a crack on Game Pass and am really glad I did. The gameplay is fun, characters are charming and the setting is obviously beautiful. Expand
  5. Aug 3, 2021
    7
    I thoroughly enjoyed this debut entry from Nodding Heads Games.

    Whilst the gameplay was not groundbreaking and on occasion could be
    I thoroughly enjoyed this debut entry from Nodding Heads Games.

    Whilst the gameplay was not groundbreaking and on occasion could be repetitive this was saved by the fantastic presentation and interesting and unique setting. I can't think of a single other game that has explored this rich mythology.

    The gameplay is a reminiscent of old school Prince of Persia, but with a Diablo style combat. The combat and platforming is a little clunky but still enjoyable.

    Visually I thought the game was stunning, the environments where excellent and the enemies pulled from the Mythology were interesting. I also thought that the "Cut Scene" storytelling through the shadow puppet displays was also really interesting.

    Look forward to what this team produce next.
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  6. Nov 27, 2020
    7
    This game is very different than the others. They really try something but they didn't effort for the mechanics, bugs etc.
  7. Oct 21, 2020
    0
    Poor story.
    Poor controls.
    Poor graphics. Overall it's a below average game. Ps. Maybe it's a sucess in india due to religious reasons. But
    Poor story.
    Poor controls.
    Poor graphics.
    Overall it's a below average game.

    Ps. Maybe it's a sucess in india due to religious reasons. But definitely not to the rest of the world.
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