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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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  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: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Jan 8, 2021
    10
    Awestruckingly awesome. A massive impetus indeed. Love ot with great fervor.
  2. Oct 19, 2020
    10
    YOU MUST PLAY IT! Make no doubt of that.
    This is an immersive game where everything is perfect, graphics, art, narrative. You can enjoy it
    YOU MUST PLAY IT! Make no doubt of that.
    This is an immersive game where everything is perfect, graphics, art, narrative. You can enjoy it not only as a game. This is something completely new among games, I have not seen this before. You just have to try this.
    btw this mythology is really something new for me. Thanks for this!!
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  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. Oct 20, 2020
    8
    Visually appealing , story telling not great , controls cold have been done better , OVER ALL A GOOD GAME ,
  5. 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.
  6. Mar 21, 2021
    6
    Добавляя игру в вишлист в 18-м, думал что 2 года до выхода это что-то невообразимое. Про игру вообще ничего не знал, но сеттинг и постановкаДобавляя игру в вишлист в 18-м, думал что 2 года до выхода это что-то невообразимое. Про игру вообще ничего не знал, но сеттинг и постановка понравились. И вот.. Скидка :-)

    Мне очень нравятся истории которые преподносятся как личные. А тут, оказывается, сестра спасает младшего брата. Хорошо когда тема в игре не чужда. А тема востока и индии мне очень близка. В общем все факторы сошлись :-) Хороший баланс боёвки и повествования, некоторые элементы истории опциональны, так что кому не интересно слушать про идуиских богов, могут пропустить. Но сделано очень хорошо - как раз для неподготовленного западного слушателя.

    Но.. к сожалению игре далеко до шедевральной Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons, так как сильно не хватает работы с артом и музыкой чтоб сделать повествование более эмоциональным. И почему-то осталось ощущение какой-то поверхностности, как будто заставки с картинками сами по себе, а игра сама по себе. Чуть больше целостности, и был бы шедевр. 6.5/10
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  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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