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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. Oct 27, 2020
    80
    Raji: An Ancient Epic on Xbox One is a game I wanted to love from the off. From the moment I picked it up, right through to the telling end, I have to say I haven’t been left disappointed. It is a beautiful, epic journey with some fabulous storytelling and amazing visuals. Yes, occasionally the combat drags a bit, the waves of enemies grow dull as you progress to the latter stages, and the price is a tad high for the six-hour or so experience, but I think it's worth it for the quality on show here.
  2. Nov 2, 2020
    68
    Raji: An Ancient Epic is a unique game that reminds me of the great Prince of Persia, her journey following a similar arc of learning God-given powers to help her people. Platforming can be a bit off a times, the forced perspective camera not helping here, though across the board Raji is more forgiving than most, letting us pick back up where we left off quickly. It’s a shame that we can’t level select to mop up collectibles/achievements as otherwise replaying can be a bit of a drag. Some great audio visual work eases this pain, but as it is I’d suggest that waiting for a sale down the line might make the journey feel more worth your while.
  3. Oct 25, 2020
    65
    Raji: An Ancient Epic delivers a fascinating depiction of Indian art and culture, but it disappoints due to unrefined and sometimes frustrating gameplay and to a bit too many bugs and performance problems.
  4. Nov 3, 2020
    65
    Raji was a decent experience. While it never stood out from the combat focused platformer crowd, it never buried itself in the crowd either. It’s fine game that I think fans of this style of game will enjoy even with the issues I had. If only the loading screen wasn’t so long, I wouldn’t have had as many issues with failing at my jumps and at the combat with several enemies. In the end, this is a different take on a familiar style of game that is just fine, but doesn’t stand out.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Oct 21, 2020
    10
    In a world of gaming, where the obvious three choices for developers are Greek, Egyptian or Norse whenever they want to descent into the worldIn a world of gaming, where the obvious three choices for developers are Greek, Egyptian or Norse whenever they want to descent into the world of mythology, Raji: An Ancient Epic offers something new. A pleasant introduction to the rich Hindu mythology by an Indian Game Studio (never seen before). Plus, they have the ammunition to talk the talk and walk the walk. Great gameplay and level design with an immersive storytelling.

    This game deserves your attention.
    The hype is real!
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  2. Aug 1, 2021
    10
    The artwork in this game is really amazing. The game delves into the genre of rich Hindu mythology, which to me is really refreshing to see.The artwork in this game is really amazing. The game delves into the genre of rich Hindu mythology, which to me is really refreshing to see. The soundtrack in this game is really pleasing. The gameplay and controls of this game aren't that complex, but every boss battle this game had to offer outright made me button smash every possible combos on my controller, to be able to cross the level.

    Overall, it's a really good game. Plus as of now, with this game being available on game pass, it should be a must try.
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  3. Mar 24, 2021
    9
    A game that looks great. The places where the game takes place are like masterpieces. It was a lot of fun to play. I wish the controls were aA game that looks great. The places where the game takes place are like masterpieces. It was a lot of fun to play. I wish the controls were a little quicker to respond. Other than that, I did not see any problems in the game. With its story, atmosphere and the places it passes, it is a game that will both relax your soul and make you have a pleasant time. Expand
  4. Aug 7, 2021
    8
    8/10 indie. Reminds me a lot of the gameplay from the PS2 era God of War games. Beautiful artwork and the story is narrated by the Hindu gods,8/10 indie. Reminds me a lot of the gameplay from the PS2 era God of War games. Beautiful artwork and the story is narrated by the Hindu gods, which is pretty neat. All in all, it's good fun while it lasts as it's only about five hours long. Happy to support this team though. Great debut project from a studio in India. Expand
  5. Jul 27, 2021
    8
    The game looks great and smooth, I wish it was fast retum. I recommend to play Raji an ancient epic.
  6. Oct 14, 2021
    8
    Raji is a great attempt at showcasing a part of the world that is quite underexposed to the video game entertainment industry.
    Raji is on
    Raji is a great attempt at showcasing a part of the world that is quite underexposed to the video game entertainment industry.
    Raji is on point with Indian Mythology and bhajans in the background (the background music/chanting). The art style, the attention to detail even on the walls in the game are quite commendable.

    I think one place where Raji can improve, as others have already pointed out is the gameplay itself. Having Autolock, A smoother combat, better upgrades and making the character more powerful/diverse as story progresses would have definitely helped this game.

    Irrespective of what I said in the above paragraph, Raji is a seriously great attempt and one of the first to showcase a new culture in video games. That, by itself could have been very difficult and new to the gaming studio and I really appreciate all the hard work they poured in making this game.
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  7. Aug 15, 2021
    3
    Tried playing it since it was on Game Pass, but couldn't force myself to finish it. Combat is terrible, story is nothing special and quiteTried playing it since it was on Game Pass, but couldn't force myself to finish it. Combat is terrible, story is nothing special and quite frankly boring, cut scenes are absolutely horrible and the whole game feels like a demo, which somehow went to prod. Expand

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