Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
|a game by||Natsume Atari|
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The spiritual successor to one of the most iconic JRPGs released in the 90s, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an intense action RPG that disguises itself as an old-school RPG game, bridging the gap between multiple generations of role-playing games to deliver one of the most exciting experiences in the genre we’ve seen in a long while.
From a team of developers that worked on the original Suikoden, Eituden Chronicle: Rising promises to be the first step in an exciting new series that’s set to revitalize the modern landscape of ARPGs as we know it.
Old Meets New
Veterans of the old school SNES days might find the gameplay in Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising more than just a bit familiar. The game takes place on a continent of legends, where individuals of unique talents set on a quest to help the citizens of a nearby ailing town.
However, treasure hunting and the promises of riches and juicy rewards are also more than just a lucrative incentive for our heroes, who venture into the Runebarrows in search of some sort of big prize.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Risingis chockfull of lore and worldbuilding that’s set to become the cornerstones of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. While this might sound enticing for fans of complex RPG stories, it also means that some of the new players might feel somewhat left out or even confused by the barrage of lore that the game throws at them.
The gameplay of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising retains many of the classic elements of the golden days of gaming. That said, it’s somewhat disappointing to see that combat never evolves beyond it being a simple mini-game of evading and attacking at the right time. While that might be fun in the early stages of the game, it quickly becomes all too repetitive for the game to rely as much on it as it does.
One thing that makes Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising truly shine among its competitors is the game’s impressively good visuals. Using a combination of nice and detailed backgrounds and amazing sprite art, the game manages to feel both like a classic 2D RPG adventure, and a modern sidescroller action game.
This is a far cry from the usual Suikoden 2 gameplay, however. As we mentioned before, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is usually more concerned with action rather than the usual approach of being a turn-based RPG. If you like flashy powers and over-the-top action in your 2D games, then this one is definitely for you.
Unfortunately, not all things can be perfect, and this game’s gameplay loop is anything but flawless, especially because of its redundant plot. One of the worst parts of the game is that the entirety of the main quest can be seen as a huge fetch quest – so, if you don’t like repetition, this game might be more frustrating than anything else.
The clunky gameplay and the repetitive gameplay can be excused if you immerse yourself in the game’s captivating environments and well-written narrative, just don’t expect the gameplay to be anything but derivative. The good news is that fans of the Suikoden series might find a diamond in the rough with this game, and the promise of more to come is surely enticing, to say the least.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising promises to be the start of something wonderful, and it delivers for the most part.
- Impressive and flashy visuals
- Fun retro gameplay
- Interesting characters and well-developed setting
- Repetitive and clunky gameplay
- Disappointing quest structure
Download Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP