Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Reviews

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.7 / 10.0
May 11, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising is a successful introduction in RPG form with exciting action that sets the groundwork for what is to come.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a good game that introduces you to a bright and colorful cast of characters and the world they inhabit. It’s short and sweet, with the main story missions costing me 10 hours, but it leaves just enough of an impression without overstaying its welcome. I do worry that it’s releasing a bit too early compared to the main entry and with a game focused around questing, it’s so disappointing how badly the questing system and UI is setup. There is also a lot of needless backtracking that could have been avoided. All that being said, it’s a good start and for those Suikoden fans out there, it brings out a lot of nostalgia and moments that feel like Suikoden. Great start from Rabbit & Bear, we can’t wait to see what’s next.

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Jake Su
Top Critic
4 / 5.0
May 10, 2022

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.

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5 / 10
May 10, 2022

Do you enjoy waiting for public transit in the rain? Could you bear sitting next to a screaming toddler on a transatlantic flight? Do you think you'd derive pleasure from chopping down trees in the Great Forest over and over again until you had enough light lumber to fulfil three or four requests? If so, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising has a delightful little adventure hidden beneath a lot of tedium just for you. If not, we wouldn't begrudge you for staying clear and hoping Hundred Heroes doesn't follow too closely in its predecessor's footsteps. This game certainly has charm, but it makes you work too hard for it.

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May 16, 2022

For what it's worth, I enjoyed all the time I've been spending with Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising. On the surface, the gameplay really is quite simple and although it never really provided a real challenge, the game's simplicity worked in its favor. While it may have plenty of little hiccups, it is a fun sidescrolling RPG with a strong focus on town building. However, if you expect much more than that out of it, you might find yourself disappointed. Should you be a Gamepass subscriber, I highly recommend giving it a try.

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85%
May 10, 2022

While Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising may simply serve as an appetizer for Hundred Heroes for some, its excellent writing and characters, fun exploration, and fantastic sense of community make it worth playing regardless of its status as a "prequel."

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RPG Site
Top Critic
7 / 10
May 10, 2022

Rising is a satisfactory introduction to the world of Eiyuden Chronicle, with great characters, writing, and art. However, the game structure and combat have a hard time standing on their own.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2022

The action adventure game Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising manages to carve out its own identity while serving as an introduction to the lore of the forthcoming Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes JRPG. Basic combat, tedious fetch-quests and linear town-building may put off those seeking a solid challenge, but the game's sprightly action, jovial spirit, and spunky characters will carry casual platformer fans through its relatively short play time.

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7 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an interesting game, both due to its present quality and how much better it could have been with more time and resources. It's a fun journey but pacing issues and several underdeveloped aspects make it somewhat forgettable.

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6 / 10
Jun 6, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising demonstrates how beautiful Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will be and it gives us a small insight into that game's characters and the world, but it is done in a game that feels padded out to extend what would otherwise be a short adventure.

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4 / 5.0
May 28, 2022

The weird thing is, though, that somehow it all ends up working.

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Gamersky
Top Critic
6.9 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

As a small-scale game placed there for warm-up, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising performs moderately well. This game features a small part of the world in Eiyuden Chronicle. It appeals to players with the elements of town construction and resources collection and also a somewhat interesting customized side-scrolling action and combat style. However, its combat system has certain drawbacks in details, the main quest is encumbered by its mediocre and incoherent structure, and the terribly translated Chinese texts make it difficult for players to understand the story.

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7 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a great introduction to the world that is in need of a lot more depth. Hopefully, we get that next year.

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7 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising lacks those master strokes that could have made it better, but it's enjoyable for 2D fantasy's lovers.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 6, 2022

Hundred Heroes is still a year away and while you wait for it you can play action-packed Rising and learn all about its world and the characters.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2022

As a prequel to the upcoming Eiyuden Chronicle – Hundred Heroes, Rising does a really good job at introducing players to the universe. Its simple, tight combat mechanics and smart level design elevate it from other side-scrolling action-adventure games.

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70 / 100
May 28, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising has made a substantial effort to use a rich narrative with charming characters to create a genuinely wholesome world. However, the side quests serve as a barrier, as they entail the monotonous affair of gathering materials. Hopefully, Hundred Heroes will not fall prey to the same shortcomings as this introduction chapter.

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75 / 100
May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a grind fest that only a select few will enjoy. Those that overlook that will enjoy its well-written characters; for everybody else it’s an easy pass.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
May 27, 2022

A short game that doesn't outstay its welcome, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising was an enjoyable, if slightly repetitive, experience that serves as an ample teaser for something bigger.

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PSX Brasil
Top Critic
80 / 100
May 14, 2022

The beginning of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is boring and tiring. However, as the adventure progresses, you'll find the fun you wish you had at the beginning. Although it has its flaws, it can be a good option for fans of the genre who want to prepare for Hundred Heroes.

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