Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Reviews

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10.0
May 22, 2022

‎Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an old-school JRPG that adapts some modern detail, combines it with very good gameplay (once the story is advanced) and serves as a prequel to Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes next year. Developed by Yoshitaka Murayama (Suikoden) is a game that is made entertaining by a great general elaboration, by its spectacularity and the great personality of many characters, but adds too much filler and sidequests perhaps very absurd and unnecessary, which discredit it instead of doing it well.‎

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8 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising in a great way introduces us to the world that we will have the opportunity to visit in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. It's just a very good story that will whet your appetite.

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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
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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
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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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May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a charming if tedious RPG that probably shouldn't have been an RPG.

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8 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

With its to-ing and fro-ing and overly basic combat for its first hour or two, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Those that stick with it though, will find a game that develops into something very enjoyable indeed. This is a charming adventure, with combat and platforming that grows ever richer with each new upgrade and ability you obtain. But it’s the world that’s the real star here. The story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising might not be all that grand, but it’s full of characters that we’ve already grown to love. And so, as a taster for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, it does its job admirably.

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6 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

The too-frequent backtracking, mind-numbing side quests, and overall lack of variety make for an experience that is tough to recommend. An unlockable hard mode, 50 in-game achievements, and the promise that Rising saved data will yield bonuses in Hundred Heroes are feathers in its cap, but Rising on its own is just too much of a slog. Here's hoping that Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes lives up to the success of being the number one video game Kickstarter of 2020 because its prequel certainly does not.

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8 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an enjoyable 2D Metroidvania RPG with a fun town upgrade system. Combining the abilities of CJ, Garoo, and Isha to explore the corners of various dungeons is a treat and I'm now even more excited for the release of Hundred Heroes.

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May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising was initially a Kickstarter reward, and as a reward, it's pretty great. Despite the combat and gameplay loop not being as great as the town-building and characters, it's still a really enjoyable game. Regardless of its flaws with repetition, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a lot of fun and should have plenty of people excited for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes in 2023.

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Recommended
Jun 8, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicles: Rising is a decent starter for the Eiyuden Chronicles series, although its task-oriented quests may not be for everyone.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2022

Some areas that clearly need improvement are the variety of missions, the monotonous (by any measure) first few hours and the long length of the title which seemed to work against it.

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Recommended
Jun 12, 2022

Impatient fans can make do with Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, a prequel game set in the same universe as Hundred Heroes that is meant to kick off this new franchise. While not exactly the next great innovation in action RPGs, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a serviceable offering.

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7 / 10
Jun 8, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is rather unexpected in the sense that it's a prequel of a game that hasn't been released yet, but that doesn't prevent it from having a great plot and outstanding characters. It does take its time to gather pace, however, which requires some patience until the game shows all its value, but the most committed players will be duly rewarded with Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising until the next game arrives.

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5 / 10.0
May 31, 2022

It's hard to say that Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising isn't worth the small asking price of £12.99 when it feels more like an indie Metroidvania than a taster of what's to come in Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising - at least from a world-building aspect. On the other hand, I just didn't find too much of the game enjoyable. It mostly boils down to inane tasks held together with weak combat and shallow exploration, along with very light city-building aspects. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising manages to land firmly as a middle-of-the-road title for me. While not a horrible game by any standard, it just did nothing to convert me to its cause. Unless you're extremely hyped for the main event, it might be worth picking up on a sale out of curiosity at best.

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6 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

There are times when Kickstarter projects will involve “bonus games” as stretch goals. For example, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’s crowdfunding campaign led to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is that for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. However, while the Inti Creates bonus game is a compelling and rich title in its own right, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is “just okay” and feels like a clunky collection of fetch quests.

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8.1 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising does its job quite perfectly as a prequel to the larger Eiyuden series, giving us a taste of the goodness to come for the JRPG genre.

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