Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Reviews

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is an ok game that must be viewed first and foremost as an intro to the much bigger project: Hundred Heroes. The cast of character is interesting, but the overall plot is a bit boring, and the side quests are uninspired. We mostly enjoyed the art and the fact that you can instantly switch between three characters in a unique way. If you like Japanese games and you have Game Pass, it's worth a shot. Otherwise, even though it comes from the same studio, don't expect this to be the great Suikoden spiritual successor that you are hoping for in their main Kickstarter project.

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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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8 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2022

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a wonderful RPG. A spiritual successor to Suikoden, that will capture your imagination immediately. I loved the plot, the characters, and the modern aesthetics. Sadly, it isn't as original as Suikoden, but it is still worthy of your time.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 / 5.0
May 28, 2022

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

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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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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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2.5 / 5.0
May 20, 2022

While the game is adequate in nearly everything it does, Rising feels much more like a chore simulator and ultimately is just as engaging as doing them in real life.

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7 / 10.0
May 18, 2022

A compact fantasy story, with simple gameplay, a lot of backtracking, a gameplay cycle that engages, endearing characters and a fantastic art that combines 2.5D with grace. It is not a title that seeks to be ambitious, but it is enjoyable, and that is why it is comforting.

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65 / 100
May 18, 2022

Are you thrilled by the prospect of elevating a town to its full potential? Do you relish the thought of digging up treasure with a growing cast of companions? If so, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is just what you’ve been looking for. Otherwise, I suggest you proceed with caution.

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7.8 / 10.0
May 17, 2022

Otherwise, on an overall, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising keeps things fairly simple for the shorter adventure and while it may not be for everyone, I enjoyed my first glimpse of this new world. With more side quest stories than a main line story, the story of this town was an enjoyable one and I look forward to the main event of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes once it releases.

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Liked
May 17, 2022

While Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising doesn’t have the stamp of undeniable greatness, it does have truly amazing visuals. The writing/translation, music, and most of combat is rather good too. Town-building feels meaningful as it rewards you with significant growth in combat abilities. Despite a slow, unimpressive start and getting lost in dungeons, Rising builds into an enjoyable action RPG. It’s an easy game, suitable for casual or younger players. It’s also very linear and repetitive, but some players may find such simplicity relaxing. If Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes can boast similar strengths, I’d be curious to play the longer game when it releases in 2023. Hundred Heroes isn’t planned or confirmed for the Switch yet, but if we’re lucky, I will plead for a larger font than what Rising uses. (On the Switch Lite, text can be painfully small.) Oh, and fewer fetch quests, please! Now 14 hours into the game, I’m guessing the end is only a few hours away. Instead of rushing, I’ve decided to play in short sessions at leisurely pace. That might be the best way to enjoy Rising.

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