Eiyuden Chronicles: Rise was a somewhat odd release. This is a prequel to another upcoming game from developer Rabbit & Bear, Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroonly one Successful Kickstarter campaign. In fact, it is very successful when the developer has created Rise with some money raised.
It may not be Suikoden Spiritual legacy fans have been waiting, but it’s also not a bonus crowdfunding bonus. Seamless, satisfying combat and steady story pacing easily bring newcomers in and immerse themselves in its world. At least, that’s what I experienced playing 30 minutes of the match at PAX East 2022.
Many characters from Hundred Heroes overlap with Rise, but the main characters are different. Adventurer CJ is on his way to the town of New Neveah to perform a rite of passage as a Scavenger (aka treasure hunter). Unfortunately, CJ knows that all the adventurers in town need a mayor’s permit to mine for treasure and also need to pay substantial taxes on anything they find. Mayor Isha “boldly” offers her an alternative payment: Complete enough housework for the villagers to earn permits. From here, the story unfolds as CJ meets new friends and embarks on a mission far beyond what she initially imagined.
Eiyuden Chronicles: Rise is a side-scrolling action RPG, so people who are used to omnidirectional movement may need time to adjust. It is not a platformer, but some games resemble one. CJ will usually need to hop onto ledges and hit flying enemies at the right time to avoid damage. Besides, those familiar with RPGs will recognize many of the mechanics such as health, character stats, and others.
CJ uses an ax and high attack stats that can pierce enemies, and a special skill that is basically dodging (in this case, dodging). As for items, players should expect typical fantasy RPG staples like potions and resources that can be used for various quests. I didn’t have much trouble defeating the first boss, which was pretty intuitive to figure out, although I felt compelled to use one of the free potions I received in order to survive the fight. The monster levels are sized appropriately enough that, even after half an hour, higher levels will appear to increase the difficulty. The story hasn’t captivated me yet, but players certainly won’t run out of quests to do with all the quests offered at the beginning of the game.
I want to play more Eiyuden Chronicles: Rise, if at least to meet more characters. Animated text and expressions accentuate their charms and make certain moments more comical than they should be – like when CJ raises his hand. cat named Yum-Yum by armpit. I only played CJ in the demo, so I can’t test or evaluate the character variety. Friend maybe Play as other characters, such as the ranged mage Isha and the kangaroo swordsman Garoo. No major conflicts become apparent in the first 30 to 60 minutes. However, it can be more peaceful if there is a review purpose The Chronicles of Eiyuden: Rising’s establish.
Eiyuden Chronicles: Rise launches on May 10, 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. Its sequel, Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes, will follow next year.