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Eiyuden Chronicle
Hundred Heroes


Format: PS4 / PS5
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Rabbit and Bear Studios
RRP: £44.99 - £64.99
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Age Restrictions: 12+
Release Date: 23 April 2024

Allraan, a tapestry of nations with diverse cultures and values. By dint of sword, and by way of magical objects known as “rune-lenses,” the land’s history has been shaped by the alliances and aggressions of the humans, beastmen, elves, and desert people who live there. The Galdean Empire has edged out other nations and discovered a technology that amplifies the rune-lenses’ magic. Now, the Empire is scouring the continent for an artifact that will expand their power even further. It is on one such expedition that Seign Kesling, a young and gifted imperial officer, and Nowa, a boy from a remote village, meet each other and become friends. However, a twist of fate will soon drag them into the fires of war, and force them both to reexamine everything they believe to be right and true...


There's quite an interesting narrative at the heart of the game

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is a Japanese Role-Playing Games (JRPG) which became the #1 funded Kickstarter video game of 2020. It borrows heavily from other games, as you'd expect, and ends up delivering a stable game. While it's not original nor does it bring anything new to the table, it's certainly one that fans of the genre - as well as newbies - will get a lot of playability out of.

As with most games in this genre, the story is the most important aspect. If you don't get onboard with the narrative, then the game itself is going to be pretty run-of-the-mill. Thankfully Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has quite an interesting story, that unfolds as you progress.


Fans of JRPGs will find much to enjoy

Stylistically, it has a lot in common with the Suikoden series of JRPGs. And whilst it never manages to match its greatness, Eiyuden Chronicle is a worthy contender.

I was impressed with the voice acting and battle system (again, nothing new to see here), but it was the narrative that drove me ever onwards.

A worthy addition to your JRPG collection.


Nick Smithson

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