Have you ever ever thought to your self, “The place can I discover an journey sport set in historical India with a feisty heroine with magical weapons?” I do know it occurs to me each different week. Fortunately, we now have an answer to our drawback through Raji: An Historical Epic.
Raji, our title character, is a teenage woman. She is a avenue performer specializing in balancing, tumbling, and acrobatics; and in her spare time, she is the guardian of her little brother, Golu. Whereas Golu isn’t entertaining crowds along with his puppet present, he’s often getting kidnapped by demons.
Wait, what? OK, I see now, that is the place the journey begins. Golu will get captured, and now it’s as much as Raji to avoid wasting him. Don’t fear; Raji will get some assist from some highly effective associates—mainly, the Hindu gods Durga and Vishnu.
The primary views of the sport reveal an consideration to element which ends up in a wealthy surroundings. As you discover historical Indian castles, temples, and fortifications, you might be handled to a visible spectacle. The structure, texture, colour, and environment mix to create a shocking expertise. The soundtrack additionally options conventional Indian devices and themes. As gaming experiences go, that is completely different and refreshing.
The one visible critiques I’d provide are that Raji is a bit small on the display screen, and also you don’t have management over the digital camera angle. Don’t fear an excessive amount of about Raji’s personal display screen measurement; even in handheld mode you may nonetheless see what that you must play the sport. As for the digital camera angle, the sport does a good job of maintaining issues in view. The paths accessible for Raji to take are predetermined, so the additional digital camera management isn’t actually vital (however it will be good).
The story is a tried and true theme; our hero has to beat the not possible to avoid wasting the day. Assist comes within the type of a divine weapon, given by the gods, to make sure your campaign leads to a cheerful ending. Not solely does Raji have to avoid wasting her little brother, however she might save the world within the course of. She is combating a demon military, in any case. Who is aware of what mischief these guys would stand up to if they don’t seem to be stopped?
You begin the journey with Durga’s weapon, which seems to be like an ornate trident. As you make progress in your journey, you may be granted extra weapons like Vishnu’s bow. I personally was not thrilled with the bow improve. It’s a little trickier to make use of than the trident, so it took some restarts whereas getting used to the way it works.
This brings me to 1 small frustration with the sport. Whereas Raji supplies fascinating directions for utilizing new weapons and expertise, the sport may be very specific about getting the brand new strikes excellent. When the sport teaches a brand new maneuver, you will notice a white silhouette of Raji performing the strikes with the suitable button indicated. For instance, silhouette Raji will run towards a wall, the B button will seem, and silhouette Raji will flip off the wall and assault what was behind her. This can be a cool option to do tutorials, however the sport calls for pixel degree perfection to get among the strikes proper. Worse, the sport won’t advance till you nail the transfer precisely. I feel I spent about quarter-hour getting one transfer proper earlier than I might get to get again to the story.
However wait, there’s extra! The sport isn’t simply fight, oh no. You additionally get an fascinating story, a primer within the Hindu pantheon, and a few puzzles simply to interrupt issues up. The puzzles will not be very troublesome, however they do present a gear shift to maintain issues from getting too monotonous.
So far as fight goes, Raji learns rapidly that her expertise as an acrobat are very useful in getting round some harmful locations and dodging demons. You’ll need each little bit of this agility to remain forward of your foes lengthy sufficient to take them out. The sport supplies an fascinating technique of indicating unit well being within the type of a hoop of triangles on the bottom across the character. This graphic is in line with the normal Indian geometric aesthetic in addition to being apparent sufficient you don’t want to provide it an excessive amount of consideration once you actually have to be dodging dangerous guys.
The fight classes are additionally somewhat Thunder Dome-ish. When you cross the road into the designated fight space, an ornamental white line lights up on the bottom to stipulate the world. No person crosses the road—neither Raji nor her opponents—till both all of the baddies are defeated or Raji is defeated. If Raji is defeated, you’ll respawn simply exterior the fight space, able to attempt once more.
As journey video games go, I actually loved getting wrapped up in Raji: An Historical Epic.