[PlayStation 4] Raji: An Ancient Epic Review
Raji: An Ancient Epic from Super.com and Nodding Heads Games is an adventure game set in Hindu and Balinese mythology. Read more in our Raji: An Ancient Epic review!
Raji: An Ancient Epic is an action-adventure game set in ancient India. A young girl named Raji has been chosen by the gods to stand against the demonic invasion of the human realm. Her destiny? To rescue her younger brother and face the demon lord Mahabalasura.
Raji is a girl who goes on an adventure in order to rescue her brother Golu who has been kidnapped by demons. As soon as the game begins, you’ll likely get some God of War vibes since Raji: An Ancient Epic is set in a world Ã¡cked with Hindu and Balinese mythology, with the exploration and locations feeling similar yet different. But in the case of Raji, the main character is sweet and caring, which is not how Kratos acts. Raji will be helped by the goddess of war – Durga – who will provide some aid as she progresses through her journey.
As the game begins, you’ll be introduced to an amazing looking cut-scene, and there are a few more down the road, which was definitely a great way to get things going. As you start your adventure, you’ll quickly realize that all of the locations you’ll visit are lush, with every one of them standing out. There are also many particles on the screen and a great use of lighting and shadows, which added to the overall immersion.
You’ll soon get your first weapon: the Trishul, a trident which is actually a divine symbol in this mythology. You can unleash regular and strong attacks with it, and I liked how the game used the environments to support the fighting style and gameplay mechanics. For instance, when there are pillars in a battle area, you can use them to swing around, propelling Raji so that she can deal more damage or take care of more enemies at the same time. The different tutorials you will complete will allow you to learn all of the basics one after the other at a steady pace.
You will have to keep a close eye on Raji’s health at all times, especially during more intense fights, since it can decrease quickly with a couple of hits from the larger enemies. The good news is that you’ll always know how many hit points your enemies have thanks to the health bar shown above them so that you can focus on the ones that are about to die. Once enemies are about to die, you can finish them off with a powerful attack that is specific to each enemy type, which, again, definitively reinforces those God of War vibes I mentioned earlier. Add unlocking additional weapons as you progress through the game’s story, as well as finding Favor Orbs, which can be used to upgrade Raji’s skills, giving you a nice set of skills and upgrades to focus on.
As for the game’s presentation, I really liked what the team did to bring the world of Raji to life. It’s a colorful and detailed world, and everything runs at 60 frames per second. The many particle effects also enhance the game’s look and feel. The voice acting is also something to highlight about the game, and the music does a great job of complementing everything that is shown in the world of Raji: An Ancient Epic.
I do have one complaint, however, and it’s about the game’s trophies. This is the first time in a while that I get to review a good-looking and fun release that doesn’t include a Platinum trophy. On top of this, the trophy list is composed of 21 bronze trophies. You won’t be unlocking any Silver or Gold trophies during this adventure.
Raji: An Ancient Epic is a good looking release featuring an amazing presentation and a story packed with Hindu and Balinese mythology that will allow you to learn a lot of things as you take on this journey. I liked how battles used the environments to your advantage, and the story was a great journey until the end. Other than the game not having a Platinum trophy, there’s not much to complain about it. This game is easy to recommend if you’re looking for a great action-adventure on PlayStation 4.
This Raji: An Ancient Epic review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Super.com.