Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, the successor to the beloved JRPG Suikoden has finally arrived, an epic adventure across a continent torn by war. Developed by Rabbit and Bear Studios and published by 505 Games.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Review

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Set in the land of Allraan, players assume the role of Nowa, a member of a mercenary group caught in the clutches of the tyrannical Galdean Empire, led by King Dux Alric.

As Nowa seeks to thwart the empire’s plans, he gathers a cast of over 100 heroes, each with their own motivations and backstories.

Hundred Heroes offers a robust turn-based combat system allowing players to assemble a party of six characters with unique abilities and strengths.

The game’s strategic depth extends to army battles on grid-like maps, duels between main characters, and boss fights featuring gimmicks.

While some mechanics like hero combos and leveling systems, facilitate experimentation and customization, others, such as RNG-based duels may frustrate players seeking consistency.

Exploration in Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes takes players across landscapes, from towns to treacherous dungeons.

While the game’s presentation featuring a blend of 2D pixel art characters and detailed 3D backgrounds is visually striking, its reliance on random encounters and traditionalist puzzles may test players’ patience.

The game rewards with a sense of progression as players recruit new allies upgrade their castle and engage in mini-games like Beigoma.

The player’s castle is a central hub for recruiting allies upgrading facilities, and engaging in various minigames, including cooking and racing.

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Castle development shows the player’s progress and fosters a sense of community among the cast of characters.

While some minigames offer light-hearted distractions, others, like the top-spinning game Beigoma evoke nostalgic charm reminiscent of Beyblades.

Exploring the regions of Allraan gives us a mix of bustling towns, intricate dungeons, and landscapes. The dungeon design, while varied, occasionally falls into repetitive patterns, with corridor navigation and puzzle-solving dominating the experience.

Recruiting and managing heroes is a central aspect of Hundred Heroes, providing players with ample opportunities for customization and experimentation.

Leveling mechanics with the ability to quickly catch up weaker characters, ensures a party dynamic throughout the roughly 40-60 hour campaign. The reliance on traditional inns or save points for party adjustments may limit flexibility in combat.

Leading armies in grid-based battles offers a change of pace, though the execution may lack clarity and depth for some players.

The progression of the war narrative and the integration of these elements contribute to the overall experience.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has a charming aesthetic, blending 2D pixel art characters with detailed 3D backgrounds.

The visual presentation complemented by camera angles, brings the world of Allraan to life, despite occasional limitations in dungeon environments. The inclusion of both Japanese and English voice acting adds depth to the cast of characters.

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