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RAJI: AN ANCIENT EPIC

The story of Raji: An Ancient Epic begins with the start of a new war between the demons and the gods. Seeking to avenge their defeat in the last great war from a thousand years ago, the demons have challenged the gods who humiliated them and have invaded the human realm, threatening them with extinction. Thinking that their enemies had been utterly defeated in the last great war, a thousand years ago, the humans had fallen into a false sense of security, forgetting the ways of alchemy, while enjoying the peace. Unable to defend themselves, cities and fortresses fell, leaving the humans at the mercy of the demons. Amidst the chaos, as cities and fortresses fell, and as young children were abducted from their homes, a young girl named Raji is chosen by the gods to be the sole defender of the human race.
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

I do recommend this game, but with a few caveats:
1.) It's short, I was able to beat it in a little under 6 hours.
2.) The game concludes on a note that feels more like the middle of a story, not an ending.
3.) I enjoyed the combat, but it's not for everyone.
Definitely try the free demo before buying, and if any of the above makes you iffy, wait for a sale. I bought Raji for ~$12 so I feel like I got my money's worth, but I don't know how I'd feel if I paid full price.
Final thoughts: Despite the downsides, feels like a lot of love was poured into the game. The brilliant visuals, the stories, the dialogue, the little details that showed a lot of care had been put into the world. And (I'm in the minority here, I believe) the combat was ridiculously fun. Overall it's very immersive and I was sucked into the story and world the whole way through. Wish it was longer, but I'll take quality over quantity.

Review from Steam

शुभारंभ।
:-)

Review from Steam

raji
architecture 10/10
story 08/10
combat 05/10
no replay value but has a very nice indian mythology backstory to it. I recommend for a sales price and one time play only.

Review from Steam

I must say that I was surprised by this game; it is really well made, and while the combat is nothing to write home about, the overall story and environment are quite enjoyable.
Learned a lot about divinities and myths with this game, which does a good job at introducing "foreigners" to this quite amazing variety of gods and stories.
Combat is pretty straightforward with dodge and jumping being the main ways to avoid attacks, until you unlock the shield; you have different weapons but it seems that the game can be played always with the latest weapon you acquire; so you rarely go back to other weapons (the bow may be an exception since some enemies are out of reach so you need it at times).
The only negative I found is the voiceover. I understand that the charm is to use voiceover from people with a very strong accent; but I would rather hear the original language being used, and have subtitles. It is something that other games do to (like the Yakuza series for example, where you only have Japanese voiceover and it is amazing in that way); and I prefer it to the English+accent option, which to me is not enjoyable at all. Also the actress playing Raji alternate between very good lines to some lines that are delivered like she was about to leave and someone gave them those lines to read. It is all over the place and in some cases really break the immersion.
Other than that, really this game is quite nice and enjoyable, there is enough variety, not sure how long it is but so far I played for few hours and it is holding fine. 8 out of 10 for me.

Review from Steam

Most Serene Game ever
This game is really amazing the narration,plot and graphics, scene , music is so amazing and on point and it connects
This game teaches us aspects of life.
I don't really play games like these but this game has stolen my heart
Visuals 10/10
Gameplay 8/10
Story 10/10
Also each element is important it can be combined with all 3 weapons
I personally found Ice element+ Bow to be very strong as it can 1 kill the target
Ignore the previous reviews claiming that only Lightning element is helpful
I personally want to thank the developers of this game as they had to sell their own house in order to keep the production alive. Your sacrifice, resilience has created this Master wonder. Really Hatts off
Hope to see more from this studio
This is just the beginning
Pranam
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Review from Steam

Raji is a beautiful journey that introduces a rich culture to those of us who didn’t know the first thing about Hinduism before.
Simplicity is the secret of Raji. I normally don’t mind about how long a game is, but this game made me think of it. Raji is short what is great for a game with a simple narrative and a simple gameplay. Due to simplicity Raji can make players focus on the world, Its beauties and characters’ stories.
It has some problems as a game, you can notice them mainly during combats. There are three weapons in the game for now (July, 2021), and you will probably feel inclined to use more two of them, cause they offer you the possibility of long-range attacks or blocking enemy attacks. Why inclined? Cause it’s really awful trying to use rolling to avoid attacks and attacking just after, when I tried it I normally got hit in a frustrating way.
I honestly feel that the Nodding Heads Games team has done a good job to reduce the impact of those problems with special effects you can get to your weapons as stunning hits. And the timing they introduce new gameplay factors is just great, but once you try playing the game again to get some achievements you may get bored during the first map (25 minutes) till you get at least one of those upgrades.
I sometimes bugged while trying a jump or the character couldn’t finish climbing a wall causing an instadeath so yes this game has some weirdo bugs. But exiting the game and coming back to the last checkpoint, or changing keyboard+mouse for a joystick “worked”.

Review from Steam

Isometric action platformer about the gods and demons of Hindu mythology.
+ Beautiful visuals
+ Great art style
+ Interesting theme/context
+ Intriguing narration style
- Flawed platforming
- Boring combat
Recommending only because it's short and to show support for these independent devs who have created a game centred around a theme you don't see every day.