At the very heart of Septerra lies the Core, a huge Biocomputer. Seven continents at different elevations, each with its own unique people and culture, orbit around the Core. According to an ancient prophecy, Septerra's continents will one day converge and join in orbit together on one level - this is the Legacy of Marduk, the Creator's...
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Дата на излизане: 31 октомври 1999

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“If you're not the diehard RPGer, or if you ever enjoyed one of the Final Fantasy series, then pick this one up right away. There are seven whole worlds waiting for you.”
91 – Game Revolution

“It has just the right mix of everything I'd felt was missing from PC RPGs.”
95 – RPG Fan

“Fans of console RPGs will recognize the smooth gameplay and brilliant Final Fantasty-style graphics.”
90 – Electric Playground

Относно тази игра

At the very heart of Septerra lies the Core, a huge Biocomputer. Seven continents at different elevations, each with its own unique people and culture, orbit around the Core.
According to an ancient prophecy, Septerra's continents will one day converge and join in orbit together on one level - this is the Legacy of Marduk, the Creator's son. The Chosen, fanatical believers in the supremacy of their own wisdom and technology, impatiently try to force the issue - causing a global catastrophe which threatens the lives of all Septerreans.

Meanwhile, amongst the Junkers, a young woman named Maya gets caught up in the developing maelstrom and soon finds herself confronted by seemingly insurmountable problems. Without help she stands no chance of fulfilling the Prophesy before Septerra perishes. But whom can she trust in a world torn by war and treacherous intrigue - a world on the edge of the abyss?

FEATURES:

  • A fantasy role playing game with over 140 characters and a complex, multi-level world
  • Intriguingly varied story-line
  • Choose up to nine party members, each with a unique motivation, skills and background
  • The strategic combat system combines the best of turn-based and real-time elements
  • Explore over 200 locations with mysterious buildings, landscapes, danger and surprise at every turn
  • The Adventure-style user interface gives you maximum interaction
  • Hundreds of entertaining voices spoken by professional actors

Системни изисквания

Windows
Mac OS X
    Минимални:
    • ОС: Windows 98 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Процесор: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU
    • Памет: 512 MB памет
    • Видеокарта: 3D with DirectX support and 64 MB
    • DirectX: версия 9.0c
    • Устройство за съхранение: 750 MB достъпно пространство
    • Звукова карта: DirectX compatible
    • Допълнителни бележки: Keyboard and mouse
    Препоръчителни:
    • ОС: Windows 98 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Процесор: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU with 1.5 GHz
    • Памет: 1 GB памет
    • Видеокарта: 3D with DirectX support and 128 MB
    • DirectX: версия 9.0c
    • Устройство за съхранение: 1 GB достъпно пространство
    • Звукова карта: DirectX compatible
    • Допълнителни бележки: Keyboard and mouse
    Минимални:
    • ОС: Snow Leopard
    • Процесор: Intel Mac 2.GHz
    • Памет: 512 MB памет
    • Видеокарта: Per Pixel Shader 2.0
    • Устройство за съхранение: 1 GB достъпно пространство
    • Звукова карта: Soundcard with 5.1 Support
    • Допълнителни бележки: Keyboard and mouse
    Препоръчителни:
    • ОС: Snow Leopard
    • Процесор: Multicore CPU
    • Памет: 1 GB памет
    • Видеокарта: ATI/AMD Radeon X
    • Устройство за съхранение: 1 GB достъпно пространство
    • Звукова карта: Soundcard with 5.1 Support
    • Допълнителни бележки: Keyboard and mouse
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Fay
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Публикувани: 22 юни
Unable to play. Glitch where i get stuck on the first act. Videos don't work either
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[Ro.Fl.]Juli199696
( 3.9 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 16 юни
One of the greatest Story driven games ive ever played! I love it i love it I LOVE IT! Septerra Core is an Japanese styled RPG like Final Fantasy with its own charm. It was created by Valkyrie Studios and published by Monolith Productions. Later on It was Topware Interactive. Sadly Valkyrie Studios was bankcrup just a few month after Septerra Core was released. The game was sold bad as there was almost no advertisement for it. They also worked on a new game called Seraphin which was never released.

Now in year 2014 the game was rereleased on steam with no fixes and no patch for anything. Sadly the publisher didnt do anything to fix that. There many good sites to find tutorials and patches on google. You will find that :)

The game itself,
it gives you about 100 hours of playtime to finish this game as there many eastereggs and things to find. The most negative reviews are because the game is not very compatible to new Windows versions. It was designd for Windows 95,98 and XP. There patches which makes the game run great on Windows 7. As the Video format was for Quicktime there many problems to get it running under Windows 7 + as Microsoft removed Nativ Direct Draw support. There ways to get the video sequences running which you can google. For the game itself i would rate the following:

Graphics: For the time 1999 the graphics was excelent and the world looks delitious! 9/10
Controlls: Easy mouse point and click movement. 7/10
Story: Very nice story with an ending that would have earned a second part of this game! 9/10
Gameplay: Game mechanics and movement, animations and all that stuff are very detailed. 8/10
Sound: The game is full voice texted which means you can read or listen to anything they say! 10/10
Support: Well as Valkyrie Studios closed and Topware dont care there is almost no support :( 2/10
Overall: 8/10

I just can say if you love old games and like the way who JRPG's work this game is for you!
If you want to have an running game with patches, multiplayer and 3D graphics go and play something else as this game wont make you have any fun!

So far my review.

Funfact: I bought this game 4 times on CD as i lost 1 and scratched 2 to death as i was much younger. But but now i got my last CD with the original how to printed on paper :)
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tqwert21
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Публикувани: 23 май
Doesn't work properly in operating systems made after 1997.
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SuperSandro2000
( 3.7 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 22 май
Продуктът е получен безплатно
Old and bad game.
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-AUT- MartinsFeinstes
( 2.5 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 12 май
it's ok but for 1999 €4,99 is too much.
If u get it in a 1-2€ bundle of random steam keys its ok if u like this style of game,
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F0REST !
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Публикувани: 7 май
Not too bad
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GymYF
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Публикувани: 2 май
Not English lague
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AverageHero
( 0.6 изиграни часа )
Публикувани: 28 април
I played this game years ago and have many fond memories of it. That being said... its clunky and slow to start, and once it does get started, I can't say that its interesting enough to pull most people along...

If you've got the extra time, it has a great card-based summon system, quite a few characters to mess around with, and an okay story to plod around through. Other than that, put on your nostalgia glasses and go!
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ewest1220
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Публикувани: 20 април
Honestly with how much work you have to do to get this running I could not recommend this to anyone. What's the point of porting this to Mac if the Wine port you made doesn't even work. I tried in on Windows and it needs a different version patched over it to even run properly... This isn't the gamers' responsibility to fix this it's the developer's. That being said if you like purchasing an immediate chore from steam that may lead to a game instead of a game you'll enjoy this. For everyone else I'd skip it.
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Transdude1996
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Публикувани: 19 април
DO NOT BUY! THIS GAME USES QUICKTIME!

This game has a heavy reliance on Quicktime, which is now a plagued program. Until this changes do not buy this game.
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3.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 16 юни
One of the greatest Story driven games ive ever played! I love it i love it I LOVE IT! Septerra Core is an Japanese styled RPG like Final Fantasy with its own charm. It was created by Valkyrie Studios and published by Monolith Productions. Later on It was Topware Interactive. Sadly Valkyrie Studios was bankcrup just a few month after Septerra Core was released. The game was sold bad as there was almost no advertisement for it. They also worked on a new game called Seraphin which was never released.

Now in year 2014 the game was rereleased on steam with no fixes and no patch for anything. Sadly the publisher didnt do anything to fix that. There many good sites to find tutorials and patches on google. You will find that :)

The game itself,
it gives you about 100 hours of playtime to finish this game as there many eastereggs and things to find. The most negative reviews are because the game is not very compatible to new Windows versions. It was designd for Windows 95,98 and XP. There patches which makes the game run great on Windows 7. As the Video format was for Quicktime there many problems to get it running under Windows 7 + as Microsoft removed Nativ Direct Draw support. There ways to get the video sequences running which you can google. For the game itself i would rate the following:

Graphics: For the time 1999 the graphics was excelent and the world looks delitious! 9/10
Controlls: Easy mouse point and click movement. 7/10
Story: Very nice story with an ending that would have earned a second part of this game! 9/10
Gameplay: Game mechanics and movement, animations and all that stuff are very detailed. 8/10
Sound: The game is full voice texted which means you can read or listen to anything they say! 10/10
Support: Well as Valkyrie Studios closed and Topware dont care there is almost no support :( 2/10
Overall: 8/10

I just can say if you love old games and like the way who JRPG's work this game is for you!
If you want to have an running game with patches, multiplayer and 3D graphics go and play something else as this game wont make you have any fun!

So far my review.

Funfact: I bought this game 4 times on CD as i lost 1 and scratched 2 to death as i was much younger. But but now i got my last CD with the original how to printed on paper :)
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46.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 19 октомври 2014
This JRPG style game isn't bad but it's held back by several flaws.

THE GOOD : the voice acting for the main characters, especially Maya is outstanding. The spell cards are fun to combine and the graphics for the time are pretty good. The character models aren't the best but I did like the backgrounds and lighting effects. What music is there is good although there's mainly over world and battle themes. Dungeons are generally silent. Sound effects are pretty good as well and satisfying to hear. The story isn't bad either. Sometimes you have to bring a certain character to an NPC to get them to say something specific or get a key item. Think about which character might be useful with a certain NPC or on what shell. Your battle attack/spells have 3 levels of power leading to some strategy involved. Enemies can potentially be bypassed as in games like Earthbound and Chrono Trigger and there are no random battles, enemies are on screen almost always.

THE BAD: The dungeons get monotonous really fast, mainly because it's mostly about flipping switches to open doors that often lead to more switches. You're either opening doors or making new pathways and at the end you find a key item or fight a boss. Then you have to usually backtrack out of the dungeon manually which can get annoying if you just want to get out of there and don't care about exp and gold. An option to teleport out would have been helpful. There's also a lot of backtracking, and clues to what needs to be done next can sometimes be confusing to figure out. Again, bringing the right character along on the right shell can be a big help in this aspect.

Another major glaring problem for me was the slow animations during battle and the sound effects often took even longer, still playing even when the animations were done. This is especially a problem with the zombie enemies. I found myself using machine gun characters when I could, just because their attacks are faster.

Characters take one turn at a time or combine turns during spells. You can't input commands usually until the character is done with their attack or spell/item usage unlike say a Final Fantasy game. This stuff is a bigger problem during the first half of the game, once you get a spell card that lets you attack all enemies it helps cut down on this some, but it's still a problem. I found myself running away from battles towards the end, just to get to the end of the game.

Overall I enjoyed Septerra Core for the voice acting and story/setting. The battle system isn't BAD as an idea, and the card concept is neat, it's just feels slow as heck, at least for me. The switch flipping and backtracking got on my nerves fast. If the battle system was just faster, I might not have minded the rest, because that's mainly what made the dungeons more of a chore than anything else. If you're the patient type you might find the battles less grating than I did.

I got it on sale here for a buck so it was worth the price. I'd give Septerra Core a 7/10. I'm going to overall recommend the game. Just be aware of the issues above if you decide to play.
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3.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 8 септември 2014
Ok, I remember playing this title back when I was much younger and I was gifted this by a very good friend from Amazon VGF. First off, if you get this game, get it from gog. The fix for many issues in the steam version is uninstall the Quicktime that Steam installs and to torrent the executable form a gog download. If you're going to need to get the file from gog in the first place, you might as well purchase it outright from there unless it's deeply discounted on Steam. If you do get from steam, be sure to uninstall the quicktime that was auto installed and install the version that is in the game folder as this will fix some of the issues.

First off, anyone needs to realize that this game was originally released in 1999 so don't expect a mind blowing graphical experience. Also, the manual link on Steam doesn't populate anything so you'll need to go to the following link if you don't want to kludge around to see what works.

http://www.allgame.com/game.php?id=20172&tab=controls

Combat revolves around an ABT that has different sections that fill as time moves on during combat. Enemies appear to have the same ability but they usually seem to only utilize their weak/quick attack from what I've seen since starting the game. The voice acting is pretty decent when you consider the age of the title.

Alright, now that we have all of that out of the way, we get down to the nitty gritty details of whether this game is worth your money and your time and the answer is No. If you're like me and have fond memories of playing this at a younger age, this will rip the blinds from your eyes and make you realize that not all games are worth the time invested in. The story is ok at best, the controls take a while to adjust to and never actually feel 'right' and the game doesn't give the option to remap them to where they feel more comfortable. If you enjoy jrpg's and can get past the technical issues, I would still recommend looking elsewhere as there is a decent collection of titles to choose from.
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Публикувани: 31 януари
I got the 1.04 Patch in a .zip file ready for people to receive. If you E-mail me on j.toornent@yahoo.com I will attach the file in the reply.

when you got the file unpack it in a different folder, and rename the Septerra1.04 to septerra all lower case.
then copy the file and paste it in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Septerra Core, when it comes up replace the file.

then restart your Septerra core game and you will see 1.04 in the bottom of the screen and it is running through Steam with the 1.04 patch on it.

I don't know why steam didn't manage to get the 1.04 patch on it, but Septerra Core is ACE! and if I can help people make it not skip dialogue and cutscenes and improve their experience with their Septerra Core game than that is fine :)

If Steam support would like to have the patch so they can add it to their library I will send it in the same way as discribed in this review.

Update: I have been getting Mail Demon replies telling me files have failed to send to people... I hope the ones I send so far have been received by you guys!
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Публикувани: 19 януари 2015
This game...This game used to be a reason for me to rush home from school. While the bigger Final Fantasy games were tearing up the console world (7 and 8 were on PC as well) this forgotten gem appeared in my life through luck. I was browsing the local Hastings for an interesting PC game to play. I had around $30 to spend from my allowance, and I found Redneck Rampage for around $15. So I immediately grabbed it because it looked hilarious. Well, not wanting to leave with just one game, I kept browsing. It was then I seen a "Jewel" Pack. It contained within it two of the most influential games I would ever play, Shogo Mobile Armor Division, and Septerra Core, for $10. Feeling pretty satisfied, I got back home, and immediately put in Shogo, because who doesn't want to run around shooting things in a mech suit? After a few days of playing it, I booted up Redneck Rampage, and, as I expected, the game was hilarious and consumed me for another week or so. Finally, I installed Septerra Core. The case had no information, no screenshots, or any detail what-so-ever. I had no idea what I was getting into. But then, before my eyes, a gorgeous intro cutscene played, and then I was on the menu. Excited now, I hit New Game as fast as possible. The amazing voice acting, the wonderful rendered 2.5D graphics, the menu options, the character equipment, the stats, the magic system...Everything just hit me like a tidal wave. It was different, but that was a good thing. The story was just wonderful. The lack of a soundtrack made it better to me, because it made it more immersive. There are no soundtracks in real life, so why would a role-playing game need a continuous one? I can't recommend this title enough. To alot of modern gamers, this may seem like trash, but this is by far a superior to many of it's current companions. Enjoy your time in Septerra Core, I know I have.
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23.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 14 ноември 2015
I love this game to bits, but the Steam version requires you to sell your soul and stand on your arms while singing "Oh Canada" backwards to get it working
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Публикувани: 26 ноември 2013
It's an old school RPG with turn-based party combat. Interesting story & setting but the ending screams for a sequel that we won't see. It has problems with modern OS (Windows 7/8) but it can be easily fixed. Combat gets tedious, Dungeon design is just "get the key/ flip the switch and open the gate" and backtracking to it sucks. But once you get past the cons...it's a good game in its time of release.
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51.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 16 май 2015
So, Septerra Core. Here we are. FINALLY!

I've started this game 4 times (thanks to a lot of PC crashes). The first time was back in the day, when this game was fairly new (sooo, around 2000/2001? maybe?). 15th of May 2015 I finally finished it. Did I like it as much as I did back when I was roughly 12 years old? Well... kinda.

The thing is: the game AGED ♥♥♥♥ING TERRIBLE!!!!!

I don't know what my favorite feature is.

Maybe the fact that everything is soooooooo slow. You're basically waiting for EVERYTHING. Wait for the fight to start. Wait until your action bar is filled up to the level you want. Wait for the enemy to finish attacking because it is their turn EVERY ♥♥♥♥ING TIME EXACTLY BEFORE YOUR ACTION BAR IS ALMOST FULL!!!! Wait for the attack animation to start! Wait for the attack animation to end! It takes ♥♥♥♥ing forever to get ♥♥♥♥ done in this game. And that's not talking about interacting with ♥♥♥♥ing objects. (Why Maya, why are you thinking so long about that order I just gave you? Pull the ♥♥♥♥ing lever!!!)

Or maybe it is the TERRIBLE DUNGEON DESIGN that stretches the game about at least a third. Enter a ♥♥♥♥ING HUGE dungeon WHICH CONTAINS (apart from some items) NOTHING BUT LEVERS THAT OPEN DOORS AT THE OTHER END OF THE MAP. (Backtracking, Hooray!!!)
Add to that the fact that you visit a lot of dungeons AT LEAST TWICE. Multiple times if you by chance don't have a specific item or a specific party member.

That's right, most of the game is also a giant fetch quest of "use that item nobody told you about to progress". Get random item no.1 from place x to get random item no.2 that you might need 12 hours later at place y. Don't have item no.2 when you are IN THE ♥♥♥♥ING HUGE ♥♥♥ DUNGEON Y? WELL ♥♥♥♥ YOU, GO BACK TO X AND GET IT!!!! Thank god, that leaving one dungeon and entering a different one doesn't take ages...ohwait.

I could probably continue, but I rather say that I really liked the world and the characters and back in 1999 all of these features/problems were probably not as much a pain in the ♥♥♥ as they are nowadays. The game even has some smart ideas like the 3-level-attack-bars and the spell casting system. Unfortunately, video games have moved on and kind of left Septerra Core behind. There are probably many other old games that have aged better.

So, do I recommend Septerra Core. Well, obviously I ♥♥♥♥ing do because it is a really charming game that always has a special place in my heart. Also, I am now officially done with it and never have to think back like: "Why did I never finish Septerra Core? That game was kickass back then!"

In my opinion, everyone should experience the sensation that is Septerra Core in its entirety. And if you didn't back then, well, sucks to be you because nowadays the game is horrible, tedious, physical pain.

But I still love you, Septerra Core. I do love you! <3<3<3<3<3
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4.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 март 2014
Septerra Core is....a difficult game to recommend. I should preface this review by saying that it is MOST CERTAINLY not for everyone. Septerra Core is an older turn-based RPG from a time where these sorts of games were common on consoles but rather rare on PC. I played the game to completion back in that era, and found it rather enjoyable - however, even then it had its rough edges, and for modern sensibilities it will be rather archaic.

The combat engine is location-based, similar to how Chrono Trigger is. However, the speed/pace everything works at is exclusively suited to when you have 3 members in your party, so combat is QUITE clunky in the early portion of the game, which makes it a bit of a hurdle to overcome.

The cast is varied, and the story was decent for the time (from what I recall - details are fuzzy). The concept of the WORLD itself is rather imaginative, and wholly unique from what I've run into in gaming. Aside from that, level design as the game progresses becomes....extremely maze-like. Lots of wrapping corridors which look same-y and form literal mazes.

Effectively, I'm recommending this because I enjoyed this game when I played it. But anyone who purchases it should know what they're getting when they're going in - a game that was a little rough around the edges when it came out, and which probably won't appeal to most modern gamers. Only purchase if you really enjoy turn-based RPGs, or are interested in very imaginative sci-fi worlds.
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10.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 декември 2013
I have great memories of the game, but the Steam version is unfortunately a buggy mess. I can't even play the game for more than a few minutes because of problems with cutscenes, dialogue, and crashes.

Buy the GOG version instead. It doesn't have all of these issues and is $2 cheaper (as of writing).
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