Willkommen auf Septerra, willkommen in einer Welt, in der die Naturgesetze scheinbar keine Geltung haben. Eine Welt, in der sieben konzentrische Weltschollen sieben einzigartige Gesellschaften beherbergen und in der die Biotechnologie ungeheure Ausmaße angenommen hat.
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Veröffentlichung: 31. Okt. 1999

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"A JRPG with a good story and memorable characters from 1999. Innovative: Active time combat and a flexible card based magic system. Nice one!"
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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

Über dieses Spiel

Willkommen auf Septerra, willkommen in einer Welt, in der die Naturgesetze scheinbar keine Geltung haben. Eine Welt, in der sieben konzentrische Weltschollen sieben einzigartige Gesellschaften beherbergen und in der die Biotechnologie ungeheure Ausmaße angenommen hat. Einst von einem sagenumwobenen Schöpfer erschaffen, wirken hier noch immer mächtige und unheimliche Kräfte. Uralte Legenden berichten, daß der Schöpfer es den Bewohnern Septerras in ferner Zukunft erlauben würde, seine Macht zu empfangen und die Welt vor ihrer Zerstörung zu retten.

Maya, eine junge Frau, die auf den Schrotthaufen von Terra 2 lebt und nach Nützlichem sucht, wird in den Strudel der Ereignisse gerissen und muß sich dem Vermächtnis des Schöpfers stellen. Sie braucht dringend Hilfe! Doch wem soll sie vertrauen in einer Welt am Rande des Abgrunds ...

Und da ist Led, die Tochter des Militärstrategen Campbell, die besonders gerne mit dem riesigen Schraubenschlüssel als Waffe in den Kampf zieht, den ihr der Vater verboten hat ...

FEATURES

  • Atmosphärisches Rollenspiel mit über 140 Charakteren
  • Zeitgesteuertes Kampfsystem kombiniert Echtzeit und rundenbasierten Elementen
  • Vielschichtige und dichte Story mit über 200 Locations voller Wunder und Gefahren
  • Neun Partymitglieder mit individueller Persönlichkeit und Motivation
  • Rendergrafik im japanischen Manga-Stil
  • Benutzerfreundliches Interface im Adventure-Style
  • Bis zu 120 eigene Zauberspruchkombinationen

Systemvoraussetzungen

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D mit DirectX Unterstützung und 64 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 750 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX kompatibel
    • Additional Notes: Tastatur, Maus
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 98 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU mit 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D mit DirectX Unterstützung und 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX kompatibel
    • Additional Notes: Tastatur, Maus
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50 von 58 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
46.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Oktober 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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14 von 15 Personen (93%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
30.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. November 2014
Still a great game like it was during the Win 95/98 era. The same bugs persist but these are easily fixable. The Steam version is only 1.02v though when the final patch for the game is 1.04v. You can however still patch it yourself to run the 1.04v version. The cutscenes didn't work at first but installing the version of QuickTime that comes with the game and tunring off the DirectX boxes (not the circle) in the QuickTime options has fixed this issue. (I"m running Windows 7) Other then that running the game in Windows XP SP2 compatability and I've had 0 issues since.

This game is a gem for its price with minor flaws. Don't expect anymore patches though because like I stated earlier this is a Windows 95/98 era game and the only real flaw left is sometimes how fast the text plays during minor moments.
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10 von 11 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
10.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. November 2014
Septerra Core is a JPRG style PC game which developed by, surprisingly, an USA based company Valkyrie Studios. The style itself isn't very popular in PC environment, because of almost all JRPG only released in console at that time, so the introduction of SC becomes a quick attention to PC gamers, especially JRPG enthusiasts. The game itself is very special for me, because I played the demo version (which I got from computer magazine CD) with my friend in a very early age. Despite didn't understand the story, we had a very good time :)

The main plot is cliche, it's not far from an usual heroine act, "to save the world," again! But I can guarantee that the environment, the world idea, the legend and tale which made the whole stories, is way amazing. In Wind City, there's a library which has many many books tell the story in a very long written about Septerra: what is the core, the prophecy, conflict between shells, the war of gods, the creator, and all the history about the SC world, you gotta read them. You really need to sap the stories, because it will helps you to maintain the motivation to survive the boredom which becomes the true challenge of this game :P

The combat system is very very SLOW. The character's attacking animation basically consists of: She/he needs to jump, in a very funny way, to get close to the enemy - doing an attack - and jump again into his/her place. It will take around 8-10 seconds! Even more bad news if the char using projectile, especially laser weapon which sounds "humm..", because we need to wait that SFX finish (add another 5 seconds) before the char moves into the next frame.

This game really teaches you how to become patient o_O!

Despite of that issue, the battle is really balanced but sometimes can be challenging, especially when encounter a special skilled enemy, mini boss, not to mention the secret boss (They are scattered everywhere!). You need to prepare the selection of party members, equipments, healing items, and of course magic power. Magic in SC world is very interesting, the char need to collects some kind of "Fate Cards" - with a very unique Godly characteristic in each of them. The card can be used by utilized the core power, individually or combined. The combined effect is depend on what cards being used: from attack, defense barrier, healing aura, elemental attack, super mega god bringer power attack, the possibility is almost endless.

Well, after all this is a 1999-released game, the first game released by a new developer, and unfortunately was the last game as well (Valkyrie Studios went bankrupt when developing its second game), so despite many cons, especially in combat system, but still, with a not really bad visual, awesome voice over, interesting magic system, and a very amazing storyline, the game is still worth to buy, especially if you had played this game before.
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6 von 7 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
5.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. März
about 10% of the dialogue is missing, so it skips over things and ♥♥♥♥ gets weird. also its missing every cutscene so far.
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5 von 6 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Januar
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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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Mai 2014
Eines der besten PC Rollenspiele die es je gab die Kämpfe und Rätsel sind einfach nur cool und es hatte schon damals sowas ähnliches wie Crafting wenn man es so nennen mag wenn man Zusätze ind seine Waffen einbaut. Ich kanns nur jedem empfehlen sich dieses Spiel anzusehen und 4,99€ ist nun wirklich ein Schnäppchen wenn man bedenkt wie lang die Spielzeit ist wenn man bei den Rätseln schön lang knobeln darf weil man sie vielleicht erst sehr viel später lösen kann, weil man den richtigen Begleiter noch nicht freigespielt hat oder den richtigen Gegenstand erst spät bekommt. ^^
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3 von 5 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. März 2014
Ein für sein Alter, sehr schönes Runden-RPG. Bei dem der Größteteil, der Geschichte aus Adventure-Rätseln etc. besteht. Macht aufjedenfall Laune, wenn man 1. Fan von so etwas ist und 2. Auch mal alles anklickt und jeden anhöhrt :D
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0 von 3 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Juli 2014
Ive played it long time ago. It made a lot of fun. Maybe its not everyones taste, but i like it :)

Pros:
Running on newer Windows Versions (I'm using Win8.1)
Its exactly the same gameplay as it was

Cons:
Its exactly the same technic as it was
- old graphics (low resolution, and not adaptable)
- little bugs (sometimes you cant see items in the treasue chests)
- no new content?? Why not?? :'-(
- Its a lot of money for such an old game without updated technology or new content.

But i like it anyway :-)
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2 von 8 Personen (25%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Dezember 2013
Kaufen! Kaufen! Kaufen!
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10 von 29 Personen (34%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
26.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Februar 2014
Septerra Core ist nur was für hartgesottene Fans. In bester JRPG-Manier läuft man in 2,5D über die Map, erschlägt meist Dreierpacks Gegner in halb-rundebasierter Manier und löst Schalterrätsel. Rince, Repeat. In Sachen Abwechslung beim Kampf ist es ultimativ öde. Was bringt einen also dazu, es zu kaufen und nach sooooo langer zeit endlich durchzuspielen? Die Welt ist erstaunlich! Es gibt bis dato nach meinem Wissen kein Spiel, dass auch nur in die Nähe der Vielseitigkeit und Seltsamkeit des Planeten Septerra kommt. Ist das genug? Nein, heute nicht mehr. Damals 1999 waren wir alle hin und weg. Purer Nostalgiekauf und ohne HEAVY CHEATING heute nicht mehr zu ertragen.
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8 von 38 Personen (21%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Februar 2014
Ich finde ja, alte Rollenspiele ja cool, aber dieses Spiel gehört nicht dazu!
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117 von 154 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. September 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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44 von 50 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
56.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. November 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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34 von 38 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. März 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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39 von 49 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Dezember 2013
This reviews is in "English/Portuguese"

English:

Ahhhh, Septerra Core, the nostalgia... This game is one of the most unknow and underrated games of PC, hell, but it has an amazing quality! I could say this is one of the best RPGs on PC, but people would shoot at me on sight, since it is very unknow...
Hey, this games has an amazing quality, amazing characters personalities, awesome CGs, craziest and most awesome history of all time in a RPG, wow... it is breathtaking, and wen you discover to do the right uses of the magic cards? WOW
I must say, this is a true JRPG in it's best qualities, it is a shame it was sold so little and it is so ignored from the public!

This game does worth all the spotlights! Try it! This old RPG is awesome! You will fell the same inpact of Final Fantasy VII or VIII, but as a PC game!

Portuguese: Ahhhhh, Septarra Core, a nostalgia... Este jogo é um dos mais desconhecidos e subestimados do PC, mas ele possui uma qualidade incrível! Eu poderia dizer que este é um dos melhores jogos do PC, mas as pessoas apenas atirariam em mim à primeira vista, sendo que o jogo é tão desconhecido...
Hey, mas este jogo tem uma qualidade incrível, incríveis personagems com incríveis personalidades, CGs imrpessionantes, e uma das histórias mais doidas e incríveis de todos os jogos de RPG, wow... é de tirar o fôlego, e quando você descover como usar corretamente as cartas mágicas? WOW
Eu teho que dizer, isso é um verdadeiro JRPG em suas melhores qualidades, é uma vergonha que tenha vendido tão pouco e que fora ignorado pelo público!

Este jogo merece todos os holofotes! Tente! Este velho RPG é demais! Você vai sentir o mesmo impacto que um Final Fantasy VII ou VIII, mas como um jogo de PC!
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51 von 71 Personen (72%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Dezember 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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21 von 23 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
7.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Dezember 2013
This is one of those games that's either going to be a nostalgic thing for you or you're going to have issues with the way it works and the glitches with newer operating systems and hardware that the game wasn't designed to run on.

That said, for me, it's the nostalgic side and I'm willing to put up with some hoops to jump through to get it running smoothly, though it does work as is from Steam with some minor issues (see the forums). It's one of those games that I'm glad to see being raised from obscurity since I have been wishing to be able to play again but could not find my old install discs.

The game itself is a solid RPG with for its time a fiarly inovative combat system and quite a well done story and fairly memorable cast of characters. The voice acting is not specacular given new gaming standards, but they are pretty good given the age of the game. Expect to do a little bit of grinding in order to afford items and have easier times with later fights. There are serval cut points in the game where you can no longer go back to old areas after you reach them due to story progression so I'd recomend saving often and saving in multiple slots in order to be able to back up to points.

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19 von 22 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
40.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Oktober 2013
One of the best JRPGs I ever played. Gripping story, plenty of charm and character development, addictive and best of all a very decent combat system that is not too overwhelming but still leaves a lot of opportunities to explore, combine and exploit.

On the cons side, I need to warn you it's damn hard, you will be doing a lot of backtracking (the only really annoying parts are when you are missing an item and you won't find out until you hit a brick wall - literally - and need to go all the way back to fetch the missing item, not to mention figure out where to find it). The game could have used a map/teleport system for already visited places. No biggy though, just look up online when you get stuck what next, and continue enjoying the game.

Thoroughly recommending this gem in the rough.
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14 von 14 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. September 2013
Can't believe that this awesome game is re-released!

It's slightly buggy on Windows 7 and 8 and misses the 1.4 patch that solves a bug that could happen in rare cases but it is still very awesome and an all time favourite!
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12 von 14 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
46.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Januar 2014
A combination point-and-click adventure and RPG, this game has stood the test of time surprisingly well and this is likely due to its detailed environments, fully voiced dialogue for ALL characters and NPCs, and involved story. With a wide array of characters to include in your party and distinct dialogue options for each one, there is a lot of opportunity to learn more about the world and hear the perspectives of your party members. Some parts can be challenging if you aren't sure where to go or how to find a quest item you need but exploration is rewarded. I can highly recommend this one!
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