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...
User reviews: Mixed (229 reviews) - 67% of the 229 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 31, 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

About This Game

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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D with DirectX support and 64 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 750 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 98 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU with 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D with DirectX support and 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Intel Mac 2.GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Per Pixel Shader 2.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundcard with 5.1 Support
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Snow Leopard
    • Processor: Multicore CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI/AMD Radeon X
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundcard with 5.1 Support
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and mouse
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 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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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
60.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2015
Short version: 73%
Septerra Core is an old Western JRPG with an interesting world and characters, plus surprisingly decent mechanics. If you manage to survive the endless mazes that plague the second half, you can find an oldie gem under its dated exterior.

Long version:
Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator is a strange beast: a PC-exclusive Western JRPG not made with RPG Maker; maybe the only one of this kind. It’s a JRPG to the core though with many tropes associated of the genre (like shops carrying better items because you are progressing in the story, not for any logical reason).

Don’t expect a cheap Final Fantasy clone though– Monolith shook up the old NES JRPG elements and even added a few new ideas. For example, the battles use a modified ATB system where you can fill up three bars to unlock better abilities in combat– except for magic, which is cast by forming different card combinations.
The world left behind the old single-continent setup to feature a planet made out of seven rotating shell layers, each with their own themes. There is also a rich mythology, which also serves as the main plot element: your job is to stop an elitist madman before he destroys the world in pursuit of an old prophecy. And you accomplish that with an unusual cast: a female protagonist (who is not even a healer and doesn’t have a romantic sub-plot) accompanied by the strangest crew possible, ranging from a renegade cyborg to a sword-wielding knight or an armless smuggler.

The game’s weak spot is the level design: everything is a maze. It’s a small problem at first, since most of the locations are small and you can progress in a good pace. But after visiting all shells, the designers just gave up and forced the plot into a series of long labyrinths with boring switch puzzles. These easily take up two-thirds or more of the 50-60 hour play time, and probably scared away more people from this otherwise enjoyable game than they should have.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
I liked the game when it came out in 1999, but it has aged terribly. The original cd-rom version only ever had one patch published for it, and it looks like the steam version is not much more updated. Also, It's not well suited for modern systems. You will pull your hair out trying to get it running on a modern win10 machine.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Nice, really old school RPG. I remember loving it as a child. We're talking Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment era so the pace is a bit slow and the graphics while not horrible haven't aged nicely.

Very unique story and setting.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
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.
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