Thoughts and expectations ARPG
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Overwhelmingly Positive (239 reviews) - 96% of the 239 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jun 18, 2015

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About This Game

I believe that gaming should not be anything complicated or diffcult,
but a relaxing and pleasure experience.

Therefore, I designed this ARPG

battle system which requires no attack button to play.
The simplicity brings a fluent and interesting gaming experience.

Eternal Senia is the realization of this concept.

I spent one year developing this game.
It is a game that can be easily enjoyed by any player.


●Characters:
Heroine Senia has both her name and the outlook from "Ygnizem Seniar"
in Ragnarok Online.

Senia's sister, Magaleta, also originates from a foe "Magaleta" in
lighthalzen dungeon of Ragnarok Online.

Ragnarok Online is, to this day, still my favorite game of all time.
EtneralSenia is a non-profit making game solely based on my enthusiasm for RO and gaming developing.
I wish Eternal Senia can bring up the memory of classic
MMORPG Ragnarok Online to all players who participated.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1G VRAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz equivalent or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Overwhelmingly Positive (239 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (6,177 reviews)
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Lukitari
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I loved the game graphics, gameplay, music and storyline!
The game is way too easy even when you do the bosses on hard.

I've beaten the game 100 % getting everything I could!

--General

Graphics are the usual type made half 3D. Sadly bosses lack any sort of animation, which is fixed by adding interesting attacks (lasers seem to be quite popular!)

Gameplay is simple and addicting. You have few skills to use, but main fighting goes by simply walking into the enemies to cause damage. Leveling up really feels like you get a lot stronger, and though upgrading your gear is slightly grindy, it's still decently fast and with this fighting style it's also a bit of fun.

Music.. Cant say much about it, it was good enough for me and my friend to pretty much sing along with it, by reading the texts aloud in the music rhytm :)

Story in the game is good and involving, nothing epic, on the contrary it could be the story of an average family, with some monsters and magic mixed up with, making it more believable and much better than your usual plotlines. And the ending.. I loved it! It breaks the usual ending format slightly as well with a twist.

Also checking out the Dev-room was a nice extra to see inside the effort put into making the game.

--Negatives

On the other side, the bosses lacked animation and at some points that felt out of place compared to the rest of the feel in the game. I guess bosses need to look different after all. Even though the bossfights were fun and all, if they had atleast moved a few pixels up and down hovering it would've been better in my opinion, to make them look alive instead of paintings.
Developers did explain the reason for this in the Dev-room.

The game was also really easy most of the time, while the bosses were challenging on hardmode and seemed to require some extra care. If only the normal enemies midgame onwards would've required slightly more to beat as well.
Now I know this game must've been hard for some people, but since the bosses had hardmode, I would've loved to play hardmode even outside bossfights.

--Overall

I loved every moment of this game and definetly would recommend it to other people! It's also free so even if you dont know the genre this is a good game to try get in on!

For the developers: Good job! I will eagerly wait and hope for more games from you!

9/10
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s3rlrules
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GAME IS AWSOME! The music is awsome. The graphics are awsome. The only thing that got me off the game was haveing to go to bed.
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****
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This game is probably the least ♥♥♥♥♥♥ free single player game i've seen on steam
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Boot
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
4 hours end1 finished,a good story by arpg game,easy control ,powerful skills but need to think how to use them(that's the point),bla bla bla ~~~good game.
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Th3gl1tch
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Great game kinda brings nostalgia awesome game great art style one of the best games I've seen for free hell I would be willing to pay money for this and I just started playing it I love it I miss the old games but if you like pixel games you have to try this game out
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Jin Habari
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
As i the 4th king Blue king Jin Habari has liked this game ever since i thanked the developer for making this kind of game
Therefore i approved :)
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Robbiter
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Had my fun and share with this game. As the description says, it has simplistic configures and plot but shows great strength for the female protagonists. Want to know more? Then follow my playthroughs:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLilmF3-WoyvC2k__3tiw2QRKiV61ToxHc

-CYA
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PROG
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
If you like Indie and Anime,this is the perfect game for you!
Great story,amazing soundtrack,fast pace story,multiple endings.
The way that the equipment upgrades, makes you wanna find all the parts to upgrade them quick and efficiently!
Great job :D
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Eternal Senia is a single-player, ARPG that is free to play; developed and published by Holy Priest, available on PC through Steam. Holy Priest states that the inspiration for the game came from Ragnarok Online and also the belief that gaming should be an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Now, I personally have never played Ragnarok Online but I loved the art style and feel of the game. I will say right off the bat that the effort put into the game was definitely felt and greatly appreciated.

Story

You play as the heroine, Senia, who was saved and adopted by Magaleta, a priestess, at a young age after her village was attacked by demons. Senia wishes to one day be able to fight alongside and eventually be able to protect Magaleta, but of course Magaleta opposes against this for safety concerns. One day, Magaleta says her goodbye before heading out only to not return for several nights. Senia eventually learns that Magaleta had gone to the Tower of Eternity, which is rumored to be able to grant a person’s wish – should they prove worthy. Despite Magaleta’s warnings, Senia had been practicing swordsmanship in secrecy and heads to the Tower of Eternity to bring her sister back.

Controls

The game’s controls are very simplistic, using arrows to both move and attack by walking into enemies to initiate an auto-attack and later on gaining skills which can be activated via hotkeys Q,W,E, or R. There is a type of currency that is obtained through monster kills that is used to level up your skills, which are separate from character levels so you have a level of customization to your play-style. Additionally, some attacks are even used cleverly to assist in solving puzzles or uncovering secrets (hint hint) and it is rather satisfying in later levels. I did try to play with a controller but found it to be much more responsive on keyboard.

Gameplay

The gameplay is very smooth, screen-by-screen progression. Simple controls allows the player to strategize on the fly and go at the pace they want. There is optional mini-bosses and bonus objectives which yields some great rewards that really helps speed up the progression. If you want a challenge (or just plain lazy), you can skip these bonuses for some harder fights. There are also appropriately named “bonus rooms” where it’s basically a grinding area for leveling and collecting crafting materials. I ended up doing all these until I crafted the best set of equipment possible for each area because why not?
Additionally, you are also given the choice before each boss fight to select the difficulty. Now, one complaint I have is that once you beat a level, you cannot go back. There were several places I wish to revisit but am unable to do so since I never created multiple save files and don’t really have the time to play through it again…so the lesson here is to make multiple saves if you really enjoy a particular area unless you don’t mind replaying from the start.

The music is absolutely fantastically charming. It immediately got my attention at the title screen and only continued to impress me throughout. Soundtracks are one of the biggest things I look for in games because I find it really helps with immersion.

Now, sense of progression and character development is also pretty important. Overall, the game definitely does a great job at progression, giving you an option of difficulty in various ways (grinding “bonus rooms” and choosing boss difficulty) and the pace of the story assists with the character development as well. You are definitely overpowered in the tutorial (for obvious reasons) but then start from square one once you arrive at the first stage. I’m not ashamed to say that I actually died my first time through in this room, only to come back later and slaughter everything in one hit while I searched for hidden treasures (I still have no idea how to get that treasure chest that’s separated by water).

Admittedly, it felt really drawn out towards the end. There is a stage where the perspective and art-style changes which was quite a nice surprise, until I found out you were supposed to collect all these different orbs and just figure out which one goes on which pedestal to continue. This repeats quite a few times where I think honestly just twice would have been enough. Artistically, this section was great; mechanically, too drawn out and unnecessary. I did not get any sense of accomplishment by figuring out the “puzzle” not only once, but (I think) four times. Too much filler without any pay out. Then immediately after that you proceed through long corridors filled with enemies that just eventually turns into a slaughterhouse if you completed all the crafting.

Conclusion

The story is cliche, but was told in such a way that kept me engaged and gave me serious feels at the end. Gameplay and controls were very simple, making it very smooth and natural to progress through the game (completed in about 5 hours) and visually pleasing with great music! The boss fights were very satisfying, each one bringing something new to the table. The mini-bosses gave great rewards that didn’t make you overpowered for the next area and the optional bonus bosses actually made me feel good about figuring out their mechanics after a few deaths and then being able to consistently farm them for the next few minutes. If you have some spare time for a quick game, you can easily clear this in 4-5 hours and enjoy the feels at the end.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Medium (Even on hard, wasn’t terribly difficult…except the true final boss.)
  • Gameplay Score: 4.8/5 (That puzzle stage and final corridor just felt really drawn out and detracted from the overall feel.)
  • Graphics Score: 4/5 (Cute art in menus, great cut-scene pictures, and overall adorable feel.)
  • Music: 5/5
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
The music was a bit forced sometimes, but it was a very fun and touching experience for such a short game. The art is well done, and the side quests are fun to do. There is not much grinding, which really was a plus.
I would recommend this for casual gamers who have some time to spare for a nice story.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Pretty cool game,certainly better than other RPGMAKER games sold on steam,even though this one is free.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Eternal Senia appears as a very simple game that isn't too popular, but it totally exceeded my expectations. Almost everything about this game is simple: story, art, and gameplay, but that's what makes it so appealing and fun. The OST is amazing as well, tying all of the scenes and battles together. I would definitely recommend this game to whoever likes ARPGs or just RPGs in general.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Pretty great, especially for a free game. Gameplay is fairly engaging, there's a few interesting puzzles.

Several "Guide Dang It" moments with finding certain things, especially towards the end.

Speaking of the endings, you have to find several secrets to find the "good" (for a certain value of good) ending(s).

Be aware.

Well worth the download and the few hours it takes to clear.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
思考と期待 ARPG
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Damn ninjas cutting onions again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Gameplay:

Pretty great. If you have an RPG itch, this game will scratch it. No non-optional random encounters--you fight monsters right on the screen. Otherwise, it is very reminiscent of a typical JRPG, with levels, monsters, equipments and four skills/special attacks. It was a bit annoying having to go through dungeons twice to get the stuff there was no way to get to because you didn't have the requisite skill unlocked though. And the first skill is a bit broken--it can be used through pretty much the entire game to kill everything. The last skill hits for more and is AoE but it has a cooldown so once again you fall back on the first skill. Getting all the best equipment from one dungeon also makes the next one trivial.

But all in all, this does a good job of scratching the RPG itch and even if it is a bit unbalanced, it was still fun. 8/10.

Music:

A bit repetitive because of the limited selection but it definitely outshines the graphics. Surprisingly well done score for a free game, I'll probably be downloading at least one track. 9/10

Translation:

Understandable but horrible. Translator doesn't know what tenses are or what the difference between singular and plural are. A bunch of places have "is" substituted for "are." Better than google translate would probably do but still a ways to go. 3/10

Graphics:

Pretty much exactly as one would expect from an F2P generic JRPG. Some sprites are pretty well drawn but I wish they were a bit less blocky. Also the fullscreen mode has some kind of bug where the floor shimmers in a weird way. 8/10

Story:

Pretty uninspired and generic. Not much here, this game is more about gameplay and music than the story. It does get pretty emotional but never gets suspensful. 7/10

Overall:

Overall, I'd recommend this game. Took me 9.5 hours to beat it completely but those hours were fun for the most part (except as ntoed above). I'd definitely play a sequel to this game if there will ever be one.




**********>>>But please please get a better translator, or at least a second person to check grammar.<<<**********
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I don't write reviews, but after playing through this game i have to. This game was one of the most enjoyable games i have played in a long time. Eternal Senia will forever be one of my favorite games. If you are not sure if you want to get it, my advice would be to download instantly. (Only bad part is that the game is not long.)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
This game positively impressed me. I'm not a huge RPG fan, but this is a true gem. I also have never played Ragnarok, which this game is apparently based on.

Everything is just really smooth. There's a smooth soundtrack with ambient piano tunes that's really pleasant to listen to. The graphics are obviously done in an RPGMaker-esque engine, but they look very clean. There's a nice little story, but it doesn't get in the way of the gameplay. The bosses are mostly avoidance/endurance because you attack by walking into them, but they all have a variety of attacks to keep you on your toes. There are even a few little puzzles to keep your adventure in the overworld entertaining. Unlike many other RPGs, there is never a need to grind; you can complete this game without it in just a few hours.
If you have a day off and you want a unique and interesting game, definitely try this out. It's free, so you can't possibly regret it.
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