Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (32bit/64bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL 4.1 capable GPU
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Single-player, Steam Achievements, Partial Controller Support

10 Jan, 2023

Curator review

Experience a unique, customizable JRPG with branching storylines, customizable characters, and D20 combat.

Full review

I recently had the opportunity to dive into Gjallarhorn, a stand-alone installment in the world of Codex Eternal. Set two years after the events of its predecessor, this game presents players with a truly immersive experience.

What sets Gjallarhorn apart from other JRPGs is its innovative fusion with Western-style gameplay. The developers have successfully incorporated elements from the D20 Ruleset and seamlessly blended them with traditional turn-based combat. This unique combination offers an engaging playstyle that caters to both fans of classic RPG mechanics and those seeking something fresh.

The game boasts not one, but four main storylines, each branching out into multiple endings. This provides an incredible amount of replayability as every choice you make has consequences that can shape the course of history within this war-torn world.

In addition to its compelling narratives, Gjallarhorn shines in character customization. You're given full control over your character's attributes and personality traits, allowing for a truly personalized journey through this harsh environment.

No JRPG would be complete without a wide range of equipment options to choose from, and Gjallarhorn does not disappoint here either. With sixteen pieces of customizable and craftable equipment at your disposal, you'll always find ways to optimize your party's performance on their quest for fortune and glory.

The day/night cycle in combination with NPC schedules adds another layer of realism to this already immersive world. You'll feel like partaking in a living breathing society where every non-player character follows their own routine.

Dungeons are multi-tiered affairs filled with challenging puzzles that will test both your wits and combat skills simultaneously for an enjoyable experience regardless if you love solving mysteries or engaging enemies head-on.

The Gjallarhorn experience is further enriched by its fame, reputation, and karma systems. Your charisma-based choices and skills will shape how others perceive you within the game world.

The developers have also taken a step beyond traditional party systems seen in JRPGs by introducing a cohort and taming system. This means that almost any character or animal can join your party, opening up even greater possibilities for dynamic combinations of abilities and strategies in battles.

Additionally, the inclusion of a bounty board and job quests provides even more opportunities for exciting side quests that add depth to the gameplay experience while rewarding players with valuable resources for their journey.

In conclusion, Gjallarhorn offers an exceptional fusion between Western-style gameplay mechanics with classic JRPG elements. Whether you're looking to forge your own destiny or find yourself embroiled in complex storylines filled with choices and consequences, this game delivers on all fronts. Get ready to immerse yourself in its beautifully crafted world!