Riviera: The Promised Land on Sony PSP

Riviera: The Promised Land is a console role-playing game originally produced in 2002 by Sting Entertainment for WonderSwan Color as the first episode of the Dept. Heaven series of games. The game was later introduced to Nintendo's Game Boy Advance in 2004, which Atlus USA released in North America in 2005. An enhanced remake was released for the PlayStation Portable in November 2006, and was released in July 2007 in North America by Atlus USA.Riviera: The Promised Land became a sleeper hit because of its twist to the RPG standard.

The player takes the role of Ein, a Grim Angel, who must battle against demons as well as antagonistic Grim Angels to seal away the four fountainheads of evil known as the Accursed. He is accompanied by four heroines—Fia, Lina, Serene and Cierra—as well as his cat-like familiar Rose. Riviera also contains dating sim elements, as the hero can achieve multiple endings with the supporting characters through decisions made throughout the game.

Riviera: The Promised Land is a turn-based RPG game, with some elements from strategy and dating sim games. The last aspect manifests itself in the conversation in the game. Ein will often have to favor either Fia, Lina, Serene or Cierra over the others in scenes in which the characters interact with each other. This affects their trust for Ein, their mood, and eventually, the game's outcome.

Riviera: The Promised Land draws from diverse mythologies, most prominently Norse, where it incorporates concepts like Ragnarok and Yggdrasil into its story. The game takes place mostly on the continent of Riviera, with the characters visiting various locales such as a sinking city, a forest, and an abandoned cemetery.


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Game Information

Platform
Sony PSP
Developer(s)
Sting
Publisher(s)
Sting
Genre(s)
RPG
NA Release Date
November 22, 2006
MVGL User Score
8.3 by 33 User(s)
MVGL Difficulty Rating
Medium by 1 User(s)
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55 User(s)

This game also exists on:
Nintendo Gameboy Advance

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