I tried to like this game but in the end I have too many problems with it to keep playing.
1. The achievements in the game and also on Steam either don't work or randomly work. In the game you need to kill X amount of this and that to get the achievements and supposedly something extra when you achieve them. I have killed hundreds of spiders and humans and the game says I have killed some random number like 3 or 17. If it worked it would be cool but it doesn't work so it sucks.
While you have a good amount of inventory slots. Most things do not stack and if they do stack, they stack to a random number. Ore stacks to 5. Some bottle of wine etc. stacks to 2. One type of thread stacks to 2 while another doesn't stack at all. The unlocking runes don't stack at all. To make the inventory and looting stuff worse, when you loot something that can stack it doesn't so half your game time is stacking things in your bag to make space for other things.
This is a really bad camera angle for a game. You can't see anything in the distance. If you scroll out your camera somehow you can see even less. I have no idea why but it is true. Houses and mountains, etc. are invisible sometimes while they load in. Once when I loaded a save the world was black. The ui was there but nothing else.
4. Box unlocking game
It is not a bad idea. But 3 different sets of runes that don't stack in your bags makes the whole thing a mess. One set of runes that could stack would make it much better.
5. Magic system
The magic system is ok. I liked making my own spells out of the runes I found. But again these damn runes don't stack in your bag and you also keep the magic you make in your bag. I didn't play a mage like character. I had one spell that could pretty much kill anything I came across. It cost all my mana so I could only use it when I was full of mana.
I like the way crafting is done. But the problem with it is..... I found a level 9 axe with crafted bonuses in a box when I was level 2. You can't craft a level 9 axe until you are atleast Level 9 and I imagine or hope that I will get another weapon before I am level 9. I like the idea of making some pants over and over to get a rare pants but with the really bad inventory problems crafting is a huge chore.
7. The fighting is not great but it is ok and if it weren't for the other problems I would have finished the game.
8. The quests are ok. It is possible some are bugged. Maybe I am not a great explorer but I can't find a shipwreck anywhere northwest of the village.
I like this type of game but I cannot recommend this to anybody. Legends of Dawn has some good ideas but ruined them with really bad inventory problems and a bunch of things that either do not work or just make no sense.
Posted: December 26th, 2013