At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,263 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 4, 2014

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The base game includes the following bonus content, all for free!
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The first four Add-On Dungeons
The Recovery Skill Pack
The Flower Pack
The General-Purpose

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"One of the best JRPGs currently on the market. Strategic turn based fighting, puzzle solving, dating and you play over several generations - very good!"

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May 21

Laughing Jackal's next title Flame Over now on Steam

Flame Over, Laughing Jackal’s brilliant firefighting, action roguelike will be released on the 28th May. If you pre-purchase the game you’ll get a massive 40% discount off the usual price of $11.99. Flame Over looks stunning and is both rock hard and a hell of a lot of fun, so while I might be a bit biased on this one, I’d definitely recommend you check out the games Steam Store page here

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February 20

Agarest: Generations of War 2 is out now



I’m thrilled to say that Agarest: Generations of War 2 is out now on Steam! If you’ve pre-purchased the game then it should now be available to download from your Steam library.

If you’ve not already bought the game then never fear, the 20% discount (with an additional 13% reduction if you own either of the previous Agarest games) doesn’t expire until next Thursday. That means there’s still time to pick Agarest 2 up for just £11.99 (or even less!)

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Reviews

“Agarest Generations of War is the best JRPG on the market today! It offers a ton of adventure, intense story lines, and fighting that total up to be more than 100 hours of gameplay. And the best thing about it is that you control all parts of the characters development and even each generation of powers! What more can you ask for in a game? Nothing! Agarest has everything.”
9.5/10 – At7addak

“Strategy RPG fans will find themselves spoiled with Agarest.”
8/10 – zomgplay

“...A classic exponent of the SPRG genre”
7.5/10 – games969

About This Game

At the dawn of time, a terrible war raged between the forces of good and evil, ending in the destruction of the world of Agarest. After their victory, the Gods of Light unified the decaying bodies of the Gods of Darkness and created a new world.

Now, the forces of darkness are awakening once again…

• Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations
• Battle hundreds of different creatures using an array of character abilities, in a compelling and innovative turn-based combat system
• Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
• Unite with your chosen heroine and use the “Soul Breed” system to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes

Agarest: Generations of War - Exclusive game features!

Agarest: Generations of War includes many unique features that cannot be found in any other Strategy Role Playing Game. Here's a summary of some of the best:

Extended Area

Extended Area is the "Linked Area" set for both your party and your enemies. Each character in the game has a uniquely shaped extended area. When a character's turn comes around, all other characters in the Extended Area of the character in play (and characters in the extended areas of those characters!) can combine in an extended attack. This allows you to chain your party's attacks together, allowing access to more Arts and huge Combos!

Blacksmith's Guild
You can upgrade various Items and Equipment at the Blacksmith's Guild in two different ways:

By Enhancement: You can enhance equipment to a maximum of Level 5. Once an Item is enhanced to Level 5, you can convert the Item, changing it into something else. This process is irreversible and the original item is lost. Experimentation reveals some great new items!

Through Alchemy: Alchemy allows you to combine several items to create a single, more powerful piece of equipment. While you lose the items used in the alchemy, you gain a powerful new piece of equipment and permanent access to your new item in the Shop! Alchemy can create powerful new weapons and armour but occasionally a Smithing Accident will occur and the smith will create a different item than what you expected!

The "Soul Breed" system
Agarest takes place across 5 generations of heroes, starting with your first character, Leonhardt. During each generation you will build relationships with 3 different female party members, and at the end of each generation's story arc you must choose to marry one of the girls.

Your choice of marriage partner is restricted to girls who've grown fond of you over a particular generation. Your options are determined by your choices during conversations at certain points of the story.

The girl you choose as your wife - and the strength of their relationship with you - will determine the abilities of the main character in the next generation of the story. You'll have to experience multiple play throughs to see all of the character possibilities open to you! What heroes might you create?

Free DLC included

Basic Pack - A basic package. It contains 1 each of Resurrect, Capture, and Resist Direction, 2 each of Heal and Refresh, and 5 Vessels of Life.
Offense-Defense Pack- Contains 1 Adaka, 1 Shield Sword, 1 Bird Eye, 1 Magic Frame, 1 Critical Hit, and 2 Seeds of Happiness.
Additional-Points Pack 1 - Contains 10,000G, 100PP, 250TP, and 500EP.
Recovery-Skill Pack - Contains 2 Light Heals, 2 Harvest Heals, and 2 Cure Alls, as well as 1 Prayer, 1 Gospel, and 1 Counter.
Flower Pack - Contains 1 Lucky Charm, 1 HP Up, 1 Resist Ailments, 1 Restore HP 15%, and 1 Restore AP++, as well as 2 Moonlight Flowers, and 3 Tree Spirit Souls.
General-Purpose Pack - Contains 1 Magic Blade, 1 Partisan, 1 Battle Frame, 1 Bracelet of Feicui, and 1 Item Drop Rate Up, as well as 2 Shiny Fangs, and 2 Advanced Heals.
Add-on Dungeon 1 - An add-on dungeon for generation 1. An uncharted adventure awaits you on the Holy Island of Erin!
Add-on Dungeon 2 - An add-on dungeon for generation 2. A new frontier waits to be explored along the Trum Coast!
Add-on Dungeon 3 - An add-on dungeon for generation 3. It's time to reunite with old friends at Magna Val!
Add-on Dungeon 4 - An add-on dungeon for generation 4. Embark on an exciting journey to the mysterious Tresor Island!
Add-on Dungeon 5 - An add-on dungeon for generation 5. Embark on one last adventure into the Deep Forest Naruvia!
Amateur-Breeder Pack - Contains 2 Mithril Beast Claws, 2 Large Mithril Claws+, 2 Big Beast Fangs+, and 2 Stardust Fangs+. This is the week to adore your dog.
Top-Breeder Pack - Contains 2 Stardust Claws, 2 Mithril Beast Claws+, 2 Beast King Fangs+, and 2 Stardust Claws+. Your monster will look nice and pretty with this wonderful new items!
The Role-model Pack - Contains 1 Langguth Sword, 1 S.O.C., and 1 Extra Frame. "Langguth Sword. A holy sword that shines with the sacred light of god." Wow, it couldn't be more perfect!
Ceremony Pack - Contains 1 Alfa Beld Spear, 1 Gate of Hell, and 1 Chaos Frame. These seem like something you use to open a portal to the netherworld, don't they? Be careful...
Elegant-Holiday Pack - Contains 1 Washer, 1 Man's Fist, and 1 Halper Scythe. Wash your dog with the Washer, equip yourself with the Man's Fist, and throw the Halper Scythe. Go fetch! This will add a little spice to your weekend--uh, no. Scythes aren't meant for throwing. That would be really dangerous. Seriously.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.13GHz Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 64Mb RAM and support for v3 shaders
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 3GHz Intel i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 128Mb RAM and support for v3 shaders
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
186 of 191 people (97%) found this review helpful
457.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
Agarest is one of my all-time favorite strategy RPG, and favorite of those available on PC.

Gameplay is a lot of fun, especially if you enjoy having a lot of characters to choose from to form your party, each differing from others by the weapon they use, their skill slots and their unique passive abilities and special attacks. Character customization is fairy extensive, allowing you not just select characters’ weapons and armor and allocate their level-up points, but also select exact skills the characters will have available, and choosing skills that will allow your characters to form powerful combination attacks is important for winning.

There is also extensive item and skill-crafting system, and every next-tier item and skill you want to use has to be crafted rather than bought in the next town’s shop. Though once the initial crafting is performed, all skills and some items can be bought from the stores if you want more copies of them.

Story and character-wise, Agarest is definitely among the best games I’ve played. Each character in a very large cast has very distinct personality, and most of them defy standard RPG tropes. And with the story spanning multiple generations, it is interesting to see how long-living characters interact with the descendants of the person they once knew.

The story also leaves the player plenty of choice: there are multiple story branches in each generation, as well as more numerous event where your choice affect your relationship with three potential love interests, determining which of them you can marry in the end of generation (the story is about protagonist’s goals being carried on by his descendants, after all ~.^ ).

In short, I fully recommend Agarest to all RPG fans, particularly the fans of strategy RPGs!
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41 of 47 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
187.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Bought this game because I was really missing the Fire Emblem series/Final Fantasy Tactics and needed to play something similar.

Pros:
- Long with each generation having it's own story line.
- Very Replayable. Choice of mate influences future characters and different possible story outcomes with Dark/Light and turn meter. Can travel back to previous chapters once completed.
- Art is very nice.
- Crafting system allows for a lot of ways to change up gameplay.
- Combat system is and engaging/interesting. Being able to string moves together to make combos (including ultimate moves)

Cons:
- VERY VERY grindy. Party AI in auto-mode is very reckless and will not use skills/items in context (person with Rez skill would attack instead of ressurecting teammate). So you cannot trust automode.Some bossfights are just completely unfair at times due to what the game expects you to be for the boss fight vs what the monsters leading up the boss are actually at.
- Steep learning curve. There's a lot of game mechanics that don't have a lot of good explanation, and some things that look optional are essential for progression.
- DLC weapons are insanely overpowered at the start of the game.


Other:
- Fully voiced japanese audio (with english subtitles)
- DLC is very optional, but very OP when starting out.


I haven't beaten the game yet, but I'm well over 100 hours total. I'd like to get back into it, but I think next time I'll start out with the DLC items to speed the start of the game up. This game will definitely eat up time
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
141.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
I managed to get the true ending and honestly I’ll never try THAT again.

Pros:
+JRPG on PC,
+Decent art style,
+Interesting premise,
+Story and character are hit or miss; more towards hit,
+Battle system is entertaining,
+Music is actually very awesome,
+In-depth crafting system.

Cons:
--The true end; I’m sorry but those final bosses can go straight to hell,
--Battle system is very, very slow without configing the FPS to at least 45+,
--Dungeons have random battles and for an SRPG that is suffering,
--Getting the true end is pretty much imposable without a guide,
--Way to grindy for an SRPG,
--Battle system doesn’t have enough feedback in my opinion,
--Feels longer then necessary; five generations is a bit too long for me,
--Having several recourses like PP, TP and EP feels a bit redundant and it’s hard to farm for.

Conclusion:
Not the worst JRPG in the world but most currently not the best. It has its problems but it also has its moments, sadly I wouldn’t recommend it due to the fact that I feel I’ve played better JRPGs and now with Steam putting out more JRPGs you have more of a selection.

Disclaimer:
Now just because I don’t recommend it doesn’t mean the game is bad, it’s more like if you enjoy JRPGs you’ll feel what I felt; that is it gets tedious after the 30-40 hour mark.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
A tactics game without the tactics. Each battle takes place on the same landscape with no different tiers and peaks to battle for or take advantage of. Every battle lasts about 5 Minutes or more. Top it off with grindy leveling, you have a time sink for sure. But is it a time sink worth throwing in? I don't think so.

And that's just my major gripe.

The economy of the game is strange and unintuitive. Basically, all the shops in the game are the same from town to town and you have to amass materials from the battles and bring them to the blacksmith to craft new gear for your characters. But first you have to buy the recipes which cost an arm and a leg. You buy these (the game doesnt tell you any of this by the way) from the regular shop owner. Once you do that, you have to go to the Blacksmith and see what materials you need to make the item. Making the item also costs quite a bit, depending on what you need. So if you hit a wall because of gear (the reason I quit this game), you're gonna find yourself grinding for materials for your gear and then for money to buy the recipes for said gear.

It would also help if the game had an interesting story, but it's just your typical anime fantasy fare. Something that can be done right, but the characters are so stock and the story is so out of nowhere that it's not easy to invest in. I also didn't care for the Japanese voice cast and found myself muting the game due to a little elf girl early on in the game (she's the first character you meet...joy...). I'll give the game credit, the characters are designed farely well, but again, their looks don't make up for the fact that they are pretty boring all around. My favorite guy was the purple ogre dude, who also had the common courtesy to not speak very often.

I can't think of any games I've played on Steam that are like this off the top of my head, but if you want some good tactics games, look for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA) or any Fire Emblem game. Those games are awesome!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
203.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
A game that's more than the sum of its many flawed parts.

Story and Characters: Story is pretty good for a non-Bioware RPG, though still not terribly deep or original. There is some character development--perhaps akin to the older Final Fantasy games--but nothing like you'd find in many big-budget RPGs and certainly not what you'd expect in a Visual Novel (which this game sometimes gets tagged as). The inter-generational idea is clever, but isn't pursued as fully as it ought to be. I like the romantic choice aspects of the game, but wished that there were more references to choices made in previous generations (even if they were just throw-away lines), and the relationships felt a bit rushed.

Combat: A lot of clever ideas. Nothing you haven't seen before, but an interesting balance of in-fight positioning, party compsition and weapon choices, and pre-combat preparation, make for a reasonably deep combat system. The biggest problem is fight length: interesting fights take a LONG time.

Crafting system: Once again, lots of good ideas, not always great execution. Crafting isn't overly tedious, but there are too many virtually identical items that only serve to take up menu space, and drop rates on certain crafting materials is much too low.

True End: To achieve the best ending, and unlock a series of end-game dungeons, requires a very particular path through the game; something more akin to a Visual Novel than a RPG. Be warned. Furthermore, completion of the True End unlocks a series of end-game dungeons (and a small story continuation) that requires a TON of farming to complete--easily more so than the rest of the game combined.

Worth Playing?
If you like RPGs with highly tactical turn-based combat mechanics, then yes.
If you like story-driven RPGs, then yes, with some reservations.
If you like RPGs with fast-paced combat--go elsewhere.
If you like VNs with deep stories and meaningful choices--go elsewhere.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
I can't say I feel good about saying "I DO NOT RECOMEND THIS GAME," because I do find myself very interested in the characters and the story. I think one of the main flaws of the Steam version is that you get a lot of really cool items to start out with that a lot of the characters can use. HOWEVER, if you are anything like myself you take these items for granted and only start to look at crafting new items at the point of the game where you realized you had to have been starting the grind from hour 1. The battles are spaced out with more battles and it seems like only a few characters are actually usable (however there are probably many that disagree with me). I found myself putting the game on auto mode and sitting down on my bed waiting for it to finish. Three generations in, Im having a hard time finding reason to continue. I want to continue with the story, I just have an insurmountable amount of tedious fights ahead of me. Its not that I dont like this game, its that I would caution against playing this game. If you love the grind and you have a guide open in a tab on your computer and enjoy JRPG's, then play this game and I do sincerely hope you like it.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
67.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Pro
- Good storyline
- Variety of character personality
- Nice Japanese characters voice
- Tons of Weapon and in battle weapon appearance also change depend on equiped weapon
- Beautiful Artwork
- Great number of skills and combination attacks.
- Skill animation also nice
- Secret Achievements
- Maybe more later

Con
- Hard to control (Update. Need Cursor offset like Agarest Zero) (-.5)
- A little bit low FPS (Fixed by editing .ini file) (- 0)
- If you turn off effects, you may have problem with unlocking "The More the Merrier" (-.5)
- Maybe more later

9/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
The one decent aspect of this game is the battle system. It's relatively unique and revolves around setting up and moving your characters on the board in order to set up "links" between them. These links allow you to chain attacks, trigger special attacks, and provide0other bonuses to your characters. It's a fun system that you can play around with for a little while. However, every single map is exactly the same, so prepare for boredom to set in pretty quickly.

The real problem is that this game has some of the laziest writing I've ever encountered. There are so many characters in the game and yet not a single one really stands out in any fashion. Each can be boiled down to a basic stereotype ("silent, brooding guy" "ladies man" etc) and are forgotten as soon as they leave your party. Most of the interactions feel completely contrived and feel like they were written by someone who has never actually interacted with a human being before. What little story there is mostly uniteresting and bland. The plot spans five total generations, which is an interesting concept that makes me wish the execution had been better.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
I enjoy this game's storyline. The battles are fun and I like how it has you think about where to put your character's and how to use them. This game is perfect for peoples who are in it for the story and want to continue the story further out of curiousity and determination. I definitely recommend this game to those who havn't played it before.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
84.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Agarest Generations of War is a game that not many would find enjoyable at first. It's a fun but repetitive Strategy RPG that requires grinding depending on your choice of diffiiculty. It's extremely long and is divided up into 5 generations. Each generation focuses on a new protagonist and ends with you choosing a heroine to mate with, which influences your next character's stats. There are a lot of optional events with some amounts of ecchi. Overall, if you want a game to spend a lot of time in then this is it. But if you think you'll find yourself tired of repetitive gameplay quickly then find an RPG that doesn't require that much grinding like Legend of Heroes:Trails in the Sky.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
In depth strategy, and an anime storyline are used in an original way in this game.. I am not a big fan of anime, but the game makes up for it in strategy combat, and the length of the game is really massive. Tons of hours of gameplay. I think this is a great game for all of those that are fans of the Chessboard/turnbased type games.
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16 of 30 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Watching the previews for this game, I decided to purchase it looking for a good JRPG time, but it seems I've misjudged this game as there is lots of reading and battling and I often found myself taking lots of breaks and then resuming the game. I'm still playing the game but it seems rather slow. Not like Trails in the Sky or Ys, or other JRPG games I've played. I'd say this game is reserved for weekends where there is absolutely nothing to do as opposed to a weekday game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
pretty good game enjoying the story line of it. Tho it has taken to the echhi side of thing not a bad thing but still would have liked it to be less that way.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
awesome game its quite like final fantasy tactic but alot better and the story his awesome..its a must buy its worth 17$
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Great game at first, then gets repetitive, then you'll lose interest.. probably. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
My only problem with this game is the base games bonus items, you get them the moment you start a new game, and they make you incredibly overpowered right off the bat, but apart from that this game is magnificent, the art is like classic strategy games, with the overhead view in combat, while the cutscenes are anime style images of your characters, the voice acting is magnificent, though if you don't like reading you will have a problem, as the voices are in Japanese, and the story is great, even in the 1st Generation you get glimpses of the plot for the entire game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
172.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Summary

-Not the best starting game for JRPG newbies
-Experienced JRPG should enjoy this game
-Hard to get into at first but you will love the story once you get it
-Be prepared to spend a long time completing the game (at least 100+ hours)
-Already worth the money just from the game length

Notes
I am writing as a person who had never played any form of RPG games before. I have also only completed the second generation as of the time of review, I usually write reviews after i'm done with the game but I felt like I had to get this off my chest.

Storyline
The main storyline for this game isn't the most interesting one. Its about a person and his decendants becoming a medium to seal off the forces of darkness. The more interesting bit of the story comes from the individual stories told by the heroes in every generation, in another words there should be 5 stories to play through since i believe there are 5 generations of heroes to play. So far in the first and second generation, the beginning wasn't very interesting since nothing much happens, but when complications in the story arises, it becomes more enjoyable to read and play. My biggest complaint about the story is that it seems certain 'events' can only be triggered when you follow the 'true ending', which is difficult to achieve without a walkthrough. I hope that in Agarest: Generations of War 2, all of the 'events' will be readily available as the story progresses.

Gameplay
As a complete newbie in JRPGs, Agarest lacks of help features that can really make a person quit after an hour. The mechanics of the game is more complicated than MMOs whereby setting up combos is required to win the game. While the tutorial is helpful in explaining the mechanics and only teaches you what you need to know at that time, there is a lack of help or FAQ to refer to anytime in game in case of any doubts. Due to that, after taking a long break from the game, I struggled on the mechanics of the game for awhile before getting the hang of it.

Another personal issue that I had with this game is the fact that it is too long, there are cases where I had to fight through up to 4-5 stages of monsters before i can trigger another 'event'. This makes the game feel very tiring because alot of time needs to be spent before the story can progress. I really hope that future generations and Agarest: Generations of war 2 will have shorter stages in between 'events' to make the game less tiring to play.

On the plus side, because the game is abit hard, it really calls for proper strategic plays to win and minimise losses and that is something I enjoy. The skills in the game is also very flashy which I like as well although it would be nice to have a 'normal' attack so that I could save ap for future use and not waste it on a 50hp enemy.

Conclusion

People who are new to this genre might want to stay away from this game and try something else first to get a good gist on how a JRPG feels like. Those who already played JRPGs before should definitely try this game out. In my opinion the price tag of $15 is already enough to keep you playing for at least a month or so.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
105.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Idea Factory are making some VERY impressive JRPG games, and the first Record of Agarest is one amazing game. I finished the 2nd one, and about half done with this one, and after on to Agarest Zero. I really love the Tactic Turn Based in the first one, the sound track is good for the most part, the sort of techno song is strange and not as good as the Agarest 2, but overall the game is awesome, the battle system is amazing once again, and the storyline is super good and by judging the total gameplay this is over 100+ hours :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I bought this game because I'm a big fan of turn based strategy and JRPGs. While I was expecting an experience similar to Vandal Hearts, the battle system in this is actually quite different due to combos and lack of counter attacks. While I'm starting to catch on to the combo system, I've discovered you don't necessarily want to move your characters in direct confrontation with the enemies. Instead, you should link them (look for a glowing arc between their heads), overkill the first enemy, and all of your players will all move during this combo to a formation that better favors a follow up attack on subsequent enemies. Although the special effects are awesome, the battles get repetative and even in the premium edition, the battle field is the same grid with few variations in background (usually just the same forest). Also, the equipment included in the additional packs included with the base game make every battle (at least in the beginning of the game) pointlessly easy and unchalleging. The plot isn't entirely original but is well thought out enough to keep the game interesting. There's no actual animation of the characters, just a few different still stances with interchangable facial expressions similar to the animation style in Sakura Spirit. At least the images are crisp, well drawn, and hi-res. The sound fits well with the game. Overall, I would give it an 7.5/10 and only recommend it if you're a die-hard fan of these types of games and it's on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
333.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
first, you will need to put MANY hours into this game to get full enjoyment.

pros:
1. multiple hours of gameplay
2. replay value is high for ppl interested in it
3. a long story.........a REALLY long story
4. a fair amount of customization

cons:
1. can be considered too long (not many games get this)
2. can get repetitive fairly early
3. DLC breaks the game
4. you'll need a guide to get the true end ._.

overall, to get full enjoyment, you need to be dedicated till the end and more. multiple playthroughs may be needed to 100% the game. But if you enjoy the story in the first generation, you will most likely enjoy the rest.
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