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 (1,318 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 4, 2014

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Buy Agarest: Generations of War

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

Buy Agarest: Collector's Edition

Includes all of the free content from the standard edition, plus the Collector's Edition artbook, wallpapers, and soundtrack.

Packages that include this game

Buy Agarest: The Complete Saga

Includes 4 items: Agarest: Generations of War, Agarest:Generations of War Premium Edition Upgrade, Agarest: Generations of War 2, Agarest: Generations of War Zero

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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

http://store.steampowered.com/app/312790

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
200 of 209 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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53 of 75 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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 a 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 than 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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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
44.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Ambitious & boasting a wealth of features // Recommended for JRPG enthusiasts

+ Battle system at first appears rather narrow in scope, but in fact there is a lot under the hood; combat showcases many noteworthy features, such as overkill rewards, bonus points that scale depending on enemy levels, link attacks, etc.
+ Soundtrack is par for the course for a JRPG; nothing revolutionary, but it fits well with the game and the genrea
+ Japanese voiceovers are very well done; sounds like a big-budget anime
+ Cookie-cutter anime plot and characters; nothing spectacular, but this game was clearly intended for fans of anime, and the plot is as 'anime' as it gets (if that is your cup of tea, you will love both the plot and the characters)
+ There are areas that lend themselves to exploration, and employ additional challenges to make the rewards all the sweeter
+ Battle and skill effects look excellent and really add to the immersion of combat
+ Combat movement is done at the beginning of the turn, and the player cannot see enemy movement; directional mechanics work with movement to bring another layer of challenge to the strategy of in-game encounters
+ Places a large focus on the romance aspect of the story, in that there are a lot of potential romance partners, and the game gives free roam to the player in this respect; again, not my cut of tea, but avid fans of anime and dating sims will find this an endearing aspect of the adventure
+ In-game titles of achievement can be unlocked and claimed; this works to slightly increase replay value
+ Alchemy, crafting, and skills are all well-rounded in design and intuitive in practice
+ Includes a mini-focus on monster catching and breeding, the products of which can be further customized and employed in battle
+ Combat design successfully works to reward planning and forward thinking, particularly in relation to character placement and AP management
+ Included is a morality meter, which reflects your characters standard 'Dark/Light' alignment; this meter reflects the consequences of choices made throughout the campaign, and can have noticeable consequences on the story as it progresses
+ Offers a plethora of unlockables, such as art and character biographies
+ Applaudable length and quantity of well-employed content; I clocked in at ~44 hours for a single (very rushed) playthrough

- Gameplay is very grindy, and will become increasingly so as the story progresses and the difficulty sharply rises
- DLC items are automatically added at the start of a playthrough, and thoroughly break the early-game due to their incredible stat boosts
- Crippling lack of variety for combat environments

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10 of 13 people (77%) 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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