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 (1,016 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 4, 2014

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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

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

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"Not really recommended, as the VN-parts/Story parts of the game are okay, but the battle-parts are really boring and tend to drag on."

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May 21

Important Agarest news - An announcement & Sale

Taken from the latest Ghostlight blog http://blog.ghostlight.uk.com/post/important-agarest-news-an-announcement-sale

Hi everyone. We’ve got lots of Agarest news for you all today. First of all I’m pleased to inform you that both Agarest: Generations of War and Agarest: Generations of War Zero are now on sale on Steam. Agarest Zero is receiving a mighty 33% discount ($13.99 / £10.04 / 13,39€) and can be picked up from here while Agarest: Generations of War is receiving an incredible 66% discount ($5.09 / £3.73 / 5,09€) and is available from here.

It might come as little surprise to you , but while I’m on the subject of Agarest I’m very pleased to confirm that we will be releasing Agarest: Generations of War 2 on Steam later this year. This sequel to the bestselling original game introduces a whole new battle system as well as a raft of other features.

Once again we will be using the team over at Laughing Jackal to port this popular console JRPG to PC.

Now, as some of you may have noticed, Agarest 2 is not a dungeon crawler and has been released in the West :). So, those of you looking forward to finding out which dungeon crawler we’re bringing to Steam (as discussed in my previous blog) will be pleased to know that this announcement is still due to come on Thursday. So do keep your eye on the blog.

More on Agarest: Generations of War 2

THE THIRD INSTALMENT IN THE THRILLING AGAREST SERIES!

One day, the world was enveloped by a mysterious blinding light causing terrible destruction. The central continent, from where the light is believed to have originated, fell silent whilst demons began to spread throughout the world like a plague.

Sometime afterwards, a young man by the name of Weiss, suffering from amnesia, encounters the enigmatic Eva, from whom Weiss learns that he has committed the grievous sin of deicide. In order to atone for his crime, he must become the "Vessel" in which the power of the divinity he slaughtered will be stored. For it will be that power which will be used to resurrect the one whose life he stole.

For those who betray the divine will pay for their sins in the space which separates salvation and damnation, as will their progeny...

Revamped Battle System: Unlike the first two games of the series, Agarest 2 battles are fought with an engaging active grid-based battle system.

HD graphics: Enjoy your favourite characters, environments and CGs in high-definition!

Mini-games: Engage in Bathtub, Shiatsu and Massage mini-games.

New Agarest Universe: Roam freely in the newly designed Agarest Universe

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April 22

Agarest: Generations of War Zero is out now

I'm pleased to let you all know that Agarest: Generations of War Zero is out now on steam http://store.steampowered.com/app/260130

Agarest: Generations of War Zero is the prequel to the number 1 best selling Agarest: Generations of War and features the following improvements:

•Numerous graphical improvements - including the addition of stunningly animated character portraits
•Vacation Days - improve the bonds with your party and unlock bonus items, costumes and locations
•New Races – a variety of new races are now available for your party
•Enhanced Towns – with more interactivity and additional areas to explore
•Card Skill System - customise the main character’s battle style and skills
•Extra Mode – a new hard difficulty unlocked by players who have cleared the first game, also allowing access to the world map, items and all characters from the original game.

And, of course, that doesn’t mention the new story set many years before the first Agarest game.

Agarest Zero also features new PC-exclusive features such as cloud saving, a full revamp of how DLC is managed within existing saves, plus the ability to decide which direction the controls are to be offset.

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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
78 of 119 people (66%) found this review helpful
158.5 hrs on record
Agarest is a shining example of JTRPG - Japanese Torture RPG

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(TL;DR? Now that I have done my playthrough, you can skip to the end of this review and find my summary, updates are left here to show how I got to those bullet points)

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Total playtime (so far): 50 hours.

- Time spent researching how to craft a skill/weapon on wikia: 15 hours.

- Time spent dealing with endless and often pointless battles: 15 hours.

- Time spent trying to keep characters on roughly the same level: 5 hours.

- Time spent navigating between shop/blacksmith/adventurer guild just to build an item: 5 hours.

- Time spent loading old save because blacksmith can randomly fail alchemy (this is a feature): 2 hours.

This left me with less than 10 hours of actual enjoyable gameplay, even less was spent on character development and plotline. Given the complexity of Agarest's various gameplay system, it's a real shame to find none of them produce the joy they intended.

So in the end, this is more like a piece of torture porn than anything else: Do it only if you are into this kind of stuff.

(unfortunately for me, 10+ years of JRPG experience has taught me the patience required to enjoy such sadistic gameplay, so expect update when I actually finish this damn game...)

Update on 75 hours mark.

Finally done with 2nd generation (3 more to go), let me add some more comments:

1. Auto-battle is crucial yet miserable: there are many instances where you wish AI can take over the manual labor. But leaving it to its own devices, will consistently turn cakewalk battles into deadly struggles (no XP rewards for casualties).

2. Seriously, you need a true end guide: as with most role-playing, it might be tempting to play this game "your way". But Agarest couldn't care less about your preference, you will, because of the tight requirement for CG/event trigger, miss out on 50~80% of actual content.

3. Less than 10% players ever manage to get the achievement for completing 2nd generation (just completing it will grant you that achievement). I think this goes to show many reviewers have not given this game a long hard look before recommending...

4. Story-wise, Agarest is an ok game, there are moments that will redeem your manual labor (once again, use guide, or it may just be manual labor). Though I personally prefer more character development instead of "more new characters"...

My verdict still holds though: this is a game for the persistent fools, such as myself.

Update on 110 hours mark.

With Gen 3 over, time for some personal thought:

1. Auto-battle is useless at this point. AI controlled team will pile on the same monster, over-overkilling it for no good reason, leaving the rest of enemies free to attack.

2. Avoid battles as much as possible, there is no fun in setting up the same combo routine every time.

3. Stop grinding for levels, under normal difficulty just a minimal walkthrough will give you enough experience, given you stick with the same 4/5 non-heroine members.

4. On the other hand, spend some quality time on crafting and researching, they bring in far more stats than leveling up. And save before handing your hard-earned materials to blacksmith's random algorithm.

5. Number of players managed to finish Gen 3? 3.5% of total players.

6. Oh yes, there are unlockable CGs to fill my sored & empty heart, but the requirements are often strict and weird: this heroine has too high an affection for you, so you DON'T get to see her CG, what?

Unless you have 1000+ free hours at hand to experiment with its magical dialog tree and light/dark meter, your best bet is the True end guide: even though the guide will force you into picking choices you don't like (so that True end and CGs are unlockable...)

Alright, onwards to Gen 4.

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Review summary (on 158 hours mark).

I have finally got to the true ending (on normal mode), it's time to reflect on my journey with Agarest.

What I Like:

- The subtitle "Generations of War" is aptly named, this game does deliver a sense of longevity as player battles through continents.

- Vast number of well-designed characters.

Unfortunately, these seemingly strong points result in larger flaws, both in terms of core mechanics and plot narrative:

- It should have been 30 hours, by spanning battles throughout 5 generations, only 1.7% of all players manage to got to an ending, less than half of them got to the true ending.

- Battles quickly became the main source of frustration, and in my opinion, not the good sort. Agarest follows the transitional "just one more boss" JPRG motto and by end of it, I was completely burnt out from grinding.

- When you have 5 Lead Actors and 15 Lead Actresses, lost of focus is unavoidable. Just as I got attached to a hero, another came along to replace him, in the end none of them really sticked with me.

- Agarest doesn't like players finding out their totally-awesome super-secret heroine events, unless you follow the perfect path to true ending, be prepared to miss out on a lot of them (I got only 49% after true end). Sadly number of unlockables != replay value.

- There are also minor issues preventing me from enjoying this game, such as combo system dependency on team formation, deep hierarchies on crafting system, subpar translation and that damn Blacksmith.

In the end, these drawbacks are bad enough to stop me from playing the next game in Agarest series (even though I have already bought it), at least not for now...

It's sad to see Agarest failed to deliver what it aimed to, and sadder for me still, to admit that metacritic scores (45/100) are probably well-deserved.

All I can say at this point is: there are many games you can play for 150 hours instead of Agarest: Generations of War, and in hindsight, many of them might have been a better choice.
Posted: July 10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
(I have beaten the 360 version but not this version)
If you're looking to kill about 100 hours on a solid strategy game with a challenging battle system, item upgrades, blacksmithing, fanservice, dialog choices, and character stat distribution, this is your game. Keep in mind the free DLC will break the difficulty of the game, so disable it on your first playthrough if you want to experience the difficulty the game offers. If you just want to experience the story, then equip the DLC weapons/armor and auto battle everything.

10/10 if you enjoy getting to know 2D characters and you like long JRPGs.
Posted: June 22
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
If you came here expecting some game like final fantasy tactic,you came to the wrong place

but if you expecting something like utawarerumono or tears to tiara,this is the one for you

a VN,strategy turn based game,you can choose your side,be it in the darkness,or light,have fun repeating this game to see each kind of story
Posted: July 6
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Only for those that are fitting for the extremely long, JRPG feel, this game is for you! Multiple generations and character choices that affect your story throughout. If you want this, I hope you have time, patience, and a desire for games with that old "Tales of Phantasia" Or "Final Fantasy Tactics Advance" feel.
Posted: July 7
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
SO i have played agarest generations of war and i thought that it was a very well developed game. And yes the game was a little bit repetitive after the during the third generation. But however i enjoyed this game nevertheless! this is honestly my first review ive written on steam and its for this game. Both of this game has a very nice soundtrack to it, and some very smooth gameplay. If you are into kawaii anime characters that you can marry and turn based fighting styles then this is your game! i am a big fan of Compile heart and ghostlight. So have fun with this game guys and happy gaming!
Posted: June 29
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410 of 477 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
JRPG's are not for everyone, and unlike Final Fantasy or Tales, Agarest: Generations of War is not something I would expect a non-JRPG fan to enjoy. Luckily, I am one.

Generations of War, even though the concept of dating sim/turn based RPG sounds horrible, it is actually pretty good. The game offers so much choice to the player. Who you can marry, how you want a particular battle to go, and which lovely lady you can choose to woo over. You can easily get well over 100 hours in this game, and barely scratch the surfce.

However, this game has it's drawbacks. Most of the time, events and "quests" are spilt up by numerous and tedious battle stages, that work out like a board game. There are far to many of these, even just in the short part of the first generation. However, this is good for leveling up your characters, and if you complete these battles quick enough, you get a nice little bonus at the end. Sadly, for me this just makes it an experience I force myself to enjoy.

All in all, Generations of War tries to be different from all the other JRPG's on the market, and it is. It just tries to make it's self too different, when all it needed was some generic JRPG nonsense.

+ Interesting combination of dating sim/RPG. It's not horrible, honest.
+ You get your money's worth. Hunderds of hours of content.
+ Awesome anime gallery.

- Story is very generic
- Alot of repetiton
- Player interation is very linear. We can mould the story, not the world.


7/10
Posted: November 25, 2013
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