Every dedicated gamer will understand this feeling- Your getting bored, you've played too many games recently and none of them seem to provide that deep gaming feeling of excitement, achievement and cheerful contentment and satisfaction that games provided you with in the past. Then along comes a game that reinvigorates you all over again, makes you sit up excitedly, totaly engages you in it's world , story and characters, and fully restores your faith in gaming as the ultimate escapism.
Legends of Eisenwald is that game.
After many hours of play the one thing that stood out for me was the writing, it's excellent. The low fantasy type story reeled me in and held me in it's grasp right from the beggining. Many games stories are judged in the first few hours of play so it's critical the player is kept interested. How many games have tried and failed at this test in the past ?, hundreds?. LoE, however, has no such worries. Without revealing too much on the story, as others have done in previous reviews below, it's safe to say that LoE is an excellent and believable knight errant type story set in medieval Germany. No voice acting opens the players imagination more and i honestly feel it's the best writing in a game i've had the pleasure to read for a long long time, it's the games crowning achievement .
The turn based combat , character leveling up, game economy, items etc is deep and addictive. You can spend a long time purchasing the right armour, weapons, medallions, rings and potions etc and just as much time balancing it all between your team of soldiers, archers, monks and healers to ensure success in battle.
I cannot add more than others have already said about this game other than it's one of the best RPG's i've played in a while. It's totally engrossing, a diamond in the rough, a gem of a game i sincerely recommend to the discerning gamer.
Another positive is the effort made by the developer to engage the players to guarantee an enjoyable experience. I don't remember seeing a problem that wasn't fixed speedily or a forum post or comment that wasn't replied to by the developer. The input from Aterdux from day one of development right up to now has been nothing short of tremendous.