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The planet of Aethereus is an ancient and mysterious world filled with majestic forests, misty swamps, deep caves and ancient ruins. Devastated by three large astronomical events, the Three Great Skyfalls, it is a world just coming out of chaos and ruin.
Release Date: Sep 27, 2013
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Legends of Aethereus Needs You! - Testers Look within!

February 12th, 2014

Hello LoA Fans!

We're still looking for Volunteer testers to help test out the new features and fixes we're hard at work on. If you would like to be a tester please send the following information to anthony@threegates.se

Age: (Only 18 and up)
Previous Testing Experience:
Why you're interested in becoming a tester:
How much time you can devote each week to testing:
Operating System: (Note: We'd very much like Linux and Mac Testers, those with multiple Operating systems to test on will have a higher chance of getting on the team.)

Curious what you get out of being a tester?

1. One free Full Retail version key of Legends of Aethereus to give to a friend. (Note: The key is only awarded to you after 4 weeks of active testing. Active testing is defined by logging hours on steam in active LoA game-play and testing sessions, submitting bug reports to the forums, and attending meetings with the Community Manager Weekly)

2. Direct access to the community manager, that's me.

3. Access to a new forums subsection, with direct access to the dev team for suggestions, questions, feedback and more.

4. A chance to have a direct and positive impact on the future development of LoA.
-Anthony LOA CM

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Reviews

“Legends of Aethereus looks promising, all told, and I’m glad to see that Three Gates didn’t jump headfirst onto the MMORPG bandwagon”
Forbes

“Legends of Aethereus’ Combat Looks MEATY”
Rock, Paper Shotgun

About the Game

The planet of Aethereus is an ancient and mysterious world filled with majestic forests, misty swamps, deep caves and ancient ruins. Devastated by three large astronomical events, the Three Great Skyfalls, it is a world just coming out of chaos and ruin. The recent unearthing of The Gauldron Tablets has revealed the existence of The Seven Ancient Skyfall Relics. The promise of unlimited power for those who possess the objects has led to a frenzied search across all of Aethereus.

As a member of the Nexus City-State, one of the last bastions of freedom and hope on Aethereus, you will be entrusted with the critical undertaking of procuring the The Ancient Skyfall Relics. Standing in your way are the Serpentica Shamans of Ghalia and the hordes of Khagal Tribes they control as well as the oppressive Venatan Empire forces lead by the notorious General Zhorgal.

Your epic journey of adventure and discovery begins now.

Join forces in online multiplayer cooperative expeditions as the Inventor or Officer while you embark on a variety of story driven hand-crafted expedition levels or explore the wilderness through a variety of procedurally generated exploration quests. Design and build new gear and weapons while you develop your character across a diverse and expansive skill tree allowing for a multitude of character strategies.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core®2 Duo E6700 @ 2.6GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ @ 3.0Ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video RAM(1GB Video RAM), DirectX9c Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible(Recommended Surround Sound 5.1 capable)
    • Additional Notes: Supported Video Cards: AMD Radeon™ HD 2900/3000/4000/5000/6000/7000 series, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTX/9/200/400/500/600 series, INTEL HD 3000/4000. Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64 bits)
    • Processor: Intel I5 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible with 768MB video RAM or better(NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATIRadeon HD 5850)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible (Recommended Surround Sound 5.1 capable)
    • Additional Notes: *Supported Video Cards at Time: AMD Radeon™ HD 2900/3000/4000/5000/6000/7000 series, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX/9/200/400/500/600 series, INTEL HD 3000/4000. Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.X)
    • Processor: 2.3Ghz Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not recommended for Intel integrated graphics or Mac Minis or early-generation Mac Books (Intel HD 4000 will work)

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel Core®2 Duo E6700 @ 2.6GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 6000+ @ 3.0Ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video RAM(1GB Video RAM)
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supported Video Cards: AMD Radeon™ HD 2900/3000/4000/5000/6000/7000 series, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTX/9/200/400/500/600 series, INTEL HD 3000/4000. Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Intel I5 or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphicscard with 768MB video RAM or better(NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATIRadeon HD 5850)
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: *Supported Video Cards at Time: AMD Radeon™ HD 2900/3000/4000/5000/6000/7000 series, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX/9/200/400/500/600 series, INTEL HD 3000/4000. Laptop versions of these cards may work, but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
586 products in account
21 reviews
22.9 hrs on record
All things considered, it's quite fun. The graphics are nice. The combat is complex and creative. There's lots of skills and abilities to choose from when leveling up. Customization is all over the place, from your character to your your gear to your city. And I think the setting is a nice deviation from the standard "everything is magic" fantasy genre fare. And most importantly, there's loot everywhere, especially with the newest Arena update.

The AI needs work. I can plant turrets with my inventor and watch enemies stand frozen, apparently unsure of what to do, or watch them climb on top of my turrets and sit there like vegetables. On that note, the turret AI needs work, too. Most games have turrets that aim in such a way as to HIT enemies.

The biggest problem, though, is that it's VERY poorly optimized. I have a very high spec computer, and even at the lowest graphical settings with nothing running in the background the game lagged like crazy whenever 5 or more enemies were nearby. Furthermore, the loading times are absurd, and even after the absurd loading times, the levels stutter as you move through them.

I picked it up on sale in a bundle, and I suppose if you had to play it, I'd recommend doing that. And be careful not to get too close to a crowd of enmies when playing hardcore, or you'll be forced to watch a slideshow of your character dying horribly and losing all your progress.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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16 of 22 people (73%) found this review helpful
822 products in account
18 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
This game is much, much better than the rating it has, don't let metacritic push you away. The combat in this game is skill based, you need to aim everything, dodge or block everything, no auto-targeting. The graphics are more than good enough, the combat is very fun. You get to choose what kind of warrior you will be, melee or ranged, use guns or swords, etc. Also you have a skill tree where you lay out the skills you want to learn and on top of that you distribute your skill points into things like strength, agility, constitution and so on freely however you choose to. The game has quests, arena battles, a very detailed crafting system, so you can look however you want combining the nice player creation tool with crafting tools. Give this game a go if you enjoy RPGs and action combat!
Posted: January 19th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
48 products in account
6 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
Probably one of the worst game I have ever played.
High retail price of 30$ (the real price should be 5-8$) and buggy, it looks like an uncompleted work.

It is clear that devs went far over their possibilities with kickstarter, trying to do too much. The result is a game which potentially could be a good rpg but in reality is a fiasco. The skill system is totally useless and repetitive, graphics is old and ugly and the crafting system (which could be pretty interesting) is unbalanced and poorly refined. Moreover quests are boring and repetitive, mobs looks all the same, etc etc. It is probably the first time ever I have nothing good to say about a game.

What I hate most about this game is that devs lied upon release promizing features which were never there. This is false advertizing, I hope this things will be punishable one day.

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!
Posted: January 13th, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
372 products in account
3 reviews
7.8 hrs on record
So the reason I bought this (for $1 at groupees.com/bab8) was so me and an equally bored friend could play something co-operatively. My thoughts are with a friend, this game is great fun. While I imagine solo would get boring fast for most people, having a friend to kick around like a football, fight a bunch of christmas elves, mock the aethetics (nobody is wearing pants), and enjoy the games many glitches with, this game is brilliant.

It seems to be a poorly made game but not so poorly made that it can't be played. The games design seems to be ambitious, and co-op play was very quick and painless to set up and enjoy. The thing I really like about this game is it feels like the old school RPG's that just don't seem to be coming out all that much. You do quests for part of some generic story in order to earn loot, its good and simple fun with a friend and if you have one friend or a group to play with, i'd highly recommend it for $1. In fact I may buy a few more copies for friends later.
Posted: March 18th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
616 products in account
51 reviews
11.7 hrs on record
Hidden gem. The arena is a nice way of feeding the crafter players.

The tutorial and guide videos in game are a nice touch. That is, you are told what to do via voice over and often watch a video for anything remotely complicated.

The quest loading didnt bother me, actually a nice change. Reminds me a bit of Dynasty Warriors minus the epic battles.

The quests have all been boring so far. Voice overs sound like a porn star being told to read a book aloud.

Crafting is interesting but shallow. Easy to make the best item in game and then start grinding mats for "Chance to fail upgrades" after that. There is very little loot that isn't crafting mats. A tier 3 - level 5 item would take awhile, but not in a fun way. I will prolly do it, but its all RND - 50% chance to upgrade or break.

Easy achievement game. Had 1 crash, runs laggy. Combat gets bad often. I enjoyed pistols the most. Sometimes they refuse to shoot - more so when the game is under load. Deploying 20 turrets in the arena for example.

Graphics are not terrible, somewhere between oblivion and skyrim. Enough plants to loot to give you a skyrim feel.

For the bundle price I dont even remember paying - Totally worth it.

For 29.99, lol no.
Posted: April 15th, 2014
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