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.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (159 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 27, 2013
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“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 This 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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.
    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)
    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
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Don't bother with this!
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Horrible stay away
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I have been robbed.
Stay away from this game.
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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
To sum it up: the devs bit more than they could chew...they ended up releasing a repetitive single player game, with no rewards to the exploration of their lifeless gaming world. Thumbs way down.
Was just looking up their kickstarter campaign...deluxe boxed edition of the game never happended!! People paid for it!!! One poor misleaded soul even backed them for 1,500$...
I bought the game at a discount, but ended up on the short end of the straw. VERY poor customer service altogether. (Sent them an email from their website. Never got an answer, not even from their forum.)
Abandonware I guess...
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This game is Abandonware. Do yourself a favor and stay away and save your money. Game hasn't been updated since Dec 2013. Talks of beta testers wanted for future patches back in Feb 2014. Never got any new patches. Then no word from the Devs since. STAY AWAY!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Can't recommend this game. ThreeGates(the Devs) seemed very ambitious and enthusiastic about creating this game and making it great. I got the steam version of this game free from their Kickstarter Fundraiser, because they missed their deadline by like a year. They seemed to get the game stable and then they dropped it. Im not 100% sure but I dont beleive they are even deving for this game anymore, their website seems to say they have moved into quick mobile game. If you get this game onsale for under $5 maybe not a bad buy but save your $30.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
excellent! has a wow kind of play feel
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
its not a bad game, its just different. its not that polished but has a good amount of content. it does feel like im playing some cash grab browser game on facebook but it has its charm. what i do love about the game is the customization and loot.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
its like a really ♥♥♥♥ty vindicus clone with EVEN MORE grinding
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This is not a playable game. At best, it's a buggy beta version. You will spend the majority of your time waiting, restarting, and tweaking your video settings. It's extremely frustrating.

I play games in order to relax and have fun. This developer, however, wants to use me as an investor and a free beta tester on their broken, half-finished demo game. DO NOT SUPPORT THEIR LAZINESS.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
The game its good. Still, there is a small problem. From time to time, game crashes when you build a statue, or when return to the city from a mission. The issue identified goes to a folder named 2007. Folder is empty. The rest? Its a good game.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
UGH
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Quest progress reset when returned to the hub city

0.5/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Runs poorly with too many graphical artifacts on my Linux system with an AMD 6870.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Very repetative. I bought the game in alpha and it seemed like it would go somewhere great fast, but then it went nowhere.
Little has changed since alpha at all, originally they promised and drop in and out mmo which never happened, promised open world which nope. combat is bulkier than real life, I tend to die alot from enemies glitching out of nowhere plus the story is heavily lacking.

All in all if you can get it super cheap it might be worth kicking around, otherwise avoid.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Heyyo, this rpg is a decent one for an indie game... but the combat animations are annoying since your character always steps forward... making combat rather furstrating at times... needs patching to fix that... made me frustrated enough to stop playing the game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Nope nope nope. Ever played Two Worlds? You know, the loose bones of a fairly cool idea structured into a steaming pile of turd? Yeah, this is its brother.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
I purchased this because I enjoy RPGs and adventure games in general, and this seemed to have both of those elements. Unfortunately, the final impression was pretty underwhelming. Legends of Aethereus isn't a bad game, but it's not that good either. For me, this title fell into the mediocre category pretty quickly.

Pros:

I loved the environments. While not too highly detailed, they were well fleshed out and large. I especially enjoyed the forest areas with all of the greenery and lush vegetation.

The character growth features a nice system where there are six main attributes sectioned into three pairs and displayed on progression bars. Each attribute has a complementary one on the bar that prevents you from maxing out every stat. For example: filling up the strength/agility bar with points in strength prevents your character from being agile. It's a nice system that allows for specialization instead of overpowered characters.

The skill trees are also quite large and feature a lot of skills to obtain and expand upon.

Cons:

While the environments were well-made, the character and costume models, unfortunately, were not. Character textures are flat and dull with the characters themselves not being pretty lifeless. I suppose it's just a gripe of mine, but I would've expected a bit more detail on the character models considering how much better the environments look.

The fighting engine is quite simple. The game's website boasts of a physics-based fighting system, but so far in my playthrough, combat just boiled down to dodging to the side and swinging your weapon (I've only played a melee character, so ranged attacks might be different). Enemies aren't that bright, either. They'll detect you and then just perform one attack the majority of the time.

Regarding enemies, there are some areas where they spawn indefinitely. It can get pretty frustrating when attempting to pick up a quest item or some loot and enemies keep on coming. Most of the time, there isn't a musical change that signals an attack, so you can get surprised from time to time. It's not that big of an issue, but I get the impression that unlimited waves of enemies were used to create tension, but they instead end up being a point of frustration.

Quests are extremely simple. So far, everything I've experienced has basically been: go to a certain place, fight some enemies, get an item or wait out an attack, then return and collect your reward.

Crafting is also simple with few different armor models. Most of the armor looks the same with maybe an extra texture or armor piece added. Though I've only seen the Tier I armor and weapons and tiers II and III may have more different kinds.

All in all, I wanted to like Legends of Aethereus as it seemed like a good entry in the adventure-RPG genre, but it turned out to be quite underwhelming. It's good if you want something quick to do, but at this point, that's about it. Perhaps the developer is working on more content and updating the gameplay engines somewhat, but until that happens, I would say to hold off on it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
If you happen to come across this game on humblebundle or indiegala I would say get this! The $30 asking price for this game is insane.
The game is really fun and shows a lot of promise but the devs seem to have abandoned it so don't expect the game to change.

PROS: The combat is unique and direction based (I really love it, some people say its glitchy but I feel its just more skill based), and the crafting of weapons is really awesome considering you can make them look pretty bad ♥♥♥.

CONS: Devs left is the big one, the game doesn't have many different enemies, there are quests that take a long time to complete not because they are indepth but because there is a TON of walking around with not much to do.

Ultimately I would have to say do not get this game unless you got it cheap.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
it sucks. the combat is wonky, and its not worth the money. Also a lot of wandering around big open maps that don't have anything.
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