Der Planet Aethereus ist eine uralte und mysteriöse Welt voller majestätischer Wälder, nebliger Sümpfe, tiefer Höhlen und alter Ruinen. Die Welt wurde durch drei große astronomische Ereignisse, die Drei Großen Himmelsstürze, verwüstet und erholt sich nur langsam von Chaos und Zerstörung.
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Veröffentlichung: 27. Sep. 2013
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“Legends of Aethereus sieht sehr vielversprechend aus und ich bin froh, dass Three Gates nicht kopflos auf den MMORPG-Zug aufgesprungen ist.”
Forbes

“Das Kampfsystem in Legends of Aethereus sieht echt handfest aus.”
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Über dieses Spiel

Der Planet Aethereus ist eine uralte und mysteriöse Welt voller majestätischer Wälder, nebliger Sümpfe, tiefer Höhlen und alter Ruinen. Die Welt wurde durch drei große astronomische Ereignisse, die Drei Großen Himmelsstürze, verwüstet und erholt sich nur langsam von Chaos und Zerstörung. Die jüngst entdeckten Gauldron-Tafeln haben die Existenz der Sieben Alten Himmelssturz-Reliquien offenbart. Die Verlockung grenzenloser Macht für jene, die in Besitz dieser Objekte kommen, führte in ganz Aethereus zu einer fieberhaften Suche nach den Reliquien.

Als Einwohner des Nexus-Stadtstaats — eine der letzten Bastionen der Freiheit und der Hoffnung in Aethereus — wird dir die entscheidende Aufgabe zuteil, die Alten Himmelssturz-Reliquien zu bergen. Die Serpentica-Schamanen aus Ghalia und die von ihnen kontrollierten Horden der Khagal-Stämme stehen dir im Weg. Auch die von General Zhorgal angeführten Truppen des Venatanischen Reichs trachten dir nach dem Leben.

Deine epische Reise voller Abenteuer und Entdeckungen beginnt jetzt.

Schließe dich als Erfinder oder Offizier in Online-Koop-Missionen mit anderen Spielern zusammen. Begib dich auf eine Vielzahl von Story-betonten, handgemachten Expeditionen oder erkunde die Wildnis durch verschiedene nach und nach generierte Erforschungs-Quests. Entwirf und fertige neue Ausrüstung und neue Waffen an. Gestalte deinen Charakter mithilfe eines umfangreichen und vielfältigen Fähigkeitenzweigs, um eine Vielzahl an Strategien auszuprobieren.

Systemvoraussetzungen

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.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
30.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. November 2014
Kann all die negativen bewertungen nicht verstehen !!!
Wir spielen es zu 2. Online und sind schwer begeistert !!
Ja es ist kein AAA Titel aber es steckt sehr viel potential in diesem spiel !!
Craften und skillen bis der arzt kommt ^^
und für den nahkampf brauch man schon etwas geschick :D
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
17.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. November 2014
Das Game hat Potential und kann durchaus mit den heutigen Titeln mithalten.
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24 von 30 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Dezember 2014
I bought into this game long after it's Kickstarter had concluded. Based on what I saw, it looked promising. I played a little bit of the beta, and liked where it was going, but now it appears to have stopped going anywhere. I made a mistake, one that I'll learn from in this new age of crowd funded Indie games, but I'll get to that in a moment.

First, I don't think was a scam, even if I do think continuing to sell it might be. I think the developers actually did have every intention of fully developing this product, you can see that by the work that went into the product as it exists. But, the developers made a mistake themselves early on that more or less doomed the project.

My mistake was not checking the history of the game, seeing how it was funded, and what that looked like. Turns out it was a crowd funded game, and upon further investigation they appear to have not ask for nearly enough cash to keep the project going. That is only my opinion, but the stated goals are fairly ambitious for $35K in funding.

I'm sad it didn't come to fruition and wish the developers the best in their future endeavors. Because, I imagine that this was even more disappointing to them than it was to the supporters.
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18 von 26 Personen (69%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
22.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Februar
Legends of Aethereus is a behind-the-player-character, action role playing game set in the land of Aethereus. Do quests handed out in the hub city. Marvel at the gorgeous art design, then feel dissappointed at the lack of opportunities for interaction. Buy and sell crafting material and weapons and armour at traders. Or craft weapons and armour at the blacksmith (crafting material can also be collected during quests). Play one of two classes - one ranged, one melee. Develop special moves (called a skill tree in-game, but it really isn't). Use a complicated but accessible combat system in satisfying combat against (admittedly cookie-cutter) foes. Play with up to three friends. Enter your character(s) in the arena to earn more gold and materials. Outfit your apartment (a feature that isn't fully developed at the moment). Generally have fun (yes!). Be amazed at the game's potential. Then visit the forums (or do that before buying) and lament the lack of updates.

Yes, Legends of Aethereus has been responsible for its fair share of controversy amongst RPG fans.

My first impressions were very favourable. Following about twenty hours of play I drew up a long list of suggestions for improving LoA, but then decided to wait for a (claimed to be coming soon by the developers) mega update before posting it. Now it's been a year and we've heard nothing from the developers aside from their asking for participants in a secret testing programme.

To dispell a common myth, this game was never in Early Access. In other words, Legends of Aethereus was sold as a complete product. Heck, there's even a deluxe boxed version (containing two keys); nothing on the box says anything about the game being unfinished or undercooked (unlike for example the boxed version of another RPG, Krater, which makes it clear that the game has missing features, to be patched in at a later date).

There is an ending - meaning you can play through the story from start to finish. Many of the technical issues relate to the game running on Unity (notoriously buggy and resource hungry), and that's unfortunate, but it's also too late (obviously) to move the thing to a different engine.

The many problems include:

- quest objects spawning inside environmental objects (i.e. scenery)
- it being massively difficult to hit enemies when fighting on a sloped environment (i.e. you and enemies being on different elevations)
- enemies floating above the ground or being too short (meaning your sword doesn't automatically hit them unless you use a specific move)
- the hub city looking great but being largely non-interactive
- the quest environments being empty (you can explore but why would you when there's nothing to find?)
- the useless player apartment feature
- the skill tree not being a real skill tree at all, but rather a list of special moves which consume resources that need to be collected in the world
- technical issues like long loading times, random drops in frame rate and the game generally being a bit choppy

Crafting is good though; and the game does look nice; and you have a decent variety of moves; and multiplayer does work, and is fun; and so on.

A developer posted that they were going to add the Mage Guild questline, which would among other things allow you to play as a Mage, in addition to the already included ranged and melee classes. Unfortunately, as we now know, that update never came. Even more unfortunately, the developers have since LoA's release been working on a series of simplistic mobile games for phones and tablets. That's a real shame, considering the obvious talent employed there.

Now ...

Perhaps you have been left thinking: "With all that I've just read, how can this review be marked as RECOMMENDING the game?"

It's simple - Legends of Aethereus is one of the most addictive RPGs I've played in years. It is absolutely a slimmed down, cut-the-fat sort of role playing game. You get in, sign up for a quest, travel to the quest location, kill some enemies, get some loot, go back, turn in the quest, craft some new gear, rinse and repeat. The combat is for the most part satisfying. The environments look great. Each and every mission can be replayed as many times as you like, and at any of three difficulty levels. (The game notes which missions you've completed and at which difficulty level.)

There is little depth to the experience. There is also little pretention. The game knows what it is and doesn't try to pad out proceedings with a grand narrative. It's all just as you see it. Right there. Right now. You can boot it up, play for as long as you like, quit the game, it'll save your progress. And later you can come back for more.

That is rare, people.

In a market where almost every PC RPG tries to be like another PC RPG, only outdoing it in the size and grandeur of its cinematics, here you have something that is truly refreshing, hugely playable, and although lacking in content and polish, a game that offers escapism in spades. Escapism being, I believe, one of the main reasons why we play games in the first place.

Some may disagree, some may agree, please feel free to leave a comment. And if one of the developers read this, please do the same. I'd love to hear from you guys.

PS. Change the camera to Middle; I found the game almost unplayable with the Left and Right camera settings.
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8 von 10 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
5.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. März
A highly underrated charming 3rd person rpg, hub based questing system, extensive crafting system, lots of loot, looks good and you can build statues in the city...of your self, posing. You can even customize what color the walls of the city have!

Its not perfect though and has some trouble with the hit detection sometimes, but its not that a big issue since it just becomes part of the game mechanics.

The price is a bit step to, I suggest waiting for a sale :)

***

Built statues of myself all over town! 12/10!

EDIT: I've contacted the company that makes the game and asked them for updates, they say they still exist and that the game has not been abandoned, but they have been doing other things. Ill see if I can get an update on WHEN they plan to release new content.

EDIT2: The developers can't say when the patch is going to be released.
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4 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. März
There is a lot of cool things you can do in this game. You can craft weapons with materials from quests, which you can repeat over and over for experience. You can also do challenges.
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9 von 17 Personen (53%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
13.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Dezember 2014
Greatest mistake I've ever made, the devs just gave up on the game and never told anyone so enjoy......
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2 von 4 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. März
literally worst game i ever saw
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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
12.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Juli 2014
Seit dem letzten Update ist Legends of Aethereus eindeutig spielbarer geworden, und das schreibe ich wirklich nicht als Fanservice. Ich hatte das Spiel ursprünglich nach gut einer Stunde als furchtbar abgehakt, als ich es vor einer ganzen Weile kaufte. Wenn nun tatsächlich demnächst das versprochene zweite "große Update" folgt, das vor wenigen Tagen jedenfalls vom Entwickler angesprochen wurde, könnte es noch einmal deutlich besser werden. Man sollte allerdings kein Äquivalent zu Monster Hunter oder dergleichen erwarten.

Koop-ARPG's sind zwischen den Heerscharen aus MMORPG's so selten zu finden, dass Du eventuell über gewisse Makel wie (im Moment) teils seltsame Animationen et cetera hinweg sehen solltest, wenn Du Dich für solcherlei Spiele denn wirklich begeistern kannst. Sofern Du also große Freude an Dungeon Lords oder einem anderen "Trash"-Spiel hattest, lege ich Dir dieses Spiel ans Herz.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Juni 2014
Das Spiel ist sicher nicht perfekt und hat mit einigen Problemen zu kämpfen, unter der Fassade schlummert aber ein wirklich interessantes Co-Op Actionrollenspiel, das Spaß macht und mit einem tollen Handwerkssystem punkten kann.
Hier meine kleine Videovorstellung zu Legends of Aetereus:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc4ZHVoJv2A
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12 von 22 Personen (55%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
23.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Januar 2014
Ich hab Spaß an schlechten RPGs. Schlechte RPGs geben mir das was kein edles RPG gibt (Hack'n'Slays ausgeschlossen) einfach nur sinnloses toeten von Gegnern mit dezenten RPG Elementen.
Das lustige hier ist, es macht wirklich Stunden lang Spaß sich nur in den 2 (bzw 3) Arenen zu pruegeln. Die Story ist Mist aber dafuer ist das Setting nett. Eine Art Fantasy Rom mit etwas "Hightech" Zeugs. Und man Gott verdammt.... KEINE MITLEVELNDE GEGNER! EIN SEGEN! Nach dem ganzen Skyrim gespiele ist das wirklich mal wieder was tolles!

Uhm, ich koennte das Spiel jetzt noch genug kritisieren also fange ich mal an:
Das Kampfsystem ist total beschissen, meistens trifft man nicht obwohl man trifft (nein, nicht vergleichbar mit Morrowind, da das Kampfsystem noch eine Logik hatte)
Die Schusswaffen sind viel zu stark
Die Animationen ruckeln zum Teil
Es gibt zum Teil harte Frame einbrueche
Ab und zu stuertzt das Spiel ohne ersichtlichen Grund ab
Das Spiel hat viele Menue Bugs und man wird vor allem am Anfang verzweifeln weil man was falsches angeklickt hat
Alle Menschen sehen komplett leblos aus
Der Anfang ist viel zu schwer
Die Stadt hat keine wirkliche Logik (Schmied viel zu weit von der Arena entfernt) (Die Stadt haette kompackter sein koennen, da es dort nichts besonderes gibt)
Clipping Fehler so wie in jeden Spiel
Die Soundeffekte klingen ziemlich stumpf + zum Teil nervig
Man kann im Kampf nicht paussieren (zumindest ging es bei mir nie?)

Das gute:
Unglaube Ragdolls, die gerne mal rumspacken -> Das tolle ist, mit einer schweren Waffe reißt man Gegner gerne mal nieder
Eine nette KI, die gerne mal komplett aussetzt und im Kreis rennt
Man kann aus alles erdenklichen Materialien die man findet seine Waffe herstellen (so ist Platin staerker als Bronze usw)

Und nein, kein Plan wie das Spiel im MP ist, aber ich denke mal der ist eh tot und wuerde sich wie ein World of Warcraft spielen.


Man sollte damals mit Two Worlds Spaß gehabt haben um auch hier so etwas wie Spaß empfinden zu können, macht lieber einen großen Bogen um das Spiel und lasst es mich lieber ganz alleine weiter spielen.
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
15.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Mai 2014
Leider gehöre ich zu der Gruppe von Hardwareusern die technische Probleme haben.

Trotz 6 Kern CPU, Geforce 560 Ti und je Betriebssystem SSD und seperater Spiele SSD ruckelt das Spiel immer wieder sporadisch in den Missionen.

Oft geht dann der Mauszeiger nach oben oder unten und macht das Spielen so wirklich fast unmöglich.

Die Probleme liegen hier bei der Unity Engine wie ich durch Leidensgenossen aus anderen Unityspielen erfahren habe die 1:1 die selben Probleme haben. Irgendwo ist da ein Hardware- oder Treiberkonflikt.

Der Entwickler weiß bescheid und gelobte Besserung aber es ist nichts passiert. Andere Unity Spiele mit dem selben Problem haben z.b. die Engine upgedatet und laufen jetzt. Legends of Aethereus nicht.

Ein Bekannter mit dem ich online versuchte mehrfach zu spielen fliegt bei bestimmten Missionen immer an den selben Stellen aus dem Spiel.

Alles in allem muss man dann doch sagen ist das Spiel sein Geld leider nicht wert.
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6 von 12 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
11.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 2013
Hallo Leute erst mal zum Game mein erster eindruck vor dem kauf war umm roemer nein das liegt mir nicht und wollte es nicht kauffen , eine woche spaeter ein freund von mir der auch seit jahren Rollenspiele macht fragt mich ob ich sein neues lieblingsspiel schon habe , ich nein das sei doch das mit roemern naja die helme haben halt den eindruck hinterlassen .
er meint dass das game schoen tiefe habe und es einen Blick wert sei .
So kam ich zu athereus und habs nicht bereut .
Erst wars noch ziemlich buggy in der anfangszeit wurde heftig gapatcht aber das ist ja normal mittlerweile liebe ich die unabhaengligkeit von anderen titeln die athereus zeigt und eingene ideen eingebaut hat , also keine standardmonster , oder immer die gleichen spinnen und ratten im sever .
um die Tiefe von athereus zu begreiffen muss man sich ne weile einarbeiten weil es schon komplex aber gottseidank auch nicht zu kopliziert ist.
das herausragende ist der kampf fuer mich und die stimmung auf abenteuer zu gehen und das schafft legends of athereus gut !
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264 von 328 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2 Personen fanden dieses Review lustig
9.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. November 2013
Legends of Aethereus first reared its ugly head over the Linux crowd around May 2013. At first it was just an exclusive Beta version for the Kickstarter backers. Eventually though, ThreeGates realised the money they had gotten out of their Kickstarter wasn’t enough; $35,554 out of the $25000 they were originally looking for. Over ten grand above their original goal and they still felt like they needed to sell Beta entries for $30. That was when the first red flag was hoisted in my head.

With the promise of a large scope Action RPG on Linux, I chose to ignore that first warning. Silly me!

You see, having used Linux since 2005, I’ve seen plenty of platformers, first-person shooters and even strategy games running natively. Role playing games on the other hand, there were close to none. Off the top of my head, the biggest profile RPG back then was Sacred (published by the now defunct Linux Game Publishing). Don’t get me wrong! That amalgam of bugs, which Ascaron Entertainment stubbornly kept calling a game, was actually pretty damn fun. To this day, I still fire it up once in a blue moon and lose myself in the isometric world of Ancaria for a couple of days. Then the nostalgia wears off and the critic in me just wants to tear some people’s limbs off.

Legends of Aethereus was set to be the Linux incarnation of a great action RPG, until you actually got to play it. If you’re a regular follower of our LGC Weekly podcast, you probably already know where this is going. ThreeGate’s debut game was (up to this point) the sole Unity 3D game that got an average score of 1 Lawn Chair, using LGC’s brutal review system. If the Lawn Chairs don’t mean jack to you, IGN gave it a 2.5/5, Destructoid gave it 3/10 and the Metacritic page reveals that there are no positive critical reviews of the game. None! Not a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ single professional reviewer could bring himself to justify a score above average.

It’s that bad! When a Unity game runs like ♥♥♥ on an NVidia GTX 770 paired with an Octo-core AMD 8150 processor and these are backed by two SSDs in YOL0 RAID, you’re doing something wrong… on purpose! There is absolutely no excuse, after 6 months, to have the game in such a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ state.

I have actually been in the testing team for the past 2 months. I’ve submitted a total of 6 bug reports and out of those, only 3 got a reply. Personally, I ran into a bug that caused the game’s gamma to be constantly set somewhere in between pitch dark and the bottom of the Mariana Trench. It took their Linux dev around a month and a half to actually bother to reply and you know what he asked? “Is this with the open-source or proprietary drivers? Steam recommends you use fglrx 13.11.” - You don’t ♥♥♥♥ing say?! (This happens with both, fyi.)

The one bug they actually acknowledged was the Steam Achievements not unlocking when they did in-game. Let me tell you what their fix involves; you need to copy the libsteam_api.so library the game provides into your OS’s /usr/lib folder. They basically want you to introduce a third party proprietary library into a system wide folder, for the sake of doing something 200 other Steam games already do without it. They’re basically asking you to introduce what amounts to an exploitable backdoor to a system wide folder. ♥♥♥♥! Right! Off!

It doesn’t end there, though. Remember those other three bugs they never even replied to? Those are the random freezes that happen regardless of what’s going on, the mouse lerping bug that caused mouse input to go haywire and the stupid mouse sensitivity bug that would progressively make the mouse more and more sensitive over time. I don’t know about you, but to me those are some game breaking bugs or at least they toss any immersion you may have at that point right out the window.

There is absolutely no ♥♥♥♥ing excuse for a game riddled with this kind of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to be allowed on the Steam store. It isn’t in Early Access anymore and it doesn’t have a warning about the Alpha state the game currently is in!

That, ladies and gentlemen, is False Advertising. Some of you may argue the contrary, to those of you who do I give you the legal definition: “Any advertising or promotion that misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities or geographic origin of goods, services or commercial activities". They’re charging $30 for a game which, according to its store page, works under Linux. When technically it does little else than cause players endless frustration and a recurring stream of refund requests.

We all know Valve is pretty lax when it comes to ♥♥♥♥♥♥ games on their Steam store, but come on! This piece of junk is bleeding $30 out of unsuspecting purchasers. It’s an overpriced scam under the guise of a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ game.

This is the part where I’d drop the mic but I can’t afford the risk it’ll break after spending money on this game.
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71 von 84 Personen (85%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
24.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Oktober 2014
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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74 von 108 Personen (69%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
26.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Dezember 2013
Back when Legends of Æthereus was crowdfunded, I didn't manage to fund it. However I bought it for the full price on their website shortly hereafter - only because of Linux support.

At that time Legends of Æthereus was in an alpha state and hardly playable on my hardware at that time. I did manage to get the initial feel and concept of where the game was heading, and I promised to return when some of the more game-breaking bugs was fixed and I upgraded my hardware.

Fast forward 3 months and I had finally purchased up to date hardware and decided to give Legends of Æthereus another go.

I was overwhelmed with the progress there was made with the game in that short period of time, and most of the worst bugs had been fixed and my newer hardware made the game playable.

While Legends of Æthereus is not complete yet, and by all means a diamond in the rough. ThreeGates manages to have something that many developers lack: a constructive dialogue with the community. They truly want to better this game in every aspect, and they listen to the community - you are not just playing a game you purchased at a lower price in some Steam sale, you are a part of the game.

I do understand why some people gives Legends of Æthereus bad reviews, because if you're looking for a complete and finished game, this is not for you.
If you're looking for an ARPG where you don't need to immerse yourself too deeply in the game, this is not for you.
If you're in dire need of a replacement for another game, this is not for you.

However, if you want a game you can actively help make better, Legends of Æthereus is for you.
If you want a game where combat requires thought and technique, Legends of Æthereus is for you.
If you want a game that will continue to improve, Legends of Æthereus is for you.

One feature I particularly like, is the Quest system. You can selectively go back and play any previous quest on any difficulty.
Another thing I do enjoy is the Arena. It has two modes, one for beginners and one for experienced players - both equally fun when you get a hang of the combat system.

Which brings me towards something else I enjoy by Legends of Æthereus; the combat system.
Usually in ARPG's, you select your target and the character will automatically engage the enemy, or you point a direction and click your mouse. In Legends of Æthereus you actively have to block, dodge and attack each time immersing you in the combat, pressing different combinations of keys while attacking to use another attack vector.

Another thing about Legends of Æthereus, is the crafting system. While it is not complex it does offer some diversity, and customizability using resources gathered throughout the planes of Æthereus.

I do really enjoy playing Legends of Æthereus, and I hope others will come to have the same passion for this game as I have. I've already tracked 100+ hours in the non-Steam version - and plan to do the same in the Steam version.

Each storyline can be completed in about 6-8 hours based on your skills. But there are also randomly generated quests if you just want to walk around and enjoy the scenery. Last but not least, you can always engage in some co-op with your friends, or beat them to smithereens in the Arena.

Should you buy this game?
Yes, at some point you should give Legends of Æthereus a try - if you want a polished game, you should wait.
If you're in doubt, grab it while it's on sale and dedicate time to play through one of the storylines, and tell your friends how it was.
If not, at least pop it into your wishlist and come back to it later.

If you enjoy being a part of a games process and progress, and don't mind a couple of bugs here and there, buy it this instant.

I genuinely enjoy playing Legends of Æthereus, and I highly recommend this game.

Enjoy
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35 von 45 Personen (78%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
15.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. Juni 2014
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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50 von 75 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
39.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Dezember 2013
Waste of your money friends. Spend it somewhere else. Game mechanics sucks, combat is unfair and a bit glitched, quests are dull and have minimal interaction ( or co-op moments ). Graphics are ok but when on quest there is this stupid fog and the SAME textures ALL THE TIME! SAME TREES SAME BRIDGES SAME FRICKING EVERYTHING! It's like they rushed the game or they run out of budget....

For a 5 pounds on steam you can have a bit fun in this game... a BIT.... tiny little bit...

Plus sides - co op action rpg ( arena is cool but combat is again... bad )
The best crafting system I have seen so far in RPG game...

That's it really....


*EDIT* ---------------------
Combat have been improved slightly ( animations but hit detection is a bit cheap especially with small characters ).
It's been few months since they have realesed a patch with content or bug fixes. God knows what they are doing but I wouldn't be surprised if they had dropped the game....
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26 von 34 Personen (76%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. September 2014
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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55 von 86 Personen (64%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. September 2013
Very cheap Unity game, it got better after the start but the core is still buggy.
Despite it went through kickstarter and greenlight i can't really recommend it.
The animations are clunky and the levels are copy & pasted.
Attacking and defending is complicated due animation bugs and it feels like playing an alpha state game.

I won't recommend getting it for full price but maybe in a later state when the developer finished it up and may release a DLC for it in the future.
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