Loren The Amazon Princess is a fantasy epic combining intricate turn-based battles with a heroic tale of overcoming evil - with a twist! In this tale, you play as a loyal servant of the hero rather than the hero herself.
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"This unique Fantasy visual novel features an interesting story line, romance, humor and ... turn based combat!"

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15 януари

Tales of Aravorn: Seasons Of The Wolf now out on Steam!

Hi all,
my new RPG/VN set in the same world as Loren is now available on Steam, check it out:

This game focuses more on the RPG gameplay part, however 4 romances are still present, indeed you can play as one of the two sibling Shea & Althea and romance various characters: romance the powerful Krimm or the cunning Riley as the elven hero Shea; romance the wily Chalassa or the eloquent Jariel as the elven heroine Althea.

New features added from Loren base framework are many: isometric map, many sidequests, improved battle AI, randomized loot, more skills, custom battle conditions, and more!

The game length is as much as Loren + DLC, so it will keep you busy for a while! And the Nightmare mode difficulty will be really tough to beat!

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28 октомври 2014

Beta branch update to 1.3.1

beside having a weekly megasale of the game, I've also uploaded in the beta branch the version 1.3.1, which uses new libraries of my framework, so should run faster and resolve some compatibility problems.
The game itself is identical but you should get a better performance.

To try the new beta you need to right-click on the game name in library and then in the BETAS tab choose to opt-in for the beta version.

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Loren The Amazon Princess is a fantasy epic combining intricate turn-based battles with a heroic tale of overcoming evil -- with a twist! In this tale, you play as a loyal servant of the hero rather than the hero herself.

Travel by Princess Loren's side as she searches for her lost mother, the Queen of the Amazons. Guide her choices and act as her valiant defender, meeting many colorful characters along the way. As the journey progresses, everyone will grow and change -- character development in games isn't dead! It's also impossible to see all the content in just one playthrough, with so many ways to customize the characters.

Hardcore role-playing games with replay value are becoming rarer in today's age of simplification for the masses. The developers of the hit title Planet Stronghold have dedicated themselves to keeping old-school RPGs alive through this new adventure.

Game Features

Customize Your Hero: Play as a male or female warrior or thief. Decide their backstory, initial stats, and personality. Help them rise from humble servant to legendary hero!

Train Your Characters: Select everyone's skills, weapons, and armor. Over 500 items can be used in 13 armor slots. Class-based skill trees combine with unique character-specific skill trees such as "Gladiator" or "Assassin".

Battles Demand Strategy: Your tactics will be challenged by over 100 enemies: take advantage of weaknesses and achieve combos with your characters by inflicting and then exploiting status effects. All that character customization has a major effect on how each battle plays out. But never fear: choose between two different modes of play when you start the game, as well as your desired difficulty level.

Story-based Gameplay: Over two novels' worth of in-game text depict vivid characters and flesh out a strong plot that reflects your decisions. Optional interactions abound, such as talking with your party members at camp to learn more about them -- or even to uncover a romance.

Inclusive to all demographics. A wide range of romantic interests are provided.

Theme song composed by Matthew Myers and performed by Christina Vee, game soundtrack by Michael Chait.

Useful links

Winter Wolves Official Site (find all the games made by us, also available for mobile platforms)
Winter Wolves Facebook page (become a fan to be informed on the latest news)
Winter Wolves Forums (join it to receive help and info about the games)

Системни изисквания

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS 10.4
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Processor: 1 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
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102 от 114 човека (89%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
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13.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 11 октомври 2014
Loren has the distinction of being the first game ever where I picked the male PC to use over a female PC for a first playthrough. As a woman gamer, this is really rare! But Loren presents two interesting backstories to choose from and those backstories really do influence how others treat your character and the dialogue options you have.

So, to back up: this is basically a low-fi version of Dragon Age. It's heavily story driven, with several interesting characters, tons of dialogue and interaction, huge amounts of world-building, lots of really cool and diverse types of female characters, realistic conflict between characters, and Loren manages to do it all without BioWare's budget or AAA status. The character designs are really cool (Dora and Chambara are probably my favorites) and once I realized (about 5 hours into the game, whoops!) there was a "fast combat" option in the menu to speed things up, the classic turn-based combat made me fairly nostalic. My big complaint with the game would probably be the skill trees, partially because for strength-based (warriors) characters most of the skills were useless and for will (mages) and skill-based (thieves) the skills were often unbalanced and there's never a marker to tell you when/how you can gain certain skills (is it progression? A certain level of will? What? Why can I NEVER pick that skill?). It gets frustrating, particularly at higher levels, as the skill points you receive are minimal throughout the game.

Regardless of my frustration with the skill trees (and by about hour 7 I just gave up and started auto-assigning), Loren's definitely one of the better RPGs I've played recently. I'm looking forward to the other playthroughs I intend to do to see alternate paths, romances, and endings.
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37.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 21 октомври 2014
The game is highly story-driven and relies on character interaction as a main motivation to finish it. It reminded me very strongly of Dragon Age. The main plot is a typical "save the world from evil"-story, but you experience it all as the servant of the heroine. The combat system is similar to classic JRPGs, but a bit flawed and easy to exploit (speed). The art style is anime/manga-inspired and the characters are somehow stereotypical. Nonetheless, I can full-heartedly recommend this great little indie gem.
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26.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 19 ноември 2014
If you like giggly romance, simple dialogues and a regular fantasy setting with a few rpg elements thrown in, then this might be for you.

I did like it, but it's still hard to recommend from a neutral perspective. If you look at the game mechanics, writing, character depth, story etc then this is all quite average or below.
However, for a Ren'Py game (the engine) it's way above average! And if you know Ren'Py games/visual novels in general, then you already know what to expect: a bit of silliness, lots of romance and recurring pictures. Don't get me wrong... that's part of the charm and quite on purpose!

The only thing that disappointed me a bit is the climax of the romance. It could have been a bit stronger, more dramatic or so, honestly.

Although I'm not entirely sure, I'm giving this a thumbs down because I think the price is too high. Maybe get it when it's on sale again and if you liked the demo (available on winterwolves homepage).
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25 от 30 човека (83%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
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11.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 24 октомври 2014
Let me just say that Winter Wolves is a company who ought to get much more in the way of support- because this game is essentially one of the greatest visual novel games I've ever been able to play.

Loren the Amazon Princess is a game that is actually worth the full price- a rarity in these times, but if you like fantasy or adventure games, you'll want to grab this. For once, you don't even play as the title character- instead, you play the second banana- either a human male slave, or an elven female. The character you choose may have different observations about certain scenarios, and they may have a different set of people they might start a relationship with, but to be quite obvious, that's all the difference between them. Both the male or female characters can get the same moves and the same classes, so really the only thing you're getting is a different view of the world.

Combat is actually very well-handled- you just place your characters, and go. Their turn comes up, you pick a skill or an item to use, and then you repeat until the combat is done. You'll always have a healer on hand, because whatever you pick for your character- gender or class- you get a class of Healer right off the bat.

As far as the story, it's actually well-written, and the characters have their own personalities. You can talk to them in camp, you can flirt with a certain few of them, and if your scores are high enough, you'll even end up having to make a choice in a lovers' triangle between two party members- or maybe even more. There are both gay and straight options for both male and female characters- even more than Dragon Age, for crying out loud, and that's saying something.

There's even a bit of DLC, which unlocks four more party members and expands the third chapter with an entire new area. It is completely worth it, no matter what.

Finally, a bit of warning: Yes, the Steam version is the toned-down version. There's a wokaround that you can use, but fair warning- this does create some NSFW scenes in the story, and changes some of the outfits on characters. Take it as you will.

All in all, I would play this again and again and again, unlike some full-price console games and the like. Go buy this game!
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20 от 26 човека (77%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
111.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 16 ноември 2014
This game quickly became one of my Top 5 Favorite Games on Steam. It's a JRPG-style game from an non-Japanese indie game company named Winter Wolves. This company is mostly known for dating sims and visual novels, but honestly, I think this game is their best yet. (Although, to be fair, I haven't played all their games yet.)

Important note: The DLC is a MUST HAVE. Honestly, the story would seem very incomplete without it, so if you get this game, get the DLC. This review is also based on having it.

While this is definitely a RPG, the fact that a lot of their games are visual novels definitely shows in the design. There is zero action in the turn-based battles. In fact, they rely solely on pictures to represent what takes place in the battle. For a lot of people, this is a flaw, but for me, I was indifferent to this type of gameplay. What was important was that the game was fun to play.

It took me roughly 20 or so hours to get through the game the first time. This is considered short for a RPG, but it has potential for several playthroughs. Personally, I went through 13 playthroughs, going for all the achievements. It can get a bit repetitive going through the game that many times, but thankfully, the creators realized this; there is a cheat mode that enables "story mode" in which the player automatically wins every battle, which can get you through the game much quicker. Obviously, the game is story-driven, which is a big highlight to me. The story is definitely influenced by Lord of the Rings. I can't blame for that, LotR is awesome. However, there are a couple of races that do not exist in the LotR world that exist in this game. Another 1-up this game has is that there's an even distribution of gender between the characters, unlike the sausagefest that is LotR.

There is a bit of a dating sim element to this game, but you can actually get through the game without romancing anyone (in fact, there's an achievement for that). There are several people the main character can romance, which is what gives the game the potential for several playthroughs. Each one has its own unique effect on the story.
Kudos to the creators for allowing same-sex coupling, which is a reoccurring thing in the Winter Wolves games.

Sort of spoiler-ish, but not really:
There are also a few different ways to end the game. Ultimately, the Death Knight (main villain) is defeated in each ending, but how you defeat him depends on things you do in the game. I looked up which way is canon out of curiosity, but ultimately, it's up to the player to decide how the Death Knight should meet his "fate." There's also a pretty heavy hint at the end of the game that there will be a sequel.

- There are absolutely no people of color in this game. White people EVERYWHERE; there isn't even a NPC that has a shade or two. And no, blue-skinned dark elves do not count. I mean realistic people of color.
- The game could do without so much sexualization of the characters, particularly the women. It isn't really necessary that they be half-naked, especially when they're supposed to be fighting in a war.
- I found one technical error in the game. In each town/village, there's a shop and a fame score. The player can earn fame by doing tasks for that particular town/village. Well, sometimes, if you go to a shop in a town/village that has no fame score yet, it'll re-direct to a previous shop. For example, while I was playing, I went to the elves' village's shop and it was linking me to the Citadel's shop. However, once I earned some fame in the elves' village, it correctly went to their shop. This error can actually benefit the player, so it isn't a huge deal.

Despite its flaws, I definitely recommend this game to anyone who likes RPGs, especially if they enjoy story-driven games and visual novels / dating sims.
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16 от 21 човека (76%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
35.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 4 октомври 2014
I loved the game !
It is quite short, I presonnaly like that : you can finish a game while still in the mood and don't have to reload your save month latter. You have some time to develop your characters but you see the finality of your choice since the beginning. The strategy is nice.
I found it rather easy but you have to think during battles. The story is nice but the text sometimes uselessly long. Having romance options is nice but doesn't bring so much to the game, as the different story choice that we can make.
I really loved the visual novel way to tell a story for a RPG game : it is really working for me (I don't like to have to spend my time moving my character and looking for people to seep and explore, and when I have the opportunity to do it I do it thouroughly, so... - yes, it's completly stupid, I know.).
The strategical choice (in and outside batlle) are nice. I like the fact that the story give you plenty of XP, so your different character don't have major differences in level (and so you can switch the ones you use if you want).
Numerous optionnal battle and other ways to win XP or money are available. If you like challenge, don't do it.
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10 от 12 човека (83%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
31.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 31 октомври 2014
More of an interactive story than a game in my opinion - still enjoyable though. Lots of reading. A good entry level game for someone who may not enjoy the complex RPGs that are out there.
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8 от 9 човека (89%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
14.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 ноември 2014
For the purposes of this review, I will start with this: As an occasional but relatively infrequent insomniac, I played this game from start to finish over the course of the night and through the morning not because I had nothing better to do but because I had to know how things would end. There is no higher honor for written fiction than that feeling of "just one more page", much like the videogame equivalent "just one more level". I say written fiction because while you can argue back and forth about whether visual novels are games (in my view they are), the highlight of Loren The Amazon Princess is still narrative over gameplay.

But unlike many if not most visual novels, there is an actual game here in a game mechanics sense. Fittingly for such a high-fantasy oriented story, it plays as a hybrid between entirely literary visual novels and an RPG. Do not expect the depth of a dedicated RPG. That is not to be found here.

Despite that there is still a commendable level of depth considering it's status as a hybrid. Equipment, level ups, stat points, skill trees and varied character classes are accounted for. Technically the only class choice you have the power to alter is the chosen player surrogate (there are two available) at the very start of the game, but the various party members have distinct roles and flexibility within those roles even if say, the dwarf chick will always be a bow-oriented type. Character forcing does occur at times for narrative reasons, but the game ensures that even characters you don't use often will be of relatively close level to your mainstays. The player surrogate and the titular Loren are often but not exclusively required members, but that's not a huge deal out of a party of six at a time when the roster fills out.

On the narrative front, people often compare this to Dragon Age Origins. That isn't entirely accurate. The theme of uniting different peoples to face an overarching threat is present in both games, and there is a character much like Morrigan. Other than that, it's mostly that both are archetypal fantasy stories.

Make no mistake, Loren is not a narrative you seek out for surprises. Anyone with decent familarity with fantasy novels will find little to shock them. A poor writer would let that result in a boring story, but thankfully the developers are not poor writers. What the writing lacks in surprises it more than makes up for in quality. A well rounded cast with believable motivations, genuine character development, and some damn quotable lines make this a visual novel you don't want to miss.

Also: if any of that RPG side of things doesn't sound like your deal, don't worry about it. The difficulty options and competent automated options for distributing stats and skill points means you will have to micromanage only exactly as much as you want to and not a bit more. Equipment lacks that, of course, but that's straight forward anyway.

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8 от 9 човека (89%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
14.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 7 януари
Very nice fantasy game with easy plot and interesting stuff to do. Many options to shape your own character from personality to back story and skills. There was many romance options too so that was interesting. Game may be little too long for how many romance options there is because from what I see romancing characters does not change the many events or ending that much that it would be worh to try all out. Epilogue was weak to me and not enough but good game.
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10 от 13 човека (77%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
28.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 ноември 2014
I bought this game and its expansion on the recent sale, and for the price I paid I feel like I got great value for money.

Once I started, the stories and characters were so immersive that I found it very difficult to stop playing. I finished it with the same feeling I get after reading a great book; sadness, that it was over. I very much look forward to more from Winter Wolves in this vein.

The story is a little cliched, and seemed to be a Lord of the Rings parody of sorts. You have an aged wizard guiding everyone to resist against the upcoming of a dark lord, a deathknight of animated armor that happened to have more than a passing resemblence to the ringwraiths. The hero had to unite many broken kingdoms that needed to come together to defeat said knight (although that's a common trope to this fantasy setting anyway). There are the amazons, though, with a few undead here and there, so it's not all bad. The bright part of the story is that the protanist was not in a special position before the story began, and was instead a slave.

Any unoriginality in the story, however, is completely forgivable considering the dialogue. For a text-heavy game (the sound effects were just there to replace silence), the text was easy to read, and the game does it brilliantly; I was captivated from the start, and every character had a distinct personality that remained consistent throughout the entire game. Through their personal stories, you can come to relate to every one of your party members, and most of them are done well.

The romances were well done, with each of the two selectable protagonists (male human or female elf slaves/servants) having a variety of suiters to pursue. The romances only lightly effected the plot, however, and the effects of these personal relationships were only felt during minor plot points. The game could be played without romances at all, which may be odd considering it markets itself as a romantic novel.

Loren The Amazon Princess shines in its dialogue and characters, but is not without its flaws. The typical "Joke, Friendly, Forceful" dialogue options were a jarring experience. They didn't give you any indication at all as to what you'd actually say, which introduced something completely unpredicatable in a genre where the one thing that should be relatively predictable is the progranonist. It was easy to work around (scroll up to go back, or save/reload), but doing it this way was a strange decision from the designers.

The combat was extremely easy on normal, but that may have been because the focus was on the story. The turn based system with combos was interesting enough to survive the whole game without getting too boring.

The graphics were well framed with the plot, but the backgrounds were heavily reused, and the game could definately have benefited from having more of them. It was easy to forget where we were based on any particular background image.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend this game to lovers of visual novels. There are plenty of 'they lived happily ever after' endings, as well as one or two not so happy, and if you allow yourself to fall into the characters, a definite sadness when the tale ends and there's nothing more to read.
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7 от 8 човека (88%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
23.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 ноември 2014
Even if i don't like to read tons of texts, i enjoy this game greatly. Never thinked good rpg can be without 2D or 3D.

+ Nice graphics with touch of sexy
+ Nice Musics
+ Nice battle system
+ Easy to use UI
+ Random item from shops but without random attributes.
+ Caps 30 levels, infinite level up with "Tasks"
+ Many locations to explore
+ Long story text to read
+ Nice NPC & characters
+ Many classes to play, skills/spells with combo, free points allocation
+ Romance system

- (personnal opinion) : too many texts (i prefer rpg with shorter story)
- Steam version censored (you have to find tips to unlock, see *** )

You can buy this game safely. I recommend it.

I'll update my evaluation later when i'll end game and all difficulties level.

*** To play uncensored version you have to download demo on official website. Install it outside your Steam directory. Demo will recognize you bought Steam version and will transform itself to full version. Launch "Demo" to play uncensored version outside from Steam. Not sure you'll be able to unlock all achievements.
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10 от 14 човека (71%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
44.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 октомври 2014
"Loren The Amazon Princess"'s game mechanics reminded me of the very simple games I played as a kid, such as the original (think 1980s) Bard's Tale or Wasteland that you could play on the old Apple II. I liked it. Not every gamer is a twitch player, so this was a non-frustrating game to play.

I liked that the player had a ton of different romanceable companions, and endings, depending on the pc's gender and personality style. (Hence the many play throughs to see all the different endings.) Some of the relationships, however, felt creepy/abusive - the kind where you'd tell a girlfriend to WALK AWAY THIS GUY IS BAD NEWS sort of thing.

About a quarter of the writing fell into the "purple prose" category. I could have done without all the internal musings by my character; it felt that the amazing dialogue between certain characters and reparte was written by one author and the internal musings was written by the author's angsty emo younger sibling.

That being said, I really enjoyed the game and the dlcs. Played "Loren" for at least 39 hours, so I got my money's worth. Hoping the developer's next game - Season of the Wolf (?) when it comes out is equally good. And now that I've written a review of the game, I'll probably poke my nose into it some more.

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6 от 7 човека (86%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
20.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 28 декември 2014
Not a bad game. I originally bought because it was on sale, and I felt like supporting some indie developers. One play through on normal difficulty should take you about 10-15 hours depending on how fast you read through the text because there's a lot of it. I thought the combat was pretty satisfying, you can have up to 6 members on your side fighting 1-6 enemies and each of you take turns with options of attacking, using skills, items, or magic.
There are several endings to the game, and I felt sentimental reading through the last scene knowing the final fate of my character (there might be different endings to that too). But the last boss battle was rather anticlimatic. There's a cheat option availible if you finish your first playthrough and you can skip all the dialogue really quickly with the tab key to get to alternate endings. Try the demo out at the official site of the game to see if you like it.
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7 от 9 човека (78%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
30.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 11 ноември 2014
I have only completed chapter 1, but I really like the game and I know I am gonna like it. The game reminds me " Dragons of the autumn twilight" book. The same atmosphere. Awesome mix between old style rpg and anime. Also soundtrack is among the best ever. And a cast of chars reminds me Baldursgate. Awesome game, RECOMMENDED!
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5 от 6 човека (83%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
17.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 19 декември 2014
This is a game that suprised and well surpassed my expectations.

I know when I saw the name I was sceptical but it actually unfolds really well. The best thing about it is it has the best parts of an RPG- namely a good story, interesting, well-written characters, and a decent combat mechanic system. What Winterwolves does particularly well is that this style of gaming with the Ren’Py engine does away with the ‘fluff’ or sometimes superfluous content developers put in to artificially extend the playtime. Forget wandering around town talking to every NPC or pixel hunting to find quest items, you can fast travel town to town and quests are plot driven. You can even fast forward bits of story you’ve seen if you don’t want to waste time. Every minute you play you are doing what you want to do rather than what the game forces you to waste time doing. You will end up spending the majority of the time unfolding the story, battling and interacting with your characters.

Dialogue choices are somewhat fixed and not customising in that aspect (think Dragon age 2) but it was a sufficient mechanic to drive the story forward. You will end up making gameplay decisions throughout the game that does impact the world state. The story may share some similarities and tones to Dragon Age: Origins but still a pleasure to watch unfold. Combat is very similar to Monster’s Den flash game series and does have an engaging tactical element. There are 3 main classes (warrior, rogue, mage) with each character having one class skill tree and one unique character skill tree. Light grinding is all you need to get through the story and difficulty options allow you to focus more on story aspects. For those who like to grind and get the best gear the option is there but it’s not necessary. You will end up recruiting and adventuring with a party of 10 characters (DLC introduces 2 more) so there are many combos and customisations you can play with.

The character sprites and visuals are beautiful to look at and despite the simplicity actually works well in creating a convincing setting for the story and there is optional fan service mode. Sure, there can be a few more backgrounds but this game is a great example of creativity when less is more. The romance CGs and interactions are fun and rewarding to unlock. There are multiple racial/gender romance options for each character and I applaud the writer for putting all those in, and for the meaningful character progression gained through these interactions. Each party NPC will also have a rewarding personal quest.

To accompany the visuals I must mention the lush score that accompanies the game. The soundtrack is excellent and I never tire of hearing the themes. The dramatic and emotional moments are particularly heightened with good use of tracks.

My minor critiques are with the player dialogue choices- I’d rather see the 3 options than joking/friendly/optional and they don’t really feel very different. The romances and triangles are handled well but I’d like a tiny bit more climax and epilogue detail. Would have liked to see a few more side quests and story elements from the towns and map locations based on renown. Combat wise it’s a great system but the class skill trees pales in comparison with unique skill trees and perhaps the different weapon types could add different effects (eg difference between single/dual/2H weapon) in terms of range, AoE and damage.

Overall well worth the experience. My first playthrough was a leisurely 15 hours and there’s room for at least another playthrough plus exploring the romances.

Story 4.5/5
Gameplay &combat 4/5
Visuals 4.5/5
Music 5/5

An enjoyable experience.
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1.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 14 март
This game is pretty unoptimized, with a clunky interface. As a VN its not bad, but the RPG elements are cheesy, especially the boring combat. There's plenty of better titles out there in both genres, so for me its a downvote.
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35.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 4 ноември 2014
"Baldur's Gate-lite". Seriously, character interactions and romances feel very alike, even the camp mechanic is there. And combat, despite being easy, does make you think, a rare occasion today. World exploring is poor, and the game lacks strategic warfare like in Neverwinter Nights 2 (it would be a blast if it had!). But immersion is still great, thanks to good art and dialogues.
Small but great game. Definitely worth its price.
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19.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 10 ноември 2014
Disclaimer: This is not a Princess game. You don't play dressup as a Princess. You don't marry Princes. You don't kiss frogs. Before judging, just read the review and give the game a shot. Also, don't take my short playtime into account, as Steam was bugged for this for some reason. I have over 15 hours logged into this game.

Loren the Amazon Princess is a roleplaying game with a strong emphasis on storyline, almost in the form of a "choose your own adventure" novel. It is backwards narrated in a very unique way, going back and "remembering" this epic story of Loren (the main character), and her companion--the character that YOU play. In case you're confused, you actually play as the main character's companion, not the main character herself. A very odd concept, but very refreshing.

Throughout the game, you travel in search of your lost mother, the Queen of the Amazons, and the story unveils itself through the journey. As you are leaving your Citadel for the first time in your life, you find foreigners (elves, dwarves, humans, etc) and other strange folk along the way, often wanting to join your party or asking for help, or interacting with you in some way or another.

Like all roleplaying games, you will gather quests through storylines, complete quests and kill monsters for experience, and level up your party how you see fit. And your party, while mentioned, consists of members that are multi-classed. For example, as you create your playable character, he or she can become a Warrior/Hero, or perhaps a Thief/Hero. On your journey, you may find a Mage/Elementalist, or perhaps a Warrior/Berserker. This gives you the customization to build your party how you wish, giving a strong complement to your team. As you level up, you add attribute points into Strength, Skill, and Willpower, and choose feats every two levels.

I will be honest--this game took me by surprise. It is a fantastic game that sucker punched me right in the mouth, and you will soon find yourself pretty deep into the storyline. The combat is just unique enough to keep a veteran roleplaying gamer satisfied, as you fight by rows and columns. Furthermore, the ability to set up camp and talk to members of your party gives the player a very relaxed feel as he or she gets to know more about who they are grouping with.

I most certainly recommend this game, and its DLC, as it has a great storyline, simple, yet fun combat, decent character customization, a fantastic soundtrack, and sets you on a very fun epic journey. It is for sure a great addition to any gamer's library, and will surely quench the satisfaction from any RPG'er.

I rate this game an 8.1 / 10
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8 от 14 човека (57%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 10 ноември 2014
I found the game to be very average, to say the very least.

[Spoiler below]

Yes, it is unusual for you to begin as a slave for a Amazon Princess and travel with her, but the innovation just stop right there. The story is your classic "Dungeon and Dragons vs demonic evil," but it goes little beyond that.

Events often made little to no sense-For example, your naive warrior princess walk into a bar...start a fight, kill 6 town's guards. No repercussion. 5 minutes later, the evil goblin lord showed up at your bedroom, start a fight...and after his minion dies, transform their corpses into town's guards...and then you are arrested. And of course, no need for any sense of mystery: cue to the dark lord sitting on a volcano with his succubus.

It couldn't get more cliched if the princess end up finding a magic sword that made her the choosen one...wait, she do that too within like 10 mintues into the game.

Frankly, this is like straight out of a saturday morning cartoon from the 90s.

The other problems include:

-Too many NPCS-Most RPG these days let you update your "bench team" with exp even if they weren't in the fight. Thus avoiding certain NPCs falling behind. Not this game. They gave you 6 slots, but in the 2.5 hours I played this game I already encountered at NPCs. So at least two guys would have to be "benched" or constantly rotated.

-Stats don't appear to matter beyond the "primary stats-

So to be honest, a cliched story, a poor designed game mechanic is definitely not worth $20.
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55.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 18 ноември 2014
Loren is a fun combination of fantasy RPG and visual novel. The story is well-written and your choices truly influence your experience of the story! This is hands down the best visual novel I've ever played.

I enjoyed it so much the first time on easy mode, playing as the elf female, that I decided on a second playthrough (despite having 100+ other games in my Steam library). Now I'm playing on hard difficulty mode as the human male, making different choices than before, and while the overall story arc is the same, the events and viewpoint are completely different than my first playthrough. And it's such a joy because I didn't know that there was this whole other layer to the game's story until I started playing the second time.

The turn-based combat is enjoyable as well. The battles are way easy on easy mode, and appropriately anxiety-inducing in hard mode. There's lots of cool skills and spells you can learn as you level up.

The conversations at the camp with your party members are interesting and can lead to romance if you make the right choices in dialogue. Gay and lesbian relationships are possible. And having no romance is possible.

Graphics, music, sound effects, gameplay mechanics, are all fine.

I highly recommend Loren for lovers of RPGs and visual novels.
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