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.
User reviews: Very Positive (150 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 15, 2014

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"This unique Fantasy visual novel features an interesting story line, romance, humor and ... turn based combat!"

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October 28

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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May 26

Battle speed update

Hello all,
I've updated the currently live version with a fix for the battles.
In practice trimming the "battle log" so that would show only the 10 most recent actions resulted in a huge speed increase, in particular for long fights where the log was becoming very big.
The difference is more noticeable on low-end systems, but even on my relatively new system I can see the difference.

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About This Game

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

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System Requirements

    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
"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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
It has a lot of story and is playable multiple people to romance. Well writen story. Game play is simple and quick. Some menu issues that could be fixed. My bigest complaint is that there is no way of knowing if there is new dialogue or not for your companions.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I liked the story and the diffrent results you can get especially with the DLC!
The combat is sadly very if you set a small amount of time to farm exp you will crush most enemies with ease but the combat is more to give the game som variety.
If you think the concept of the story would be something you could like I would recommend that you get it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
55.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
The game has an enjoyable story with simple mechanics. It's definitely more for those who enjoy stories but it can be enjoyed by all, even new comers.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Good mix of visual novel and RPG gameplay. Lots of fantasy RPG cliches, but still entertaining.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This basically a dating sim with (with lots and lots and LOTS of talking) with some battles sprinkled here and there.

And before anyone says: "Don't play an RPG if you don't like reading" I'd say that the problem isn't the ammount of dialog per se. It's that the game really fails to balance the amount of talking you do before you can get into ONE actual battle. I easily spend more time reading the game than playing.

The battle system isn't the greatest thing out there but it works well within the game. Also it can be very quick. So, if you are the grindy type (like I am), grinding can be made very easily and quickly.

Also, while the artwork is very pretty, it falls misarably into those cliches of big-boobed female with very skimpy and unpratical outfits.
(because it totally makes sense going into a battle leaving your torso completely open and, apparently, wearing no underwear)

If this was a $5 game I'd be fine, but it isn't. For the price I'd want something else. If I want to read that amount, I'll go read a book.
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10.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
An amazing story driven RPG that any RPG fan; old school or new, would love to play. It kinda feels like Fire Emblem and Dragon Age Origans had a beautiful hipster, indie baby. I love this game so much at only 2 hours in, I am super excited to play hours over hours of this game.
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2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Good, interesting, nice ost.
Steam overlay lags hard on high res displays.
No window-borderless mode.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Pretty decent game if you can get over the magical realm fetish-fuel aspect. Combat is a little bit like Eye of the Beholder, but unfortunately doesn't have it's sense of exploration.

Being a game about narrative and character interaction, a big problem is when the game gives you options on how to respond, it's very vague about what that response actually is: for example, if someone calls your friend an a-hole, you might get three choices: joking, friendly, or forceful. So you pick forceful, thinking you're going to put that jerk in their place, only to realize afterwards that "forceful" meant "forcefully agree", and your character says something like "YES HE SURE IS A SERIOUS A-HOLE."

Also, during the first part of the game, the vast majority of the loot you find or have the option to purchase will be considerably worse than the gear you start with, which will leave you a little bored with some of the RPG elements, at least early on.

Could recommend if you're a fan of visual novel-type games and it's on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This game isn't for everyone. Its gameplay leaves something to be desired, but it has a solid story, good characters, and is delightfully tropey and self-aware. Get it if you're a fan of visual novels, but don't buy it for its RPG elements.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
This game honestly gets boring quite fast. I don't know if I've played enough or not, but for the price I paid for it I honestly expected it to be a bigger game-the map just feels so tiny. My biggest gripe with this game is the difficulty level. Normal mode is too hard for me, and easy is way too easy. A child could play it, since all you need to win in easy mode is click around. Normal mode however, is virtually impossible for some battles. It's ridiculous.

The only thing I do like about this game however, is the characters themselves and the relationship system. Other than that this game is pretty boring to play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Good game all in all. Rather short, even with the expansion, as two playthtoughs have only been 16 hours, but I thuroughly enjoyed those playthroughs. The game feels more like a story than a game, and if that's your thing, then you're in luck. You get plenty of choices to keep you on your toes, and I'll admit, I cried a few times in some of the romance options. What can I say, I'm a softie.

Art: 8/10 - Beautiful game, especially for the kind of game. Kind of sucks that there's no animations, as in some situations they would be alot better than character portraits standing there with text, but it's all really well drawn.
Characters: 8/10 - Solid characters with believable motives.
Gamplay: 7/10 - Basic gameplay, but manages to be strategic.
Sound: 5/10 - I'll admit, 90% of the time I played muted. The songs aren't bad, but they're repeated frequently.
Story: 9/10 - Enthralling story, kind of predictable at some points, but ends up being really well done. Not to mention all of the choices you get.

All in all, I give it an 8/10. If they make a sequel, I'll buy it in a heart beat.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
This was a fun game, with good replay value if you like finding multiple endings - especially since you can enable Story Mode (basically cheat mode) after you beat the game once. If you want to find all the endings, the Story Mode/Skip Seen Dialogue combo is amazing, and will keep your head from exploding from all the repetition.

Yes, exploding heads are bad... <-- name that badly re-worded reference!

And while we're referencing it, yes - this can be compared to Dragon Age, although it's much smaller in scale.

There's a system where certain decisions you make will effect the ending. I think some of the added content from the Deluxe Version also has an effect?

And then there's the romance options. There are 6 in the regular version, 8 in the Deluxe Version, with different combinations of GxB, GxG, and BxB. 4 of the romance options prefer either Saren or Elenor, but the other 4 are open to either character you choose. And, if you romance someone, it's reflected in how the Epilogue changes.

The dailogue is really well-done too. Dependinging on whether you choose Friendly, Joking, or Forceful, you get different reactions from people, and most of it is pretty entertaining. :)

The biggest difference between the two games is the battle system. In Loren it's turn based, like what you would see in an older Final Fantasy set-up.

I definitely suggest getting the Deluxe Version of this game. Without it, there are 4 characters you won't get (2 of which are romance options). Check this one out if you like RPGs, games similar to Dragon Age, and/or games that have romance options. :)

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
While the combat is a little more simplistic than I would like, overall this game was really fun and fairly well written.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Overall, I found this to be a very enjoyable RPG. The combat system may be difficult for some people who haven't used that sort of grid-style before, but it's easy to get the hang of, & may appeal to people who find regular turn-based combat a bit slow. The art style was nice, though I would've liked to see more stills from special scenes in the game. While the story isn't that original, I did like that it tells the story from the point of view of someone other than the "Chosen One." The characters were interested, & I found the writing particularly compelling in the last two chapters. I also have to give the writers credit for doing a good job of writing a romance that actually adds to the story development rather than just feeling tacked on... on least in the romance option I picked. Overall, great game for someone looking for an old-school RPG who isn't afraid of using their imagination.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
This game was far better than I expected for what it was. It's very old school in its approach and sometimes feels more like reading a book. It leaves a lot to the imagination and the character interactions are satisfying. I'm not always a sucker for romance options in games but the way the romances in this game play out have some very interesting and engaging elements. For the pricetag it's definately worth a try.
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