From the void, the gods of darkness and light created Agarest, a most perfect and divine world. As the generations passed, paradise sadly fell to the ravages of time. War darkened the skies and Agarest soon became a torturous hell as the gods divided and immense armies clashed, desecrating the once beautiful...
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"Same as Generations of War. Very well done Japanese turn-based strategy game. Play Generations of War first."

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20 лютого

Agarest: Generations of War 2 is out now

http://store.steampowered.com/app/312790

I’m thrilled to say that Agarest: Generations of War 2 is out now on Steam! If you’ve pre-purchased the game then it should now be available to download from your Steam library.

If you’ve not already bought the game then never fear, the 20% discount (with an additional 13% reduction if you own either of the previous Agarest games) doesn’t expire until next Thursday. That means there’s still time to pick Agarest 2 up for just £11.99 (or even less!)

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13 лютого

Agarest: Generations of War 2 is now available for pre-order

http://store.steampowered.com/app/312790

Agarest: Generations of War 2 will be released on 19th February 2015 priced at $19.99.

As an extra incentive for early birds, anyone who pre-orders the game before 19th February will get two AWESOME benefits: a 20% pre-order discount (33% if you own the previous Agarest games on Steam), and DLC bundle 6*absolutely free, allowing you to use Leonhardt, Valeria and Myu from the previous games and unlocking Extra Costumes for many of the cast, saving you a further $7.99!

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Рецензії

“All around, Agarest Zero is a great Strategy RPG that PC gamers should be delighted to have.”
Gamepinion

“The story, the characters, the art style, and the addicting combat all tie in together to make a beautiful package.”
8.5/10 – Chalgyr's Game Room

Про цю гру

UNCOVER THE EPIC STORY PRECEDING #1 SELLER, AGAREST: GENERATIONS OF WAR


Following hot on the heels of the number 1 top selling epic SRPG “Agarest: Generations Of War”, Ghostlight are proud to announce its prequel “Agarest: Generations Of War ZERO” bringing an enticing blend of in-depth strategy and epic multi-generational storytelling to Steam!

...From the void, the gods of darkness and light created Agarest, a most perfect and divine world. As the generations passed, paradise sadly fell to the ravages of time. War darkened the skies and Agarest soon became a torturous hell as the gods divided and immense armies clashed, desecrating the once beautiful land…
After many years with the war in deadlock, Sieghart, a young officer loyal to the armies of light, passes through the scarred mountains on a perilous mission. There, he meets a strange girl and unknowingly changes the fate of the world forever.

  • Watch the story unfold as you battle the enemy hordes in over 80hrs in a compelling and innovative turn based-based combat system
  • Choose the path of Darkness or Light through a truly epic story, spanning multiple generations
  • Build your ultimate army of warriors and master Extra Skills, Special Arts and Over Kills to defeat colossal enemies!
  • Use the all new Card Skill System to create your hero’s unique persona.
  • Featuring stunning new and beautifully animated character portraits.
  • The Soul Breed System returns! Unite with your chosen bride to shape the fate of the next generation of heroes

Agarest: Generations of War ZERO exclusive game features!

Agarest: Generations of War ZERO contains many of the unique features found in the first release of the series such as Extended Areas allowing you to chain attacks together in huge combos, the Blacksmith’s Guild for experimentation in crafting of items and weapons and of course, the Soul Breed System where you must carefully choose your bride as this decision will directly affect following generations.

In addition to these existing game features, the following new features have been added:
The new Vacation Days allow you to get to know your party members better and unlock bonus items and locations by visiting various places in the towns. Also, as you build your relationship with the rest of your party you will unlock new costumes for them to wear.

Character portraits displayed during conversations have been vastly improved with the implementation of Motion Portrait. This brings characters to life with subtle animations really helping to enhance the stunning artwork.

With various other changes such as improved graphics and a brand new Card Skill System to allow you to customise your starting character, this is a prequel you won’t want to miss.

Exclusive to the PC version, this new and improved version of Agarest: Generations Of War ZERO now features Cloud Saving (which has also been added to Agarest: Generations Of War very recently). We’ve also added the ability to decide which direction you wish the controls to be offset along with a revamp of the DLC menu giving you control to pick and choose how DLC is added to your existing saves. As expected there is full mouse and keyboard support, full gamepad support, Steam achievements, higher resolution art and a number of other user interface changes to ensure that PC gamers receive the best gaming experience possible. We are pleased to announce that a selection of collectible Steam Trading Cards are featured, whilst DLC is included in the game completely free of charge with other bundle packs of DLC available to purchase separately after release.

Included free DLC

  • A Deputy's Gift Pack: Contains 4 Flame elements, 4 Ice elements, 4 Thunder elements, 4 Wind elements, 4 Earth elements, 4 Darkness elements and 4 Light elements
  • Upgrade Pack 1: Contains 2 STR UP, 2 VIT Up, 2 Agi Up, 2 Int Up. 2 LUK Up and 2 Max HP Up
  • Healing Hand Pack: Contains Healing Hand Pack
  • Upgrade Pack 2: Contains 2 STR UP+, 2 VIT Up+, 2 Agi Up+, 2 Int Up+. 2 LUK Up+ and 2 Max HP Up+
  • Health and Guard Pack: Contains 2 Marfile Seed, 2 Vessels of life, 1 Revive, 1 Dryad's Soul and 1 Requiem Bracelet
  • Legendary Items Pack: Contains 2 Divine Branch, 2 Unicorn Horn, 2 Moon Fragment, Magic Crystal Chip, 1 seed of Happiness and 1 Bracelet of Feicui
  • Dream Prophecy Pack: Contains 2 Damascus, 2 meteoric iron, 2 generation crystal, 2 lapis noster, 1 shiny fang and 1 whispered dream
  • Logistic Support 1: Contains railgun, divine guard, crystal bracelet, dark bracelet and bracelet of light
  • Fall from Grace Pack: Contains Big Black, Black bustier, Angel Halo and Angel Wing
  • Stout Defense Pack 1: Contains extra frame, chaos frame, Heaven's End and E.O.M
  • Squalid Chicken Pack: Contains rusty sword, rusty bracelet. rusty ring, funky chicken and chicken ring
  • Nobility Pack: Contains Princess Bustier, Princess's Tiara, Imperial Guar and levitation stone
  • Loral Beast Pack: Contains Seiryu's sword, Genbu's gauntlet, Byakko's Bracelet and Suzaku's Ring
  • Stout Defense Pack 2: Contains Dragon frame, Demon frame, Mighty ring, Dismal Sylph and Prometheus Bound
  • Extra Points Pack 1: Contains 5000 gold, 50PP 150TP and 250EP
  • Extra Points Pack 2: Contains 50000 gold, 150PP, 350TP and 5000EP
  • Add-on Dungeon 1: An Add-on Dungeon for Generation 1 - A new adventure awaits in the Fohites Ruins
  • Add-on Dungeon 2: An Add-on Dungeon for Generation 2 - Explore the Neige Snow Field

Вимоги до системи

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.13GHz Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 64Mb RAM and support for v3 shaders
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 3GHz Intel i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 128Mb RAM and support for v3 shaders
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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49 з 55 людей (89%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
164.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 жовтня 2014 р.
As with the Origional, Zero is a true work of art. The Generation system is vastly improved from the original, and the affection system adds its own level of stratagy. The gameplay, while at first glance appears simple, is, in a word, "Multi-Layered". Mastering Esoterica and Combination arts is key to not only surviving some of the most difficult battles, but also recieving some of the best items in the game. With that in mind, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Agarest Wiki that contains truely invaluable information on the game itself.
While i love the game, I have to mention two dissapointments I have in concern to the actual game itself. First, the monster capture and combination system can be a boon to any player. If only for the Title System and the High End items you can get by using it. However, capturing monsters can be a chore sometimes, and often feels like a waste of time due to the grind required to max it out.
Second, the blacksmithing system has one infuriating element that i wish they had eliminated from the origional. That is the Random Item system that occures while smithing. On occasion, while crafting items, instead of the desired item you recieve a random craftable item instead. This still uses the materials, and after 3000 craft attempts, I only recived one item I cared about, or was useful. Instead you generally recive items that are either utterly useless, or are low level and already abundant.
As to the Steam download, it has one major glitch i was unable to remedy. Unfortunatly, there is a glich where on many characters in both conversation scenes and in the gallery, the characters images are obsucered by all the other alternate appearances being layered over eachother at the same time. This takes away from the character and story driven expreance that is essential to any JRPG.
On a possitive note, the Steam DLC is absolutly fantastic. Without it, many cassual gamers may find the baseline grind to level up and aquire both Gold and EP to be a daunting task. After purchasing the DLC it was almost like starting a new game + without ever having to have played the game.
I would recomend this series to anyone who enjoys JRPG's or RPG's in general. For a more epic experience I suggest playing the original and then loading over the completed game data to Zero.
All in all, I'd give this game a solid 9 out of 10.
As a simple footnote I would suggest that due to suggestive sexual content in this game, parental supervison is advised.
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25 з 28 людей (89%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
160.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 20 вересня 2014 р.
5/10

Agarest Zero is the prequel to Agarest: Generations of War. People who played the old Agarest will find that a few things have changed.

Starting with the good improvements. A fast-forward option during dialogue, fully turn-based dungeons with no more analog crawling or suprise encounters, and a slightly more informative esoteric book. A simplified version of the original Agarest is build into the game, and can be unlocked if you play NG+ on hard. As long as you get True End in the Zero universe, you will unlock True End in the Agarest vanilla universe automatically. You can unlock various vanilla characters and combine them into your zero party for maximum choice.

There are bad points too. For one, there are only two generations instead of five, although unlike Leonheardt who was stuck with a sword, you will have some control over Sieghart's weapon. The True End mechanic is also different, it being dependent on relationship scores and less than a handful of crucial storyline choices. You will not unlock the true ending unless you are familiar with dating sims; it is possible to get all nine women in the group to love you maximally, but unless you get somewhere close to that you won't get the true ending. The game is faster-paced due to less generations, but not fast-paced enough to warrent repeated crapshoots on the dating sim mechanic only to find out that you fail true end again and again. If you follow the True End guide for Zero on Agarest Wiki to a tee, it is a linear process and you can unlock it. But then Sieghart/Leonis will not feel like they have any consistent preference or personality. It will just be hardcore pragmatic metagaming.

On an important tangent, this game may be a little bit less friendly to female gamers than the vanilla game, because of the much more increased emphasis on the dating sim aspect. Women-to-women conversations in this game are also more superficial than vanillla. Female gamers can consider themselves warned.

It is a game with pros and cons, but if you liked the original Agarest then you might as well get Zero because it comes with a simplified version of the original game plus the interface improvements.
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22 з 26 людей (85%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
11.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 4 жовтня 2014 р.
Short summary: This is an amazing turn based strategy game with unique weapons, and a huge variety of characters and unlockable skills. This game is similair to fire emblem combat system, and has a cliche but an entertaining story. There are several events, and incorporates the oh so common dating sims the japanese love as well. One of the best part of the game is without a doubt, the creation of your character, where it is a tarot card system, which randomizes your character in the vague direction you build him to be.

Synopsis: Record of Agarest War Zero is the prequel to Record of Agarest War. The tale follows Sieghart, an army commander who gains magical powers from a strange woman named Mimel. Blossoming from this setup, Record of Agarest War Zero is a slow-paced tale treading on familiar territory: the world is in danger and it's up to a small band of warriors to set things right.

Combat: Record of Agarest War Zero's shining light is combat. Moving characters into position like a chess board is a challenging undertaking, but a rewarding one. Depending on which square characters occupy, they can link to other characters to unleash joint attacks with powerful results. But it's the calculated movement of sprites into position that makes exciting battles. While the terrain is flat and backgrounds repetitive, the environment is still a non-factor like the original Agarest War. The strategic requirements of success are fulfilling for all strategy fans. (Battles dish out experience like candy, yet money feels constantly tight.)

Gameplay: The Agarest War series is different from other strategy games is that the story is split over multiple generations. When the curtain finally closes on Sieghart's side of the story, it's his offspring with the maiden-of-highest-regard that carries on the tale into future years. You are also forced to progress along a fixed path, forced to stop at each dot along the way for a battle. These often have no bearing on the plot and are simply there to make the journey from one chapter to the next take as long as possible.(although if the battle does indeed get too tedious, pressing q will turn on auto battle. A word of advice is use it on enemies you will dominate, due to the fact that the auto A.I is not the best.)

Overall, i love this game, while it may say i only have 10 hours or so, i have the rest of the series on my ps3, with a total over 200 hours, a great game focusing on turn based strategy, and dating sim like playthrough.
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16 з 20 людей (80%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
6.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 31 жовтня 2014 р.
The Agarest Senki/Agarest War series was always a little out of my comfort zone when it came to RPGs, mostly due to the strategy involved in the fights. Thankfully, they made it easy to figure who to place where to maximize your combo efficiency in battle, plus learning new Secret Arts through trial and error has been a blast!

This is technically the first game in the series, chronologically, but the second game to have been made. This one is a lot more forgiving than the first by means of getting the True Ending, as there are only two generations, so a lot of the original content from the first game that you had to be forced to do to get the True Ending has been streamlined for the second; giving you a lot more time to enjoy the story at a more natural pace.

My one little problem lies in the fact that they seem to reuse character designs and even come close to reusing names as well; namely, the character "Alice" is extremely close if not identical to "Ellis" in name and design both, right down to having a larva as a bodyguard. Sieghart also appears to be in close relation to the main characters of the first game, not to mention a few of the female leads seem to be borrowed concepts, as well. All that aside, however, I greatly recommend this game to everyone, especially if you want to enjoy something a little different in your RPG library!
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9 з 10 людей (90%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
12.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 лютого
So, I was looking trough some JRPGs on Steam, and this one caught my eye, and after I read some reviews, and watched some gameplay, I decided to buy it, and I didn't make a mistake.


Graphics 7/10
In this game graphics aren't that great, though character portraits are very well done, and they are perfectly lip synced. Battle animations are also well done, though there isn't much to say about it, except the fact that they look pretty and flashy.

Gameplay 7/10
This is a turn based game and it's really slow paced, which is something that I don't like, I'm more into "Final Fantasy"s combat system, then this, but this game has a sophisticated combat system, which is hard to learn. Learning to maximize your combo will take you some time, since tutorial isn't so rich with the required informations.

Sound 6/10
The music in this game is great, but sound effects are very, very bad, let's take walking as an example, when you are walking you just hear "tup-tup-tup" like in some old horror movie, that's the part they could really improve. I forgot to mention the voice acting, that's the thing that they have really done perfectly. It's now ranked in my top 10 voice actings on Steam.

Story 5/10
The story isn't so rich and it's hard to follow, basically you just go around and picking up more teammates who are all girls, and the game just doesn't hype you up to see what's coming next.


Overall 7/10
The game has some problems, but I enjoyed playing it, and I think that every fan of turn based JRPGs should at least try this game.
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5 з 5 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
44.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 23 лютого
Pro
- Good Storyline.
- Nice Japanese sound.
- Great Skill Animations and Many Combination Attacks. Well done !
- Character Creation. (This feature is not in the first game of this series.)
- Good Artworks.
- Game Systems is easy to understand.
- Cursor offsets (Left and Right). Well this is good option.
- New Affection Icon. (Easier to understand but less feeling)
- New Dungeon System (Easier to explore)
- Maybe More Later

Con
- Annoyed Tutorial. (Let old player skip the tutorial please) (-1)
- Character Creation. (Lack of information) (-.5)
- A little bug. (Game freeze sometimes but not often) (-.5)
- Costume DLC unavailable for PC yet (-1)
- Maybe More Later

7/10
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6 з 8 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
65.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 12 січня
It's a Great game
reminds me with Wild arms and Legaia dual saga in PS2
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23 з 41 людей (56%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
72.1 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 10 листопада 2014 р.
Its my first game from Agarest series, a bit confused following the combat instruction but once i figured how to play it, its really fun fun *oops i say it twice :p*

Absolutely worth played.

Nuff said, Kawaiifu hwaiting!
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4 з 6 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
17.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 грудня 2014 р.
I really like this game it remided me of Fire Emblem one of those turn base games. The story line is good so far from how long i been playing and it has a a lot of funny moments to.
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11 з 20 людей (55%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2 людей вважають цю рецензію кумедною
40.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 4 грудня 2014 р.
Do you like anime? visual novel-like story telling? game difficulty with a curve akin to right angle?

Well do I have a game for you.

Jist:
Turn-based jrpg focused on creating skill combos with your entire team.
Oh and kawaii desu anime stuff, full on vn story telling even get to pick a girl to marry.

Pros:
•tactical jrpg
•anime, that is a pro. right?
•the plot and style of the game series has always been very good.
•character variety
•main character creation

Cons:
•difficulty will give you a right hook out of nowhere
•the right angle difficulty curve also applies to the learning curve. Hope you've been collecting and memorizing combos & skills, while staying above the weapons curve too!
•you may become emotionally attached to characters

Final Word:
I own every Agarest game and the predecessor game/s and while they are all nice games I have yet to beat one, even after 30-40 hours of gameplay put into them. They are not fair, and will spike the difficulty without a second though to how much time you will have to spend grinding out levels, crafting gear, and gathering materials. These games actively hate the player at times. You will use gamefaqs. You will curse at your tv/laptop when you have a boss fight that was three flavors more difficult than anything you just faced. You will love the characters.

I wouldn't recommend buying these games simply due to the battle system being a complete kick to the gonads. I will admit I have more money than common sense when dealing with anime jrpg's. Especially ones by Compile Heart, and will purchase them all. I'm such a hypocrite.
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7 з 13 людей (54%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
33.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 листопада 2014 р.
i absolutely LOVE this game, mainly the storyline BUT... the battle system gets reeeeaaalllyyy boring doing the same thing over and over constantly getting misses on mobs that are on low health but the storyline pulled me in so much that it made me play through that same battle system for a very long time
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32 з 63 людей (51%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
5.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 14 листопада 2014 р.
Having a hankering for a RPG I ended up picking up this title to scratch the urge. Am I disappointed? Yes.

The storyline is bland and generic and offers nothing intriguing or exciting to the player. At this stage I barely know what my goal is (other than looking after Mimel and picking up more (female) characters to add to my party) and I've no desire to find out. The parts that talk about the storyline are tedious and bland at best and ultimately unfulfilling for the player. A solid RPG should have the player wanting to know what the next twist in the game is; Agarest fails to deliver on that aspect. Considering playing on feels like a chore that I want to avoid doing at all costs.

The tutorial barely gives you the bare bones of combat which is simple enough to pick up despite being poorly mapped, and the character creation part is totally left uninformed. The player absolutely doesn't know what to do without the help of a guide and to be honest I have no idea what on earth I picked for the MC, Sieg. Combat gets boring and repetitive quickly. If you're a player who dislikes grinding there's no worry as you're forced to grind and play through fights just to get anywhere on the map.

Speaking of characters, the characters of the game are bland, dull and boring with predictable, mundane personalities. There's a womaniser without a hint of charm, a little mysterious childish girl and then there's the MC who is the equivalent of bread without butter. The voice acting and somewhat pretty character designs aren't enough to carry the personalityless characters through with the bland script. Another part of the game which is a little more fun is the dating aspect where you woo the ladies you pick up for your party. However, Fire Emblem: Awakening offers the same kind of game as Agarest but with a better script, a easier to follow plot and interesting characters.

For the most part, Agarest has a lacklustre script and a poor combat system which ultimately lets the full game down. A much more interesting story with more engaging characters is the minimum this game would need to carry it through with the current combat system. The pixel graphics are somewhat charming, at the very least.

My overall opinion? I wish I could refund this game and would do so in a heart beat if I was able to.
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2 з 4 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
20.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 20 січня
This is a prequel to the game "Agarest: Generations of War" and it has ABSOLUTELY same advantages and disadvantages. Fights are boring as in original game, but the story, talking and relationships parts are still excellent. Unfortunately, this game is shorter than original (2 generations against 5), but it is still very interesting to play and develop world and relationships with heroines.
P.S. I think that it doesn't matter if you play this game before or after playing Agarest:GoW, because I noticed only one character, who is present in both games so they are not really related.
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3 з 6 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
5.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 24 січня
OMG there is just soo much talking, i am 3 and half hours into this game, and it just one conversation after another, then they sit there and talk to other party members of the same story. But all in all the game does seem fun so far and i will keep playing
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3 з 6 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
77.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 31 січня
Agarest zero pretty much will make you memorize alot because of the battle system and item creation.
Overall if you have alot of time and want to play a jrpg then go for this or play the first game first
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2 з 4 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
33.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 лютого
This tactics-based game is an improvement over Generations, the overly long first game the series. It is shorter, the UI easier to manage, and crafting elements are more straight-forward. My main complaint is the series still doesn't know what it wants to be. The developer packed so many side-elements into the game that they become chores to manage. They must have been working with a checklist; capturing monsters-check, grinding-got it, unlocking crafting levels-yup. It is tiring and takes away from the stronger aspects of the game.

Overall, the game is average with its strength being the battle-system. Might be worth a Jackson if bundled with all the DLC.
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
4.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 січня
Waifu Simulator with a twist.
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240 з 290 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1 людина вважає цю рецензію кумедною
4.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 17 квітня 2014 р.
In Agarest Zero, you play as an extremely generic desu hero and try to pick up all those kawaii waifu's so you can have children to fight the evil monsters that are invading the world.

5/5 Sugoi game

But really, it's a pretty solid tactical JRPG/Visual Novel. For the price of 19,99€ i can certainly recommend purchasing it, especially when considering you get a ton of DLC with the purchase that wasn't free when the game was originally released on PS3.

The game is rather long as well, your first playthrough might take about 60-80 hours to finish. You can also port over your character saves from Agarest: Generations of War for some extra stuff.
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Agarest: Generations of War Zero is a Tactical Japanese Roleplaying Game a prequel to its predecessor.

The story is set in the world of Agarest literally scarred by a war between the forces of light and darkness.
The game starts with Sieghart a young commander of the Armies of Light and his division assigned to a special mission to collect some kind of trumph card that would win the war. They get attacked by the armies of darkness during this assignment and after repelling the attack Sieghart finds a girl cornered by a sort of lesser god a "Larva" he proceeds to rescue her but gets mortally wounded. In his last moments the girl asks him if he wishes to live and grants him power healing his wounds. This newfound power was more than enough to defeat the weak Larva.

As a prequel the game has lots of references and assumes you know most things about its lore, I would recommend playing Agarest: Generations of War first if you plan to play this one, though not necessary as after ending the game you can make a new game+ in Extra Mode which allows you to play a digest version of the first game and you unlock profiles which enlighten you further.

The game's art style is quite good, though some of the female characters have provocative clothing, it is far from what most people seem to describe. There is some fan service though which is completely secondary to the game, which are the CGs, appart from some that might be a little awkward, they are all very well done and are a nice little bonus.
The voice acting and the translation I am not able to review thoroughly as I don't know Japanese, but since I've watched enough anime (and asked the opinion of a few friends who understand Japanese) I'd say the translation is good apart from maybe a few exceptions. The Japanese voice acting like in most JRPGs is nice because it usually beats any english dub.

The gameplay is the same as the first:
- Turn based combat, in each turn you have a move phase and a action phase.
- The party consists of 1 to 6 members.
- Each turn you gain AP (action points) which allow you to move or attack.
- During the move phase you are allowed to move your characters up to their move stat by spending 1 AP per square.
- During the action phase you are allowed to attack (and be attacked) spending AP or both AP and SP for special attacks (called Ex Skills).
- SP is gained by attacking, getting targeted, slaying an enemy or having a party member slain.
- The order in the action phase is determined by a character's AGI and remaining AP for both party members and enemies.
- There are also Extended Areas, which are different to each character, when you link characters through these you can strategize in various ways as they allow you to make combos with more than one character and attack monsters that would otherwise be out of the range of certain characters/attacks.
- As you progress through the game you unlock fields, different fields have different sizes and different bonuses/penalties.

I recommend watching a few gameplay videos or a video of the tutorial (if existant) as it would be much easier to understand.


When compared to the first game, Agarest: Generations of War Zero has several improvements:
- The game is slightly shorter which made part of the community happy (on the other hand it lost generations (from 5 to 2) and it has less characters, though you can still have Ellis, Dyshana, the protagonists and the heroines of the first game in Extra Mode and the others by DLC).
- Vacation Days which are events where you can interact with your party members in order to raise affection levels or unlock certain bonuses/secrets.
- Costumes which are literally costumes for every female character which change depending on their affection level, these will only appear in Vacation Days unless chosen otherwise in the options menu (I regret to say that after unlocking the costumes it isn't possible to chose which one appears it will always be the one that corresponds to the affection level).
- Card System, now this in my opinion is the best improvement you can costumize the first main character making him much more versatile than the one from the first Agarest.
- The portraits are no longer static and are considerably better.
- Beach scenes!
- Vashtor in white armor, 'nuff said.

Ignoring the last improvement, in all seriousness, the game is enjoyable (In my case I'd say a lot of fun as I've also played it before in PS3 and I'd say the PC version is better as I found it more fluid).
Personally I just thank Ghostlight for porting JRPGs to PC since it has few when compared to consoles.
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Find your waifu, make a baby. Find your baby's waifu, make another baby. Waifu Simulator/10. Would buy.
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