Huge RPG in the 16-bit style, featuring an epic, exciting adventure in a fantasy world and packed full of characters, quests and secrets.
User reviews: Mixed (126 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 14, 2014

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"A jRPG where you play as a psychotic antihero who can talk to the animals like some kind of Disney princess. Also, you punch bears."
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Reviews

“The Book of Legends is a must-play for any RPG fan. With all of its character choices and variations, for many of us it will be a must-play numerous times”
4.5/5 – Gamezebo

“This game is fantastic and so is the absolutely hysterical dialog between Jordan and Jasmine, and once Clea joins the group it only gets better. This is a don't freaking miss it, RPG. (...) the Book of Legends really is legendary”
5/5 – Gaming is Magic

“The Book of Legends is a lengthy game that rewards exploration and stopping to smell the rose”
4.8/5 – JayIsGames

About This Game

The Demon of Fear, Azutura, is slowly but surely awaking because the world is increasingly being dominated by thieves, rogues and bandits. Indeed - Azutura feeds on people's fears. The solution is found and crafted by the best alchemists of the realm: a special relic whose vapors will put the Demon in a profound sleep for the next few decades or so.

A notorious traveler gifted with an extraordinary strength, Jordan, is sent to the House of Fear where the Demon lies to do the job. But the very first day of his mission, he is robbed by thieves and loses the precious relic!

Details


'The Book of Legends' is an epic, sprawling role-playing game packed full with characters, quests, items and secrets, evocative of the greats of the genre such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Phantasy Star.

Key Features:


  • More than 40 achievements to unlock
  • More than 30 playable characters
  • Play as the strongest man in the world (yes!) but also control a Princess, a Celebrity, a Ghost, a Dragon, a Demon, even a chicken and a cow - in "The Book of Legends", the word "role playing" takes on its full meaning
  • More than 125 spells to cast
  • More than 60 weapons and 110 pieces of equipment
  • More than 100 different enemies - defeat extraordinary monsters such as dragons, manticores, demons and ogres
  • More than 300 areas to explore
  • 60 hours of playtime
  • 2 different modes (Casual/RPG)
  • Mouse control allowed
  • Easy-to-use Quest book and Party Switcher
  • Auto-save
  • Party Splitting
  • Choices that affect the game significantly
  • Multiple endings
  • Exciting story full of twists and witty or hilarious dialogs
  • Countless hours of playing, a myriad of side quests and secrets
  • Great interaction between characters and even non-playing characters
  • Spectacular spells and summoning
  • A Colyseum with 2 different tournaments
  • Gorgeous characters, graphics and music

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
pros: the story is very entertaining and the charecters are interesting

cons: the leveling feels a bit jumpy, when starting an area you feel very under leveled and by the time you leave that area you can kill them with one hit.
Also the game has many secrets some are easy to find but others require either obsesive backtracking or a guide
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
The Book of Legends is one of the very first games I've ever gotten with a bundle. With my ever growing library of hundreds of titles gained with bundles or purchases on the Steam market, I now have time to tell the world what I think.

When you start BoL, you will get bored, the game DOES in fact pickup after about an hour or so. The start of the game is just anticlimactic and that's not so bad, many RPG or JRPG can start off this way. Once you really put in the time you will notice that BoL has loads to offer you. You will acquire and have many companions to chose from in your party's organization, with different equipables and abilities. This can be quite nice over some other RPG Maker titles that only give you an initial party and about 3 hours of game play. You also have a nice variety of side quests and the main story to keep you entertained for a number of hours and I have seen players reach over 50+ hours when going to fully complete the game.

The main thing that BoL has going against it is the large price of $15. This price isn't that intimidating when picking up the game from a bundle, trade or Steam sale. So I recommend buying the game when it's on some sort of sale.

I'll be giving this game a 8.5/10 and strongly recommend you give it a try and remind you again to at least play through the boring intro to hit the games real stride of content.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I really wanted to recommend this game. The skills and combat seem good, and the dialog isn't bad. Although as other have said, it seems every other line from the main character is sarcastic.

The main breaking point for me is the leveling. I was somehow able to beat the first boss, mainly due to the fact the main character has a skill which makes the first chapter a cake walk. But the next area, I got one shotted time and time again.

My main character is able to withstand any foe, but every supporting character I have just gets 1-2 shotted. I even tried grinding a bit, but after several hours? (it felt like that), I feel my characters still aren't there. The weapons and armor didn't seem to help much, and many items seem very expensive for the area.

I would recommend this game to someone who has a kid that can burn many hours on it, but as far as JRPGs go, I think your time is better spent elsewhere.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
There is a surge in crime, which powers the awakening of an ancient demon.
You, the hero, are tasked with putting the demon to sleep... but you are a thief, a scoundrel and not really a hero. You dont really plan to put the demon to sleep... but nothing goes as planned anyway.

Really cool jrpg in the usual style, promises lots of hours of entertainment for fans of the genre.
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
45.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
On one hand, this game has a lot going for it. The main character is a little annoying, but in a likable way for the most part. The flavor text for checking random things in the environment and responses to NPCs are very enjoyable and I think what really makes this game worth the play through. It's also rather expansive. I can normally keep track of the map of a dungeon in my mind as I play through an RPG, but most areas in this game are so large that I can't do that in TBoL. I like to explore everything, so it lead to me being really overleveled at the end of the game.

There is nothing special about the combat. There are a couple of fights that you have to figure out the tricks to win them, but all and all, very run of the mill. You occassionally have to split your party to take care of multiple fights at once, I found that more annoying than innovative, but that's just my own 2 cents.

I will say some of the character interaction is just downright silly. You beat a boss, and then you're given the option to kiss one of your team mates. No, that's a terrible way to do that. This does not happen in normal interaction with people. You don't just kiss people because YOU want to. They should have added some text that suggests the character would like to kiss you as well, and then give you the choice. It's a two person action, and I find it almost borderline offensive that it's handled the way it is. But that really is its only flaw. And I'm sure many people played it without taking issue with that portion.
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