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...
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Release Date: Mar 14, 2014

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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 game created by the makers of Millennium, Dreamscape, Moonchild, Undefeated, 3 Stars of Destiny and Asguaard - Aldorlea Games. The story, characters and dialogues, developed by Indinera Falls, are immersive and enthralling - a huge stand-alone role playing game, packed full with characters, quests, items and secrets, evocative of the greats of the genre.

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
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
67.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I have to say, this is one of my favorite games. It has an excellent story line, fun characters and basically everything you look for in a game. It has a classic feel to it without seeming old and you kind of have to work for what your goals are. The side quests can get confusing, but it's all for the best because, in my opinion, the best games are ones you have to work for to win.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
These are only my first impressions (I've played for about 2 hours):

First of all, would I recommend it? To some people, yeah but not for most. There seem to be a good amount of choices to be made (I don't know how much they affect the story but they seem to have a pretty big effect on the dialogue). Also, there are lots of things you can miss so if you're into that kind of stuff then this game might be for you. So far the combat has been pretty much nothing but smashing the action button but I am playing on the easier mode so that probably has something to do with it.

The writing isn't great and so far the story seems pretty uninteresting. Not much to say about that. If you're expecting serious dialogue you're going to be disappointed as there doesn't seem to be much of that.

Also, it's an RPGmaker game so don't expect graphics settings. Or pretty much any settings.

The music is pretty horrible.

Lots of sidequests.

The control scheme is extremely odd. It has the standard JRPG arrow keys, action button and back/menu thing but the action button is enter and the back/menu button is esc... But C and X seem to work too so that's good (and by the way you can't rebind the keys, at least not in-game) Oh and you can also control it with a mouse but I don't really know about that. And my x360 controller kinda worked too. Kinda.

I bought it when it was on sale for 75% off. I don't think I would recommend paying the full price. Actually, I definitely wouldn't recommend that.

Soo if it's not 75% off right now, wait. Also, you might want to check out some other JRPGs on steam before you go for this one.
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5 of 13 people (38%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Slow gameplay, cringeworthy script, dated mechanics.
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Your main character looks like an elven Snidely Whiplash yet talks like a surfer dude. What more do you need to know?
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1 of 32 people (3%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I didn't touch this game yet. 10/10!!!
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I have played a few hundred RPG Maker games over the past 15 years and the Book of Legends is a standout from the norm. It is a standard old-school, turn based battle JPRG along the lines of the Dragon Quest or and original Final Fantasy series with a lot of emphasis on exploration. The dungeons are big, open and detailed. They have a lot of interactive objects with loot hidden in more than just chests and dressers. You will find plenty of characters to join your party hidden throughout the game. These include cows, chickens, men hiding in baskets. Again, you are rewarded for exploration in big ways.

The game feels free and open after the first area where you can go virtually anywhere you can walk to if not fast travel for gold. Each town feels big, and there are small settlements littered throughout the world map that add a lot to the game. You'll find merchants, shops, shrines and quests in each town, settlement and castle. My only problem is the world map itself for the most part are literally lines of land instead of big expansive plots of land like the towns and dungeons are big and ripe for exploration. The one problem with such big towns is that there is no run button.

Once you've gone through a tunnel, you have an option when going back into it whether or not to simply travel through it or go into it. Its a nice time saving feature that feels like its not padding the game with wasted time, but you can still go through for those that want to.

When you start the game, you'll find a choice of casual mode or normal mode. Normal mode feels easy enough, but casual mode has random enemy battles less frequently and you regain health after each battle. Its good to have a choice for people just looking to plow through the game. The random battles are not painfully frequent like in old school Dragon Quest games. Its more like every 40 paces or so. You will find enemies in walls or thieves attack on over world bridges. There are tutorial books littered sparingly throughout maps and having a tutorial book seems odd instead of just having NPCs explain things to you if not have an extensive help feature in the menu.

There is little enemy variety in the game and you'll see the same enemies from area to area, which is a disappointment. A few enemies are reskins, which I'm fine with, I just wish they did different things. The combat feels pretty shallow and you can use a 'rush' (autobattle) for 99% of battles. The battles are turn based, where you select everything that your party will do on their turn of the battle ala old school JPRGs, then when everyone knows what they'll do a turn happens based on their speed. Quicker characters will take their turn first. It is as old school as possible straight down to map movement moving you an entire body length with each press of the left, right, up or down.

The skills in battle seem underwhelming if not almost useless except for certain circumstances. At least every character has their own skills so everyone feels unique. You'll gain more skills as you level up. You can even change characters on the fly with the party system. So if you have 3 dead party members, swap them out with living members. There are skills and items to revive people of course. With the excess amount of accessories, you'll be able to craft the character's stats and resistances to your preference. You'll have to chose different weapons based on stats, do you want this sword to make your character speedy at the cost of damage or have a heavy damager that is slower than enemies? It is a nice sense of freedom from typical armor and weapon upgrades. It adds something to replayability since you can customize your party so much.

One downfall if not exploit I have found that I can have 3 party members block and my main hero can destroy every boss. Some bosses throw waves of enemies at you before you get to battle them, which I suppose is a unique take on boss fights, but it could also be seen as useless fluff.

There is an Asian style to the game that makes it feel fresh, even if I suspect the graphics are from the Samurai DLC pack instead of custom. Even with an Asian style, the characters speak with modern words like 'dude' and 'cool.' I think the game is in on the joke and embellishes on it.

Book of Legends feels very dialog heavy, and offers some fun banter between characters when you search or find treasures, but the actual story is just far too dialog heavy for me and I found myself skipping through everything said. Even the NPCs have a good amount to say instead of just one line throwaway statements. It adds to the immersion even if I can't be bothered by the story when its just paragraphs of dialog.

You can save in most every settlement, but there is an autosave feature and your main hero can save and fully recharge his energy. Its nice to have just before a boss.

With all of that being said, are there better RPGs out there? Yes, but this stands out as being better than 99% of the RPG Maker games out there for its sense of exploration, freedom to do as you please and make your own party, customizations and all. I am a big fan of customization and freedom. Is it worth $15? Probably not. Maybe $5 hits the mark.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
The Book of Legends is the second collaboration between Aldorlea Games and newcomer Ensorcelled Games.The Book of Legends uses the stock visual assets from the Samurai Pack add-on for RPG Maker VX.The Samurai Pack adds new sprites, tiles, character art, and other sundry visual assets in a medieval Japanese motif, and Aldorlea uses many to their fullest extent.Before the book begins, though, players have to choose either a "Casual" or "RPG" mode. Casual mode slightly lowers the encounter rate, allows partial healing after battles, and auto-saves after every fight as opposed to after every ten fights.The Book of Legends plays out similarly to a Star Ocean game in that the overall plot, including major boss battles, is scripted while player decisions influence the trajectory from Point A to Point B.The game has 31 potential party members, including a slew of talking animals, so players have a lot of characters to keep track of.The game requires some grinding here and there, but unused characters gain partial EXP from battles. Babysitting is unavoidable, especially when new recruits join at low levels, but partial EXP gain is better than none at all.The best part of The Book of Legends is the music. The compositions fit the samurai fantasy theme of the resource packet, but my favorite pieces are the more modern sounding pieces, such as the title theme.The Book of Legends is a good RPG Maker game worthy of Aldorlea's pedigree, but it has the potential to be more.
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Another awesome retro rpg game by aldorea, Its fun, a bit wordy at first to set the story in motion. It plays well on keyboard or mouse. Windowed or full screen. There is casual or normal mode. The story is nicely thought out. the characters are a bit limited in you cant choose which skills or abilities or stats to raise. You do however have a nice and humorous selection of characters-people and animals :) I am five hours in to the game and I dont know where the time went. The sounds are well done, not annoying or such. The graphics are classic retro in style of earlier final fantasy games. The combat is turn based. There are set combats and random combats to keep the game interesting. The combats can be tough when it comes to the bosses, you need to be set up well and think out what to do, not just hack and slash style combat. I found no bugs, glitches, crashes or screen freezes what so ever. However the end fight is unbalanced and for me unbeatable and this game is so confusing in parts..I never googled up a game for help as much as I did this one.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
64.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
So far, this game has been fun. Kinda what I was expecting from an RPGmaker game experience. Except, the main character's personality is really rude. I wonder if he will change over the course of the game?

I am about 12 hours into it and am ready to take on the second demon in the storyline.

For me, the pacing of the game seems slow. Stopping every so often for a fight feels like a destraction.

I enjoy clicking on the animals in the game. You get some funny things. I think the best so far is when I 'speak' to cats in the game and the game makes a 'meow' sound. It is this sound that freaks out my cat in real life thinking that there is another cat in the house and she is confused about it.

More details later as I progress through this game.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Book of Legends is one of the best RPG Maker JRPGs I've played so far. The battle mechanics are very basic - you have your Fight, Skill/Spell, and Item options, as well as Rush (everybody attacks random enemy) and Escape, but it's the quality and quantity of content that make this game.

There are tons of playable characters, and most of them are well written and often have something interesting and/or funny to say when you speak to NPCs. Jordan, the main character, is, well, an ♥♥♥, who doesn't shy away from telling people what he really thinks of them, or from poking fun of standard JRPG tropes such as NPCs who just stand around saying the same line all day.

I was surprised when the game offered me the choice to kill the first potential companion who offered to join, a cute anime girl at that. There was very reasonable (paraphrased from memory) explanation of "You just tried to kill me, and when that didn't work you know offer to work for me? How can I trust you not to try to kill me again when my back is turned?" I chose that option, and the story went along with it.

By the end of the game you'll have many characters accompanying you - some optional, some required. You can only have 4 members in the active party, but you can juggle your party around any time outside of battle/cutscene. Inactive party members still gain experience when the party wins battles, but at a greatly reduced rate. Still this keeps them useful when it's time for boss battles which often require you to field two to three non-overlapping parties for concurrent fights.

There are tons of side quests, secrets, items, spells/skills, etc to keep a JRPGer occupied, and I found the story and dialog well written and engaging.

One thing to keep in mind is that the main character is ridiculously overpowered for the starting area, and can still easily solo most enemies for some time afterwards - but he is supposed to be a badass after all. Don't worry, battles come soon where you actually have to rely on your companions.

Another thing worth mentioning is that while the game has "random" encounters, the time period between the encounters is not random. In Casual difficulty you'll have an encounter every 50 steps, and in RPG difficulty every 40 steps. I found this a very welcome change of pace from JRPGs who seem to throw you into combat every couple steps.

My only issue with this game was from the UI perspective. It's generally pretty good, but a couple pieces of missing functionality stood out:

1. The game has plenty of status effects which your characters can deal out or be dealt in combat, but no explanation of just what those effects do. "Poisoned" and "Paralyzed" are self-explanatory, but "Diseased", "Dazed" and "Distracted"? And after beating the game, I still don't know what the difference between "Paralyzed", "Lost" and "Numb" is (though based on observation I think Lost enemies took more damage or were more susceptible to critical hits).

2. When shopping for equipment, you only see which of the 4 characters in your active party can use any given piece - to know if any of your dozen+ reserve members can use it before buying, you gotta swap them in. And lack of item descriptions for equipment in the inventory means that not only do you know know which character can wear that "Full Moon" you just found, but until you find one that does you don't even know which equipment slot it's for!

TL;DR I recommend this game to any fan of the JRPG genre.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Alright, so I cannot recommend this game for the $15 asking price (as of writing this review), however it's worth about $5-10. The game itself is pretty basic, you fight similar enemies with similar skills the whole way though. Once you get a few more party options the game gets a little more interesting. I am satisfied with the amount of grind to it (so far very little), but the combat is uninspired to say the least. I have to say that the story and characters are well worth pushing through the game. They interact enough that they're memorable, but not so much that the game is centered on interactions. It's good for a few hours of fun at the very least.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
You can have roosters and cows in your party. 10/10
OK seriously, the game ain't bad. And it has some replayability due to choices you have to make. Still, it's a typical RPGmaker game, and there are more than plenty of those available for free. And that's why I'm not reccomending it, not that it's bad or anything.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
I'm not that far in the game, but up until now, I like it. The main character has a very sarcastic humour that makes me laugh every now and then. The story is classic, but well done. The difficulty is balanced, with some combats very challenging if not prepared. There are a lot of hidden things to find out, a lot of playable characters you can get in your team (some hidden ones too, and sometimes only recrutable in a given period of time), so you can go through some playthrough and experience different things (a few characters can only be recruited by leaving other behind; there are at least two moments where you have to decide between some characters of others).
On the other side, there are some flaws in my point of view : the impossibility to ajust the image ratio in fullscreen, some information not clearfully displayed (like, in combat, you can't see what is the max hp or mp the character has, but only the current amount he has), some status not explained (there is a big variety of status you can get or inflict in combat, some classic and well known, like paralyse, poisoned, silenced, but other original and you can't always tell what they do, like lost, scared, ... ; also, you have more caracteristics than in most games, without really knowing their effects, like you have physical defence and magic defence, but you also have resistance, an it might be difficult to choose which one is the most important and therefore, choice of armors and accessories can be difficult).

Overall, there is a good complexity, a lot of searching for those seeking to find everything, a good story, despite not very original and a good gameplay, despite a lack of explanation on some features. Imo, it is worth buying if you like old school RPG.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Based on my playthrough before becoming available at Steam.

If you like the retro style games that were so much fun on the old NES, SNES, and other, older platforms ---- this game is a must have.
If you are somewhat unfamiliar with those old games ---- what a treat is in store for you with this game.

One of three games (3 Stars of Destiny, Millenniun - A New Hope are the others) currently offered on Steam, this one is a stand alone epic tale told with the imagination, the skill, and the humor necessary to hold your interest completely in a game this long. And I mean very long. You can read for yourself in the game description all the variants to this game, but it takes a lot of expertise to combine all those elements into a cohesive whole. And that is exactly what Aldorlea has done ---- yet again.
Full of all kinds of adventuring, multiple twists and turns, loads of different and unique areas (including multi-level dungeons) that all warrant very careful exploration, there are also different choices to make that affect the outcome and direction of the story.

I thought the graphics were fantastic (just what you would want for this style of game).
The music is wonderfully appropriate.
And the characters (including the NPCs) are all very well done.

In a word ---- the game is awesome. I have played it through a couple of times, and now, with all the Steam achievements (plus a little time gone by) it will be a whole new game for me to play. I completely recommend this game ---- a true masterpiece! I hope many other games from Aldorlea will be here soon.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Offers a lot of gameplay with an interesting story combined with a lot of jokes and pleasant progress.(Team up with chickens and dogs.)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game provoked me into playing something on my Steam library instead of ignoring it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I got ambushed. Hans died a brutal death. Saddest character death in the history of games.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
VERY GOOD GAME, LITTLE RPG, MONSTERS, DEMONS, PEOPLE, FIGHTING
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
really enjoyable and fun :)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Meh, its alright, good old classic rpg with some comedic aspects.
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