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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...
Release Date: Mar 14, 2014
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Aldorlea's Millennium 3 is out!

August 29

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GAMEGRIN reviews The Book of Legends 8.5 out of 10

April 30


"The latest Aldorlea Games RPG is a genuine time capsule, a modern serving of old school gaming created from the excellent RPG Maker software. Throughout the 50+ hours of gameplay you are taken on an epic journey of relics, demons and unlikely heroes, and offers through its 16-bit throwback visuals a delicious slice of early 90s RPG zeitgeist."
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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 the 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
125 of 179 people (70%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
This isn't the worst RPG Maker game I've played, but It's not the best either. I hate to dump on indie game developers, but I really can't recommend this game.

Granted, I only played a few hours, so maybe it gets better, but in the time I played the fighting was pretty uninspired. I mostly found myself just fight-buttoning though the same troops of enemies again and again, and I didn't really have to deploy much strategy apart from "One of my moves can only be used with 4 or more enemies, so use that if there are 4 or more enemies."

I really don't care for the writing either. The dialogue between characters seems like a nonstop train of snarkiness that is trying to be playful and funny but I can't say I laughed at any of it. I am 27 and sort of jaded. I may have found it funnier when I was a teenager I suppose. I spent most of the game with two party members, and then when another was potentially going to join me, I had to choose between her and the one I already had. These characters were very cliched "young cute love interest" and "mature sexy woman love interest" tropes straight out of any cheesy harem anime.

When I first saw signs of the inevitable relationship building between the two charactres I had in my party, it felt extremely forced and stereotypical. All of a sudden the hardened ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ warrior reveals a deeper side through referencing his tough childhood. Of course.

The art is good, and the plot was at least interesting enough to keep me paying attention to it for the short time I played. The dialogue, characters, and combat are what ultimately made me give up on this game after just a few hours. Best of luck to the developer on future games, and I hope my rather harsh review has at least a little bit of helpful criticism.
Posted: March 24
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 6
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
64.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 7
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
49.2 hrs on record
For me this is the first time I'm playing a game through Steam. I've always been hesitant because RPG Maker games, a genre that I like very much (if well made), are often not being treated with much love here. Seeing the release of The Book of Legends made me change my mind.

This game is not just "well made", it's fantastic. It's undoubtedly one of the best games I've ever played.
At first I felt a bit repelled by the main protagonist. He's really not what you'd expect a hero to be like. He's grumpy and rude and not friendly at all, but the dialogs with him turned out to be a lot of fun to read, much like dialogs in general contain a lot of humor in this game. What makes them even more interesting is that they depend a lot on who you have with you. For instance, a conversation with an NPC guard in the town Zenna is hilarious - but only when playing with Princess Melusine.

Which leads me to the greatest feature of the game: You can choose who to play with. Several times you'll have to decide whether to keep or get rid of characters and who else you want to add to your party. There's a variety of different combinations, which makes replaying the game a whole new experience. All the characters have different skills and abilities and different strengths, so you'll have to come up with new tactics in every playthrough. In addition there are loads of hidden characters to discover, like animals that will support you with their special skills. One animal for instance can decrease the chance of being ambushed, which helps tremendously in a certain area. There are also some very valuable, yet optional human characters that will join you (if you find them).
What I appreciate a lot is that not only the actively fighting members level up. Also the rest will gain experience points, so you don't have to spend hours on grinding.

Maps are made with much love and many details. Exploring thoroughly pays off as there are loads of secrets to be found, including some unexpected things like a chest that will refill several times during the game. Also there are many sidequests to solve, and some are pretty tricky!
You can even unlock new places to visit, for instance as a reward for finishing a quest.
Also, the artwork is stunning. The characters look just amazing.

The battle difficulty depends on whether you choose "Casual Mode" or "RPG Mode" at the beginning of the game. Casual is easier, plus you gain back some HP after each battle, which is a great help and you won't need too many restorative items. You can get through the game without doing a lot of levelling up - although the boss battles can be quite tricky and tough, forcing you to choose your parties wisely and use the right tactic. Very thrilling and a lot of fun!
For me Casual Mode is exactly the difficulty that I like; it's very well balanced.
Thus I personally haven't tried RPG, but it's certainly a much bigger challenge.
The game features random encounters, which at first I wasn't too happy about. But the encounter rate is perfect, so fighting doesn't get boring. Also, there's such a big variety of enemies, so battles are quite diversified.

The only thing I don't really like is the way the Colyseum is set up. Much too hard at the beginning, so you gotta keep it for later. The humans enter in pairs, but you can only put in every character once, which will be reset every time after killing a demon. You can't return there after every demon though, so if you keep it until late in the game, you can't have all the characters participate.
It's not really disturbing though since the Colyseum is 100% optional and not important at all for the game.

All in all the game is awesome. No matter how many times I play it, it never gets boring. I highly recommend everyone to give it a try - maybe even those people who don't hold RPG Maker games in high esteem. Give it a chance, you might be positively surprised!
I would love to see more games like this on Steam in the near future!
Posted: March 23
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 28
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112 of 146 people (77%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Book of Legends is highly reminiscent of 16-bit jrpgs of the SNES era, which is certainly a point in its favour for fans of retro rpgs. The game features some really nicely detailed artwork, character portraits and profiles are especially well-done.

Battles play out in the expected manner typical of the genre, with combatants taking turns to attack each other, use skills, defend, etc. There are plenty of skills on offer for each of the characters, ensuring that combat doesn't become tiresome. Many skills take both your character's statistics and enemy numbers into account, allowing for a decent amount of strategising during combat. New skills are unlocked as your characters gain levels, providing new ways to overcome enemies. Encounters sometimes start with an ambush, or with you ambushing your foes, which mixes things up somewhat when you're fighting. You always have the option to run from battle as well if you don't fancy your chances against your adversaries. The enemy sprites are all quite detailed, with some quite elaborate designs in there too. Status elements, both positive and negative, element-based skills and weaknesses are all present and accounted for and as always, monsters drop both exp and gold when defeated. Equipment can be attached to five different slots per character, comprising of weapon, shield, helmet, armour and accessory respectively. I've yet to complete the game (and by all accounts it's a sizeable adventure) but what I played was well-balanced in terms of challenge and I never felt the need to level grind. The bosses represented a reasonable challenge but nothing insurmountable. The encounter rate is nicely balanced (with different rates for the game's two difficulty modes) and doesn't feel too frequent or intrusive as you explore various locations in the game.

There's good attention to detail in the environments, treasures are scattered throughout each area, encouraging players to venture off the beaten track. The tilesets that make up the game's locations are well-utilised to minimise repetition, with little touches such as animals being scattered throughout the many locales adding life to the world. Another thing that impressed me with the environments was the amount of scenery that be interacted with to elicit some type of comment or remark from your character, a little detail that is far too often overlooked, especially in modern titles. It really harks back to the glory days of the 16-bit rpgs and some of the habits players picked up during that generation are recognised and rewarded here. It's a very self-aware game and it uses that to subvert the player's expectations at several moments during the game - there's plenty of flavourful dialogue and choices, primarily from the main character, Jordan and it only gets better as additional characters join the party, there's some entertaining exchanges between party members, even early on in the game. Indeed, the entertaining ensemble is definitely one of the highlights here and In some ways it's quite reminiscent of the self-satire seen in the Disgaea series, though the script could use some editing here and there to give it a little extra polish before it approaches that level of finesse.

If you were a fan of 16-bit era rpgs and lament their absence in recent years, I'd expect that, like me, you'll find something to love here. It's good to see more titles like this finding a home on Steam.
Posted: March 14
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