Huge RPG in the 16-bit style (Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire etc.), featuring an epic, exciting adventure in a fantasy world and packed full of characters (more than 30!), quests and secrets.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Positive (189 reviews) - 72% of the 189 user reviews for this game are positive.
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, 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
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
The Book of Legends is a classic-style JRPG created with the RPGmaker engine. The game begins with Jordan, a man on a delivery of utmost importance, who is promptly robbed on the first night of his journey. He teams up with some unlikely allies (including a chicken…) and goes in search of his lost item. Presumably other hijinks ensue, but I didn’t make it far enough to find out.

I honestly thought this game sounded cool, and it definitely has its good points, but ultimately I ended up giving up on it in pretty short order. I generally like the silliness of the game: being able to recruit a chicken is rather novel, and I found having a protagonist as evil-looking as Jordan to be pretty amusing. I also like the snappiness of a lot of the dialogue, but unfortunately its implementation (phrasing, I guess?) feels very unpolished, which detracts from its overall appeal. The story hook was pretty mediocre; not super interesting, but not a deal-breaker in and of itself. What really killed it for me was Jordan himself: I found his character to be unsympathetic and generally unlikeable.

In another genre, an annoying protagonist is surmountable, but in a JRPG, where the gameplay is usually the weakest part, there has to be some combination of character- and storyline-investment to incentivize grinding onwards, and I just couldn’t get invested in this game.

This game definitely has some good points, and I think that other JRPG fans who find Jordan less grating might enjoy it. Personally, though, I have enough other unplayed games of this genre in my library that I can’t imagine ever coming back to it.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
Game was unbalanced and felt that some characters were created with no efforts.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Excellent role-playing game with an interesting plot and original quests !

We go on the forest maze with a rooster and handing out blows to the right and to the left, meeting new characters along the way girls and not only . The hero tries to find an artifact ( relic ) and destroyed with the help of her demons.
Of the minuses absence of Russian localization (text ) . Knowledge of English is desirable for understanding the whole story , though it is possible to understand without knowing the language .
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
What would surprise me? Another RPG, 16-bit, one-time story ... but no. You hear me? I was wrong. After starting the game, I realized that I was wrong. I met the gorgeous music. It is ideally suited to this fantasy. Then I was struck by the story. The plot is not straightforward as in most similar games. The developer was able to accommodate such an interesting and lively history in such a vicious game engine. The game just begs to go beyond it. Then I meet the combat system. Since childhood, the famous battle system. I like it. I am pleased. I can manage, and the mouse and keyboard. It's great. I drink coffee and play. I am comfortable. And so, to my regret, I have to go out of the game ... And what do I see? Gameplay has saved automatically, but I can save it manually. I am pleased. I saved the game and are happy to continue to play, but later. Score: 10/10 I do not regret the time spent on "The Book of Legends"
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
I really enjoy this game. I'm a fan of the old turn based Super Nintendo era RPG's anyhow and for me this is great. It is a fairly open world game with a lot to do or not do outside of the main questline, and the character/companion dialogues and options keep me entertained that much more. Plus Steam achievements are also a plus as I like chasing them down, and Steam cloud support is great when like me you switch between a couple of computers fairly often. Overall I'd rate this game a 7.5 or 8 out of 10. Definitely Recommend!
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