Traverse through rich, detailed environments, recruit colorful characters and fight your way through dangerous hordes of enemies in this exciting old-school RPG incorporating 40 quests, 26 secret rooms, 8 animal kings and countless of secrets and items to discover.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (117 reviews) - 72% of the 117 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 25, 2014

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“My favorite Aldorlea series to date”
89 – RPG Fan

“Millennium is a great game that any RPG fan can get into”
95 – Just-RPG

“There is a good amount of content here to be had and it could easily be featured as a WiiWare title in the vein of Final Fantasy IV: the After Years”
84 – The Gamesmen

About This Game


Marine is young - too young to endeavor great things.
But Marine is a fighter and she refuses to accept fate.
Because her fate is to be a peasant and probably die young - a disease, or a predator, whatever, you always die of something in the murky lands of Myst.

So when her father is critically injured, Marine decides to fight back and take over the crusade he can no longer pursue.
Which crusade? To challenge the feared Lords of Mystrock, the rich megalopolis of Myst, and defeat them in a traditional showdown that decides the rulers of the world.
Everybody keeps telling Marine it's impossible and she'll end up swatted like a fly.
But what do YOU think?


Millennium is the first episode of Aldorlea's flagship series (the makers behind The Book of Legends, Moonchild, Dreamscape, 3 Stars of Destiny, Asguaard, Undefeated etc.).
Featuring an immersive story written by Indinera (as well as characters and dialogs developed by him), this game is a fantastic introduction to a series greenlighted by the Steam community that spans over 5 episodes and features more than 20 characters in total.

Key Features

  • 50+ achievements to unlock - can you get them all?
  • 4 levels of difficulty - choose your difficulty and enjoy replaying the game at its most challenging
  • Choose visible or invisible monsters - cater to the encounter style you prefer
  • Optional guiding arrows - enjoy the game without the worry of having to look up a walkthrough or guide
  • Dozens of secret rooms - for those who like to explore and discover every secret
  • 40 quests - easy request from a villager or very tricky riddle to solve, help people as you progress in your adventure
  • Battle superb monsters including 8 Animal Kings - they are the most dangerous and feared creatures out there, so beware
  • Get help from Jeanne - your magically-gifted fairy friend that you can summon when you really need that little something extra
  • Gorgeous retro graphics and musics - Millennium features high production values in its genre, all for your enjoyment
  • RPG Fan's Indie RPG of the Year 2009

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System Requirements

    • 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: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Having just finished the Millennium series of RPGs, I thought I'd go back and review them one-by-one, in order, to see what they got right and wrong.

Millennium: A New Hope is the first installment of a series that starts from very humble beginnings and blossoms into a wide-ranging story about class struggle, the power of friendship, and getting back up after you've been beaten down.

Aldorlea Games' releases over the last few years definitely appeal to a specific kind of audience. They deliberately go mid-market and target gamers who long for retro RPGs, and to that end, the Millennium series are some of the most polished you'll find around. Despite being made in RPGMaker, all of the games stand out due to their story, similar gameplay mechanics, secret rooms and hidden challenges.

The storytakes place in the land of Myst, with a teen named Marine coming home to discover that her father has fallen into a coma after being struck by a rock thrown by guards from the kingdom of Mystrock. The rulers of Mystrock erected a wall to keep commoners out, and as a result, the latter's quality of life is greatly deteriorating. Having become fed up with the situation, Marine opts to collect a cabal of warriors and take part in ritual leadership by combat in two weeks.

A New Hope definitely seems like the most expansive of the installments (up until Battle of the Millennium), as it goes out of its way to introduce several large provinces and many different locations, including underground caverns and futuristic complexes. The combat system isn't necessarily as varied as some of the later games, but it does do a good job getting players up to speed on turn-based mechanics, as well as the use of magic and spells cast by Jeanne, a fairy who lives in Marine's earring.

Honestly, the best way I can describe Marine is that she's an annoying kid who does things through sheer force of will. Most of the situations in the game (hell, in this entire series) are motivated by Marine having a hissy fit and complaining when reality gets in the way of her goals, and the people she argues against reluctantly conceding when she becomes stubborn and belligerent. Not to mention, a large amount of humor is mined out of the fact that it looks like she's talking to herself whenever she speaks with Jeanne (who no one else can see).

The whole aspect of what exactly Marine is going to do if/when she becomes the leader of Mystrock is never really addressed, as the narrative is constantly funnelling you through different setpieces and areas in order to get accustomed to the bizarreness of the gameworld (after all, robots, orcs, assassins and fairies are all present here, making it a mishmash of standard RPG races).

The most satisfying part of the storyline are the companions you meet along the way, ranging from a hand-to-hand master (Hirada) to a griffon tamer (Jezebel) to an albino crocodile hunter (Karine), all with their little quirks. You don't get much of a chance to see them grow beyond their initial roles, but they do progress quite nicely in future installments.

Difficulty isn't very high, and despite the presence of "epic" animal bosses who can be found in various caves and rooms throughout Myst, they rarely pose much of a challenge, especially if you've grinded levels out and obtained the "promotions" from churches that greatly boost your stats. There's also a "rush" battle option that greatly alleviates the tedium of random mobs if you're grinding or are overleveled.

That's not to say it's all great, though. There are still problems with no minimap in any of the installments (which is one of my common frustrations with RPGMaker games in general), annoying enemies who can easily pop status effects on the party near the beginning of the game and a reliance on manually saving if you don't want to unintentionally get screwed over by spawning far away from a town or a church.

There are also a lot of sequel hooks that get set up, so much so that the only thing that was missing as a big red siren flashing "This is important" whenever certain characters appeared. NPCs like Gravitron and Merline have "I am future party member" status written all over them. Conversely, the villains are all one-note caricatures who seemingly have no depth or development whatsoever beyond the standard mustache-twirling.

However, those negatives are minor in the grand scale of things. A New Hope is a solid, entertaining RPG with a lot of bang for the buck. The fact that you can carry all your gear, weapons and skills over to future installments (broken as they may be) is the icing on the cake.

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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
89.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Old School Rebelion of the Youngsters!

Millenium is a game created with the Tool RPG-Maker, it shows but the game is a lot of fun to play. The game is challenging and with a nice story backdrop. This is the first part of a several part game series. The game can be played in different difficulty settings and it might be reasonable not to run it for the first time on hard level.

Even if you are not into RPG Maker created games this one is one of the great jewels of the RPG Maker games with some difficulties, challenges and a lot to discover. Some hints for having a great delight during the game:

  • Search every barrell, crack, box or sometimes even prominent lying stones, beds and cabinets there is a lot of stuff hidden around.
  • Don't sell yet all of the "treasure" stuff, you'll be needing it in a latter game as money resource.
  • Try to get Expertises early for your characters look at the strengths in status and train them up first!
  • Don't be thrifty with baskets, orbs and other stuff that might help your party later, by the way in the later games your parties level will be demoted again - so don't put too much time into running through all the levels.

  • Nice story and good backdrop, you'll really might get set up with all those high and mighty type of people in Mystrock.
  • Great and complex game created with a tool that has some restrictions.
  • Nice customized sound and artworks.

  • Might get too much because of some naivity issues of the heroes. But that is a minor thing... this game was created to catch this kind of style, so it's not really a con - just saying.

I recommend this game.

It might not be perfect, but it's a good waste of time anyway. Watching Marine, Benoit and their friends grow is fun. Finding stuff in unexpected places, sometimes really powerful tools in chests that are hidden in places which are easily overlooked. This game actually is promoting exploration, and searching - you'll find a lot of freebies that will help you along during the game.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
The start if beautiful for a 2D RPG some people in a small village some animals, some hidden things, not much to buy. The feeling at start is nice. You find after many barrels little helps. The starts make fun, many are on the fields working many things to get on the first 5 maps and still need to come back later for later you can even found your first of 24 secret maps if you are lucky or test every corner. Then it go the wide world. Some ways are in the first game not avaible not even for a little sneak how hard it gets there or just take a preview look but its fine, its enough to explore and find on the first map (one of the 8 animal kings (i think everytime on the Manga Toriko only that few have secret incredince) or 2 other well hidden stuff. So there is many to find in the game, for beginners are there green arrows and you can make the most enemys visible. There are many items to find what i like even if there could some be a bit better and more change from other weapons, most there are only chaning 2-3 basics and only few but its okay you can find other things that make you stronger (items, orbs, pillars, techniques) you only need the money and the right ways to find. Money you get only few in mid and end game, thats relastic but sad, little bandits in some early areas would be not so bad. The guide of the game is great but could have some more details like all items with little numbers and what there to get or ingame a map/ compass that shows you if you have 100 % of the map reached, but that is only low critic points. What i dont like was in some fights you cant escape you cant load save games or get in the menue, but thats really still not important points. The game is great, you need to collect a group of warrior and start here to get the first 3 of them, it feels like King Arthur collects his mens for his table. The main game is not so long if you go straight forward but its a challenge on all modes at the end even if you find all 22 of 24 usefull secret rooms, many orbs, good weapons and co or increase the levels of your techniques. There could be a bit more story about the people but i love it enough, there could sometimes in the rookies more animals/ life or some more details and other places too or rooms where only 1-2 be in but that no one interest for real. I am happy to start with the 2nd of 5 parts in some days. The comic is short but nice work and the wallpapers are a nice gimmick too where you see the work for little details. The developer is friendly and helpful if you have requests about what to do, where to get important stuff or which items/ways are useful and which enemys are better to handle and he is still there for changing parts to make the game better. Give the game a chance. The enemys are fine, many things like blending, bleeding and nice different enemy types, even if there could be some more :) Enjoy some hours, find the incredible hidden items, finish the 40 quests and be one part of 13 warriors against the rich and unsocial Lord Dragon and his followers. I personally give this game 9.5 of 10.0 points for me. Look a lets play maybe you have interest to invest 10+ hours to find many things and beat/complete the game!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Loved it, And finished it in 1 day as it was addicting and i literally could not stop playing till i beat it!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
its great for rpg maker, and you need to buy next series to continue part of the story
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