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 (47 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 21, 2009

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October 3

Praise for Millennium 3

The game received accolades from the italian website The Shelter Network.
http://theshelternetwork.com/millennium-3-cry-wolf/

According to the website's EIC, here is what the reviewer said about it:

Even if Millennium 3 could appear as a filler chapter, I enjoyed a lot the development of the game. The design of the environments are great and I would say that they are the best of every single game of Aldorlea I had the pleasure to play.
Also, even dialogues are more mature, as the relations among the characters.
Like in the previous chapters, Millennium is a wonderful tribute to the 16-bit era, and in this is absolutely one of the best saga.

Get the game here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/298830

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September 19

Millennium 4 is out!

To celebrate the release of Aldorlea's Millennium 4, all 4 episodes in the series will be 20% off until next Friday!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/280140

http://store.steampowered.com/app/298820

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Reviews

“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

Backstory


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?

Details


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

    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: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound
Helpful customer reviews
68 of 87 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Just to let everyone know, I have played the non-Steam version of this game a couple of times and so I base my review of Millenium on that experience.

Play it; there is no other way to say it. If you like old-school rpgs and have been craving for the 2D goodness, this game might be for you.

The most annoying (and probably the only) issue with the game (series) is that when you will import your savefile to MM2, your player will be downgraded to Level 20 if they are higher and any promotions and enhancements you have given your character will be reseted to mainitain game continuity or something.
Some people dig it, some people don't. I belong to the latter category.

PS: If you want to test the game before purchasing it, there is a demo available at Aldorlea.org

PPS: If you have an old save file lying around (like me), you can use it to quickly get some hard to get achievements. :-D
Posted: April 27
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
I played the non-Steam version of Millennium for the first time almost five years ago, and I've been hooked since then. The combination of a strong story, well written characters and addicting gameplay grew quickly on me.

Thanks to the different difficulties, visible / invisible monsters option and guiding arrows the game is well accessible to beginners. The in-game tutorial helps, too. Actually, this is probably one of the biggest strength of these games - no complicated installation, no shortcuts learning, you just start it and play immediately. At the same time, it offers quite a lot of challenge. The battles are classical, i.e. turn-based. But since action order is affected by characters' stats and these changes with difficulty, the battles play quite differently in different modes. In the Hard mode, you really need to know what you are doing and to use spells and equipment to your advantage. Usually, the stuff found in secret rooms and optional areas is very handy.
Overall, the tuning is very good and the game rewards you well for knowledge and exploration. If you feel a need for "grinding" you are doing something wrong. Plus, levels and money only transfer to Millennium 2 up to a certain limit, so the game doesn't force you to spend too much time levelling.

Speaking of exploration, there are many well hidden secret rooms and some other special things to find. Quests are various, some of them are even "chained", i.e. missing the first one means missing all the subsequent quests. Some players will probably find it too "hardcore", but I like the challenge. Maps are well thought out, with lot of optional areas and stuff to find. Once again, exploration pays off in Millennium.
Another important part of the gameplay is jumping. In some parts the game plays a bit like a platformer and you can jump over rocks, chasms and so on. With a special equipment you can even reach otherwise inaccessible areas and that's where the real fun begins.

Characters are well written and lifelike, with Marine "stealing the show". She's just so passionate and stuborn. Quite the opposite of Benoit, which ensures quite a few hilarious dialogues. Visuals and music are also of high standards. Especially the artworks are beatiful. To sum it up - I certainly recommend Millennium. It's a great game, and it's also the first part of great series. In other words, a good game to start with...
Posted: April 29
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
If you're a fan of old school RPGs you're going to love this game. I'm having a lot of fun just simply exploring the areas and making sure I've collected all the items/chests. The sidequests are fun, the graphics and artwork are nice, and being able to mess with the difficulty is an awesome feature. Well worth the $6 purchase.
Posted: May 3
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
I first came across Millennium - A New Hope back in 2009 when i read an insteresting review on Gamezebo.
I decided to try it and it didn't let me down.
You play as Marine, a young girl, that after a tragedy hit her family, decides to challenge the aristocracy of Mystrock and bring the change everybody in Myst needs.
The game is a turn based RPG that features invisible or visible enemies, mouse control and different difficulty levels. Also, animal kings ( they drop rare goodies), secret rooms, many side quests and interesting battle strategies.
If you want to play a fun game and enjoy it, Millennium is one of them.
Posted: April 30
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
There are three distinctive things about this RPG- 1: Secrets. A multitude of secrets, everywhere. Secret pathways, secret rooms, secret bosses, just a ton of hidden goodies and loot that reward meticulous exploration. 2: Customization. The options really change the pacing and difficulty. Depending on your choices it can be grindier, harder, and more labyrinthine or lighter on battles, easier, and more guided. I would still recommend putting on the guiding arrows option though since it's pretty easy to get lost. 3: Old-school approach to challenge. Playing on medium, the game still felt like an old Dragon Quest title. Even after selling a lot of loot, gold is precious and choosing wisely on what to buy is important. Characters are not overpowered in their abilities and often seem evenly matched to the current level of enemies (assuming you don't grind or redeem stat-boosting points all the time)

Toward about the last 1/4 of the game I made the monumentally bad (but far more interesting) choice of not preparing for the worst and then venturing out into what ended up being one of the most harrowing and hectic forays I've had in years. Toward the end I had almost completely run out of a stockpile of items, healing points and shops were dangerously few and far between or straight up inaccessible, endless droves of enemies and bosses ahead, and having to make that decision of either going back or making a leap of faith through one dungeon after another in rapid succession. I highly recommend buying as many restorative items as you can and keeping multiple saves since this game gets very hectic toward the end. The mostly generic environments even become more unpredictable and cleverly crafted at that point to match the increasing madness of that last quarter.

It was exciting but on the other hand, I can see why most games these days would not challenge the player at this level. I can easily imagine some gamers making unwise decisions along the way and not being able to move forward after a certain point.

Some other things of note/to sum it up-
- The plot didn't wow me but the characters are often amusing, I'm particularly fond of Jeanne who is not only amazing in battle but has many witty things to say along the course of the story. It would've been good to have more summonable characters like her who actively take part in the story and have such powerful abilities. I would have liked to see more character interactions and events and more script in general. As far as the art assets go they're a bit underwhelming/simplistic and the main game graphics look like a cross between NES-SNES graphics with cleaner edges. I really like the character designs but wish the larger character portraits were more utilized in the story scenes and that there were a larger variety of poses/expressions for them, this would do wonders for the effectiveness of character interactions during cut-scenes.
- 50+ Steam achievements + cards. Just bonuses but it's always nice to see devs make use of the extra features Steam provides.
- Decently lengthy game, very many quests, fully interactive world map. Overall, recommended.
Posted: May 3
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