Reunite the kingdom of Adventuria and defeat the evil Illusionist Miraj by recruiting Adventurers to send on Adventures for epic loot and rewards in this RPG/Management Sim with tons of depth, randomization, and customization options!
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Release Date: Dec 4, 2014

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January 3

2.1.1 Quick patch

Hi Everyone

Since we got so much feedback on it, I've readded Right-click functions, and made sure any instructions in game reflects that. Also added the version number to the bottom of the screen when loading the game.

I have also allowed quick salvaging with right click as well.

You can still perform the new alt/cmd click to perform the same functions as right clicking in game.

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January 2

Patch 2.1.0

Additions / Changes:

  • Teleport system within the Endless Tower. You can pay a fee in certificates to go up every 5 levels you have made it previously.
  • Removed the need to right click all together. Anything you would do with right clicking before now takes alt-click if you’re on windows, and cmd-click if you’re on mac, with an exception to picking up items from the ground. That’s just a standard click.
  • Brought down mob health slightly. A little more significant on boss mobs
  • Rebalanced skills and ranks a bit, in order to make purchasing ranks feel more worthwhile. May fine tune more after community feedback.
  • Added a couple of low chance special floors to the Endless Tower with an achievement!
  • Crafted gear in the Endless Tower can go above ilvl 50 now -- if you have a maxed out party.

Fixes:
  • Mac clients were still having reported issues saving. I’ve fixed that now. Should be good to go.
  • Found a couple more sources where bad items could be generated and removed that. Hopefully this addresses the issue where the game was freezing up when loot was generated.
  • There was a couple of misplaced tutorials. They should happen in the proper order when you listen to the Jester.
  • Level Requirements can’t go above 50 now… That is unless I add a bit to the level cap ;)
  • Removed the Label rename for gear in the tower. I’ll have to readdress this later, but it was causing issues with crafted gear being saved properly in between game sessions.
  • The exit button was hidden for the endless tower shop in certain resolutions. moved that to an easier to find location.

What's Next:
More bugfixes, and getting steam offline mode to work a little more reliably. It is a single player game after-all.

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Reviews

“For a modest $9.99 on Steam, you can purchase a wonderfully original title that will guarantee dozens of entertaining hours.”
True PC Gaming

“If you want to buy a ticket to see a game get made in incremental stages and enjoy JRPGs, Adventurer Manager is the best choice on Steam today.”
Steam1st

“This game has the most absurd quest details and dialogue you will ever experience in your life, and it’s the best thing ever.”
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About This Game

The evil Illusionist Miraj has murdered your parents, the King and Queen, and has taken control of the Kingdom of Adventuria. Playing as the King's sole heir, you must recruit local Adventurers to complete Adventures to regain the loyalty of the various races in the realm. Only through reuniting your kingdom will you have the power to defeat the evil Illusionist Miraj!


Features
  • Create Your Ruler to begin your story!
  • Recruit Randomized Adventurers from 7 races and 13 classes each with their own bios, benefits, and drawbacks!
  • Unlock Secret Party Bonuses by organizing your Adventurers into 4 separate parties and arranging their formation front to back!
  • Send Your Adventurers on Adventures to over a dozen different locations on a large world map!
  • Automatically Complete Adventures and...
  • Manually Complete Adventures for bonus rewards!
  • Turn-based Combat with dozens of skills and spells!
  • Level Up your Adventurers with attribute points!
  • Tons of Skills from unique skill trees!
  • Endlessly Generated Loot to equip your Adventurers ranging from common, uncommon, rare, legendary, unique, and mythical items!
  • Dozens of Monsters each with...
  • Resistances and Weaknesses to exploit!
  • Rare Monsters and Monster Packs each with randomized mutators!
  • Unique Boss and Miniboss monsters to challenge your toughest Adventurers!
  • Craft and Salvage Equipment to create the perfect equipment!
  • Upgrade Your Castle to impart benefits to all of your Adventurers!
  • Monster Invasions where you must defend your subjects!
  • Gain Your Subjects' Allegiance to receive upgraded Adventurers and more!
  • Adventurer Endurance that needs time to recover!
  • Adventurer University where you can educate and train your Adventurers!
  • Bestiary that tracks your Monster kills to unlock information and gain bonuses against them!
  • Harsh Death Penalty where resurrecting your Adventurers isn't cheap!
  • Retire your Aging Adventurers to impart fantastic benefits to younger Adventurers!
  • Ironman Mode where when your Adventurers die, they stay dead!
  • Achievements to track all the things!
  • Original Retro-inspired Soundtrack to groove to!
  • Steam Trading Cards to collect!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: WinXP or later
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D/OpenGL compatible card with at least 128MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 2d sound compatible card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct3D/OpenGL compatible card with at least 128MB
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 2d sound compatible card
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roughnecks
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It's a cute game but it requires a lot of grinding and I lack patience and will.

UI is not the best (I kept losing my way through all the kingdom) while the Tutorial is nicely done and it's really needed.

Gameplay wise, you have to do quests and that demands you to go for loot, exchange items at the shops, upgrade them (as well as your castle), level-up your adventurers and equip the best items along the way. Battleing is not so funny: even if I generally enjoy RPG games, it felt a bit boring and repetitive.

There's quite a lot of humour too, like something along this way:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=711292352
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=711172589

Graphics are pixalated and despite the fact I'm not into retro-gaming, Adventurer Manager got its own style and managed to make a good impression on me.

This will be a positive review (mostly for developers), but I won't recommend this game for a casual gameplay; it requires a lot of time to invest grinding (as I said earlier) and it can get repetitive very quickly. 6/10
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Nilsu
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
The inventory system sucks all the fun.
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csgorage.com csgodicegame.com
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
Game not for me.
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Krieg 6
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game has had a rocky road. For a bit the game was $1, then free... as the dev was having issues with the end product.

That having been said I've followed the game for some time, and one day grabbed a copy just on a whim. The game is pretty simplistic in its concept... you create parties of adventurers that you send out on 'adventures'. So far it fulfills the requirement based on name.

Now lets be honest here:

Pros:

- Has a silly story. Nothing well written, but it's still funny. Almost has a bit of an engrish style of writing, and alot of the encounters have 'pop-ups' that make zero sense such as 'release or give money' yet... the results typically are so bizarre and have nothing to do with the choice you make (Either you get gear or a fight breaks out).
- Lots of options, and you can have some interesting parties.
- LOOT! If you thought Borderlands has too much loot, then this game will do the same essentially. Bizagillonillion...s.... of gears. Issue here is much like MMO gear... lots of combinations make little to no sense.

Cons:

-Essentially everything I mentioned above is also a con here folks. This game is poorly written, so don't expect to understand 90% of the stuff going on here. Stats are not really explained very well, and gear builds become hard to determine, as are skill boosts vs gear choices at times. There is ALOT of trial and error to figure out what works for what class.
- The Dev has done weird things when it comes to the future. The DLC that was released is actually a bit of fun (Endless tower with epic gear isn't a bad thing, and it's cheap to boot!), but there has been talk about rebooting the graphics engine... or say the gameplay... but yet nothing solid has come from it.

I'd say if you wanted to give it a go, definitely do. The Dev has been involved with the community... but at the same time be aware this is definitely not an amazing game. It can be fun to laugh at the story/dialogue, but the menu is counter intuitive at times and mid dungeon crawl... some of it makes zero sense whatsoever. Accept that, and get the game on sale... and you should have a bit of fun.
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FlameWizard
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Good Game
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Squirrel Moo
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
I had fun with Adventurer Manager (AM). It reminded me a lot of Darkest Dungeon, but AM is a lot lighter for if you don't feel like the dark and sometimes depressing tone you get with Darkest Dungeon. It scratched a gaming itch I'd had for a while, and it was quite fun. The tone's deliberately lighthearted and funny, so it worked great for me as a follow-up to having just finished playing something much more serious.

It's complex in that you can make a lot of choices (e.g. which of your adventurers to send to university and what they'll each study when they're there; equipment choices; how to put your party together / what talents to give them; and so on), but it's not overly *complicated*.

It is a little clunky in places, with some of the UI being a little less usable than other bits. But all in all, I found I could work out the UI if needed, and given it's an indie game I somewhat anitipate dealing with the fact that not everything is slick yet.

One thing I'd like to see is some work going into your overall list of adventurers. Not very long into the game, I had about 12 adventurers. I found it tedious to click through them all one at a time to find the one I wanted, and this was not helped by the fact that I found the adventurers hard to distinguish sometimes (please can we have some names that are different to the rest and not one letter different from many other names -- yes, I know I could rename them, but I was playing this to chill and I take hours to name one character). So, if we could perhaps have tabs on the adventurers list box? Either to see adventurers split up by their class (one tab = one class), or a tab for each and every adventurer (which might get a bit unusable if you have a lot of adventurers, of course). Or some kind of filtering options on the list of adventurers. Basically, devs, please play with different options so that I don't just have to scroll through them one at a time.

Would I recommend this game? Yes.

Do I expect to go back to it? Yes, at some point.

*Do not* go into it expecting miracles. It aims to be fun, light-hearted, and at its core, a manager-style game. The adventuring itself is very basic and old school, so if you go into it expecting it to be hugely innovative you're going to be disappointed. But if you want to micromanage adventurers in order to save the kingdom, give this one a punt.

(Last note: devs, when I tried this game I was hoping it would be like the garrison sub game in WoW, which I really liked but am not going to login to WoW just for that. AM sort of was, but it really wasn't quite there. I think the questing was the main thing. I liked sending teams of carefully selected adventurers (with different traits) off and then having them return with shinies sometime later, while that also levelled them up -- I don't really want to be doing the dungeons manually. I don't know if you want to take this comment on board and think about going in that direction a bit more -- some people did really like garrisons).
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leon123811
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
good game for killing time

Go to make many teams of adventurer!
let them stronger and solve those quest.
let them study in the university. and remember to let them take a rest

they are hard to die when have healer, so you can auto in the low level dungeon
just only take care of the strongest team.

the just matching equipment hard to get!!
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Evolve
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
How can a game have so many options and mechanics yet be so shallow and tedious...?
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[SAP]CommanderA
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
I cannot recommend this game. It is monotonous and boring, things that I cannot stand in a game. When you are not grinding in dungeons you are constantly managing your inventory, which overflows with hundreds of items that all look the same. Normally having inventory management in a game is a plus, but in this game it is a definite negative due to the amount of time it takes to go through and equip all of your different adventurers, of which you can have a truly, staggeringly, large amount. There is no downside to just hiring as many as possible, other than the constant boredom of having to go through each and every one, as there is no automation to speed things up and get you into the relatively interesting parts of the game.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
It's a cute game but it requires a lot of grinding and I lack patience and will.

UI is not the best (I kept losing my way through all the kingdom) while the Tutorial is nicely done and it's really needed.

Gameplay wise, you have to do quests and that demands you to go for loot, exchange items at the shops, upgrade them (as well as your castle), level-up your adventurers and equip the best items along the way. Battleing is not so funny: even if I generally enjoy RPG games, it felt a bit boring and repetitive.

There's quite a lot of humour too, like something along this way:

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=711292352
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=711172589

Graphics are pixalated and despite the fact I'm not into retro-gaming, Adventurer Manager got its own style and managed to make a good impression on me.

This will be a positive review (mostly for developers), but I won't recommend this game for a casual gameplay; it requires a lot of time to invest grinding (as I said earlier) and it can get repetitive very quickly. 6/10
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1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Take everything laborious about J-RPG games, leave the rest, and you obtain this game. You spend most of your time managing your inventory, and the bad interface doesn't make it easy. The difficulty curve is ridiculous, and you find yourself grinding a lot early on. The battles are repetitive, so when you're not busy navigating the terrible menus of items and stats, it's not even a relief.

Yes, you hear me right. The battles. Adventurer Manager may sell itself as a management game, you will have to control a main group (and let other groups auto-complete quests). Now, I know what you may be thinking: "Ok, so the title is badly chosen, so what?". Well, so the buyer has some expectations, and this game is far from them. It is misleading, and some people wouldn't buy it if they knew what's the deal. When you develop a game, make sure it targets the right audience (I know, marketing and all, doesn't have anything to do with the game quality, but in this case it feels like deception).

Anyway, taking it as it is and ignoring the misleading title, this game is a spoiled RPG for all the reasons mentioned in the first paragraph.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game has had a rocky road. For a bit the game was $1, then free... as the dev was having issues with the end product.

That having been said I've followed the game for some time, and one day grabbed a copy just on a whim. The game is pretty simplistic in its concept... you create parties of adventurers that you send out on 'adventures'. So far it fulfills the requirement based on name.

Now lets be honest here:

Pros:

- Has a silly story. Nothing well written, but it's still funny. Almost has a bit of an engrish style of writing, and alot of the encounters have 'pop-ups' that make zero sense such as 'release or give money' yet... the results typically are so bizarre and have nothing to do with the choice you make (Either you get gear or a fight breaks out).
- Lots of options, and you can have some interesting parties.
- LOOT! If you thought Borderlands has too much loot, then this game will do the same essentially. Bizagillonillion...s.... of gears. Issue here is much like MMO gear... lots of combinations make little to no sense.

Cons:

-Essentially everything I mentioned above is also a con here folks. This game is poorly written, so don't expect to understand 90% of the stuff going on here. Stats are not really explained very well, and gear builds become hard to determine, as are skill boosts vs gear choices at times. There is ALOT of trial and error to figure out what works for what class.
- The Dev has done weird things when it comes to the future. The DLC that was released is actually a bit of fun (Endless tower with epic gear isn't a bad thing, and it's cheap to boot!), but there has been talk about rebooting the graphics engine... or say the gameplay... but yet nothing solid has come from it.

I'd say if you wanted to give it a go, definitely do. The Dev has been involved with the community... but at the same time be aware this is definitely not an amazing game. It can be fun to laugh at the story/dialogue, but the menu is counter intuitive at times and mid dungeon crawl... some of it makes zero sense whatsoever. Accept that, and get the game on sale... and you should have a bit of fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Just too many bugs to make this game fun. I wanted to like it but every time I started to like it something else would be almost infuriating.
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207 of 269 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Adventurer Manager is a neat concept, but poor execution killed most of my joy. When you name a game "Adventurer Manager," my first thought is that my job would be to outfit the adventurers and let them go on their way.

I didn't do my due diligence before buying this game exactly for that reason.

Instead, most of your time in Adventurer Manager is spent locked in slow turn-based battles or an equipment management system that takes just a little too much effort.

I'd rather be handling diplomacy, town economics, or really anything other than having to do yet another dungeon crawl.

No one likes a micromanager, but Adventurer Manager forces you to be one.

Update following the developer's response:

Hi there,

I appreciate your response. First, I'd like to say that this review is a gut reaction. It's not a mechanical critique of the game.

I admitted that I didn't research the game to drive home the fact that my experience is based entirely around impulse buying your game. I'd read an article on either Rock Paper Shotgun or PC Gamer about Adventurer Manager, saw that it was on Steam, and picked it up without a second thought.

Many reviews come from members of a game's community that either love or hate it. I'm a guy who bought it, played it for a couple of hours, and didn't end up liking it very much.

I'm definitely not accusing you of false advertising. You explain exactly what the game is and what to expect on the store page. Most of my issues with the game stem from core mechanical problems that can't be expressed through screenshots or gameplay trailers. I'd have had to watch someone play the game to see the stuff that left a sour taste in my mouth.

Having bought the game, though, I've also bought my right to share my opinion about it. Steam only lets me give a game a thumbs up or a thumbs down, but in many cases I'd probably pick a middling option.

I decide by imagining if a friend — someone I know who likes this type of game — asked me what I thought. If I could imagine myself saying "You might like it" at some point, then it's a thumbs up. If I can't imagine myself suggesting it to anyone who I know, then I rate it negatively.

Here are some after-the-fact critiques:

I didn't feel like I was progressing very quickly. Most of why I play these lightweight, casual-ish games is to get the distilled seratonin that can only come with upgrading my dudes.

Tying class unlocks to reputation didn't feel fun. I'd rather just tell my rogue that he's going to be an assassin now.

I did some thinking during my commute this morning about what I actually meant by "slow" turn-based combat.

The auto-adventuring feature is a neat idea, but it's functionally identical to the vast majority of the dungeon crawling gameplay. I think my issue is that I'm only exerting agency over 4 of my 48 adventurers at any given moment.

Let's say that the game took a cue for FFVII's "active" turn-based battle system. The adventurers would handle the fights on their own, but the player's job would be to check in on them and reveal enemy weaknesses, give stat-boosting pep talks, and pull them out if the going gets too tough. The time-based turns combat would then give the player breathing room to swap between adventuring parties on the fly.

These automated parties could adventure simultaneously, and the total number of adventurers you could have in the world at one time would naturally be limited by your ability to multitask between however many parties were adventuring at any given moment.
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83 of 107 people (78%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
I gave this a try even after reading the reviews. Personal perspective is everything right? Oh how wrong I was, the longer it is, the more it gets to you.

+ The UI is so counter intuitive (buying/selling--where the buy button is all the way at the bottom and you have to click on the item, then go to click buy, for each.item.you.want.to.buy.

+ University training--unless you actually memorized ALL the equips and recognize the sprite equip at heart then you'll have to manually go to the adventurer's page each time, but hey, there's only 48 adventurers and even if they die, you can just make new ones and remember it right? easy peasy.

+ Salvaging--for yellow tier items and up, time to repeat the process just like buying items.

+ Time-- Gotta keep a tab on all of those shop keepers' restock time. Wouldn't want to miss out all those RNG items

+ THE BEST PART. Did you know that this game has a Fast Forwarding feature? Oh it's great, OR WOULD BE, if you didn't get penalize for USING IT. Boy oh boy, best.thing.ever.
The only way for you to move forward the game is to manually get your butt into those dungeons and do it yourself. otherwise some very "overpowering" force will just come and wipe out those poor towns. I mean, it's not like the devs put that feature in to dictate how the game should be play anyway. Even if it absolutely and utterly feels like it. You know.
They have auto adventuring option, so if you want to grind and put all your groups into training, well then guess what? the only option is to use the fast forwarding option to move on.

+ This is not an adventure manager game but more like RPG adventure "manager"---emhasis on the fact that even though you're a ruler, still gotta go along with those adventurers you hired and tell them what to do EACH TIME.

Got this game for a pretty low price so I can't complain, but surely I could've use it to fund for another game.
End of note, I really can't and would not recommend this game for anyone.
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2015
Honestly, I keep on forgetting there's an actual plot. I'm just having lots of fun managing the kingdom, going on adventures, getting loot.

Seriously, though, the loot in this game is not joking around. There's SO MUCH LOOT.

Fortunately, it's easy to manage all of that loot.

A lot of the game design is perfectly fine, in small numbers... but you can have up to 48 adventurers. 48! That's... like 12 parties of 4. I've only got... 20, I think? It's getting kind of ridiculous to manage it. This game could really, really use some better large-group management design.

Examples include, for instance, the university. You select an adventurer, and pick what he's going to learn. Easy, right? Yeah, it's fine if you've got like 4-8 people. At 20, I'm like... okay, someone finished the thing they were learning... who was it? Who's ready to learn something new? Wait, I have to go through this ENTIRE list, one at a time, to find the one guy who's ready to learn something?

I'm really at the point where I don't want to hire any more adventurers, because the management is getting crappy. I've got one favourite party, and the rest can go off with relatively random, fairly mismatched gear. Whatever. What would be nice? A big box, to put "Random Gear of Doom" into, and the adventurers can equip themselves however they damned well please, if you check an auto-equip box or something. Nice and easy! Dump in nice gear, forget about it, profit.

Anyway, aside from problems with scale, the game is just plain fun, and I'm really loving it. Hope you love it, too!
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 7, 2014
I have to admit that this game is waaaay more fun that I imagined and I got addicted to it.


The good things:

I really like the idea of being a king that rules over a little army of heroes that have to loot dungeons for me while I sit on my comfortable throne and plan my revenge on the evil guy, wich works actually pretty good, as far as I have played it now. (3 groups of heroes around lvl 12-14).

The dungeon crawling itself is done well enough. Most enemies have a weakness against certain attacks or elements and sometimes have special effects or buffs like vampirism or things like that. The loot from chests and monsters is motivating for more and the fact that every class has it's own skill tree offer different strategies to make the dungeon runs more interesting.

Auto save- a lot of early access games and betas that I have played until now suffered of bugs that made the games crash a lot...and they did not automatically save the progress, so I was often thrown back many hours, which is god damn frustrating. Not with this game, It may crash from time to time and it has its bugs...but I never lost much because of that.
I also really like the humor of the game.



The not so good/bad things:

The game in its current state is not really pretty, but the Ui does it job and the gameplay can make up for it.
The crafting system does not seem really that interesting, same with the vendors because I almost always find equipment in
the dungeons that are way better than the things that I can buy or craft.


Bugs:
At the moment the game still suffers from a lot of bugs, which is probably to be expected from an early access game.
For example, I once entered a dungeon and the navigation buttons on the Ui just disappeared, so I could not move through the dungeon, nor could I escape it - a restart fixed it and it only happend once and almost no progress was lost thanks to the autosave option.
Another bug that appears more frequently is that sometimes when a hero has had a level up, the game is not showing the stat points that I had already invested or the bonuses from the current equipment, which made it appear as if the character was completely broken and useless - which is luckely not the case, a computer restart always helped and sometimes it's just enough to enter a dungeon and teleport back to the city.

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Aside from those points, I really like and appreciate the information that the developers are giving potential customers on the steam page before buying the game.
They make it absolutely clear, that the game itself is still very far from being complete and they also make clear which features are already working and what they still want to add. Also, the game seems to be updated frequently. That is sadly not as common as one might think it should be with Early Access games, so well done devs.


TL;DR
To be perfectly honest, when I bought this game I was not really expecting much of it, it was more like a "it's only 5 euro, it won't hurt me that much"- decision.
But, until now I have not regretted it. The game delivered everything the devs promised and I really want to dive into more dungeons, grab loot and level up my characters and I really want to see the game getting big, because it has a lot of potential and can already be quite entertaining.


5.5-6 out of 10 for the game for now, because it still needs work to make the dungeons less repetitive and for the grafics.


EDIT:
I forgot to mention some bugs that I have found.
For once, sometimes when I revived a hero from the graveyard, the message that pops up won't dissapear. If I hit escape the menu will pop up behind that message and I have to restart the game (the hero will still be alive after doing that)

You can actually put four heroes into a group and can save that group in one of 4 slots, so you don't have to make a new group before entering a dungeon over and over again. BUT the game allways overwrites all my save slots with the last group that I have saved, which is annoying because of if you have almost 30 heroes things get really confusing.

Which brings me to my last point, the Ui in the Adventurer menu really needs something to filter the hero list for level, classes or maybe equipment. My suggestion would, to let the player put their heroes in groups on the main/map screen. I think that would help a lot.
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Not Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2015
Leaving this as a negative review for the moment, I may change it depending on future UI and game updates.

Major cons, personally-

- Tonnes of grinding- as stated, they intend for us to grind a party most of the time we play.
(this is not a manager game, this is a repetative dungeon crawler game at that point)

- The dungeons are bland even the first time they are played through (let alone the 10th), and while the story is quirky and kinda fun like Knights of Pen and Paper, there is not nearly as much of it, and it feels lackluster in parts.

- The tutorial is incomplete, never once mentioning the huge importance of reforging weapons.
(This seems to be a core mechanic, and for it to be left as an "advantage" for the players that go read the forum and know that it is a core mechanic... seems a little, eh, not good?)
(Will have to replay but I also don't believe it warns the player to use the fast forward VERY sparingly.)

- The invasions are very very very steep learning curves with a craptonne of luck involved in surviving without RNG blessings. Invasions also need to be sought out and clicked on the map, without it ever really telling the player about them (tutorial issue or much clearer identification, possibly a different color or pulsing aura?)

Overall, the generally clunky interface is not made up for with in game humor or the spark that makes indie games appealing, and the lack of really engaging, well, anything about the grinding, makes it a frustrating mess to me personally.

I can put up with a little grind for a fun story, and the reward of another new one liner or groanworthy pun every few minor tedius tasks (what made me spend so much time and money on Knights of Pen and Paper) can make up for a myriad of sins.

Even discounting the mix up between what I thought the game was, and some shaky wording from what I remember (something about avoiding grinding.) the lack of sufficient little QUESTS makes this game a meh at absolute best for me. Give us new bits of text, or, even better, new dungeon options or variety, and it would make grinding less of a chore or job. (Something I do NOT do for fun. As it stand I put this on the same tier as scrubbing a floor or cleaning the fridge in a dorm.)

The autoplay mechanic will definately salvage that, because I do not need to be bored to tears grinding the same exact layouts of 4 or 5 dungeons near endlessly to advance to the next dungeon... and do the same thing again there.

But as it stands? This makes it a negative review still, and a strong "Buyer really needs to be aware before buying" situation.

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Saving original review so people can see it.------
I was incredibly frustrated, and, well,---------------
It felt like a bait and switch at the time.------------
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Original:

It was pretty fun in alpha.
Now? Now it is horrible.
This is not what I wanted, this is the OPPOSITE from what I wanted.
Clunky mechanics, bugs everywhere, it forces you to micromanage every friggen aspect while doing all the tedious annoying grinding the game was supposed to avoid.

Best of all 9 times out of 10 at level 7+ you have absolutely no way to win if you accidentally trigger an invasion. Congrats, 45 hours in game for a town to be available to turn in this quest, because, whoops, all your adventurers died due to ♥♥♥♥♥♥ mechanics.

Oh, and don't bother trying to "retire" your adventurers or any ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t like that- no reasonable bonuses till way late in the game, and if you made it that far, you don't NEED them anymore, because you obviously cheated, or are a god of patience.

Lame as hell.

Avoid this game at all costs unless you absolutely adore mindless grinding without any real chances of progressing regularly, and a sense of overwhelming frustration excites you.
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41 of 51 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Game promise Adventure Manager. Game delivers Adventure Manager.
Genre is unique and difficult to compare with other games. Pixel style is something you like or dislike.
This one is pixel heavy and I like because it's done clean, original and diverse.

For me it comes most close to the first and fine combination of RPG and rogue-like genre in one game.
Amount of loot is diverse and stats customization is deep.
Don't have too many hours in the game yet, but want to give my support already by rating the game positive.

For me personal I don't like playing on the same world map all the time.
Lot of things in the game are random, but the world map is the same every game.

Hopefully see the next game or DLC with an option to start on a random world map.
Where you have to conquer some cities before you can rent heroes from them or have more different caves, castles and other quest objects on different positions every time.

Very nice to see that the devs are very active on the forum and for almost every detail the players ask for improvement have intention to deliver. Tons of AAA games wich cost over 30 euro what are abandoned days after release.
Not this one.

While it may look casual it's not. I can imagine some people think of this game like the next tablet/mobile game on PC because of the graphic style used. It's not. It's a deep and diverse game with tons of customization and requieres some knowledge of classes and stats of other rpg's to take out the max from your characters.
But that's what it makes a management simulator. You need to take some time to learn, to read, to try and experiment the same way as your characters do.

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