Follow Will as he becomes a victim of circumstance, after the frivolous royal witch turns him into a girl.
User reviews: Mixed (351 reviews)
Release Date: May 21, 2014
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Embark on a journey across continents in the Role Playing Game, Victim of Xen. Follow Will as he becomes a victim of circumstance, after the frivolous royal witch, Xen, turns him into a girl. As you search of a way to reverse the spell, you'll get pulled into something much more treacherous. Explore a dynamic story set in a rich world full of war and intrigue, with a dash of quirkiness. Fight monsters, complete jobs to earn coin, and get ready for adventure!
  • Unique Story
  • Dynamic World
  • Can you reverse the spell?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, or 2000
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 67 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Horrible game.
You have no choice. The writing gets worse and worse. You play a schmuck. And you get constantly berated for being a schmuck.
EVERYONE insults you for being a schmuck. And taunts you about it.

The combat is not just subpar, it is abominable.
You do not get access to magic. All you get is physical attacks (you do eventually get a non-magical healer)
There is never a sense of just barely able to beat a fight - you either trounce them breezily, or you get crushed.

The only way to win is to not play.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I picked up the IndieGala "3rd Friday Special" bundle on a whim, figuring there had to be at least one or two good games in it. Victim of Xen was one of the games in the bundle, and I figured I'd give it a fair shot. In hindsight, I'm glad I didn't pay full price for the bundle, OR for this game.

Victim of Xen tries to present itself as having "a dynamic story set in a rich world" where the core of the plot has the protagonist arbitrarily gender-swapped by a witch.

In that quest for gender reversal, which took me all of six hours to fully finish, I went through a story line that felt like a scribbled bulleted list on a sticky note. Characters appear quickly, disappear just as quickly, are hardly given development or meaningful context, and engage in stereotypical themes.

For example, within two hours you're turned into a woman, thrown halfway around the tiny world map in various areas, sneak aboard a doomed ship, get sold into slavery in a desert labor camp, and so on.

RPGs can have awful stories but still be really fun. But VoX fails in this aspect too. The gameplay is so shallow it is non-existant. Battles feel tacked on just to give the "story" length, and never feel challenging or rewarding. End-game I was still only getting less than 50 experience per fight I was forced to do.

And money? The only good source of cash came from sidequests. One (doing something with wood) was infintely repeatable. 20 minutes of grinding later I had two of the best weapons in the game thanks to a nearby store, and the entirety of the game (Djinn on) was a cake walk. No challenge, no good structure, just poorly designed and implemented gameplay. Heck, the final two bosses took me two rounds each, using the same skills I'd been using since the start of the game.

All in all, Victim of Xen feels and plays like amateur's first RPG Maker project. Paying money for this, or playing this for anything more than achievements and cards, is a waste of time. I wasted 6+ of mine to end up with this review; you should do something better.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
My god this is awful even for an RPGMaker game.

The story is like, non-existent.

You wake up, go next door for some reason that's not explained. Kill an imp while enduring MIDI music and stock sound-effects with 90's wav file quality, then you exit, some woman shows up, NPC yells at her and gets turned into a bug for it, then you get hit with a lightning bolt that makes you into a chick.

I didn't pay for this game thank god, I got it for free using GMG Credit, it was 39p on their website though. My advice? You'd get more fun with buying a 39p tub of sauce from Pizza Hut.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
The RTP and script is an RPG maker vx's default. And the story is meh. Continue playing for the trading cards
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
908.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
its ok
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Uninstall' runs perfectly...
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
This was a fun little RPG I managed to find. Nothing too special but nothing terribly wrong with it either. It doesn't discuss anything serious nor is trying to make a political statement, just your average RPG. Gameplay is average and suited towards those who enjoy grinding and spending hours playing RPGs. In short, if you like RPGs and just want a light and fun game to play around with, give Victim of Xen a try.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
This game would be alot better if they game was about 2 to 3 times as long, the best weapon in the game wasn't available from the start, which a easy way to get the money required for it, Probably more comedic genderbending then just the main, enemy balancing, more enemies in general, a way to actually switch party members and not just have 4 guys and if some else joins they are automatically a earthbound Ai party member, an ending that isn't so anticlimatic, and exp gain that isn't so limited because you can pretty much fight the final boss at lvl 11, i honestly thought this game would end with me at atleast lvl 30. The game as is, i'd give a 5/10 it wasn't horrible, i wish it would've been worked on more, seems like a cool game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
This game is nothing new... seems like i played similar (but better) games back in the 90's
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Fun, but way too simple and there's not much to it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
well well well 8.7 hrs I get it all achievements
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Modest little RPGMaker game with a very interesting ending. Finished the entire game in about 9hrs.

Pros:
+ Interesting story
+ Fairly fleshed out characters
+ No unobtainable achievements (for a single playthrough)
+ The ending - compared to the rest of the game

Cons:
- Grinding kind of required (money is a really scarce luxury in the game)
- Can be ruthless at the start (kind of alleviated if you manage to save up for the Knight Sword on one of your party members)
- No quest journal (something like an item in the inventory per quest just to remind us of a quest in progress would be awesome)

Summary:
Get it for the story, not the gameplay.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Just another RPG Maker title

Overall: 37% (35/95)

Graphics: 1/10
Sound: 3/10
Atmosphere: 2/10
Level Design: 3/10

Balance: 5/10
Controls: 5/10

Mysteries: 5/10
Variety in Items: 4/10
Story: 5/10

Cost-Benefit Ratio: 1/4
System Requirements: 1/1
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
10/10 would bang the fairy. Nah just kidding, thanks for the trading card by the way.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Only good for cards.
Also great if you want to lose all hope in life.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
I'm not a large fan of RPGs and i'm nostalgic-immune, so this game didn't make huge impression on me in the first place. Anyhow neat art style and clear, intuitive battle model made me like it. Nice game if you have about two hours to spare. Just beware of spiders.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Victim of Xen is a turn based RPG. The main character, Will, gets changed into a woman and sets out on a journey to find the witch, Xen, that did this to him to return his body. Along the way he teams up with some unlikely characters who are all for helping her... er... him on his quest.

Gameplay is pretty standard for the genre. Go to different towns, caves, castles, and towers. Talk to the townsfolk. Fight enemies in random encounters and some set boss battles. Use turn based combat, use healing and regenerative items, cast spells for attacks and buffs, defend, gain experience and gold, learn new abilities, get the best gear you can get. In a word: Adventure. If you've played other traditional RPGs, you'll get this one. It's nice in that it's not too complex. The dialogue is a bit bland sometimes, or just not as funny as you might want, but it does a good job of establishing who characters are and getting you attached to them as a player. So that's cool. It's simple. Nothing too complex to worry about here. The story is easy enough to follow, fighting is boiled down to easy commands, and stats are easy enough to manage. There are even a handful of sidequests you can do to help gain some extra coin and experience without it all coming down to grinding. I like it. It has a somewhat retro, simple feeling that I enjoy in RPGs.

I guess the story could use a little more work. It works fine the way it is, and I'm not too big on complex story anyway, but some people might want more out of it, so I could understand some people being a bit underwhelmed by that. There's also a few typos and some bland dialogue in places. Not to mention some locked doors that, as far as I could tell, never become unlocked. I get that realistically there'd be places you wouldn't be able to get into, but it's a game and it made me feel like I was missing something by not being able to access those houses. I guess a little more work to get them to be actual places you could go to wouldn't have hurt, but it was probably done that way on purpose for effect. I think one of the most annoying things in this game is how, once you get to a certain point in some quests, you get blocked from backtracking or exploring. Not always by clever means either. Sometimes you'll try to go back for something you didn't do yet, and then your character will just tell you some line about how you shouldn't. Kind of a lazy way to keep you locked into that section, and it sucks if you were going to buy something before getting moved somewhere else. You can come back later but by then you might have something better or know of something more worthwhile to get and not even want or need to get the thing you initially wanted. Not a huge deal but definitely anooyed me the few times I prematurely stumbled into a quest before searching everything. Also a minor complaint, that you can get past with grinding and good gear, is that early on there are assassins that can take you out in one or two hits. This seems VERY harsh to throw at you randomly. They usually run away unless provoked, but they seems very overpowered for the very first section of the game. Oh, and the controls with the controller were weird and... difficult to change. But they weren't too hard to get used to. You have other methods if you don't like controllers anyway.

Still, it's a simple RPG. The kind of RPG that I like. And this was a game I got for free in a bundle. A game I didn't have any desire to play but tried out for the trading cards. It reminded me a bit of playing Phantasy Star. This game turned out to be the best thing in that pack. Victim of Xen only costs 3 bucks! That's a pretty good price for the time and fun you'll get out of it. If you like simple RPGs, or older styled RPG in general, you should pick this game up. It's cheap and a good time.

Victim of Xen gets a 7/10 for being a solid RPG for a very good price.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Finished this game in 8 hours.

PROs:
+ Good story
+ Nice joke
+ No impossible achievements
+ Steam cards

CONs:
- Too much grinding
- Boring animation and character spirits
- Lack of music variation
- Too short
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Well , its really hard to write a review about something like VoX,....
It is a nice little RPG , it kind of keeps u in the game for atleast a hour...
But there is always bad sides...
Sometimes the movement feels kind of rough,
The money makeing is hard as hell ( good/bad depends )
But for the price , lets say i would atleast wait for it to go on a -50% sale ,
I just dont see me replaying it over and over looking for more fun.....
Nor do i see me playing this with friends and haveing loads and loads of fun.
Its kind of a Nah for me.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Victim of Xen feels like it should. Its and RPGMaker Game, with an nice 'short' (~6hours) story. Oldschool feeling for 2,24€ while sale's. Recommend for all oldschool NES/SNES RPG-Lover.
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