Follow Will as he becomes a victim of circumstance, after the frivolous royal witch turns him into a girl.
User reviews: Mixed (387 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
36 of 41 people (88%) 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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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
A simple JRPG made with RPGMaker. The story is horrible, you get sold into slavery, fight a duke, gather shards just to get your previous body back. A witch called Xen transforms you into a girl and the entire story is about becoming a boy again. The other NPC who got turned into a butterfly has no role in the game. Characters randomly come and go and have no sort of developement or any changes.The game is good if you are looking for perfect achievement games. One of the community guides helps in getting the achievement easily.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
You know sometimes I have the urge to buy games that I know will almost assurably be bad on whim. I blame this on morbid curiosity, The desire of wanting to find out just how bad it can get. This game is 10/10, would bad mouth again! It is amazing how this even got on Steam to begin with. I have played freeware rpgmaker games that have far superior art, music and story. They also didn't rip out all of their assests from rpgmaker. Saying Victim of Xen is mediocre would be giving this rpg too much credit. It does not do anything well...to put it lightly. All the characters are one dimensional with very little depth. The protagonist begins the game as a selfish ***** and ends it on the same note. The story is like a bulletpoint of lets take as many of the most cliche and trope heavy things found in JRPGS and shoehorn them in. A lot of the tropes are introduced in way that comes off as being random, with them often making no sense being there.The worst offenders come off as being downright cringeworthy. Some characters are introduced just to put A trope in then are promptly discarded. Gameplay is very basic with few options, and the music is generic stock RPG maker fare.Stay away unless morbidly curious, especially if you are actually paying for this and did not get it as a gift, or part of A bundle.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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