The last king was killed over 400 years ago and the global rule of the land ceased to exist. The Vindicator is coming. ~a decadent, dark fantasy world with a new take on the concepts of Angels and Demons!
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Release Date: Jul 16, 2015

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About This Game

The last king was killed over 400 years ago and the global rule of the land ceased to exist. Slowly over the years the law and order started to subside, people began to divide amongst themselves, big cities were gradually gone and replaced with smaller settlements, and the whole land started to slowly degrade. Many believe it’s because the Angelkind have abandoned it.

Now the bandits roam the roads and wild animals roam the fields. The only safety can be found in smaller villages, where groups of people have banded to work together in order to survive. The relations between the different sentient races are very marginal and fragile. Some have been at long conflicts with one another, at times erupting into full blown wars. A holy Order of Atonement has been trying to keep the people together, but even their influence is limited to a handful of villages. And to top it all off, many believe a “Vindicator” will walk the land one day as a punisher of all the sins and bring forth a swift end upon it.

That Day Has Come.

Features


  • A large, decadent, dark fantasy world with a new take on concepts of angels and demons.
  • Two different protagonist teams, each one with its own point of view on the same story. Their paths repeatedly converge and diverge as they attempt to accomplish their own goals, occasionally antagonizing one another.
  • Unconventional way of unlocking new skills: each character possesses all of their special abilities from the start. However, many are locked by high energy cost. Increase max Energy by any means necessary to get access to those skills.
  • Strategically manage your energy in battles: use lots of low cost skills in a row, or use a high cost skill and wait for the overall energy to recharge.
  • Two difficulty modes: Normal and Challenging. Normal is streamlined so to allow most people to complete the game and witness the story. Challenging is for those seeking blood, sweat, sorrow, and death.
  • Turn-based battles and a variety of boss fights which require strategy to be beaten, especially in Challenging mode.
  • A variety of weapons, armour, and accessories, allowing customization of the equipment on playable characters to fit to your playstyle.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or above
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.Ghz or above
    • Graphics: Minimum 640x480 Desktop Resolution
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Stereo Sound
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Mostly Positive (61 reviews)
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Simon
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Great game - fun and fair.
Nice story and skills.
Worth playing a second time with the other character.
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tqwert14
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Thumbs down
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Mongoloid Mike
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Another piece of RPG Maker junk, and one of them where you have the choice of a window the size of a postage stamp or full screen with out of control strobe light flickering.
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Mr F Man 34
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Gotta love RPGMAKER GAMES
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nanilousa
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
The graphics aren't top notch, but the game is really good.
Great story and setting with a cool combat system (similar to Final Fantasy).
Very good for RPG fans.
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axehappyuk
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Really enjoying this game. Its like a real old-school RPG on the Playstation (think the older Final Fantasy games).
I'd recommend this to anybody who like JRPGS, the old style stuff like Wild Arms etc.
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stranger1982
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Atonement: Scourge of Time follows the stories of Nail and Elleria as they try to stop what many refer to as the "Vindicator", a being of supreme power who somehow got unleashed on an already broken land.
Sadly the actual game does an unimpressive job at developing this story due to its uneffective writing, dull game world and pretty annoying fights.

PROS:

-decent soundtrack

-Elleria's story can be fairly interesting at times, mostly when it shows us a bit of background into the "Vindicator"'s life

-I can appreciate that the devs at least tried to create an original setting

-most fights in the first acts work decently

-playing as Nail or Elleria does lead to different places in the first three acts

NEUTRAL:

-simple skill and equipment system are serviceable but bland

CONS:

-muddy, aged graphics: animations are pretty terrible

-ham-fisted writing, dull dialogues, paper-thin characters

-most of the story is uninteresting and, apart from a few moments of exposition, just boils down to "the enemy went there, follow him"

-difficulty can quickly go all over the place, making certain late fights and bosses frustrating

-level design is pretty bad with large, bare areas that leave no impression

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=665352575

Atonement shows glimpses of originality when it comes to its setting as it shies away from the usual fantasy world with elves and dwarfs: we get some original races and a decent background story at least. The first couple act are decent if forgettable affairs as you move from place to place, tackle some very simple quests and generally kill everything in your way. It works but leaves no lasting impression and that's something that always makes me frown in an RPG.

This flimsy base sadly starts to tumble down when fights ramp up in difficulty, random encounters happen more often and escape attempts become harder. I'm fine with a challenge but facing foes that, with unlucky targeting, can leave your party at half health after one turn isn't my idea of fun: once you start going low on HPs or lose a member the fight can quickly turn into an heal/rez/die again circle that quickly becomes annoying. The escape mechanic is also random and sometimes you'll need 3 or 4 attempts before it works (my record is 6 btw) meaning you're probably better off just wiping and reloading a save.

But even if fights worked the main problem is the lacking plot, in my 8 hours with the game (going through with both characters) I simply lacked the will to go on as the flimsy story wasn't enough to make me want to see the rest of it or to give me a reason to go through the annoying fights. Atonement: Scourge of Time isn't a terrible game but it simply failed to do enough to be a remarkable or even fun RPG for me. You can easily find better games even from the same dev, as City of Chains proves.
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dragobar
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
WHAT A GREAT GAME!!!
+Very nice areas with great locations
+The sizes of the areas, for example the streets and characters are perfect customized
+Awesome story and a complex fight system
+You will see many animations (There you can see how much effort made White Shadow)
+White Shadow is a nice developer (Love his games)

-Too much options at beginning

9/10 :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Great game - fun and fair.
Nice story and skills.
Worth playing a second time with the other character.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
41 of 49 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2015
I really enjoy playing this game, I got it on sale for 15% off which isn't a lot but I bought it even though there were no reviews, the game looked enjoyable and it really is! You get a choice between two paths, one of Nail and one of Elleria each have a different team which aides them and they seem to be enemies. I guess you could say it's a choice of Good or Evil, but I haven't played far enough in to know if that is the case. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves a cheap and entertaining game, as long as you don't mind the graphics, the actual fighting is fun. Gashrun is love, Gashrun is life.

8.5/10 I Really Enjoy This Game.

EDIT: I completed the game and it is indeed enjoyable, I have now started a new save as Nail. ^-^
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015
ATONEMENT:SCOURGE OF TIME IS:

_A RPG game with an original story of Angels&Demons
_Not too long, not too short
_Sadly a game with low budget
_Very well written, the story gave me chills
_Sometimes frustating as you don't have a map
_Ruled by turn based combats, well made by the way especially on bosses
_Enchanting your ears with sweet songs (Some are epic!)
_Granted with some good side quests without the stupid purpose to find the playboy's magazine to Brian... xD
_A bit linear
_A RPG maker's game (The first one i actually love this much)
_A success about its characters especially your fellowship, not easy to forget them as they have such good story
_Cheap for the enjoyment and the content it has

ATONEMENT:SCOURGE OF TIME ISN'T:

_Pretty graphicaly but the actual art is really nice and totally appropriate
_An heroic-fantasy world, forget the butterflies... It's dark fantasy!
_A role-playing game with poor background, everything is detailled, useful, inspired and tasty as a good book you would eat
_Proposing customizations enough, but you'll get few build's choices for your characters with the wearing stuff
_Easy neither hard
_Boring with useless and repetitives fights (No grinding is needed)
_Voice-acted
_An open world
_Playable once as you may play same main's story with another point of view, it changes everything including the quests, dungeons, bosses, even exploration and many other things!
_Asking you to making choices
_The best RPG ever but it has impressed myself hugely


Ok, if you would tell me years ago i'd enjoying this much a RPG maker's game... i would laugh at you, but the sword has fell with its cutting's two-side and this game is truly a gem from one man's work, hats off!

Note:7/10
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
On average i can't stand RPGmaker games. I have many games in my library and very few have i tried to play more deeply. I suppose the biggest sin with these games are that they require massive amounts of time before it gets interesting and i rarely have the time for that.

To my delight there are newcomers that attempt to squeeze out everything from the engine and add something new to the gameplay. This game does not seem to try to add any really weird tricks like a more popular Lisa game did but it tries it's best to make a dark looking rpg and apperars to succeed pretty well.

It's still the base RPG engine underneath there but the soundtrack is awesome and the intro to the game is some of the best i have seen in awhile in these types of games and pacing is good.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
First off, I got a free Key for this Game and never played an rpgmaker game before, but i really got to love it!

Pros:
  • very good storyline and Characterdesign
  • exciting turn-based combat
  • not too long or too short (though the potential of it demands a bigger gameplay experience IMO)
  • easy to learn
  • perfectly balanced - no annoying grinding needed
  • good soundtracks
  • sidequests are not dull but instead are pretty fun to do
  • rather cheap for what it has to offer
  • you often get tips on how to take on Enemies best

Cons:
  • Graphics need a bit of getting used to
  • if you cleared an area you can expect to never get back there again (Main problem for me)
  • no char costumization or voice acting, but you can give your team different Items to give them special boosts
  • a bit obvious, when to expect boss battles

Overall a great Game and i will definetly buy the next release!
My Rating: 8.5
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Atonement: Scourge of Time follows the stories of Nail and Elleria as they try to stop what many refer to as the "Vindicator", a being of supreme power who somehow got unleashed on an already broken land.
Sadly the actual game does an unimpressive job at developing this story due to its uneffective writing, dull game world and pretty annoying fights.

PROS:

-decent soundtrack

-Elleria's story can be fairly interesting at times, mostly when it shows us a bit of background into the "Vindicator"'s life

-I can appreciate that the devs at least tried to create an original setting

-most fights in the first acts work decently

-playing as Nail or Elleria does lead to different places in the first three acts

NEUTRAL:

-simple skill and equipment system are serviceable but bland

CONS:

-muddy, aged graphics: animations are pretty terrible

-ham-fisted writing, dull dialogues, paper-thin characters

-most of the story is uninteresting and, apart from a few moments of exposition, just boils down to "the enemy went there, follow him"

-difficulty can quickly go all over the place, making certain late fights and bosses frustrating

-level design is pretty bad with large, bare areas that leave no impression

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=665352575

Atonement shows glimpses of originality when it comes to its setting as it shies away from the usual fantasy world with elves and dwarfs: we get some original races and a decent background story at least. The first couple act are decent if forgettable affairs as you move from place to place, tackle some very simple quests and generally kill everything in your way. It works but leaves no lasting impression and that's something that always makes me frown in an RPG.

This flimsy base sadly starts to tumble down when fights ramp up in difficulty, random encounters happen more often and escape attempts become harder. I'm fine with a challenge but facing foes that, with unlucky targeting, can leave your party at half health after one turn isn't my idea of fun: once you start going low on HPs or lose a member the fight can quickly turn into an heal/rez/die again circle that quickly becomes annoying. The escape mechanic is also random and sometimes you'll need 3 or 4 attempts before it works (my record is 6 btw) meaning you're probably better off just wiping and reloading a save.

But even if fights worked the main problem is the lacking plot, in my 8 hours with the game (going through with both characters) I simply lacked the will to go on as the flimsy story wasn't enough to make me want to see the rest of it or to give me a reason to go through the annoying fights. Atonement: Scourge of Time isn't a terrible game but it simply failed to do enough to be a remarkable or even fun RPG for me. You can easily find better games even from the same dev, as City of Chains proves.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
The graphics aren't top notch, but the game is really good.
Great story and setting with a cool combat system (similar to Final Fantasy).
Very good for RPG fans.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Really enjoying this game. Its like a real old-school RPG on the Playstation (think the older Final Fantasy games).
I'd recommend this to anybody who like JRPGS, the old style stuff like Wild Arms etc.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
I got this game off a ♥♥♥ 10 random steam keys bundle. Honestly, despite how it looks it was actually really fun. I would totally reccomend it for it's cheap price. I beat the final boss quite easily because well, Gashrun can be unkillable if set up properly. I would reccomend playing the chicks storyline only, 8/10.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
This is a pretty solid RPG Maker product, games like this one prove that this engine can create stories worth playing if handled by someone competent. The story started very cliché, but surprisingly developed into something more than decent, well thought out.

Side quests are rare but make sense within the story. I died only a handful of times on the "challenging" difficulty mode, playing as Nail and completed the game in roughly 10 hours (you can probably do it in less than 7 hours if you play fast, I'm slow). There are a few puzzles here and there, all of them very easy. Combat can sometimes be challenging, but it's easy enough so that no grinding or backtracking is required. As long as you take your time to explore, do side quests and upgrade your equipment in shops between missions you will be fine.

Since this game has two completely different story lines (as two different caracters / teams), I liked it enough to know I will play the other one sooner or later. I think it says a lot.

+ Interesting enough story to keep me interested
+ Combat carefully balanced
+ Good soundtrack
+ Competent use and tweaks of the RPG Maker engine
+ Not too long, not too short
+ 2 campaigns to play
+ Cards and achievements
- Very linear
- I barely had to use any potion and ended up with too much money to spend
- Not everyone will like RPG maker interface

Overall score considering it's a low budget title: 7/10
Buy on sale, in a bundle or trade for this game without hesitation.
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