Legends say he saved the world. Too bad he doesn't remember, because to save it again, Duncan must retrieve his memories, in this exciting 20-hour RPG full of quests and hilarious dialogues!
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Positive (40 reviews) - 95% of the 40 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 14, 2015

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Description



This installment of "Arvale", a Steam exclusivity, combines all four previously released episodes, making it a full, stand-alone game worth about 20 hours of gameplay.

http://www.aldorlea.org/arvale.php
http://www.aldorlea.org/arvale2.php
http://www.aldorlea.org/arvale3.php
http://www.aldorlea.org/arvale4.php

Storyline



Duncan Forsythe is the royal gardener of Entoque Castle. He spends his days battling nasty flower beds, hunting down poisonous weeds, and occasionally doing his Royal Majesty’s laundry.

Meanwhile, the buzz around the castle is that Duncan once saved the world. This is news to Duncan. He can’t remember a thing that happened over the last few years. He definitely doesn’t remember saving the world. Unfortunately, he may have to – lest the world get thrown into turmoil yet again. Dark forces are rising, and the key to defeating them lies in Duncan’s memory – the memory that is now scattered throughout the world of Arvale.

Take him on an epic quest to retrieve those memories and thwart certain doom for the entire world, all the while battling monsters, exploring dungeons, challenging dragons, rescuing fair maidens, gathering friends and foes, and strangely enough, talking with wheelbarrows.


Features



* Large, immersive, visual world with a huge variety of locations.
* Interact with hundreds of amusing characters in the story
* Laugh. A lot. Arvale is known for its fun, hilarious dialogue
* Overachieve with many side-quests
* 2 hours of original music
* Many playable characters give a unique storytelling experience.
* Over 20 hours of Adventure game time!
* Equip your character with ever-cooler weapons, including swords, spears, whips and more
* Wield magic spells against your enemies, ranging from fire, ice and lightning spells to the stranger and more intriguing Filibuster and Minecraft.
* Battle evil beasts of all kinds, from tiny rats and bats to werewolves, demons, and ogres.
* Interact with thousands of non-player characters to learn more about the world and give you some entertainment along your way – a lot of those NPCs are pretty dang funny.
* Laugh. A lot. Arvale has become known for its fun, hilarious dialogue, and this game is no exception.
* Watch original cutscenes that unveil your character’s story. Since Duncan doesn’t know any more about it than you do, you’ll both be amazed by what you learn – and by the cool visuals.
* Overachieve with the option of many side-quests to collect more items and battle more monsters

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System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 Compatible Sound
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Overall:
Positive (40 reviews)
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2121q
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
a great RPG with elements of adventure games,dialogues. a good sense of humor. quite an interesting story, I advise you to play this game
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CSaintD
( 29.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Well I was all excited to play this game when I read the discussion groups on the web. And I really enjoyed it until...
Until it got so incredibly slow that I could not get through a minor battle in less than 10 minutes. It also lost any charm after a certain point as side-quests became few and far between, then non-existent. Just go from one major boss battle to the next. I finally quit playing as it was just too tedious going from battle to battle just to level up, then another 10-15 minutes trying to beat the boss who is ridiculously strong and ends up killing every party member just before his health runs out. Such a bummer as this was so fun to begin with. I'm sorry to say I would not recommend this game even at the really cheap price I paid for it (I think $2 or something like that).
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Bodeia
( 34.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
Loved replaying this gem, oringinally purchased each episode waiting patiently for each release was thrilled to see it on Steam

The game is full of humour from a very witty developer.

Hoping this isn't the last we see of our gardener Duncan and his wheelbarrows
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SpaceStalker
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 21
Arvale one word can be described as a fun adventure: D

This is an old school RPG brings me back to the days of the old Final Fantasy. Nevertheless, it is a fresh look at the genre, with lots of funny dialogue, and improved graphics. Mechanics battle are also returning to the old system of Final Fantasy - is not too complicated and easy to use, found a very delicate balance that I really like.

The graphics, as I mentioned, is different for 16-bit games. The soundtrack is very good.
To manage as there are no complaints, it's the usual keyboard and mouse.
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sannouki
( 25.1 hrs on record )
Posted: October 23, 2015
no its 2 hard give us like a map and some more clues and a notebook to take notes
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Season
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: August 26, 2015
Fun little RPG. Reminds me of Zelda.
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chewie5150
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 23, 2015
Arvale is quite a fun adventure that has me hooked! This old-school RPG takes me back to my Final Fantasy on SNES days. Yet it's a fresh take on the genre, with plenty of hilarious dialogue, and an almost graphic adventure-like treatment throughout. Duncan has something witty or random to say for just about every object or character you come across.

So far the story moves along nicely and keeps me wanting to find out what Duncan will remember next. The battle mechanics are a throwback to the old Final Fantasy system - not overly complicated and easy to use. I enjoy that. I find the battle difficulty strikes a good balance. It can be challenging, but never ridiculous and so far I haven't been subjected to any prolonged amount of leveling-up just to clear a dungeon of boss.

The graphics are great - exactly what I'd expect for a 16-bit era game. The soundtrack is phenomenal and catchy. Just like an FF game, it beautifully sets the tone for the all places you visit. Play controls can be with the mouse or keyboard. Overall, I'm very happy with it - excuse me, gotta play some more!
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xvncgcek
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 17, 2015
My cat likes it :) No really, he keeps trying to bat the characters off the side of my screen! Maybe thinks he's some big dragon in this fantasy world of tiny charcaters lol. Funny game too. Me and my cat thanks you!
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allysonkehs986
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: August 17, 2015
Actually like the battles so far. normally something indie rpgs gloss over. simple, but i like the mouse controls and battle animastions, it just seems to fit with the rest of the feeling. characters talking and item descriptions are fun too. it seems the writers tried to makejokes on every menu possible, but still a fun title!
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hilleygorr56
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 17, 2015
Maybe I need more sleep, but this game is craking me up so much that I woke my wife up!!! The gardener hero guy is dumb that its frustrating, but so funnny at the same time. I cant stop laughing or playing. Sorry wifey!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16, 2015
Originally released in 4 parts, Aldorlea now brings Arvale to Steam as a full game ---- and it's a very good presentation.
Opening at the castle of Entoque we find our main character, Duncan, who is a gardener for the king but has apparently been at the center of world saving activities in years gone by. The problem is that he has no memory of what transpired. And so the story begins as the king sends him on a simple mission, and Duncan slowly learns more about his past, and how to uncover the details ---- which is critical because dark forces are gathering once again.

There are a ton of things to do (with a good number of side quests), things to find, people to recruit and interact with, dungeons/mazes to explore, monsters to deal with, weapons and spells to master, and a narrator to interact with as you move through the land. The narrator is full of good humor, and adds an interesting perspective to the events of the game, as well as being very helpful to the beginning player.
There is as much interaction with non playing characters as I've seen in this type of game in a very long time ---- but it all adds to the exploring aspect. And this is a game where anything and everything needs to be examined for clues and information.

The artwork is beautiful throughout with battle scenes being especially well done.

Music is excellent without being obtrusive.

And there are plenty of cut scenes adding to the story.

The care and attention to detail in Arvale are easy to see and certainly enjoy throughout this well crafted game that would be a fine choice for any player of any age, of any experience. A first-rate and engaging rpg adventure.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Well I was all excited to play this game when I read the discussion groups on the web. And I really enjoyed it until...
Until it got so incredibly slow that I could not get through a minor battle in less than 10 minutes. It also lost any charm after a certain point as side-quests became few and far between, then non-existent. Just go from one major boss battle to the next. I finally quit playing as it was just too tedious going from battle to battle just to level up, then another 10-15 minutes trying to beat the boss who is ridiculously strong and ends up killing every party member just before his health runs out. Such a bummer as this was so fun to begin with. I'm sorry to say I would not recommend this game even at the really cheap price I paid for it (I think $2 or something like that).
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
Great, old-school RPG with Adventure game elements/dialogues. Reminds me of a mix of Final Fantasy and Monkey Island or Day of the Tentacle. Tutorial was a bit long, but once it finished... I haven't stopped playing :) As earlier mentioned, talking to Wheelbarrows is stupid and hilarious!
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
On sale for pretty cheap so I thought I'd give a chance. No regrets so far. Something I'm surprised no one has mentioned yet is the Music! I'm not sure where these tracks came from, but many of them (the castle music and the first town in particular) are fantastic. Happy that the creators took the time to procure (or hire/make? I have no idea since there are no title credits) great tracks, a total must have for an RPG and in this case, it definitely ticks off that box. Looking forward to the rest!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
I can't believe this, ARVALE!!!! I played this thing to death on my WIndows Mobile phone (like a decade ago) long before smartphones were even a thing. Loved the humor then and I'm glad to see it's still totally in tact. Also excited to see its a brand new game and keeps the story going with Duncan (although... where did his beard go?). Cant wait to see if there are any other of my favorite guys (Silk? DeMenchev?), and yes.. my old friends the wheel barrows!
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
As a big fan of the original Arvale series (playing on my pocket pc long long time ago:)) I have to admit it is a great sequel of them with unique humour and awesome 16bit jrpg retro style!
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Arvale one word can be described as a fun adventure: D

This is an old school RPG brings me back to the days of the old Final Fantasy. Nevertheless, it is a fresh look at the genre, with lots of funny dialogue, and improved graphics. Mechanics battle are also returning to the old system of Final Fantasy - is not too complicated and easy to use, found a very delicate balance that I really like.

The graphics, as I mentioned, is different for 16-bit games. The soundtrack is very good.
To manage as there are no complaints, it's the usual keyboard and mouse.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
Fun game. Never takes itself too seriously. Can talk to Wheelbarrows (and other inanimate objects) :)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
My wife bought it... she says she liked the blue-haired girl or something. Little did she know this game would be hilarious! She had been snickering in the corner for about an hour just walking around and clicking things while I was watching TV. After awhile I coldn't stand it anymore and asked her what was so funny. Now I know. While I normally only play big games, I'm happy this little one ended up on my radar!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
My cat likes it :) No really, he keeps trying to bat the characters off the side of my screen! Maybe thinks he's some big dragon in this fantasy world of tiny charcaters lol. Funny game too. Me and my cat thanks you!
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