Archivist's Curse brings you into an otherworldly harbor of knowledge: The Great Library, although unfortunately, you ended up in the dangerous section of the complex called Hall of Pawnsmoor.
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Aug 15, 2022
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By What The Game? August 21, 2022

“A grind-heavy JRPG very reminiscent of Suikoden, this free title definitely scratches the itch for those who like (or at least don't mind) the grind.”

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About This Game

Archivist's Curse brings you into an otherworldly harbor of knowledge: The Great Library, although unfortunately, you ended up in the dangerous section of the complex called Hall of Pawnsmoor.

To escape from the Hall, you have to take the test from The Chessmaster, Hall's current proprietor. Before you face The Chessmaster, you need to find companions who, fortunately, may come from Hall's own collection.

Enter the Library's murky Dark Alleys to find companions, items, and clues on Hall's history as well as its owner. Fight against numerous intruders from within the Library as well as from the outside realm, and ultimately, defeat The Chessmaster to obtain your freedom and escape from Hall of Pawnsmoor.

Synopsis:
The "Chessmaster of Pars Mythos" has invited you to play his game of chess--or that's what he wants you to believe. His game is not mere chess, however; you're required to find your own chess pieces, as he will also bring his own pieces.

In order to find your own pieces, you need to delve into the murky, once-forbidden Hall of Pawnsmoor. Luckily, you will be assisted by another unexpected guest--one of the Scribes who happens to have knowledge about what the Hall has to offer.

Know your pieces, learn about his game's rules, and best the Chessmaster in his own game, for it's the only way to release yourself from the Hall's succumbing imprisonment.


Features:

  • Two game modes: Chessmaster Match, where your mettle is tested; and Dark Alley, where you explore the Great Library for resources and unlockable companion pieces. It has its own tutorial segments, separated from the main game modes, too.
  • Grid Battle System; fight various enemies on a chess-like battlefield. A slow tactic-like battle mechanics that emphasize position and proper abilities usage, since the battlefield can be affected by any present pieces.
  • Dozens of unique, playable companions; each can be promoted to unlock their potentials to the fullest. Each comes with its share of lore that explains their backgrounds, abilities, and characteristics.
  • Dozens of enemies to take on, including hidden bosses and a series of enemy compilations present in the Chessmaster Match.
  • Crafting equipment, with unlockable recipes either from Dark Alley and every match you win against the Chessmaster.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS *: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon™ XP 2000+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 / ATi Radeon 9500 / Intel GMA 900
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16 Bit 44.1 Khz
    • Additional Notes: Games runs on 720p 20-30fps
    Recommended:
    • OS *: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® D 805 or AMD Athlon™ X2 3600+
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / ATi Radeon X200 / Intel GMA 950
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16 Bit 44.1 Khz
    • Additional Notes: Games runs on 720p 60fps
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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