Reviews by megaflux1
NOT A MMORPG AT ALL!megaflux1 | Aug. 2, 2013 | Review of Legends of Aethereus [Playfire]
I don't know what mahon is talking about (and i can only guess neither do they) but this game is not a mmorpg at all. If I absolutely HAD to label it i would say it was an action rpg with multiplayer. So yea may as well ignore that other review.. which seems like they stole it from a feature list review.
On to the real review.. I would say this game is worth about 30$ in fairness, the fact that they didn't try to jerk 60$ out of my pocket gets them alot of respect. The game letting me play with friends but NOT have to deal with mmotards gets it some seriously high marks in my book aswell.
The games strong point is definitely the controls, while i wish they were fully customizable they are really easy to pick up (i only mention this because being an unreal player a,a or s,s is how I'm used to dodging in this game its space+a or s) and the fluidity is really comfortable. Nomatter what weapon I am using it handles the way it should and there's no awkwardness to it at all, the jumping on the other hand while i have never seen an occasion to NEED it (jumping = w+space while unarmed for the record) was a bit clunky.. but not a big deal.
Visually the game gets pretty high marks too, I was running it maxed and can't really see anything to complain about aside from its lacking more 3D settings (it does support it! but lacks options to really tweak it). The enemies are well crafted and the gear is very customizable, though honestly saying "millions" of items to craft is a bit deceptive when alot of it is changing the 2 colors on your wrist bands with no change in stats.
The crafting is solid, again I dont consider "millions" a fair approximation but there are 3 tiers of items to craft using various materials that will change stats and even a gamble system built in where you can make a pristine version of the item OR fail (but you do recover some of the materials). I like that they have it so you cant save scum to always get pristine versions too, infact there's really nothing but autosaves in this game.
The skill trees are pretty robust and both classes have a unique feel, i would have liked to see atleast 2 more classes personally but keep in mind IT'S A 30$ GAME! Maybe an expansion some day?
So to sum it all up.. If you are looking for a well made action adventure rpg that lets you play with your friends (something i want to point out bethesda has never figured out people want to do) and don't want to spend top dollar this is the game for you. The replay value is significant since there are 2 classes and many ways to build each one, and learning new ways to deal with fairly aggressive enemies is always fun.