Legends of Eisenwald
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About the Game
Legends of Eisenwald is an original mix of RPG and strategy. Gather your troops and embark on a dangerous journey to carve your name into the legends of the grim lands of Eisenwald where all the supernatural superstitions of medieval times are found to be true.
A Story-Driven Strategic RPG
Play through the extensive main campaign, containing seven scenarios, as well as a stand-alone scenario, The Masquerade. Each scenario, or chapter in the story, will take you to a new part of Eisenwald and present new challenges to overcome. The decisions you make affect how the story plays out with several paths and endings.
Original Turn-Based Battles
The combat system is heavily streamlined to create a dynamic form of turn-based battle that maintains all the tactical benefits of a turn-based system but a much faster pace of play that removes the frustrating moving between attacks.
Combat feels much more like an RPG than a strategy game but provides a greater degree of tactical depth and flexibility than similar games.
Low Fantasy Authentic Setting
Legends of Eisenwald is set in a believable medieval land featuring supernatural elements. Rather than the high fantasy worlds of elves and dragons, Eisenwald is based on the concept of how the world would look if all the medieval superstitions turned out to be true.
You’ll encounter witchcraft, terrifying creatures and mystery on your journey but the world is driven primarily by human motivations and politics rather than mystical powers.
Highly Customisable Heroes and Units
Enjoy deep skill-trees and multiple options for customising your character and army as you progress through the game. Choose from three distinct hero classes in the Knight, Mystic or Baroness and then equip and develop your hero and troops to your personal taste and play style.
Huge Game With More Than 30 Hours of Gameplay
A main campaign with seven scenarios as well as the standalone scenario of The Masquerade will be included in the game at launch, providing more than 30 hours of gameplay and a significant amount of replay value beyond that due to the non-linear story and impact on the combat from your choice of hero class.
RPG With Strategic Elements
Non-linear story That Reacts to Your Choices
Original Turn-based Combat System
Low Fantasy, Authentic Medieval Setting
Deep Skill Trees and Intricate Customisation Options
Huge Variety Of Weapons and Spells
Support for English and Russian language throughout, limited German and French support currently
Key Info on the Status of the Early Access Build vs. Final Release:
All the core gameplay mechanics are integrated and live, although we are still working on polishing and refining these based on your feedback.
English, German, French and Russian language support is in for the Prologue and Masquerade scenario. English and Russian support is in for The Way Home scenario.
Scenario Editor will be added soon
No sound effects are currently integrated but we are hoping to improve these shortly
No special visual effects integrated yet – final visuals will be much nicer
We’re also aiming to integrate Steam achievements and trading cards shortly
The final game will contain a campaign consisting seven scenarios including the prologue and will support English, German and Russian languages at launch.
Windows 8 version is not fully tested, issues are possible
Great turn-based RPG!Venhiem | May 12, 2015 | See all Venhiem's reviews »
This is one great old-school RPG, from indie developers. The gameplay is smooth and dynamic and feels real and immersive. The units can be upgraded and made better as they progress, although loss of units can feel annoying. Storyline is great and is backed up by some neat artwork, while difficulty is adjustable, as is game speed. This really feels great. The graphics are good and run on most systems. The music is nice too. The game suffers a few bugs and crashes though, since it is still in Early Access, hopefully they will be smoothed out. The user interface is friendly and it also has Level Editor, so you can play steam workshop levels by the community and make them yourself. There are still some translation errors too, as well as no controller, but if you like what you see, this is a game worth playing! 9/10.