developer: Eleventh Hour Games
publisher: Eleventh Hour Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: / Internet, players: 1-5
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Last Epoch is an action RPG developed by independent studio Eleventh Hour Games. The title was developed thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
Last Epoch takes us to the fantasy land of Eterra, which is devoured by a dark force called the Void. In order to ensure their survival, its inhabitants hid in an underground city. Fortunately, not everything is lost - the main character, who is one of the survivors, goes in search of the title artifact, which will enable him to travel in time; traversing four different incarnations of Eterra, the hero not only discovers the secrets hidden by the realm but also finds a way to stop the Void.
In addition to the four main epochs (ancient, divine, imperial and ruined), over time we have the opportunity to check out their alternative versions, which we find through the so-called Monolith of Fate so that we can continue the game even after the main plot is completed.
Before start playing in Last Epoch we choose one of the five basic character classes; we have a rogue, wizard, knight, acolyte, and shaman at our disposal. This is not the end of the story as we can choose the so-called master's specialization - thanks to this we can direct the character progression to a path that suits us; for example, a rogue can become a master in the use of melee weapons or an archer, while an acolyte can become a necromancer or battle mage.
There is nothing else left to do but to start the game, during which we observe the action in isometric projection. As we play, we travel through the diverse versions of the land of Eterra and carry out story tasks and side missions, facing hordes of enemies. In addition, we increase the hero's combat potential by unlocking and developing their skills (each of them has an extensive tree of improvements) and statistics, as well as acquiring better and better equipment.
What equipment can be used by heroes is decided by the class of our choice; moreover, individual items can only be found in a particular era - if we want to move them from one era to another, we can use a special cache that exists beyond space-time. Nothing stands in the way of upgrading our arsenal, weapons, and gadgets with the crafting system or getting rid of unnecessary ballast by selling it to vendors.
Last Epoch enables us to have fun both solo and with up to four other players, via the Internet or a local network. All of this is complemented by the so-called Cycles, i.e. periodic events in which the devs offer unique tasks and objects.
Last Epoch features high-quality three-dimensional visuals; the most noteworthy are the special effects associated with casting spells and the use of advanced skills, although we may also like the detailed design of enemy models and the detailed and varied environment.
Expectations: 6.9 / 10 calculated out of 19 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 4 GB Radeon RX 480 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 Ti / Radeon R9 270 or better, 25 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit