developer: Aterdux Entertainment
publisher: Aterdux Entertainment
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PC:
A mix of a turn-based strategy game and an RPG. The action takes place in a fictional version of the Middle Ages where all the then beliefs and legends are true. Gameplay is mainly about exploration, collecting treasures, and fighting battles. The game is enriched by the extensive system of unit development.
Legend of Eisenwald is a turn based strategy RPG elements enriched strong. The game is developed Belarusian studio Aterdux Entertainment. It is the spiritual heir to the west unreleased Discord Times by the same team.
The developers did not want to settle their game in the realities being a carbon copy of the typical fantasy set in a world like Middle-earth. Instead, the action takes place in medieval times, but in the vision presented by the authors, all the then beliefs and legends of this period are true. There is no shortage of magic, but wizards hurling fireballs do not make an appearance. We will meet alchemics and fortune tellers, though. Supernatural creatures also do not resemble Tolkien bestiary. The story revolves around a typical human motivations. Instead of a story about saving the world, we get a story about greed, lust for power, desire for revenge, and scorned love. We can play as a knight, a Baroness, or a mystic, and this choice affects the development of the story.
Legend of Eisenwald equally combines the elements of an RPG and a strategy game, creating a cocktail strongly reminiscent of the King's Bounty series. Gameplay focuses mainly on exploration, collecting treasures, and fighting battles, while traveling across the map is real-time. The creators emphasized the aspect of war, including training of units, expansion of one’s army and conquering enemy castles. The game does not include a comprehensive management of kingdom. There is also no option of fighting several battles in many places at the same time. Instead, all troops always accompany the hero.
The combat system is turn-based. The aim of the developers was to ensure a sizeable dynamics of battles, so during combat we do not move around the board. Instead, we choose only to attack or defend, and what spells and items to use. Conquering the enemy castles offers many benefits. Our purses get filled with gold and we gain access to the buildings enabling us to train troops. Therefore sieges play an important role in the game. They are divided into two phases – first, we have to destroy the enemy gate under enemy fire, and then beat the army stationed behind the walls. The game is enriched with strong RPG elements. All units have their own development trees with which we can improve their skills. The game also allows you to freely choose armor, weapons, and equipment.
Game score 7.315 / 10 calculated out of 75 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 83 players' votes.
age requirements: everyone
PC / Windows
Recommended: Quad Core 3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560/ Radeon HD 6950 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Minimum: Dual Core 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 630/Radeon HD 6670 or better, Windows XP/Vista/7/8