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Wednesday - July 30, 2014

Aarklash: Legacy - 70% off on GoG

by Wisdom, 16:51

Aarklash Legacy recieved mixed reviews across the board on release. Our own forums had a polarized debate on the merits and shortcomings.  If you would like to make your own opinion, its on sale for 70% off on GoG this week.

For those that like "difficult" games, crank the difficulty on this one and enjoy.  It'll give you something more challenging than Hello Kitty Online.

Take part in an epic campaign, mixing adventure and tactical combat, following a rich storyline that will transport you into the fantasy world of Aarklash.

Thanks to the active pause system, choose the best tactics to succeed in battle.
At any time in the game, dissolve your team and then recombine it by choosing 4 characters from the available 8.

Through numerous and intense battles, make your heroes work together using group skills.
A skill tree will allow you to change the skills of each of your characters. Find the best combinations to take full advantage of the possibilities of your group as a whole.

Friday - October 18, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - Demo Available

by Couchpotato, 00:31

Cyanide announces that a demo for Aarklash: Legacy is now avaiable in this new press release. So give it a try and see if the game is something you may like.

A demo is available for Aarklash: Legacy!

PARIS - October 17th 2013, Aarklash: Legacy, the self-published strategy game from Cyanide, now has a free demo that can be downloaded via the Steam platform.

A little over a month after the release of Aarklash: Legacy, Cyanide now offers a free demo for all budding tacticians who have yet to make up their minds. With a Metacritic score of 7.0 and a player Metascore of 8.2, Aarklash: Legacy continues to attract gamers who are looking for a tactical RPG built upon an in-depth combat system and which offers a true challenge.

The demo introduces the player to the outset of the Aarklash: Legacy scenario and gives access to the first levels, allowing him to get a good idea of the principles of the game. There is no longer any excuse for not trying Aarklash: Legacy!

Download the free demo on Steam

Also note that Aarklash: Legacy is now available on GOG.com, with an introductory offer of -20% for the first week!

Download Aarklash: Legacy on GOG.com

Saturday - September 21, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - Review @ SpawnFirst

by Couchpotato, 00:41

I found another review for Aarklash: Legacy this time by a site called SpawnFirst. The site gave the game a final score of 4.7/10.

Aarklash is a middling game struggling to break through into "good" or even "quite good". The reason I have perhaps been harsh with this is because games like this strive for excellence and fail to achieve through unambitious graphics and sounds. I don't mean that they didn't spend like a $1m and that's wrong, I mean that there is nothing innovative about either of them, cost doesn't matter as much as innovation in this industry.

Friday - September 20, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - Review @ Pixel Perfect Gaming

by Couchpotato, 00:12

Pixel Perfect Gaming reviews Aarklash: Legacy and awards the game with a 4/5.

Aarklash: Legacy is a well-rounded isometric role-playing game. It revives the old dungeon crawler formula that gamers have missed for a long time. And thanks its action and outstanding story, Aarklash: Legacy delivers an experience that role-playing fans shouldn’t miss.

Thursday - September 19, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - Review @ VGMMDI

by Couchpotato, 00:43

VGMMDI posted a new video review for Aarklash: Legacy giving the game a 8/10.

Aarklash: Legacy is a tactical role playing adventure developed and published by Cyanide Studio released on PC. It slips deep into games like Diablo and Baldur's Gate with some incredible gameplay and beautifully designed characters, but it does lack in a few areas.

Tuesday - September 17, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - Review @ IGC

by Couchpotato, 00:59

Invision Game Community has the next review for Aarklash: Legacy.

Aarklash Legacy is an interesting game that will keep you busy for quite a long time, as combat does take a while if you’re as bad as me at it. The combat of the game is fun and works perfectly for the type of game it is, and the pause on the game really allows you to survey the combat with ease. The game is fresh and would have a really interesting story if I didn’t need to research the universe from other websites such as Aarklash Chronicles and Confrontation. If you play the game without knowledge of the universe you won’t learn about the universe from this game, but the plot does progress smoothly with a wide variety of characters. The loot system works quite well, but don’t expect to get drops from enemies unless they are bosses, loot is usually found in secret chests. The skill tree is simple but effective as it has 2 routes down each skill with 2 major changes at the end of each route.

Aarklash Legacy knows exactly what it is, and gives you no less than what you expect, except in lore explanation, but if you find yourself playing this game you’ll probably be researching the lore anyway to understand more about the plot. The game revolves around using tactics to outwit your enemy and loot to give you the edge in combat. Challenge is something that you will not be short of in this game especially in those optional bosses. The combat reminds me a lot of Dragon Age: Origins except its less finicky and much more fun, any fans of Dragon Age: Origins will definitely want to pick this up. I’m quite a fan of top-down RPG’s and squad based games and Aarklash Legacy has stood itself out of the crowd for me and is incredibly addictive straight from the get-go, as a result I give this game 4 out 5.

Sunday - September 15, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - Review @ RTSGuru

by Couchpotato, 00:46

RTSGuru has the third review that I have been able to find for Aarklash: Legacy giving the game a 8/10.

Aarklash is a new title by Cyanide games for Steam, and I'm just going to say it – it's pretty much made to be slotted right in the space between Diablo and Baldur's Gate. You have a party of four characters with unique abilities and talents, each of whom fits into the Fighter/Mage/Rogue/Cleric archetypes, and you go through encounter after encounter, collecting randomly generated loot in varied environments, picking up new party members and swapping them around.

Now when picking up a game like this, you first thought is that there's going to be a story focus, that is after all what the genre is based on. But it has a different idea – the story is there, but it's barely worth a mention. It deals with a handful of hired thugs for a legalized ring known as the Wheel Swords, and after a mission four comrades are branded as traitors, their guild dispersed and executed, and they must get to the bottom of the conspiracy through an army of imperial knights, blah blah blah.

No, the story is little more than set dressing, so we're here for a combat game, complete with constant pausing and generated loot. Now grab your head and keep all that brain matter inside because I'm about to blow your mind – Aarklash's combat is some of the best I've seen in the genre.

Saturday - September 14, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - Review @ Capsule Computers

by Couchpotato, 00:55

Capsule Computers is the next site to review Aarklash: Legacy, and giving the game a promising score of 9/10.

Aarklash: Legacy is a top tier strategy RPG, hands down. The game looks fantastic and sounds great, even with occasionally shaky voice acting. The tightest draw to the game, however, is impeccable strategy gameplay that will pull you in and keep you on your toes. I dare say Aarklash: Legacy is one of my favorite gameplay experiences of the year. For the price Cyanide Studio is asking, you’d be missing out on quite a game to pass this by.

Friday - September 13, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - Review @ Softpedia

by Couchpotato, 00:57

Aarklash: Legacy has been released on Steam and Softpedia has the first review.

Aarklash: Legacy was an unexpected surprise for me. Having played Confrontation, I did not have any high expectations from another RPG from Cyanide, but Aarklash: Legacy is definitely a good game.

Cyanide’s Aarklash: Legacy is a must for every fan of tactical party-based RPG titles that has enjoyed games like Icewind Dale. Although it doesn’t have the deepness of Black Isle’s game, Aarklash: Legacy is the first game that got the Confrontation tactical miniature wargaming right.

I’m not sure those disappointed by Confrontation will want to try out another Cyanide game in the same universe, but I strongly recommend those who have enjoyed a more tactical approach in RPG titles to give Aarklash: Legacy a try.

Tuesday - August 20, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - New GamesCom Trailer

by Couchpotato, 01:16

Cyanide released a new gameplay trailer from GamesCom 2013.  We get a glimpse of how adventurers can customize their skills, and experiment with different tactics and strategies.

Venture into the fantasy world of Aarklash and discover the fate of the last mercenary "Wheel Swords." Customize skills, experiment with different tactics and strategies, and collect artifacts to advance on the quest. Ultimately, promote synergy between companions and lift the veil on the odious plot against them.

Aarklash: Legacy will launch on 12th September 2013 on Steam.

Tuesday - July 23, 2013

Aarklash: Legacy - Preview @ Capsule Computers

by Couchpotato, 02:08

This is the first time reporting on a new game from Cyanide called Aarklash: Legacy. It's labeled as a Adventure Strategy RPG. Here is the description taken from the games website.

Welcome to Aarklash, chaotic land where incessant battles between the forces of Light, Destiny and Darkness have lasted since the beginning of time. At the heart of all this battles, a group of mercenaries, wrongly accused of crimes against the Lion of Alahan, is being chased. Convinced that they are right, and intend on fighting all their enemies until the bitter end, they will set forth on an epic adventure where they will discover heavy secrets. A path littered with obstacles and many unfriendly characters await them. Go to battle, and fight for your life! Your actions will determine the destiny of Aarklash…

Inspired by the Confrontation figurines universe, Aarklash: Legacy is a tactical adventure game. The player will find himself at the heart of the intrigue, which will lead him from the lands of Alahan, to Acheron, and through Behemoth. The player will control a group of 4 characters and will be responsible for leading them into battle. In order to win these battles, a large range of powers will be at his disposal. These skills can be exploited and improved, thanks especially to the loot of objects and thanks to a skills tree. The social aspect is not to be forgotten: real bonds will be created between the hearoes as the game progress. Fu and action are waiting for you in Aarklash: Legacy!

Participate in an epic campaign, mixing adventure, tactical combats, guided with a rich scenario that will transport you into the fantastic world of Aarklash.

I also have a preview from capsulecomputers to give you more information.

Combat can be devilishly difficult at times. If you fail to size up an opponent correctly or you don’t use a particular skill in certain situations, it can turn the whole battle on its head. You can go from being handily on top of the situation one second to scrambling for your life the next.

For that very reason you need to make sure you’ve got everything ready to go before engaging in combat. This includes saving the game. Autosaves currently feel like they’re spaced too far apart, so if fail to save it yourself and get wrecked in an encounter, you could be retreading a lot of familiar ground.

Outfitting your team is going to be a constant endeavor. Finding treasure chests and taking out difficult enemies will reward you with a handful of rings, necklaces, and talismans. You’ll want to make sure each member of your quarp has what best suits their role equipped. Unfortunately, that’s the extent of outfitting your team as of right now. There are no weapons or armor you’ll get to work with, and that’s a little disappointing.

Skill progression is also a big part of how you’ll make your characters your own. Each character will get up to four skills at their disposal, but you can hone and customize these via the skill tree once its available. This presents a fantastic sense of making the characters your own while adapting them to fit your playstyle.

Storytelling is done through both written text and spoken dialog. The voice acting feels like they do a fine job of delivering their lines. Denzil and Wendaroo feel particularly well played, from the shady, high pitched goblin to the snarling, growling Wolfen warrior. There are no CG cutscenes. Everything is done with the game engine, and it works great.

Source: N4G

Information about

Aarklash: Legacy

Developer: Cyanide Studios

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: 10-20 hours
Voice-acting: Partially voiced

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2013-09-12
· Publisher: Cyanide Studios