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Aarklash: Legacy - Review @ RTSGuru

by Couchpotato, 2013-09-15 00:46:52

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.

Information about

Aarklash: Legacy

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released