Posts Tagged ‘aterdux entertainment’

Heroes Of Might: Legends Of Eisenwald

I love daft fantasy worlds, with their magical hats, dragons and whatnot. Love ‘em. This year alone, I’ve had a blast picking through the recognisable-but-weird mythology of Pillars of Eternity, and The Witcher 3’s creature feature quests have been a source of delight. Magic and monsters sometimes seem like essential ingredients in the RPG pie. Given a choice though, I’d opt for a straight-up historical RPG every time and I thought Legends of Eisenwald [official site] might be just that. A strategic-RPG set in medieval Germany. It’s not quite what I’d hoped for but Aterdux’s game, which has just left Early Access, is well worth a look.

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We Are The Knight: Legends Of Eisenwald

At its best, King’s Bounty took Heroes of Might and Magic on in its own castle courtyard, stormed the battlements, kicked the po-faced paste out of the venerable old king who sat there wheezing through his life, and then married a zombie and rode off on a spider-steed with the vocal inflections of a country gentleman. Overworld exploration and basic strategic army building, turn-based combat, levelling and loot – it had all those things, but at its best it also had all the bonkers stuff. Legends of Eisenwald aims to be a similar game but takes its theme and atmosphere from a different place, dropping the fantasy cliches of smug elf and bearded dwarf, and aiming instead for a truly gothic late medieval experience.

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