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Thursday - August 04, 2022

Achilles: Legends Untold - Devlog #1

by Hiddenx, 11:20

Redglyph spotted devlog #1 for Achilles: Legends Untold:

The Road to Update 0.2.0 (Devlog #1)

Civilian NPCs, Arenas, an in-game map, and more coming soon!

Hi everyone!

Recently, we have been sharing some insights about the development of Achilles: Legends Untold. The posts were pretty well received, so we decided to officially make them into a regular thing! This is the first entry in a new series of Devlogs, that will show you some of the features we’re working on, as well as behind-the-scenes stuff happening at our studio. Let’s begin, shall we?

The Map

We’ve been working on a big content update for some time now.

One of the main and most requested features that will be making an appearance, is the in-game map. Well, we think you’ll be happy to hear that the hardest part is already behind us, and the basics are already in place!

The map in Achilles: Legends Untold will consist of a minimap on the HUD, and a bigger, fullscreen one, that you can scroll around to seek various points of interest.

Of course, it still needs improvements, but seeing it in a working state made us all even more motivated to work. We're still working on the visual design of the map, but we’ll have something nice to show you soon ;).

The Arenas

Another thing that’s in development right now, are the fight arenas.

It’s a new activity for Achilles to take on – the player will be able to enter a new level, where he will face a sequence of special enemy waves.

We grabbed a short gif of the place, to showcase where you’ll be fighting. Take a look!

The Arenas are all Hades-themed, with a slightly spooky vibe to them. You’ll get to fight unique, stronger enemy variants, tainted by the underworld’s energy.

Each arena can be visited once, through an entrance point on the main map, that will close after you successfully complete the challenge.

Boss Fights

Tydeus
The next feature we want to talk about is our newest boss fight. The enemy in question is the mighty Tydeus, known mostly from the story of the Seven Against Thebes, who fought to take back the Thebes for Polynices.

The boss fight itself is still being polished, but if you’re curious how’s he going to look, here’s a concept art straight from under the pen of one of our artists:

Castor
That’s not all! We’re also still expanding on our current bosses. Castor just got more skills to aid him in defending his village. He’s a master in wielding his battleaxe - he’s able to perform a powerful 2-hit combo, swinging it at you, or rush at you from a distance. Be careful while fighting him, or you can easily get chopped in half.

The boss also received a second move - he can slam his shield against the ground, summoning a healing circle around him. His health will slowly regenerate while he stands inside, so better try and kick him out of there!

Castor will now pose as a greater challenge for heroes daring to cross the stone bridge, that the passage through he’s guarding so vigilantly.

Civilian NPCs

We’re livening up the map a bit! Now you’ll not only encounter warriors and various beasts scattered around Greece, but also the villagers that live and work there.

They’re not really the combative type – when they see a fight, they get scared, scream, and run for their lives. See for yourself!

Killing them is completely optional, and it doesn’t grant any rewards, so it’s up to you to decide what kind of warrior you’ll be.

Other Stuff

Apart from working on the new features, we’re still honing our current ones. The AI will be getting a new and improved player targeting system (see our previous dev post for more details!). Some items will be getting a bit of a rework, mostly new icons and descriptions. We’re also smoothing out the controls, squashing the leftover bugs and increasing the overall optimization.

It’s all hard work here at Dark Point Games! Our team’s morale is high, and we’re excited to let you play the update for yourself when it releases.

Mythology Trivia

Achilles: Legends Untold’s setting is entirely based around Greek Mythology. It’s full of interesting stories, and we’d love to share some of them with you! From here on out, the Devlogs will have a special trivia section at the end - ranging from fun facts about our characters, through some lesser-known details about the events from the myths they partake in.

Did you know?
Tydeus was mortally wounded by Melanippus during the war. Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, intended to make him immortal, but the seer Amphiaraus cut off the head of Melanippus and gave it to Tydeus, who proceeded to eat the brains of his killer. The Goddess, revolted by what she saw, changed her mind and left Tydeus to die.

Monday - May 30, 2022

Achilles: Legends Untold - Review @ Nerd Stash

by Hiddenx, 14:44

The Nerd Stash has reviewed thje Early Access game Achilles: Legends Untold:

Achilles: Legends Untold Early Access Review

Dark Point Games recently released a new title, Achilles: Legends Untold, to the Steam Early Access Program. This isometric souls-like action RPG will immerse players in a conflict between mythological gods. We decided to check out the new entry to the Early Access program. Find out how it is in our review of the Dark Point Games release Achilles: Legends Untold.

Story: A shallow telling of gods and humans

Achilles: Legends Untold kicks off during the Bronze Age, particularly during the Trojan War. This conflict and its existence are debatable which the Greek Army and the Army of Troy are fighting. Stepping into the shoes of the legendary figure Achilles, you and Agamemnon assault the city of Troy. The beginning of Achilles: Legends Untold begins toward the end of the assault of Troy, where Achilles fights Hector.

For those who don’t remember, this conflict is kicked off because Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, had fallen in love with one of the princes of Troy, Paris. Achilles: Legends Untold is based more on the mythology of the gods, which is relevant because this conflict is caused by the gods initially in the myth. With Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite forcing a choice upon the young prince. Eris, the goddess of discord, brings a gift "for the fairest," causing her namesake between the goddess and seeing the choice placed upon Paris. Offered power, wisdom, or love, Paris chooses love and the goddess Aphrodite, leading Helen to fall in love with Paris.

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Conclusion: Good foundation, needs more time

The Dark Point Games release Achilles: Legends Untold offers a solid foundation, with the beginnings of an interesting plot. Unfortunately, it's too early to tell what the full release of Achilles: Legends Untold will look like. So, for now, if you are interested in supporting the team at Dark Point Games. You can pick up their newest release, Achilles: Legends Untold, for $19.99 on the Steam Early Access program. But beware, there isn’t much to the game just yet. Additionally, if you are interested in learning more about the team at Dark Point Games, you can check them out on their development page.

Score: 3/5 - Good

 

Tuesday - May 17, 2022

Achilles: Legends Untold - Review @ IGN

by Hiddenx, 17:51

IGN checked out the Early Access version of Achilles: Legends Untold:

Achilles: Legends Untold Early Access Review

A spoiled war.

Achilles: Legends Untold puts the "early" in Early Access. Across the board, this action RPG is full of ideas that feel like they are still an epic journey away from being ready. Combat, which has Soulslike ambitions, is competent but a bit flat; the first stage of this world looks good and is full of monsters to kill but devoid of things worth exploring; and the story – beyond its interesting reframing of the death of Achilles by a well-placed arrow from Paris of Troy – is trivial and its characters are rote. And, while it should go without saying that early access games are buggy, at launch Achilles has more than its fair share, even by this standard. In its current state, there’s nothing legendary to talk about.

The imaginative addition to the myth is that after being slain, our titular demigod goes to Tartarus and meets Hades, where they agree that it would be in their mutual interest to let Achilles return to the surface so that he can take his revenge; in return, Hades gets a superhuman tool to do his bidding. Familiar characters, like King Agamemnon, meet the freshly undead Achilles and aren’t always happy to see him. It’s a good start, but the other characters and story elements introduced thus far are largely forgettable, and much of the dialogue is utterly underwhelming.

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Verdict
There's no reason that, in a good amount of time, Achilles: Legends Untold couldn’t turn into an action-adventure game of mythological proportions. The fundamentals are all in place, including a decent idea for a story. But all you get when you buy into its early access version is mundane combat, an empty world, and by-the-numbers plot, all of which are a Trojan Horse for a load of bugs and glitches so heavy Atlas couldn’t lift them.

Friday - May 13, 2022

Achilles: Legends Untold - Preview @ C4G

by Hiddenx, 11:00

Click4Gameplay checked out the action RPG Achilles: Legends Untold:

Is Achilles: Legends Untold Worth Playing? | C4G Preview

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Thursday - April 21, 2022

Achilles: Legends Untold - Early Access: May 12

by Hiddenx, 18:14

Achilles: Legends Untold will enter Early Access on May 12:

Achilles: Legends Untold launches on Early Access May 12th!

Escape death. Defy the Gods. Become a Legend.
Hey everyone! We finally have a date for you, and a new trailer! Achilles: Legends Untold will be launching on Steam Early Access May 12th, 2022.

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You thought you knew the story of the great warrior Achilles, but his myth doesn't end with the infamous arrow (we don't call our game Achilles: Legends Untold for nothing ;)!).

Watch our new trailer to get an early glimpse at the story of our game and the divine, yet sinister, intervention that brings Achilles back from the dead.

It's been a long journey since our reveal last year, but you won't have to wait much longer!

We received a ton of great feedback during our Beta a couple months ago, and have worked hard to deliver a unique action RPG experience that matches our vision and meets your expectations. We can't wait for you all to play Achilles: Legends Untold in a few weeks!

Enjoyed the trailer, but still want more? Here's some exciting new screenshots to tide you over :).

Thanks Redglyph!

 

Sunday - February 06, 2022

Achilles: Legends Untold - Beta Hands-on Preview

by Redglyph, 10:19

Wccf Tech posted their early impression of Achilles: Legends Untold and a 10' gameplay video.

Achilles: Legends Untold Beta Hands-On Preview – Sing the Rage of Peleus’ Son

[...] Achilles: Legends Untold by Dark Point Games tries to set itself apart from the competition, attempting to literally use another perspective with the isometric camera view. It remains to be seen whether this will work, but it's undeniable that the developer has a decent foundation to work with.

The game's current Beta, which precedes the Early Access launch planned for the second quarter of 2022, allows players to try out a small slice of Achilles: Legends Untold, including boss battles and a few sidequests. Outside of the isometric camera, the game plays like any other Soulslike on the market, with Stamina-based combat, light and heavy attacks assigned to the right shoulder buttons, a limited amount of healing items, and enemies that hit extremely hard. Some quick tutorials teach players the basics as soon as Achilles jumps down his ship, ready to face the Trojans and whatever other hellish creature will bar his way, but Soulslike players will feel themselves right at home and will soon dodge and block attacks, retaliating accordingly with relative ease. Once enemies are defeated, Achilles gets their Souls, which can be used at save points, the Hades Temples, to improve his stats in a rather basic Skill Tree.

As any Souls series fan can plainly see, Achilles: Legends Untold doesn't really attempt to do anything truly different in terms of gameplay, as it is an almost 100% recreation of a From Software game with a different setting and isometric view. It is a solid enough effort, to be sure, but the developer will need something more to make Achilles: Legends Untold emerge as its own game and not simply as isometric Souls. [...]

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Saturday - February 05, 2022

Achilles: Legends Untold - Interview

by Redglyph, 15:45

COG interviewed Dark Point Games.

DARK POINT GAMES BRINGS DARK SOULS TO ANCIENT GREECE

A Chat with Dark Point Games

I recently had the pleasure of playing the closed beta for Achilles: Legends Untold. I came away impressed. The game is obviously influenced by Dark Souls, as expected–it’s rare that an action RPG doesn’t have at least a pinch of Soulslike in the recipe. What worked for me was the feel of the combat and the balance of risk and reward. And it looks great, too.

Dark Point Games is a small studio located in Poland. Approximately twenty folks worked on Achilles, though they partnered with outside specialists, including The Witcher composer Adam Skorupa. I had the chance to talk to the team and find out a little more about the path that lead to Achilles: Legends Untold.

Of course, my first question was about the connection between Dark Souls and Achilles. I was told that “We’re all big fans of From Software games and that love goes back all the way from “Otogi: Myth of Demons” on the original Xbox.”

That’s an impressively deep dive, to be sure, but they went on. “Obviously [we’re fans of ] the Dark Souls series, but also the lesser known title Ninja Blade as it reminds us of Devil May Cry. Like everyone else, we also can’t wait for Elden Ring!”

Beyond Dark Souls to Something New

The team went on to talk about something more important: the key differences that make Achilles unique. “We wanted to make a Souls-like game, but also introduce something fresh to the genre, so instead of the traditional TPP view, we went with isometric. In addition, we wanted to take a different approach to the healing system. We ended up with a fun hybrid system where your healing resources are a lot more finite than most souls systems, without being overly punishing. Healing resource management will be very important for players. In addition, we added the Live or Die system where bosses can be killed or spared. We won’t reveal the consequences of these choices today, but it will definitely give the player something to think about.”

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Friday - January 28, 2022

Achilles: Legends Untold - Beta Giveaway, Story Trailer

by Redglyph, 21:29

Wccf Tech partnered with Dark Point Games to provide beta codes for Achilles: Legends Untold. A new trailer was released a few days ago, too.

Achilles: Legends Untold PC Beta Giveaway – Here’s an Isometric Soulslike

Poland-based independent studio Dark Point Games is running a PC beta for its debut game Achilles: Legends Untold, an isometric action RPG explicitly inspired by the Soulslike genre.

We've partnered with them to give away 534 codes that will get you into the test right away. Just fill out the Gleam form below to receive your key. The Achilles: Legends Untold beta will be active until February 10th, so you've got plenty of times to test this new title.

Do note that the content available in the beta is roughly three hours long, though it may take a bit more or a bit less depending on your own skill. Achilles: Legends Untold will be released on Steam Early Access at some point in the second quarter when it'll feature a prologue and first chapter on the story, randomly generated dungeons, side quests, co-op for two players, boss fights, and skill trees. The full release is expected at some point in the first quarter of 2023, with five story chapters (and two endings), new locations, co-op for up to four players, expanded skill trees, and a greater variety of enemies, weapons, items, et cetera.

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Sunday - August 08, 2021

Achilles: Legends Untold - Announced for early 2022

by Hiddenx, 09:11

The action-RPG Achilles: Legends Untold has been announced for Q1 2022:

Achilles: Legends Untold

Take part in the journey of Achilles, who stands in the middle of the centuries-long conflict between Hades and Ares. The young hero is being sent to battle the War God’s child – Phobos. His journey will take him to many different corners of mythological lands where he will obtain powerful artifacts that will aid him in his quest. Achilles is not alone as Hephaistos – the god of blacksmiths - is always ready to craft new weapons in exchange for materials.

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Achilles: Legends Untold is an isometric action RPG game, greatly inspired by the souls-like genre and old-school hack&slash games. The players will venture through many unwelcoming locations, battling legendary creatures and trying to piece up the story of the world. The game is a bit lighter on the “souls” side, as the studio wanted to create an easy-to-learn but hard to master experience. Because of that, Achilles: Legends Untold may be enjoyed by the souls veterans and new players alike. And if help is needed, just summon your friends to play together in jolly cooperation, and explore various dungeons together.

The gameplay features enjoyable and skill-based combat, RPG elements, and resource management. Every item found on the journey might prove itself useful in creating new weapons and gear when brought back to Hephaistos. Throughout the game, players will become more and more skillful alongside the main character, gaining the ability to take on even more powerful foes! And you can be sure there are plenty of abominable and dreadful enemies that will cross your path.

Achilles: Legends Untold also features an innovative GAIA system, responsible for the AI characters’ actions who feel lifelike and work together in unpredictable ways. Experience immersive battles in which monsters adapt to your playstyle, try different strategies, or create ambush scenarios, driven by this contemporary in-house designed system.
Will you be persistent enough to grow in strength and take down Ares?

  • An engaging and original story inspired by the Greek mythology
  • Beautiful, eye-catching graphic design
  • Deep combat inspired by the souls-like genre and old-school hack&slash games
  • Easy to learn and hard to master gameplay
  • Jolly cooperation!
  • Innovative GAIA system responsible for enemies' AI

Information about

Achilles: Legends Untold

Developer: Dark Point Games

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Combat: Unknown
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Expected: 2022-12-01
· Publisher: Dark Point Games