What kind of game is Achilles: Legends Untold?

Achilles: Legends Untold is an aRPG game based in the world of ancient Greece, where you take control of the hero Achilles and fight other great mythical warriors and beasts. Immerse yourself in real time combat, collect diverse weaponry and improve Achilles’ skills to beat the odds and fulfill your destiny.

What is the story of the game?

The game focuses on the increasing conflict between the god of war, Ares, and the god of the dead, Hades. Our main hero Achilles is being tossed in the brewing chaos, tangled in the matters of mortals and gods alike. He plays a pivotal role in how the events unfold.

What type of player is Achilles: Legends Untold for?

Achilles: Legends Untold is a game for fans of action-RPG titles, but with a little twist, as it features stamina based, slower and more thoughtful combat instead of button mashing. It has elements like collecting weapons, items, developing your character skills and stats in a way to best suit your playstyle.

How is the planned full version different from the Early Access version?

It will feature the full story of Achilles with proper conclusions presented in two very different endings determined by the player's choices. On top of that, you will be able to play multiple challenge modes that we will be adding regularly during the Early Access period.

Who is developing Achilles: Legends Untold?

Dark Point Games, a small, young development studio based in Poland that’s made up of a team of 20 veterans with extensive experience in the industry, actively working together since the year 2019. This is a forge of creativity where we unleash our ambition to create high-quality video games.

Will the game have difficulty levels?

There are two difficulty levels available at the moment. The main differences are in the combat, which is faster and easier on the lower level, and more technical on the higher one.

What is GAIA and what does it mean?

GAIA (Group AI Action) is an innovative AI behavior system that allows the enemies to cooperate in (non-scripted) realistic and surprising ways. The AI will adapt to your fighting style and attack you together with the other enemies, in example by jumping off each other’s shields to surprise you from above, or even use the environment, like lighting arrows in a nearby source of fire. You’ll have to react to enemy tactics and count on your cleverness to get the upper hand.

Can we change the difficulty of the game as we go along?

No, you select the difficulty level once for each save file, right at the beginning of the game.

Is there a skill tree in the game?

Yes, there is a skill tree where we will unlock new actions to perform during combat, develop the main character's passive skills and increase stats.

What is used to level up the character? Is there some currency (like souls), or is it just simple skill/attribute points?

During gameplay, you earn 'Fate' currency for defeating enemies. This can be used to unlock skills from the skill tree - each successive skill unlocked increases the cost of the next; or to upgrade weapons at Hephaestus’ workshop.

Will character classes be available in the game?

No, there are no classes to choose from, nor the character creation – we want to tell a story of a particular, mythical warrior – Achilles.

Will there be "legendary" types of weapons and gear the players can get from enemies?

Acquired gear has a rarity stat (common, rare, epic, mythic) with higher rarity gear requiring more uncommon crafting materials to upgrade their stats. Basic materials are dropped randomly from regular enemies, and higher-tier materials can be obtained by hunting down mythic creatures and defeating bosses or minibosses.

What type of defensive options are available to the player?

Dodge, dodge roll, blocking, and parrying. Additionally, dedicated items can increase resistance to particular types of damage.

What is the size of the world and the locations?

The Early Access version features a Troy level, which is a tutorial and an introduction to the Story – it's entirely linear and relatively short. Upon completion, players will travel to the map of Greece, which is much larger and has a more open structure. From there, players will visit a few large sub-locations (city of Mycenae, Mountain Fortress inside the corrupted volcano) as well as several smaller locations (Hades world challenge rifts, abandoned basements, caves and palaces).

Are enemies dead for good once you’ve killed them, or do they respawn after a while?

Regular enemies respawn after the hero's death, but bosses stay defeated.

How long is the playing time?

We assume that for the average player, the game will take about 10-12 hours in Early Access and 20-30 hours in the full version.

Does the game have one ending or more?

During the game, you can choose one of two paths that will lead you to a different ending.

How is replayability? Does the game have a definitive end once you are done with the story, or can you keep playing it without starting over from zero?

Currently there is a New Game Plus option in Early Access - you can start the campaign once again, keeping your unlocked skills and collected items. When you kill bosses you have a kill/spare option that gives different rewards.

Does the game have a multiplayer mode?

The game does have a multiplayer mode, however it’s not finished. It’s currently getting revamped and we’re working on a better version of it for the full release of the game.

Can player one use a keyboard and mouse, and player 2 use a gamepad? Or do two players use gamepads?

Currently, our game supports only online co-op – there is no ‘split-screen’ option on a single computer yet. When playing co-op, players can choose the controlling device as they please.

Is an internet connection required to play Achilles: Legends Untold?

An internet connection is not required to play Achilles: Legends Untold solo.

On which platforms is the game available?

For now, the game is only available on PC. On the game’s full release, the game will also be available to Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.

When will the full version of the game be released?

The full version of the game is scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2023 on all previously mentioned platforms.

Will there be DLC for the game?

Achilles: Legends Untold was released in Early Access. After the premiere of the full version of the game, it will be expanded with new free content.

What are the minimal requirements for Achilles: Legends Untold?

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
CPU: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200 / Intel® Core™ i3-8100
Memory: 8 GB RAM
GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 4GB / AMD Radeon™ RX 560 4GB

Does the game support DLSS or FSR 2 to assist in maintaining high FPS?

Yes, as of Update 0.3.0 the game fully supports DLSS and FSR 2.

Will there be a manual save? Or is it a constant auto-save?

The game saves automatically during play and when exiting. Your position on the map is remembered, so you can pick up exactly where you left off – not at the nearest checkpoint.

What about the OST of the game? Is it original?

Original soundtrack from Achilles: Legends Untold was created by award-winning game music composers, the creators of The Witcher, The Witcher 2, Bulletstorm and Green Hell. It currently features ten tracks of original music.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

We’re selling our game at a lower price during the Early Access phase as it reflects the value of the game that is still in development and rewards players who are willing to support us at this early stage. Naturally, all the future updates are free for those who buy the game in EA.

Will there be any additional payments in the game?

There won't be any microtransactions – even cosmetics ones – or any loot boxes, hidden payments, etc. Everything in the game can be unlocked by playing the game.

Can I get a free game code for review?

If you are a creator, reviewer, or curator, write us an e-mail. Please do not forget to submit the links to your social media channels so that we can do the necessary analysis.

In which languages is Achilles: Legends Untold available?

Available languages are: Polish, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Spanish Latin, Portuguese – Brazil, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese.

People at what age is the game intended?

Achilles: Legend Untold is a game for people with the PG-16 designation.

The game is not working correctly - what can I do?

Join our group on Discord, where you can report the bug directly to us in the appropriate section.

How customizable will the controls be?

The game will feature an option to rebind all in-game actions on a keyboard and the controller, and support various targeting methods during combat (target lock, aim to assist, attack/dodge to cursor).

What resolution does Achilles: Legends Untold support?

Game supports up to 4K resolutions, and is playable in fullscreen, windowed, and borderless windowed mode. On ultrawide resolutions (eg. 2560x1080) field of view might be smaller than on the standard 16:9.

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