Our Rating: 7/10
In Achilles: Legends Untold, you can battle gods, defeat mythological creatures, and harvest resources alone or in co-op. A game inspired by the Souls titles where you put an end to the war between Hades and Ares.
The story of Achilles: Legends Untold begins in the Bronze Age, specifically during the Trojan War. The Greek Army and the Army of Troy are battling in this conflict. You and Agamemnon, assuming the role of the legendary character Achilles, attack the city of Troy. The first scene in Achilles: Legends Untold takes place at the end of the Trojan War, when Achilles is fighting Hector.
Tale as Old as Time
The mythology of the gods is more prominent in Achilles: Legends Untold, which is significant because the gods are the ones who initiate the battle in the story. With Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite pressuring the young prince to make a decision. Eris, the goddess of discord, presents a gift “for the fairest,” prompting her namesake to be pitted against the goddess and Paris chosen. Paris, when given the choice of power, wisdom, or love, chooses love and the goddess Aphrodite, causing Helen to fall in love with him.
It all begins with the fall of Troy and Achilles’ descent into the underworld, the realm of the deity Hades, at the hands of Paris. Achilles is offered the option to return to the living world by Hades. Achilles promises to do Hade’s bidding in exchange for this. Upon his return, he must go out to reclaim the essential equipment and power to complete the task at hand.
Moves like Achilles
The player will be able to freely explore places when they have a basic set of equipment. While exploring and finding new equipment and things that may be upgraded or produced, the player will encounter and combat a variety of foes. Players will also have access to skills that may be equipped and found throughout the game.
A skill point system allows players to upgrade their character. The skill point system is made up of a constellation-shaped ability tree that boosts all of the typical stats, with the exception of one. Instead of MP or something similar, Achilles: Legends Untold has a wrath system, which enables Achilles to employ equipped talents. Drain, counter, and shield throw skills are among the additional skills that can be obtained through the constellation system.
Combat is quite straightforward, with some sophisticated combos and skill and gear combinations thrown in for good measure. Combat is hampered by the necessity to invest much in the constellation tree in order to deploy these skills. Between raising their skill and completing the few objectives available, players may expect to spend a lot of time exploring and fighting in general.
Achilles: Legends Untold is a fairly good souls-like that has a very strong foundation. However, it’s still in early access and there’s a lot of room to grow here. But what is there at the moment, it’s quite fun and can be addictive.