So I've posted this game on a few smaller communities, but figured - why haven't I posted it yet on any of the really big ones? So, time to change that! Introduction / Background Legends of an Otherworld is a game I first started making about 8 years ago, then under the title "Legends of an Otherworld: Curse of Saria". I later dropped the subtitle since, as progress continued, the subtitle had less and less relevance to the overall plot. (And for those who are wondering - no, no relevance to the Zelda series. I've never even played them. The "connection" in that name is just a coincidence.) The setting, story, etc... let's be honest here. While it might not win any records for "worst writing ever", it's in no danger of winning any awards for "best writing ever" either. My focus in making this game was primarily on the gameplay - the battles, especially boss battles, are its strong point. And let me be clear here - while these are designed to be fun, they are also designed to be hard. Very hard. If you're the kind of player who loved playing crazy challenge runs in Final Fantasy X, this game is perfect for you, as the kind of strategies and obstacles encountered in such runs were a huge influence on this game. If you're after a compelling story with fun-but-easy gameplay, or beautiful custom graphics and sound, you might want to find another game to play. Synopsis The game begins when two cousins, Tara Ascira and Leanna Haysworth, awaken in a mysterious dungeon that seems to ignore every law of reality. With no recollection of how they got there, or even much idea of where they were from or what happened in their past, they decide to do the only thing they can - try to find a way out. While attempting to return to their hometown of Saria – of course, via the obligatory roundabout route with many distractions along the way – they encounter a young white mage, Harley Ryder, who realises that the dungeon they mention bears strong resemblances to an almost-forgotten ancient legend of the world's origin, and the greatest evil threatening it. Needless to say, what started as simply a quest to get home – and find out how they ended up in such a place and what they had forgotten about themself – quickly turns into an adventure that could determine the fate of the entire world. No matter how much they – or at least, Tara – want to avoid getting involved, it seems everyone, and even the universe itself, is determined to force their involvement. Legends of an Otherworld features a CTB (conditional turn battle) system, similar to that of Final Fantasy X, with a large degree of freedom in terms of what bonuses to give characters and what skills to teach them. Careful management and strategic use of these abilities, and of the items obtained, is critical to winning. Those who try to win simply by level grinding will have a hard time, and towards the end of the game bosses (and even some random encounters) are perfectly capable of wiping out even a max-level party without much effort, if the player neglects strategy. And for those who find the main storyline bosses aren’t enough, there are extra-hard optional bosses available at virtually all stages throughout the game; the first one becomes available before the third storyline boss, while there are also plenty of postgame-level bosses that make the already-hard endgame bosses look like pushovers. For those who seek to just complete the storyline, you may be looking at 30+ hours of gameplay. Optional content can easily add another 10 – 20 on top of that. This is a very large game. Lucky you can save anywhere you like – that’s one of the few ways the game is nice to you. Screenshots / Videos Spoiler: Map images. Spoiler-free. Spoiler: Battle images. Spoiler-free. Spoiler: Scanning can reveal useful information about enemies. Spoiler: Blue magic works in a unique way. Instead of directly costing MP, you must charge BP and use that to cast it. The advantage is that Blue Magic is generally very powerful, or otherwise very useful. Spoiler: Scanning can reveal status vulnerabilities too. Spoiler: Battle video 1. Mild strategy spoilers for an early-game boss. Note that as an early-game boss, this only shows a fraction of the various options available to you in combat. There's MUCH more to discover beyond this! Spoiler: Battle video 2. Moderate strategy spoilers for an early-game "roadblock" boss. This one is a bit more in-depth. Download Links Current version: V026b The game is finished at this point, and any further updates will be bugfix updates only. Download: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Am6NTdy4vnPXhjBxJ5DdppjLWtil Note that this download does NOT include the RPG Maker VX Ace RTP. You'll need to obtain that seperately if you don't already have it. All other necessary resources are included. Steam Workshop link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1252703211 Official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/loaocos/ If you have played this game in the past and still have your old save, if it's from V020 or newer, it will work on this version. Older save files are no longer useable and you will need to start a new game.