L.G.C. |Reviews| — Legends of Aethereus

The Linux GameCast Weekly crew break out the enchanted chair of +1 meh, discuss mouse lerping, and insult poo.

The planet of Aethereus is an ancient and mysterious world filled with majestic forests, misty swamps, deep caves and ancient ruins. Devastated by three large astronomical events, the Three Great Skyfalls, it is a world just coming out of chaos and ruin.

Join forces in online multiplayer cooperative expeditions as the Inventor or Officer while you embark on a variety of story driven hand-crafted expedition levels or explore the wilderness through a variety of procedurally generated exploration quests. Design and build new gear and weapons while you develop your character across a diverse and expansive skill tree allowing for a multitude of character strategies.


– Not sure if want
– Check it out
– Shutupandtakemymonies

Game: Legends of Aethereus

Webzone: www.aethereusgame.com

Devel: ThreeGates

Engine: Unity

Price: US$29.99/€27.99/ZBW$10’857’000

Makes with the working


  • ZERO in-game gerbil control until you disable “Mouse lerping”

  • Had to Alt+Tab and kill the game to unfuck this.

  • Why won’t this game remember a resolution?

  • Is 12.04 some generic drop-down menu option when posting a game? Because fk all if you bothered testing with it.


  • While it does run, this category also covers running well

    • It runs like ass


  • The game freezes with no apparent reason in seemingly random places.


Shiny / Sounds


  • Oh, have a look. Glitches like this be everywhere.

  • When the game is running correctly it looks meh (even on ultra) at best.

  • I’m not hating but $30 should buy 2010 graphics, not 2005.

  • The voice acting is atrocious. It caused me physical pain.


  • It looks like a console game

  • I’m not blown away by any thing really.   It just reminds me of monster hunter

  • Really hard to focus when their camera is squirreling out

  • takes forever to load on my SSDs


  • It works great with the Open Sauce radeon drivers, unless you’re using any other resolution than 1280×720 or 1920×1080 (Performance takes a serious dive, even at 1024×768)

  • Gamma is bugged on my end, it’s always too frickin’ dark.

  • Dat stock Unity grass! (See http://linuxgamecast.com/2013/04/l-g-c-reviews-haunt/)




  • 9/10 times gerbil control locks the game.

  • Yes, I tried unplugging my gamepads (I shite you not! That’s a “workaround”)


  • Holy shit what is up with that bollocksed  camera

  • I’ve almost got killed so many times due to camera fuckups

  • Why am I  unable to turn around half the time


  • Mouse lerping is the doom of Unity3D games.

  • Mouse sensitivity is constantly increasing itself, regardless of how many times you tell it to stay down. Even altering the settings .ini file doesn’t stop it from going up.

  • Melee strikes don’t connect, unless the invisible/non-existent crosshairs is aimed at the random ass hitbox those NPCs were coded with. (Frustrating as fuck to swing a 7 feet long greatsword and even though the animation clips right through the model, it doesn’t register as a hit)




  • Can’t say. Never managed to get it working.


  • Bored.   This is boring.   Lame monster hunter clone


  • I wanted to like this game, I really did! Linux needs a proper, modern, hacky-slashy RPG.

  • It did a number of things right. Letting you craft your own armor/weapons and keeping gameplay simple but effective.

  • Unfortunately, it fell far short when it came to execution. Unoptimization, random freezes and the fact that about 10 missions in the difficulty curve doesn’t ramp up; It sky rockets!

  • Also, fuck those goddamn narrated tips. Fuck them right in the ass.


Verdict – 

  • You don’t really need LGC’s review to tell you the truth about this particular game. There are plenty of review/opinion posts on its Steam community board and they all say pretty much the same.

  • With that said, I can appreciate the scope of what they TRIED to do. Unfortunately they bit a little more than they could chew.

  • I give you the known issues thread. The Linux version is unplayable. I’m talking demand a refund unplayable.


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