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Athopiu - The Final Rebirth of Hopeless Incarnate review
by Imban

(This is copied from my Steam review, though I changed the last line.)

Athopiu is an irredeemable pile of junk in the vein of the Arcane Raise "franchise," only somehow worse and with less effort invested in almost every way. It keeps the conceit of "DLC" characters (really, just savegames where you start with 4 characters in your party instead of 3) since that apparently generates money, but has even less story than the Arcane Raise series, with absolutely none and no ending, the same bare minimum of mechanics (3 characters in fixed classes, all items available from the shop at the beginning of the game), is missing the ability to save the game, and is only about an hour long at best, insofar as anything that can neither be enjoyed nor completed can be considered to have a length.

To sum up the entire game easily: You are dumped into an empty "town" room with walls you can walk through, a tutorial-style popup that shows up every time you enter the town, four NPCs selling all of the items in the game, and nine exits to one-map dungeons full of obnoxiously high-rate random encounters and treasure chests full of gold. The whole "go grab all of the chests, then buy +attack items at 200 a pop / 99 for 19800, enjoy the sound of consuming items 99 times in a row" bit remains, as well, but there's no actual boss or goal, you'll reach absurd power levels after even the first area you complete, and one of the nine areas is essentially unexplorable as the game will crash 50% of the time upon encountering a random monster there.

Also, it's got a bunch of bizarre errors: two basic chest armors are called "Shield" and "Hat", Mythril Caps are accessories, Mythril Armors are helmets (yes, that's right - this game is actually pants-on-head stupid), slimes are called bats, bats are called slimes, bees are called orcs, spiders are called minotaurs, gazers crash the game if encountered, and the Cleric class gets most of the damaging spells, while the "Helix" class (drawn to look like witches, mostly) gets all of the healing spells.

So yeah, no. This is actually zero-effort enough that I reported it as some sort of fraud at the time. Sadly, it wasn't delisted.
«Buggy as hell»
«Waste of time»
«Ugly as my life»
«I could make it better»

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Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Athopiu-The Final Rebirth of Hopeless Incarnate Another Game from the RPG maker scene. A Group of Adventurers roams through the tiled World, encountering Monsters at every second Step And fighting them. For this, the Group gets Experience, emptows up and gradually gets the best Equipment. At the Beginning, this is still annoying in part, because the Fights seem quite unbalanced, but within an Hour you are actually overpowered. This is Basically already described by the Game. Conclusion Unfortunately a classic and clichéd example of an RPG maker game that brought the Scene itself into Disrepute. Because it doesn't come up with a special Story, a sophisticated combat System or good Balancing. The Sound is fine. If you actually want a good Game of the Scene, I recommend Ara Fell (my Review of the Game) instead. If you are interested in further Reviews of me or want to support my Work, then follow my Group
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Microsoft from French
Product received for free a typical RPG maker game, I confess to having had a bug on the image of a monster who had the duty to crush my part and make me start again. I finally; No storyline, we send you in the game without Info off-set "you must survive"?? Character classes... IN DLC at €2?? And who doesn't even work? Here is my evaluation: ❤ public advised: ☑ I will not advise this game even to my worst enemy ☐ children ☑ fans of the genre or franchise ☑ casual gamers ☑ all audiences ☐ hardcore gamers ☐ South Korean MGP ☼ graphics : ☐ To vomit on the ground ☐ very bad ☐ bad ☐ correct ☑ good ☐ very good ☐ beautiful to cry * with the correct config * € quality/price: ☑ I would have to pay to play it ☐ wait for a promo ☐ affordable ☐ cheap ☐ at this price it's gift € PC Setup recomme based: ☑ my grandmother's computer ☐ entry-level ☐ mid-range (BOF) ☐ top of the range ☐ a NASA PC ☼ getting started ☐ innate ☑ easy ☐ requires a few hours ☐ difficult ☐ requires the installation of a new arm € lifespan ☐ less time than a soft Che ☐ Breve ☑ several hours ☐ several tens of hours ☐ infinite * if you like this kind of game * @ translation level ☑ not translated * not yet * ☐ translater bei UNO Russkie ☐ a lot of errors ☐ nickel ☐ translated in all languages § bug Recurance ☐ the game is a kind of big bug in Terminal phase ☑ the bugs gene the gameplay ☐ bugs do not bother the gameplay but are present ☐ some bugs ☐ the game is coded to perfection ≈ Bilan ☐ in my opinion, it is from the pure ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ☑ Coussi Coussa... Not a good investment ☐ frankly it's happening ☐ it's a good game ☐ you're not going to tell me that you hesitate, come on! FINAL NOTE: 9/20 is the phony RPG maker, there is much better elsewhere in the style ~