Edit: Please note Demons Age is not available on Steam anymore.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room first. No, don’t look around, I was using the figure of speech. The elephant is the game’s name. Yes, Demons Age does sound like it has a grammar error in the title. I mean, nobody expects a game about demons battling with age and getting senior discounts and stuff. This is a role-playing game that tries to replicate the old-school gems such as Baldur’s Gate. While it doesn’t fail, it ends up being just another addition to the genre.
The Classic Plot of Stopping the Demons
Since the developers emphasized their goal was to create an old-school RPG, you could say that the story is in line with that idea. Demons are trying to annihilate the world, and you have the task of stopping them. That’s not anything we haven’t seen so far. The positive thing is that the intro and the narrative seemed intriguing. The negative is that, as you progressed through the game, there were less and fewer positives to notice.
Demons Age allows you to choose between one out of four races, including dwarves, halflings, elves, and dark elves. Depending on your choice, you will be better at some skills and worse at others. For example, halflings are not that strong, but they are incredibly dexterous. You can choose between five classes of fighters, including ranger, thief, warrior, cleric, and magician.
Skill improvement is essential for any RPG, but the tactical element is missing. You can’t choose which skills to improve as they are increased automatically. Aside from completing levels, equipment is the other way of enhancing your abilities.
Form the Dream Squad
You will begin as a single fighter. However, you can’t battle the demon threat alone, which is why Demons Age allows you to form a fighting squad. This might be an in-game feature we enjoyed the most. You need to be careful when assembling a team because each member has specific preferences. For example, you have a character that originates from goblins. If you kill a goblin on your way, he might leave your team and join the enemy. That is a nice touch since you need to think about a bunch of stuff while playing.
Aside from the campaign, you also have side quests available. However, they don’t offer a lot of variety and usually involve collecting pumpkins, necklaces, or other ingredients.
The graphics are adequate and nothing more than that. The map is full 3D, and the character animations look fine. The battle surroundings vary, but you can’t use them as much as you would like. The height advantage, for example, does not matter, and no particular conditions are involved depending on the landscape where you fight.