Arkandian Legends is a video game on Kongregate by Undefined that consists of three chapters: Crusade (2010), Revenant (2011), and Explorer (2012) in that order. In them, you play as a hero with a customisable name and appearance, who has to stop (or possibly help) the threat of the chapter.
The games are split into two halves: Dungeon exploration and tactical battles. The former half plays like a Dungeon Crawler, in which you must explore over 50 dungeons, killing enemies and finding treasure. The latter is more of a Strategy RPG, which actually uses multiple heroes that must be controlled around a grid based battlefield. There's also a mostly optional crafting system, in which you can make weapons, clothes, potions, food and furniture (Though the last two are only in Crusade).
A unique feature is the games' Old Save Bonus. If you unlock an achievement in one chapter, you may have an easier start in the next chapter, with some bonuses or exclusive classes. All chapters have this, though you won't be able to cash in the achievements from Explorer, since the creator's on hiatus since 2015, so it's safe to assume chapter four is unlikely.
Compare with My Pet Protector, a different series of role playing games by the same developer.
This game series contains examples of:
- Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: Inverted. If you keep buying or selling items, your Bargaining stat goes up and you can buy items cheaper and sell them for more money.
- An Interior Designer Is You: In all chapters except Revenant, you can decorate your house with various furniture.
- Antagonist Title: Revenant is the villain of his titular chapter.
- Anti-Frustration Features: Explorer added quite a few. First there was an Emergency Buyback feature, in case you sold an item by accident, you can re-buy the last three items sold. Next is the autofight feature, which even allows a choice of attack strength. Finally, crafting materials can be bought in the shop, since they tend to be scarce in dungeons.
- Asteroids Monster: The exclusive dungeon for beating Revenant in Explorer has you fighting multiple weaker copies of the Revenant, they're even called "Weak Revenant".
- Big Bad: Fak'Ough in Crusade and the titular Revenant in Revenant are threats that cause problems and have to be defeated.
- BFS: The Orcan's Razor in Crusade is really big.
- Boss-Only Level: The final boss is always in a separate dungeon from the buildup dungeon, so there's obviously a way to prepare.
- Bumbling Sidekick: Billy Bob in Revenant isn't very reliable.
- Character Customisation: All games have characters customisable to an extent, featuring choices on hairstyle, hair color, beard, and starting from Revenant, race.
- Continuing Is Painful: If you die, you'll get "slightly weaker"... and that may mean things like losing 10 max HP.
- Crutch Character: Also a Crutch Item. Picking the Arkadian or Demon class in Revenant or Explorer will give you extremely good armor that can't be changed, so it will work great for early game, but if you wanted other buffs, you won't get them from armor.
- Dungeon Crawling: One half of the game.
- Episodic Game: The game is split into three chapters, though playing them in order isn't completely necessary.
- Evil Is Easy: Playing the demon campaign in Crusade does give you extra hitpoints, the protagonist even says "It's good to be bad". Though ultimately it's subverted, as the very useful Great Heal spell is only available in the ascended campaign.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: There are three weapon types to choose from, which are also the types the enemies wield. They are a physical weapon (dagger/sword/mace/axe), a ranged weapon (bow) and a magic weapon (spellbook/staff).
- Hopeless Boss Fight: The fight against Fak'Ough at the beginning of Crusade is impossible, since he has 500 HP when you can't deal more than 10 damage in one turn, while he'll easily deal 30. You just won't be able to deal enough damage before he beats you.
- Infinity -1 Sword: The angelic/demonic weapon in Crusade is very strong at 5d10, but there are still better options.
- Infinity +1 Sword:
- Harry the Hatchet is the strongest weapon at 6d10 with the highest value, only available after beating the final boss or as a very rare drop.
- Explorer tops it with three weapons, one for each type, that have 6d12 and are also available as very rare drops.
- Item Crafting: There's a robust system that allows crafting of things like potions, weapons and armor based on recipes in each game.
- Kill Screen: Floor 26 of the Mystery Dungeon in Revenant is a glitchy screen, which flashes a bunch of the game's items. Though refreshing the game isn't necessary, only heading out of there is enough.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Shields can be equipped in the left hand and are necessary for blocking (even if an enemy hits you, the attack fails when it's blocked).
- Marathon Level: The Archmage dungeons in Explorer start at 6 floors long and only get bigger from there. To compare, most normal dungeons don't have more than 2 floors.
- Mission-Pack Sequel: Revenant doesn't really innovate much from Crusade. However, Explorer does do a lot of convenient changes.
- Multiple-Choice Past: The stat-altering quiz at the start of Crusade has multiple choices of, for example, who the player character served before the game's events.
- Name McAdjective: The reputation title for the lowest level of crafting ability is "Crappy McRuinsthings." However, getting to a higher level gives the title of "Crafty McMakesthings".
- Old Save Bonus: Earning achievements in previous chapters unlocks bonuses for next chapters.
- Opening the Sandbox: The games typically start you off with one dungeon and one defense quest to beat. After that, a whole bunch of dungeons and defense quests open up which you can play at any time and you keep getting to access to more as you progress.
- Rare Candy: Elixirs of Toughening which permanently raise HP, Elixirs of Harnessing which permanently raise MP, and Remedies of Learning that permanently boost random skills.
- Random Number God: Many processes are mandated by a tabletop-like dice roll system. For example, attacking works on a d100. If the number rolled is higher than your hit Chance, the attack will fail.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: The demons are mostly red and black.
- Stat Grinding: There's no traditional level-ups, only stats go up.
- Strategy RPG: Another half of the game.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: All female characters have breasts, and that includes lizard people and skeletons.
- Time Travel: The last parts of Crusade involve travelling through time.
- Unfortunate Names: Crusade's big bad's name is Fak'Ough.
- Villain Protagonist: If you pick the demon campaign in Crusade.