Demon Legacy is a fantasy RPG Maker game and the first half of the Legacy duology, with Phantom Legacy being the second half; it features precisely balanced battles, puzzle based theme dungeons, and highly story-driven gameplay.
Long ago, the world was ruled by Proteus and his children, the Demi-Gods. But soon, a war between humanity and the gods changed that forever. Prince Galahanzer, a hero chosen to save the world, found himself drawn into the middle of the war and disappeared, never to be seen again.
Years later, Slade, a boy training to become a knight of the Kingdom of Ragan, encounters the sinister Shadar, the Malevolent Shadow feared all across the world for his cruelty. Shadar has been killing hundreds of people across the world for some mysterious purpose. Slade becomes determined to stop Shadar, but in the process discovers the truth of the ancient war and the state of the world itself. As he ventures through the world, the conflict between humanity and the divine resurfaces, and he most not only fight Shadar, but the corrupt Arch Duke Deimos, the Demi-Gods led by Apollo, and the now-insane Proteus.
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This game provides examples of:
- A Taste of Power: The game starts with you controlling Prince Galahanzer, who is Level 14 and has many powerful skills, including a particularly powerful one that insta-kills the first bosses. After twenty or so minutes, the story shifts several millennia in the future, and you gain control of the actual protagonist- Slade, a boy who is a mere Level 2.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Shadar, Proteus, Deimos, and Apollo all seek to control the world as its god for their own purposes:
- Shadar the Malevolent Shadow is a wraith that is responsible for killing hundreds of people and seeks to become the god of the world in order to bring balance to the world and stop the tyranny of the gods.
- Proteus is the original god who, after being driven mad by the betrayal of Apollo and Deimos, seeks to devour the entire world.
- Arch Duke Deimos is the Mad Scientist current ruler of the human world who wants to eliminate all threats to his rule, and is the Wheel of Reincarnation who created humanity and turned them against the other gods in the first place.
- Apollo of the Absolute Will is the leader of the Demi-Gods who aims to Kill All Humans and establish a 'utopia' with him as the ruler of a new, perfect race.
- Blatant Lies:
- At one point, you can find a guard clearly slacking off. In response, he says:No Im not goofing off, Im guarding this here tree! Seriously!
- Much later, after the battle in the cave in Darnia against Deimos, a guard asks what all the commotion was. Slade says that he dropped a glass. The guard believes it.Slade: (Moron.)
- At one point, you can find a guard clearly slacking off. In response, he says:
- Delayed Reaction: When Alia first sees Slade after some time, she is initially completely unconcerned with Orion, the hooded, rather sinister-looking companion Slade has with him. Then he leaves, and she finally freaks out.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Maribel says this to Slade when he defeats her in a duel, as she now respects his strength.
- Duel Boss:
- Lambert, the mayor of Domina who has a history with Sharn and sentenced him to execution once they meet again, decides to carry out the sentence himself and is personally fought by Sharn.
- Maribel, not believing Slade could possible have beaten Shadar, challenges him to a one-on-one fight.
- Electric Torture: Apollo orders Arianna to inflict this on a captured Slade for 3 days straight.
- Flashback: Humorously subverted in one instance. Sharn is about to recall the time when he tried to kill Narik, and the screen begins fading to black... before Sharn stops and says "Nevermind" due to him realizing he is being spied on.
- In the Hood: Shadar, the primary antagonist of this setting is a miasma-like being in a hood.
- Last-Second Ending Choice: During the final confrontation against Shadar, he will offer to erase the heroes' memories and let them live happy lives while he carries out his plan. Taking his offer leads to the bad ending, while rejecting it leads to the good ending.
- Lethal Chef: The food in the Ragan hotel is really bad, according to Sharn and Iris, the former of whom compares it to prison food.Sharn: If you know whats good for you, youll stay away from the ham-hawks.Slade: Whats a Ham-Hawk?Sharn: I dont know, and I dont want to find out.Iris: This loaf of meat as they called it is more like a brick.
- Overly Narrow Superlative: A woman uses this to advertise her Trauma Inn.Loud Woman: Hey! You! Come to the White Swallow Inn! Its the best in town!Slade: You also neglect to mention its the ONLY inn in town.
- Pass the Popcorn: When Slade and Orion decide to spar, Sharn asks an apparition for popcorn. Said apparition has no idea what popcorn even is.
- Pervert Revenge Mode: Rhea throws off a sailor from a ship after he bumped into her, which she mistook as groping.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: Apollos utopia is kept afloat by crystals powered with the souls of people he slaughters.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Both Rhea and Sharn are rude, but turn out to have some good traits.
- Real Men Eat Meat: An NPC expresses this opinion:Clod: Meat! The food of true men!Slade: Are you going to eat that entire chicken?Clod: Of course!
- Trauma Inn: As typical as with any RPG, you can rest in INNs.