The Age of Decadence, developed by Iron Tower Studio, is a game that is currently under development, yet still accessible via its official site and Steam’s Early Access programme for a modest $24.99 US. It looks promising even though it is not yet ready for release, which is why I want to bring attention to it in the first place. Also, somehow venturing into the computer role-playing genre in the way that this game does has become an uncommon occurrence, at least in the mainstream, but we will get to that later. For now, you may want to peruse the official site and the official wiki in addition to this post if the game manages to pique your interests.
Moving on, I am attempting to make the purpose of this post twofold – firstly, it will be mostly informative with some relatively in-depth details about the game and how it works coming from both the developer and my experience with the game, and secondly, a really small review based upon my experiences yet again with some opinions made by others. I am hoping that this method of formatting the post will make it more useful than some of those I have done in the past, but I will have to wait and see if that is actually the case. However, I digress, and it is time to move on to the actual game itself.
What is The Age of Decadence?
And why should you care at all about another role-playing game? The Age of Decadence is not a game that will present you will amazing graphics that it will use to distract you from the fact that it has no depth at all. No, it will in fact most likely do the exact opposite. The graphics, as you can see from the screenshots below, look nothing like a modded game of Skyrim that took an entire week for the user to put together, nor does it have the impact that games such as Crysis did when they first came out on PC. The Age of Decadence has 3D graphics and they are decent – they are good enough to not distract you from the game, but all the developer’s effort was evidently utilised elsewhere, and for that, I actually am grateful. I am getting a little ahead of myself however, and I would like to first present to you the introduction the developer has written for the game, after some screenshots.