Melee combat in games is usually not inspiring, unless the game has been designed around it - which is what Legends Of Aethereus does, giving the combat a very solid feel.

Of course, if you want to explore the huge world, create and customise your own city, and fight devastating monsters, you'll have to meet the Legends Of Aethereus System Requirements...

Legends Of Aethereus System Requirements

Legends Of Aethereus Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 6000+

RAM: 2GB System Memory

GPU RAM: 512MB Graphics Memory

GPU: GeForce 9500 GT or ATI Radeon HD 1900 XT

DX: DirectX 9.0c

HDD: 3 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Legends Of Aethereus Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7 64bit

CPU: Intel Core i5-661 3.33GHz or AMD Phenom 9950B Quad Core

RAM: 4GB System Memory

GPU RAM: 768MB Graphics Memory

GPU: GeForce GTX 460 or ATI Radeon HD 5850

DX: DirectX 9.0c

HDD: 8 GB Free Hard Drive Space

 

The recommended requirements are rather high for a non-AAA game, but it has the potential to make the game look very pretty - as a non console title it can afford to make full use of your PC hardware. The minimums are reasonable for today, with quite a small hard drive requirement given what we've seen.

The game appears to be singleplayer, but with a very strong online and co-op/competitive multiplayer aspect. The main draw is the physics based combat, which gets rid of the usual button mashing, with weapons feeling weighty as you swing them (and doing appropriate damage too).

Is heavy melee combat something that you guys have been craving in your games? Have you got some friends you'd like to beat around with a warhammer? Tell us below!