Legends of Aethereus is an action RPG with physics based combat where you start in your customization city Nexus-State, the town from which you can go on out on adventures alone or up to four players in co-op mode. In Nexus you can also craft equipment and statues of your your player or the monsters you have defeated. You can play PvP in arena matches, King of The Hill or survival mode or go out on story driven quests looking for The Seven Ancient Skyfall Relics.
Players can choose from two different classes to play, each with its own skill tree. The Officer has several defensive attributes as well as special melee skills like Caltrops, Iron Barrier and Ferocious Stomp making. The Inventors craftiness makes her a lethal enemy in combat with skills like mines, throwable bombs and rockets.
Out adventuring you and your friends put to use your class special abilities to attack or defend from a variety of monsters or other enemies, to strike a foe you need to physically hit it with your weapon as the combat is physics based, to block an attack you need to make sure your opponent strikes your shield and not you.