Record of Agarest War seems quite simple at first, but this is one of those games where you can’t judge a book by its cover. Agarest is one of the deepest, most complex role-playing games to date.
You start by playing the role of Leohardt, also known as the Golden Leo — high ranking commander in one of the Gridamas’es frontier garrisons. While fighting amongst the frontier, Leo runs across Ellis (who is to be the first of many companions) in danger. Here Leohardt questions the pointless murders and innocent bloodshed of people as he watches Ellis, a young female high elf, cowering on the ground.