Elven Legacy PC

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
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  1. Pelit (Finland)
    90
    Elven Legacy, like its predecessor Fantasy Wars warms the heart of everybody who has played Fantasy General. General game system is far superior to dominating Heroclones of Might & Magic. Game could even interest Joe Public with less garish, more realistic graphics. [Mar 2009]
  2. Half the fun of this game is building an effective, focused force piece by piece using artifacts and levels-up, as well as shrewd tactical choices.
  3. By (re)introducing some of the original ideas that never made it into Fantasy Wars, Elven Legacy became even more captivating than its predecessor.
  4. Elven Legacy’s main strength is its ability to be either a tactical or RPG-focused game, which both the campaign and single scenarios play to.
  5. Small but fine changes such as a traceable story enforce Elven Legacy a higher entertainment factor than its direct predecessor Fantasy Wars. Weaknesses in the area of not more contemporary graphics or KI strategies are compensated through exciting fights.
  6. 77
    One of those titles that is made for the hardest of the hardcore strategy fan: the depth and the replayability of the game is striking, and you'll find that upgrading your soldiers, trying to unlock bonus levels and exploiting every map can keep you busy for a very long time.
  7. A generic turn-bases fantasy strategy game that is far too difficult for beginners. That begin said, experts and players with a taste for anti-heroes will find a pretty streamlined experience in a not-so-politically-correct world.
  8. Elven Legacy is not a bad game by all means, but its high difficulty will most likely drive away the casual gamer looking for a relaxing turn based strategy.
  9. Fact is, Elven Legacy doesn’t push any envelopes or try to add some fancy new twist to the genre. It’s generic in almost every conceivable way.
  10. This fantasy sequel is a good entry-level wargame.
  11. Fans of the SRPG genre looking for something nicely slow-paced will find the game perfectly satisfactory, if not necessarily particularly special.
  12. Elven Legacy is the classic turn-based strategy game, flavored with a touch of good role-playing. Released as a continuation of Fantasy Wars, you don't need the original game in order to play it. This game combines two styles of play that have proved to work perfectly, and put them in a well built fantasy world. Although it could hardly compete against the masters of the genre like Total War or Civilization series, it won't be weird if we were to meet future releases of this new series. Elven Legacy assures us several hours of fun featuring elves and many other creatures or monsters, rich colored graphics and a nice background story.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Aug 20, 2010
    4
    Being an ardent fan of such turn based titles as HOMM, Disciples, AOW and Warlords I really wanted to like this game. Playing the game onBeing an ardent fan of such turn based titles as HOMM, Disciples, AOW and Warlords I really wanted to like this game. Playing the game on easy mode and getting completely crushed in the second scene of the campaign, however, was quite a surprise. I found success on further attempts but it seems to me the game takes the fun out of exploring each map, as you must move directly to the objective as quickly as possible or get wiped out. Problems still exist though, as these side towns troops end up flanking you or advancing on your tail. This while trying to win at the gold level, which may be overly ambitious for my skills. All in all a major disappointment. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2011
    4
    I really wanted to like this game. I even like the art and graphics (in 2011). But it really is too hard, even on the easiest setting. AI isI really wanted to like this game. I even like the art and graphics (in 2011). But it really is too hard, even on the easiest setting. AI is good, but since you're heavily outnumbered, the game becomes unfair. And there's nothing as disappointing as seeing the AI gang up on your carefully nurtured elite unit and wipe it out in one turn. Full Review »
  3. JohnS.
    Jul 23, 2009
    9
    To keep things short and simple, this game is much more fun than critics have put it out to be. Being a hardcore fan of the genre, I first To keep things short and simple, this game is much more fun than critics have put it out to be. Being a hardcore fan of the genre, I first ignored this game at its release because of the mediocre feedback it was getting. Thanks to Steam's sale on Paradox games, it wasn't until today that I realized how much I had missed out on. All fans of the Heroes series definitely won't be disappointed; old school RPG fans included. Full Review »