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  • Summary: Augustus, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Hannibal, leaders that became legend during this chaotic time of Roman history. Now's your chance to join the ranks of these great strategists and conquer Europe during the time of the Roman Empire. Legion is a revolutionary, high-level strategy game, which unfolds during the rich history that was the Roman Empire. The game features both strategic and tactical elements. At the strategic level, you control vast armies and attempt to carve an Empire from the assortment of tribes and city-states that occupied ancient Italy, France and Britain. At the tactical level, you must position your armies to take advantage of terrain and make use of the best formations, in order to achieve victory. The battles are a spectacle as well as a game play feature and players will enjoy them purely for the fun of watching hundreds of men fighting a bloody engagement. [Strategy First Inc.] Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Like "Gladiator," Legion is so epic, engrossing, and downright fun that you overlook its shortcomings and simply have a great time, time after time. [Sept 2002, p.84]
  2. 78
    Historical shakiness aside, Legion offers some addictive gameplay, but doesn't quite rise to the glory of Rome.
  3. Legion’s quick fire, shallow approach may deter those who prefer to build a nation, and will no doubt not appeal to the hardcore strategists who look for something with a little more depth. However, for those looking for a fast paced strategy game will appreciate what Legion has to offer.
  4. If you're looking for a challenge or an in-depth game covering the Roman Empire, you might want to look elsewhere.
  5. A paper-thin manual "beer and pretzels" strategy game set during the age of Rome. [Sept 2002, p.82]
  6. Legion isn't so much a bad game as it is a rather dull one that doesn't quite know what it wants to be.
  7. The battles are pretty damn chaotic. They're also devoid of fun, have little rhyme or reason, and often leave you with no idea why you won or lost. [Oct 2002, p.97]

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  1. Apr 16, 2013
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    A micro-management nightmare, is putting it lightly. This game needs an update, badly. I got lost first in the complex HUD with tiny print and difficult controls. Hotkeys are difficult to remember and out of place for this sort of game, while the tactics of the game are non-existent. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2013
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    When I picked up this game at a "discount" recently (5 dollars off the original price when it was first released) I was hoping it was going to be a competitive release to Rome: Total War. I couldn't be more wrong. This ancient "strategy" game makes it frustrating for one to control numbers of soldiers of any significant size, and it fails miserably at presenting ancient warfare in any realistic manner. Roman legions are given commands moving about in mobs and not in any orderly fashion whatsoever, representing barbarians more than any type of a civilized empire. Now I have the problem of trying to sell this title knowing that I wont get even a quarter of the price I paid for it. Boy, did I screw up! The game is a let down, but the cover looks cool!
    Cheers.
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