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  • Summary: Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends evolves the franchise's trademark features such as borders, large-scale battles and city-building in innovative ways. Players are able to transform small villages into powerful civilizations and lead vast fantasy armies into strategic battles usingRise of Nations: Rise of Legends evolves the franchise's trademark features such as borders, large-scale battles and city-building in innovative ways. Players are able to transform small villages into powerful civilizations and lead vast fantasy armies into strategic battles using formations, unit control and heroic abilities to destroy the enemy. The popular Conquer the World (CTW) Campaign returns in Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends with exciting updates. The new CTW Campaign guides players through a new world of heroes, monsters, loyalty and betrayal. Gamers follow a story through multiple campaigns with fascinating subplots and heroic characters. The campaigns immerse players in an ever-changing three-dimensional world with terrain and cities that evolve as civilizations grow. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 44 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Everything about this title is simply executed on a level that we rarely see outside a few elite development studios. [July 2006, p.108]
  2. Bottom line, if you liked Rise of Nations (and there were few who didn’t), Rise of Legends will be right up your ally.
  3. Intense strategy monster that almost lives up to its predecessor's legend. [June 2006, p.94]
  4. Taking the best interface cues from genre stalwarts like Command and Conquer, Warcraft III and Age of Empires, the player will become immersed in a global conflict pitting two well-balanced yet different powers against an unimaginable foe.
  5. Very much worth your time and money if you can't get enough RTS gaming, it's just a shame it wasn’t more than yet another solid RTS.
  6. An original, attractive world full of interesting beings to kill. Just oozes interesting ideas we’ll see more of in the future. Path-finding and networking bugs add a fly to the ointment.
  7. 70
    Elegant and beautiful and quirky, and shows (in multiplayer at least) flashes of undeniable brilliance. Unfortunately, also like Leonardo's gadgets, Rise of Legends never quite gets off the ground.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. NateH.
    Feb 26, 2007
    10
    Great use of physics. The campaign is great in the sense that you can choose what you want to do AND the fact that you can upgrade your heroes.
  2. GeorgeW.
    May 12, 2006
    10
    Amazing game, everything you could want in an rts, rise of nations was good but this takes it to a whole new level, best game ever.
  3. MikeM.
    May 16, 2006
    10
    Amazing game visually, and great new gameplay for an RTS.
  4. MarkS.
    May 11, 2006
    9
    This is my take on the full version of the game, not either of the demos. This game is everything it was supposed to be. It is an engaging This is my take on the full version of the game, not either of the demos. This game is everything it was supposed to be. It is an engaging RTS. The demos didn't even scratch the surface of what is available. There are a sufficient number of maps to play in skirmish mode. The three races to choose from are all truely unique. I'm even enjoying the campaign, which is unusual for me. The graphics are great, as is the music. The overall sound design is a tad weak, but still OK. Even after playing nonstop for 10 hours, I haven't even put a dent in this game. It will take me a great deal of will power to go outside this summer. This game will have me putting away my copy of Age of Empires III. Fantastic job by Big Huge Games Expand
  5. TehanuA.
    Jun 12, 2006
    9
    A very original game. It comes up with new consepts as well as taking old ones. This is a must have game for anyone who loves to play games.A very original game. It comes up with new consepts as well as taking old ones. This is a must have game for anyone who loves to play games. But i must admit that the storie line is a bit weak. Also, there really isnt many campains for you to do. Still it takes my vote for one of the greatest games of the year! It truley is something to behold. Expand
  6. EdgarS.
    May 18, 2006
    9
    In terms of gameplay for skirmishes and multiplayer, this game is a 10/10 as one of the best RTS games ever made, right up there with In terms of gameplay for skirmishes and multiplayer, this game is a 10/10 as one of the best RTS games ever made, right up there with Starcraft. The unit balance and uniqueness is state-of-the-art and also the interface is probably the cleanest and most user-friendly of any recent RTS. The downsides are duly noted with a weak campaign and occasional sound problems for some users, but generally these do not detract from the impressive elements of the game. If you play RTS because you like to play skirmishes and multiplayer, this is an absolute must-have. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2013
    3
    it is an awful game compared to the other ron games the only good thing about him was his graphics but all the other aspects of the game arit is an awful game compared to the other ron games the only good thing about him was his graphics but all the other aspects of the game ar just some garbage it doesn't compare to the gameplay from ron throne and patriots it is a waste of time Expand

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