• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Oct 13, 2015
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  • Summary: Seven adventurers are about to embark on the quest of a lifetime as they explore the island of Avalon and unravel the mysteries of its dark past.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. 100
    Thank goodness The Legend of Legacy is on a portable system, because once you start you’ll find time anywhere to play: you’ll get in a few more rounds of grinding on the bus, or a few steps closer to your self-imposed goal while waiting in line in a government office. The classic JRPG elements combined with the characters, the story, the graphics, and the music make this a game not to miss out on.
  2. Nov 13, 2015
    80
    At the end of the day, Legend of Legacy provides a satisfying experience, with plenty to explore, and lots of challenging combat to experience.
  3. Feb 19, 2016
    80
    Some will find the lack of a clear narrative disappointing while others might find the grind-heavy gameplay a bit of a chore, but for many, this throwback to old school JRPG sensibilities will likely prove a refreshing and pleasingly nostalgic experience.
  4. Oct 13, 2015
    70
    We are facing an ambitious project that showcases several layers of deep game mechanics. With a high level of challenge and an exquisite art direction, it is overshadowed by its limited narrative, poor personality of the characters and the ambiguous leveling system.
  5. Feb 1, 2016
    65
    Enjoyable and frustrating in equal measure.
  6. Mar 23, 2016
    60
    The Legend of Legacy is an unorthodox RPG that focuses less on its narrative and plot and a lot more on the combat experience, as well as audio and visual environments. While lacking charisma and an overall involving universe, The Legend of Legacy will satisfy those looking for fun and addictive combats backed up by marvelous artwork and a magnificent soundtrack.
  7. Oct 26, 2015
    45
    The Legend of Legacy comes so close to be a compelling role-playing game, but it just doesn't do enough to earn the amount of patience it requires of players, let alone reward it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Oct 14, 2015
    10
    A very nice, niche game - with an exceptional soundtrack - that will sadly be misunderstood by the many people who buy it expecting BravelyA very nice, niche game - with an exceptional soundtrack - that will sadly be misunderstood by the many people who buy it expecting Bravely Default. This game is not to be taken lightly as both its exploration and combat will repeatedly kick you in the teeth. It is very easy to miss key items and mini bosses will sneak up on you and kill your entire party in one hit. The story of the game is left bare an waits for you to discover it on your own as you explore the many regions of Avalon. Overall this is a game for those who love difficulty and hate all the hand holding in modern RPGs; to many this game will be a much needed breath of fresh air. Expand
  2. Oct 22, 2015
    10
    At first glance, the art style looks like it's trying to be Bravely Default, and the critics' reviews make it sound like a shallow grind fest.At first glance, the art style looks like it's trying to be Bravely Default, and the critics' reviews make it sound like a shallow grind fest. Do not be fooled! If you are an RPG veteran that is looking for a truly unique battle system and you're tired of the same old 'boy from small village is the world's only hope' cliché, then this game was made for you.
    Legacy will not hold your hand because it wants to be discovered. Pick your favorite character and uncover the game's secrets along with them. Approach this game with an open mind and you will be rewarded with a deep and satisfying experience that will show up on all of the "Top 10 Underrated Games" lists of the major outlets that are currently letting it pass them by.
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  3. Oct 24, 2015
    9
    A good pick up and play game without the complexities of a storyA good pick up and play game without the complexities of a story . Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2015
    8
    This is the sort of game that you'll either like or won't. For me I enjoy the battle system, exploration, difficulty in fights. But someThis is the sort of game that you'll either like or won't. For me I enjoy the battle system, exploration, difficulty in fights. But some elements may turn off people like the RNG stat leveling and skill awakening system, or the lack of a story, but those elements didn't really bother me. This is the type of game you don't really play for very long stretches of time, as things can get very grindy. But I enjoy what I play from this game. Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2018
    7
    An okay addition to the 3DS, it not a bad games but it have many issue that cannot be ignore. You should play the demo to get a sense if youAn okay addition to the 3DS, it not a bad games but it have many issue that cannot be ignore. You should play the demo to get a sense if you like it or not. Expand
  6. Oct 31, 2015
    5
    While the combat can become interesting at higher levels, this game is plagued by many issues. Notably, it achieves its high difficulty ratingWhile the combat can become interesting at higher levels, this game is plagued by many issues. Notably, it achieves its high difficulty rating by making the battles horribly unbalanced in favour of enemy MOBs. The story is utterly lacking, which in turn makes the characters bland. The leveling system is poor - it takes hours to bring your active party to a decent level, and since other characters you recruit do not level unless they are active, this basically locks you into either the same three characters for the entire game, or hours of additional grinding. Overall, this is a playable, but mediocre game. If you like grindfest dungeon crawlers, give it a shot. If not, there are dozens of better JRPGs out there to try. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2015
    3
    Playable, but not worth the full price of a newly released game, would sum up my opinion. After playing for nearly 8 hours already, I can sayPlayable, but not worth the full price of a newly released game, would sum up my opinion. After playing for nearly 8 hours already, I can say that the game lacks direction in any meaningful sense. I will admit that the combat is satisfyingly challenging, and entertaining. It's just complex enough (later on) that having the same 3 fights over and over isn't a complete bore.

    Unfortunately, the game is an unbreakable montage of exactly that: with the exception of the now-and-again boss monster, the mobs are repetitive. It would not be so bad if the level grinding were not such a dice roll: there is no indication of progress, and leveling anything up at all appears to be based at least halfway on chance. To lend credence to this point: I currently have one character with over 20 unlocked/learned skills and spells, and the remainder barely have 10, despite having been in all the same battles and, in one case, used all of the same equipment.

    Many people have mentioned that the story is transparent, if there at all, and the characters are bland. I agree completely. Nothing will attach you to the characters beyond their individual opening scenes, which only play for the one you select as the main character. The world has lore, though all of it is given as relatively vague poetry, and explains nothing of note.

    Be cautious of reviews giving high marks and downplaying the vast 'emptiness' of this game by claiming "it will not hold your hand, the game is challenging for a reason, etc." I have played many games with much more difficult and frustrating content, and even games with much more useless (or utterly missing) tutorials and explanations. Those sorts of games can be fun, as long as they have redeeming traits, such as interesting characters, a story (any would be a plus), rewarding grinding (not a lottery of skills and spells you might level up or master at random), or something other than a unique combat system.

    Final score. 3/10. It's a pretty game, has good music, and an interesting combat system. It lacks very nearly everything else, unfortunately. If 'JRPG' stood for 'Japanese Repetitive Pointless Grindfest,' I would give it a perfect score.

    Buy this game for a unique combat system, and nothing else. Definitely buy it used, or borrow it from someone unfortunate enough to have already paid for it, like I did.
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