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  • Summary: Ancestors Legacy is a squad-based real time strategy with a strong focus on tactics. Inspired by medieval European history, it brings to life four different nations and their conflicts, usually solved by war.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. May 23, 2018
    85
    Problems such as fairly samey missions: getting a base, building a base, building a mega army, to then overwhelm their base, and there are a fair few missions like that in this game. But, all in all, Ancestors adds enough of a twist to that classic formula to keep most RTS fans on their toes, while giving them a decent level of enjoyment.
  2. Jun 4, 2018
    81
    Beautifully presented tactical massacre in medieval times.
  3. CD-Action
    Aug 2, 2018
    80
    When picking up Ancestors Legacy, you need to be aware that it’s not a carbon copy of Age of Empires or Warcraft III. A lot of gameplay elements were designed in a new, original way and even though at first it does cause confusion, it quickly turns out to be one of the game’s most notable strengths (which also include visuals and entrancing soundtrack). [07/2018, p.54]
  4. May 31, 2018
    79
    It’s a badass strategy simulator, one with deep gameplay and that glorifies what is maybe one of the most gnarly periods of human history. It makes for a wonderfully executed strategy experience. But I still long for the day that we leave behind this whole “historical accuracy” fallacy and devote our fantastic game development resources to something more deeply imaginative.
  5. Jun 1, 2018
    77
    More often than not, Ancestors Legacy showed me a good time watching my berserkers, Teutonic knights, and Slavic tribesmen hack their way through forests, marshes, and the occasional open field. The weakness in the core infantry combat, which tilts a bit too much away from quick, tactical thinking and into correctly guessing how the enemy line will be arranged, was the main issue that kept me from really coming to love it.
  6. May 29, 2018
    75
    Ancestors Legacy is a great new take on the RTS genre. While it has it's flaws, it's a breath of fresh air to a stagnant genre of games. It's laid back approach to real time strategy games allows more access to more players without causing too much effort to learn the game. Overall it's a great time.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Sep 26, 2018
    65
    Since you can’t have more than a dozen units at any time and defensive buildings can only be placed in pre-determined spots, your tactical options are extremely limited – and no matter what you choose, you’ll end up playing whack-a-mole with enemy troops. [Issue#231, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Jun 9, 2018
    10
    It's great real time strategy game with very special atmosphere and complex mechanics.
  2. Jun 8, 2018
    10
    Its a great strategy game. It gives you sth that was not available on the market untill now. Plot, battles, graphics, historical background.Its a great strategy game. It gives you sth that was not available on the market untill now. Plot, battles, graphics, historical background. Everything is on top lvl. Expand
  3. May 23, 2018
    10
    Wow a fantastic RTS with a special twist.. very easy to start and very deep system. The graphic is very great and the history part is veryWow a fantastic RTS with a special twist.. very easy to start and very deep system. The graphic is very great and the history part is very cool. A must play for any RTS gamer and fan of history fact !! Expand
  4. Aug 31, 2020
    7
    Ancestors Legacy – это историческая стратегия в реальном времени, реконструирующая кровавые битвы средневековой Европы. В игре сочетаютсяAncestors Legacy – это историческая стратегия в реальном времени, реконструирующая кровавые битвы средневековой Европы. В игре сочетаются управление ресурсами и строительство поселений с жестокими баталиями на обширных полях сражений. Возможности Unreal Engine 4 позволили разработчикам воссоздать Средневековье во всех пугающих деталях. Лично участвуйте в массовых кровопролитных боях, благодаря кинематографической камере. Простое нажатие кнопки переместит вас в самую гущу жестокой битвы. Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2019
    6
    Short Reviews!
    The good:
    - setting - soundtrack - story The bad: - bugs :( - very, very, very bad balance - AI Overall: Worth to
    Short Reviews!
    The good:
    - setting
    - soundtrack
    - story
    The bad:
    - bugs :(
    - very, very, very bad balance
    - AI

    Overall: Worth to buy, but only with discount. Not so bad game, but not so good RTS
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  6. Jun 6, 2018
    5
    Una idea muy buena, con grandes posibilidades pero...

    Gráficamente es cartón-piedra, para esas texturas mejor cambiar el estilo artístico
    Una idea muy buena, con grandes posibilidades pero...

    Gráficamente es cartón-piedra, para esas texturas mejor cambiar el estilo artístico del juego.
    el control de la cámara así como la gestión de las unidades es tosco y nada intuitivo.
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  7. Aug 9, 2019
    0
    Game constantly crashes Game constantly crashes Game constantly crashes Game constantly crashes

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