Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader Image
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  • Summary: It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. MagicIt is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths, and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate. Lionheart brings a combination of story, dialogue interaction, and combat to the PC offering complex character development in a world never before seen in a computer role-playing game. [Interplay] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. A patch away from gaming excellence. Recommended for "Baldur’s Gate" and "Neverwinter Nights" fans, after a good patch, this title will have all the goods.
  2. An excellent game for about 20 hours, with open-ended gameplay, a good balance between combat and quests, and an opportunity for real role-playing. But then the next 20 hours feature a long linear march of boring, repetitive and slow combat, culminating in one of the worst endings I've ever seen.
  3. It does let itself down in certain respects - the multiplayer is fairly buggy, and the graphics are not particularly amazing.
  4. PC Gamer
    61
    I wouldn't strongly recommend this game to vets, but I might give a half-hearted recommendation to first-timers. [Nov 2003, p.132]
  5. Provides a decent PC role-playing experience, but it is simply not as refined as the Fallout games that it is derived from.
  6. Lionheart is to RPGs what "Serious Sam" is to first-person shooters: It's a strict genre game that's stripped down to its essence and is pleasantly devoid of the all too common overarching that happens when too many disparate parts are crammed into the same code base for the sake of widening the target audience.
  7. GameNow
    16
    The longer you play, the worse this RPG gets... After a few hours, the hate sets in. [Nov 2003, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Jul 2, 2020
    10
    Never understood why the Reviewers dumped on this one, typical "its different so we dont like it" attitude of reviewers of the time. EvenNever understood why the Reviewers dumped on this one, typical "its different so we dont like it" attitude of reviewers of the time. Even though its on par with the Diablo games of the time ,but its not Baldurs gate. So glad Games Media dont have the power over sales they had back when this games came out, cause this game is a gem , many will miss out on. Expand
  2. JIMF.
    Sep 7, 2003
    10
    Good game, very much like Arcanum and Fallout, good game for fans of Icewind, neverwinters and Divine Divinity.
  3. Bjarki
    Apr 20, 2005
    10
    Great game.
  4. AndrewJ.
    Aug 14, 2003
    8
    Well I've barely played this game put in an effort to provide early first impressions for those of who plan to buy this I'll tell Well I've barely played this game put in an effort to provide early first impressions for those of who plan to buy this I'll tell you this much. This game isn't half bad, but I would not recommend this to those who usualy don't play a lot of rpgs. Aside believe anyone who has played any of the old fallout games of baldur's gate series will find something they like about this game. One thing i like about this game is that quite a few battles require a small amount of strategy to win. Anyway please before you buy this try out the demo. Expand
  5. Aug 10, 2014
    6
    This game is not for beginners! It has a hard learning curve. If you **** up the character creation you will be destroyed by the laterThis game is not for beginners! It has a hard learning curve. If you **** up the character creation you will be destroyed by the later standard enemies. Give up on using pure spell caster. Ranged attackers and melee characters are the way to go.
    The game shines from the setting, characters and story for nearly two-thirds of the game. Only a few games wow me with their settings and npc/side characters. Overall this game could be much better but it fells rushed and poorly develop after the first half. If the difficult level was adjusted and the same care which was used for the first half was used for the entire game it would be a potential 9/10 game.
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  6. Dec 11, 2017
    6
    Sadly, second act of the Lionheart completely ruins whole experience: what was Fallout in medieval fantasy setting becomes bad version ofSadly, second act of the Lionheart completely ruins whole experience: what was Fallout in medieval fantasy setting becomes bad version of Diablo with tons of mindless enemies that you have to kill. Expand
  7. Sep 30, 2013
    0
    Some of the reviewers here must be kidding: Terrible balance (melee classes are way OP, Spell casters are useless), no quick travel and someSome of the reviewers here must be kidding: Terrible balance (melee classes are way OP, Spell casters are useless), no quick travel and some very strange quests. This game is many things: A bad Diablo, a bad Baldurs Gate and a bad Neverwinter Nights. Expand

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