Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Mar 18, 2020
    My time spent with the collection was great. Langrisser I & Lagrisser II both are immensely strong strategy turn-based RPG games, which make them so great. Fans who love the likes of Fire Emblem and Advance Wars are in for a treat with this collection. I can’t wait to put more hours into this one!
  2. Nintendo Force Magazine
    May 1, 2020
    If you're a Fire Emblem fan, there's little reason not to try Langrisser. [Issue #46 – May/June 2020, p. 72]
  3. Mar 9, 2020
    Langrisser I & II is a faithful remaster that brings together two of the most important titles in the history of tactic RPGs. The updated visuals and illustrations of the collection make it accessible for new players, but the mechanics stay loyal to the originals for long time fans. Still, I would have enjoyed more differentiation between the two games because the similarities can be jarring at times. Regardless, this is a great game that offers hours of fun with unique characters and story that is affected by player-choice to dictate the tide of war. I could easily recommend it to anyone looking to scratch the retro SRPG itch.
  4. Mar 16, 2020
    Overall, despite knowing next to nothing about the Langrisser series before diving into these remakes, I enjoyed my time with them. Fans of old-school SRPGs will find two excellent games here for the price of one, with quite a lot of replay value as well. I'm certainly hopeful that other games in the series receive the same remake treatment after having played this collection, as Langrisser I & II are solid games if you can get past their hiccups.
  5. Jun 10, 2020
    Langrisser I & II isn’t for everyone. But I think it’s for a lot of people who may never have even seen the originals, and I strongly recommend it to everyone on a whole lot of different levels.
  6. Mar 27, 2020
    Even one amongst the games included is very enjoyable to play through, and having two in the package makes it that much better. Despite the huge battles of so many characters, it actually goes quick and, gives a much more chaotic yet satisfying experience rather than the "perfect" style Fire Emblem requires to play. This lacks many newer conventions, like managing relationships, as an example, and feels somewhat aged, but despite all this, it is still fun to play. The bundle is just so polished, that it's hard not to recommend.
  7. Mar 12, 2020
    This new Langrisser I & II remake is definitely the kind of spur the series needed, and it seems that both this remake and the previously released mobile game are setting up the foundation for a full revival.
  8. 80
    The appeal of Langrisser I & II is quite limited, and I don't think it's going to grab the attention of the Fire Emblem new converts that the developer was probably hoping to. With that being said, for the nostalgic, and people who like their traditional tactics JRPGs, there's a lot to like here. The re-drawn art is lovely, and while the narrative is a little too heavy on the shallow and cliche, the focus on the battlefield tactics action is certainly a refreshing shift from Fire Emblem's increasingly bold pivot towards being a waifu and husbando simulator.
  9. Mar 13, 2020
    The Langrisser franchise lands on Nintendo Switch for the first time with a new version of its origin, visually adapted to the console but retaining its classic style. The title will especially please the most loyal fans of SRPG.
  10. Mar 6, 2020
    We are more than happy to have the chance to replay (Langrisser) and play for the first time (Langrisser II) two seminal SRPG like these ones. That said, the price is a little too high and the remasters a little bare bones.
  11. 70
    The Langrisser 1 & 2 collection is a pleasant tactical RPG collection with some gameplay quirks that range between novel and grating, and audiovisual stylistic choices that at times suit it well and at others are baffling. Overall, the core experience in this collection is sound enough to overlook the wild swings in presentation quality.
  12. Mar 17, 2020
    Langrisser is a tried and true return to retro roots. This enjoyable remake is one that long-time fans of Warsong or those who have been interested in the series for a long time finally get the chance to play. While it lacks a tutorial, the mechanics are mostly easy to grasp with a little sleuthing around the menus to understand how everything works. The updated art style is wonderfully drawn, but the inclusion of the original art is what shines most with a wonderful early ’90s nostalgic anime style. The story may not last on most memories, but the combat makes this a fun romp with a good amount of challenge. Any fan of tactics titles should absolutely consider diving into Langrisser I & II.
  13. Mar 15, 2020
    Whether or not Langrisser I & II is the release for you ultimately depends on your affection for decidedly simpler, but more straightforward RPGs. This isn’t a release to shock and awe you with its innovative mechanics or boundary-breaking storytelling, but if you’re feeling up for an old-fashioned, no-frills SRPG romp, Langrisser I & II has what you’re looking for in spades. Corny storytelling and occasionally sluggish gameplay aside, both of the games present here hold up reasonably well, helped in no small part by the minor gameplay tweaks and remastered assets. We’d give Langrisser I & II a light recommendation; it’s not exactly a ‘must-have’ title, but there’s plenty to love here and it’s sure to keep you busy for quite some time.
  14. Mar 4, 2020
    Langrisser I & II is like a studio adding color to a classic Hollywood movie from the golden age. It's not necessarily better now than it was, but a touch up might make it more appealing to some. In the end, the remakes of the first two Langrisser games don't quite add anything to make them automatically better than their original counterparts - it's more just a different take on the original games. It's not a really high effort remake, but since the first Langrisser games are already good, it would've taken a lot of effort to make the games really awful.
  15. Mar 16, 2020
    A blessing for bringing the original two games with the option of playing with the original art style, the soundtrack, plot and most aspects of its gameplay. A curse when it comes to its contemporary art style, which resembles that of a mobile game, technical flaws that make the game extremely slow and a sense that can make the experience a lot less fun than expected. Something to look into, for those who already know what to expect.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Jul 20, 2020
    A remake handled in the best way! With options to switch between remastered and classic versions of the music and visuals at any time, beingA remake handled in the best way! With options to switch between remastered and classic versions of the music and visuals at any time, being able to enjoy the new music and artwork while having the function to have a peak at what the game was more similar to back in the 90s is very much appreciated.

    It's easy to recommend this game to anyone who likes strategy games, particularly Japanese ones with Anime art styles like Fire Emblem. The defining characteristic of the game is the many alternate story routes. The branching paths in the plot provide tons of replay value and give opportunities for characters to be developed in a variety of ways.

    Absolutely loved every second of both games. Adored the classic 90s Anime artwork, catchy & emotional music, over the top dramatic plot lines and memorable characters. If Langrisser III-V get the remake treatment as well, they will be a must-buy for me.
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  2. Mar 11, 2020
    A game that wants you to earn your victory. You'll make tough choices midbattle that may either earn or cost you the battle. The music isA game that wants you to earn your victory. You'll make tough choices midbattle that may either earn or cost you the battle. The music is nice, the art is glorious and the voice acting suitably over the top. I like modern Fire Emblem a lot, but this old skool pair of gems is pretty damn excellent for totally different reasons. I love it! Full Review »
  3. Apr 15, 2021
    It's a good solid 7. Down points straight away. The music is a bit crap. Another problem I have is that it doesn't seem to add up, so moreIt's a good solid 7. Down points straight away. The music is a bit crap. Another problem I have is that it doesn't seem to add up, so more down points there. By this, I mean that one of my units can cross the same terrain and end up a grid piece short of an identical unit. Same for attacks. I can attack like for like and one of my units will take loads of damage and another will do loads of damage, even though the conditions and stats were the same.

    The game feels nice and I by no means feel detached from it but I also just don't quite get sucked in to the atmosphere. This feels a bit like playing chess, whereas with Fire Emblem, I felt like I was playing out part of the story in battle. It just doesn't have the same emotional tie in.

    Good things are the graphics. Nice bright, non depressing colours. Enjoyable battles. It's a lot of fun in general and very addictive. Is it worth £30. No not really but I think £20-25. So it's not far off the mark and it is a great game. I think this game is as good as it can be. It is never a 10/10 game. It's just not of that caliber. It really doesn't compete with the FE series and other great franchises but it's still a great game. Worth the physical purchase for strategy fans and worth a try for those who aren't.
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