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Elemental: Fallen Enchantress
8.4 out of 10

Elemental: Fallen Enchantress

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Overall 9
9.0

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

DarkStation
15 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Even so, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes remains a quixotic 4X title that is just as adept at subsuming players into their emergent stories as it is offering new mechanics and gameplay elements to a genre that is held sway under the rule of yon Lord Firaxis. Competition in the 4X space might seem quaint to some, but Stardock easily proves that there’s more than one great ruler who deserves fealty.
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Overall 8
8.0

Legendary Heroes a nearly legendary update for Fallen Enchantress’ heroes

Quarter to Three
9 August 2013
  • Excerpt: A lot of the changes in Legendary Heroes are the stuff of solid patchwork. Lots of rebalancing, tuning, interface improvements, and supposed improvements to the AI. I say supposed, because I still get the sense that the AI players don’t quite understand the importance of grabbing land and keeping a strong army together. But they play by the rules and there’s plenty of challenge to be had, unlike many other strategy games with AI shortcomings.
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Overall 9
9.2
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 10
10

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Review

Cheat Code Central
27 June 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Review

GamerNode
21 June 2013
  • Summary: Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is a game written in a language I can barely decipher, but it’s flair for facilitating story through play is a language I CAN understand, and one that I DO appreciate.
  • Pros: Facilitates story through play, Player freedom and choice
  • Cons: Lack of direction or tuition, Slow pace of play can be tedious
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Overall 8
7.5

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

Strategy Informer
4 June 2013
  • Conclusion: So, while it’s not quite a case of rescuing a victory from the ashes of an unmitigated disaster, Stardock should be complimented for refusing to admit defeat and not burying Elemental under the floorboards. Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is now a solid fantasy 4X game with plenty of mechanical depth for those who delight in tweaking parameters, if still lacking that certain spark to elevate it into the top tier of the genre.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
4 June 2013
  • Summary: Elemental: War of Magic seems a long time ago. The 2010 turn-based fantasy game from Stardock came with a lot of expectations, most of which were soundly dashed due to a tremendous number of design flaws and bugs. The developer has been making amends, however. First came the generous announcement of two stand-alone expansions that would be given away to buyers of the original Elemental. Second came the news that these expansions were actually very good.
  • Pros: Cities function more realistically now, with automatic resource production, New fame score mechanic gives your heroics tangible benefits, Loads of tactical tweaks that give combat much more depth
  • Cons: A few lingering crash bugs
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 1
0.9
Graphics 1
0.8
Sound 1
0.7
Versatility 1
0.8
Funfactor 1
0.9

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes (PC) Review

411mania.com
26 May 2013
  • Summary: Overall, Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is an enjoyable game that doesn’t quite have the right mixture for what it’s trying to accomplish. It is fun, but things in the game aren’t put into detail, so you don’t know why you’re doing them. It is rough around the edges somewhat, but is still worth a look, if you’re a fan of the 4X genre. Especially since the Civilization 5 expansion (Gods and Kings) kind of stunk.
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Overall 9
8.8

Expert Review

GamingNexus
23 May 2013
  • Summary: was OK, and showed promise.  Now StarDock has taken the bold move of dropping the “Elemental” part of the title and just gone with  “Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes” (LH).  No word yet on whether the next title will be “Legendary Heroes: Mystic Kingdoms” LH is a standalone expansion for FE, which I previously , so I will not go into great detail about the game's setting or mechanics, as they are largely unchanged.
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Overall 9
8.7

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes (PC) Review

ztgd.com
23 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Drew relays his final thoughts on this deep 4X RPG title from Stardock. See how it fares in his full review.
  • Pros: + Fun and deep combat, + Tons of customization, + Great RPG elements, + City building is addicting
  • Cons: End game can get tedious, Small quirks with game play, Unimpressive visually, Random world making can be off
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

calmdowntom.com
22 May 2013
  • Summary: Hello everyone here at Calm Down Tom! Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) here to bring you a special crossover review for you fine folks. You may remember my older articles on or my review for , and it’s been quite some time since I’ve written an article for you all. This has been because I’ve been writing for my own websites known as Universal Gaming Reviews and 8-Bit Reviews since August 2012 and you can read our review for the original Elemental: Fallen Enchantress here: Now...
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