Reviews and Problems with Elemental: Fallen Enchantress
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Legendary Heroes a nearly legendary update for Fallen Enchantress’ heroes
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.
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.
Conclusion: Concept: Improve Fallen Enchantress not by adding more systems, but removing bad ones and refining the gameplay
Graphics: The numerous small improvements don’t leap off the screen, but the difference is stark if you play Legendary Heroes and the original back-to-back
Sound: The minimal audio does not have any meaningful impact
Playability: A few rough edges around the interface remain and annoy with regularity, but the big-picture stuff works well and doesn’t get in the...
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.
Strategy game mixes tactical combat and hero characters.
Common Sense Media
27 April 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is a deep, top-down strategy game that can engage players for hours and hours, rewarding equally peaceful and militaristic solutions. It bears some resemblance to the popular Civilization franchise but is more granular and tactical. Players assume the role of a sovereign in charge of one of eight factions and try to expand their faction's power.