Excerpt: Elven Legacy is a turn based strategy game made by Russian 1C Company and published by Paradox Interactive. The game is a follow up to the mildly successful strategy game Fantasy Wars that it hopes to improve upon. The setting is still traditional fantasy with orcs and elves so let's see if this new attempt achieves turn based strategy greatness that eluded its predecessor.
Excerpt: Elven Legacy: Ranger is an add-on for Elven Legacy; a hex-gridded turn-based strategy game with RPG elements and a fantasy setting. Gidzilla had the dubious honour of reviewing the original for Game Debate back in April, concluding that it had solid genre-specific gameplay at the expense of presentation, story telling, and originality. EL:R offers no advancement on that.
Pros: Gets simple things right, Decent interface, Good camera controls
Cons: Bland, No improvements, A mod you get to pay for
Excerpt: Elven Legacy is a game with a united vision, and its purpose is to entice your intellect and intrigue your eye. The game’s initial richness lies within its thoroughly entertaining story and the game’s bright and complimentary graphics. The story centers on five races: elves, orcs, humans, dwarves, and the undead. They have all come to battle for the same disputed territory, and the different modes of game-play allow you to play as each of the races.
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Summary: Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic, and a thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy enthusiasts. Through an epic quest to restore the former glory of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings.
Conclusion: If you’re a hardcore turn-based strategy fan, feel free to disregard this review and seek out the opinion of someone more schooled in the genre. But if, like me, you’re a novice in the genre and have been taken in by Elven Legacy’s promise of a gentle welcome, then keep well away. You’ll only end up getting hurt.
Excerpt: As one of the key bedrocks of Personal Computer gaming since about 1843, the humble strategy title can appear in a surprising multiplicity of forms. Though the dominant and iconic jewel-in-the-crown of Starcraft has its inestimably vast pantheon of imitators, its satisfying base-building to action ratio and real time template can only be stretched so far.