Summary: There is no doubt that this game is difficult, but the challenge is intellectual, not how fast you can click, as it is turn-based. It is not complex to play, but strategy really matters in this game. Units carry between missions, as do unit losses. Play sloppy, it will hurt you in later missions. One detail I like, is there is a turn-limit on each mission. You get Gold, Silver, or Bronze depending on how many turns it takes, and rewards reflect the rating.
Summary: First of all, the most common complaint about this game is that it's too hard. And it is hard, casual gamers need not apply. Elven Legacy and it's predecessor Fantasy Wars are inspired by Fantasy General and the Panzer General series. This is old school hex based strategy. If you're interested in a strategy game focused on tactics with a steep challenge you will love this series. The difficulty can be overwhelming but all the missions can be won.
Summary: I really wanted to like this game. I even like the art and graphics (in 2011). But it really is too hard, even on the easiest setting. AI is good, but since you're heavily outnumbered, the game becomes unfair. And there's nothing as disappointing as seeing the AI gang up on your carefully nurtured elite unit and wipe it out in one turn.
Summary: A great wargame - a genre that has been quite rare in the past years. Decent storyline and presentation, simple yet deep mechanics, good map design, excellent challenge level. A must play for wargaming-fans, and a big recommendation for fans of tactical RPGs and turn-based strategy games.
Summary: Being an ardent fan of such turn based titles as HOMM, Disciples, AOW and Warlords I really wanted to like this game. Playing the game on easy mode and getting completely crushed in the second scene of the campaign, however, was quite a surprise. I found success on further attempts but it seems to me the game takes the fun out of exploring each map, as you must move directly to the objective as quickly as possible or get wiped out.
Summary: Might be a good game if it were playable. Unfortunately the game is just far too buggy to play, even with the latest patch. Fortunately the developers added an auto safe feature, and I can see why, because the game will likely lock up on you every few turns and you have to kill the process and restart the game. Your enthusiasm for playing doesn't last long under those conditions.
Summary: As a new player of strategy games coming from the love of the RPG I admit loving Elven Legacy. First even without customization of character it has the 3D look I enjoy as well as the 'unit look' needed for such a game. The controls are very simple to learn and understand and I have already gotten to the 3rd mission of my first campaign without feeling any frustration whatsoever with the playeability of the game.
Great turned-based hex strategy game, in a fantasy setting.
3 November 2009
Conclusion: For all intents Elven Legacy is a fantastic example of how do the easy thing right and develop a cracking game. Without doubt this wonderful game has been crafted to perfection. It uses the perfect formula for turn-based strategy games.
Summary: Vorwort: Hi, Dieses Strategiespiel ist ein wirklich sehr schönes, von der Grafik her kann es mit vielen mithalten und ist manchmal sogar noch besser. In diesem Strategiespiel gibt es leider nur 2 Kampagnen wie die Menschen und die Elfen. Hierbei handelt es sich um das PC Strategiespiel Elven Legacy. Die Installation ist ziemlich leicht einfach die DVD ins Laufwerk legen und dann erkennt der Computer auch gleich das Spiel.