Conclusion: Overall I found Legion Arena to be unique enough to garner interest. While it’s no mega contender, it does have its charm and could easily be one of those games you find yourself visiting time and time again.
Excerpt: Legion Arena can be a deceiving game to the untrained eye. Upon first inspection the game might seem shallow, with only basic graphics and average gameplay. Don’t be fooled though, beneath the surface lies a game with more than enough depth and addictive gameplay.
Excerpt: While Legion Arena may have a lot to live up to in the historical strategy genre (like Rome: Total War), the war title from publisher Strategy First and developer Slitherin Soft. does a fairly good job of being its own game.
Pros: ups: Fast action and a good history lesson
Cons: downs: Not epic in scope or concept, lacks the depth of strategy expected
Excerpt: Most PC games can be categorized as RPG, strategy, or shooter. However,
Legion Arena continues a recent trend of developers blurring the lines between genres. It borrows elements from both a typical RPG and strategy game. As general of an army, the player commands troops in real-time battles.
Conclusion: The greatest asset of Legion Arena is its welcoming learning curve. Even the greenest of gamers can pick this game up and begin playing in minutes. Also, the short battles make it ideal for a quick fix in a busy schedule. A half-hour playing session is enough to pound five or six opposing armies.
Summary: The back of the Legion Arena box has the famous Julius Caesar quotation "Veni, vidi, vici" on it ("I came, I saw, I conquered"), which is a pretty apt description of this tactical combat game from Slitherine Software.
Pros: Fun, fast-paced, lightweight tactical game, Breeze through ancient history and learn at the same time
Cons: The game only features battles, There isn't any type of overarching strategic layer to tie the battles together, The limited content and gameplay make for a thin game
Excerpt: The Total War series has become the benchmark for Ancient Era warfare in today’s strategy game market. With its grand, sweeping battles and turn based strategy, it has dominated the other titles available in the genre.
Excerpt: Strategiespiele haben es aufgrund der starken Konkurrenz schwer, sich auf dem Markt durchzusetzen. Dies gilt insbesondere für Slitherine Softwares 'Legion Arena', das es gleich mit dem überaus gelungenen 'Rome: Total War' aufnimmt.
Pros: zwei Kampagnen, zahlreiche Schlachten, gelungenes Tutorial, einfache Steuerung
Cons: wenig Abwechslung, technisch etwas schwach, nur eine Hintergrundmusik
Excerpt: [Quelle: ] Stellen Sie sich Rome: Total War ohne Strategieteil, aber mit Rollenspiel-Elementen vor - heraus kommt Legion Arena. Die Schlachten mit historischem Hintergrund spielen sich erfreulich einfach, vor allem die Planungsphase vor dem Kampf birgt taktischen Tiefgang.