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. On the one hand Legion Arena is exciting and easy to learn. On the other it’s complex and intricate requiring careful thought.
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. It has a strange little addiction to it, perhaps that’s just the RPG element beckoning you to create the ultimate legion.
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. Not as deep as Rome: Total War, but not as frustrating or as difficult, either.
Pros: ups: Fast action and a good history lesson
Cons: downs: Not epic in scope or concept, lacks the depth of strategy expected
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.
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. Along the way he also earns experience points,
denarii (currency), and fame which are used to buy new units and upgrade old ones.
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. Legion Arena comes to the table offering the ability to get right into the fight against the Etruscans and other enemies of Rome…or even attempt to take Rome on in a popular rebellion.
Summary: Legion Arena est basé sur un bon concept avec de bonnes idées. Hélas, sa faible réalisation générale n'arrive pas à le hisser au rang d'un très bon jeu. On se prend facilement dans son rôle de leader de troupes avec toute la stratégie que cela comporte, et on passe un bon moment devant sa machine. Les éléments jeu de rôle sont un plus. Mais, force est de constater que la réalisation générale est beaucoup trop simpliste. Dommage !
Conclusion: Partant d'une idée très intéressante, Legion Arena connaît hélas quelques problèmes de gameplay qui lui font perdre de précieux points. En outre, ses deux campagnes très linéaires s'avèrent être trop répétitives pour susciter l'intérêt sur le long terme. Reste un mode multijoueur sympathique mais nettement insuffisant.