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: 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.
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
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.
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. Though its name may make you think it's a sequel to Slitherine's 2002 strategy game Legion, that's not quite the case, as Legion Arena takes out all the strategic aspects of being able to run the Roman Empire.
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. 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.
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
Summary: Vous adorez l’époque de la Gaule, celle de la Rome Antique. Les grands péplums de l’Histoire, les campagnes militaires d’antan. A première vue, le Legion Arena de Slitherine Software est fait pour vous combler de bonheur.