Conclusion: - Story taking place on a historical divergent Earth during what should be the renaissance after a mystical cataclysm has occurred. - SPECIAL rules system (from Fallout 1 & 2) adapted to a real-time fantasy setting – including 30 skills, 40 perks, and 15 traits. - Classless system allows the user to customize their character however they want as they advance to as high as 60th level.
Excerpt: In one of the more interesting openings to any recent RPG, you are cast as one of the bastard scions of Richard the Lionhearted in an alternate-history Earth where a great disjunction let loose the demon hordes and has pitted various factions not only against these evil forces but also against one another.
Excerpt: Lionheart - Legacy of the Crusader is role-playing game developed by Black Isle Studios and Reflexive Entertainment (Zax: The Alien Hunter, Star Trek Away Team makers). Lionheart takes place in an alternate history Earth. During the Third Crusade (1192), Richard the Lionhearted gathered together several holy relics while the Middle Eastern city of Acre was under siege.
Excerpt: First Look Date: October 7, 2002 DISRUPTING THE FLOW OF HISTORY I have always been amazed by history and the many crucial events that have shaped and molded our world. What would the world be like if something happened to cause events to transpire differently than they have? What would happen ultimately if one side won instead of having lost or if a ruthless leader had not been defeated in any of the past wars and conflicts throughout our vast history?
Excerpt: Depending on your point of view, Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader is either a thinking-man's Diablo, or an action gamer's version of Baldur's Gate. Lionheart is an RPG that places you in Europe in 1588. Historically speaking, many things look as they should in Barcelona, where you spend much of this single-player adventure. Even the Spanish Armada is getting ready to invade England out in the harbor.
Excerpt: Wow. Yeah, that’s my executive summary for Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader , the new role-playing game from Reflexive Entertainment and Black Isle Studios. But it’s not “Wow, that was good” or “Wow, that was bad.” It’s more “Wow, I wonder what the hell happened there?” You see, Lionheart is an excellent game for about 20 hours, with open-ended gameplay, a good balance between combat and quests, and an opportunity for real role-playing.
Excerpt: Interplay's Black Isle Studios division is one of the best things ever to happen to computer role-playing games. Many of the best RPGs from the last five or six years have been Black Isle games: Fallout, Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, and Icewind Dale are all part of this brand. Considering that amazing track record, it's easy to get excited about Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader, Black Isle's latest RPG.