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Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

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Overall 8
8.0

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Hotkeys from heaven, High-style visuals in lovely 3D, Commendably balanced nations
  • Cons: Hotkeys from hell, Thin sound effects, Boring, super-simple Conquer the World
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Overall 4
4.0

Duke Nukem Forever Review

AtomicGamer
14 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Duke Nukem Forever is a long-lost relic, the result of an archaeological dig that brought back something from an era seemingly long past, then spit-shined and put on display with the hopes that someone is still around that appreciates what little it can do. What 2K Games and Gearbox Software may not understand is that even those of us that do appreciate Duke for all its annoying gameplay and outdated jokes - and I think I qualify in that group, as I played a lot of Duke...
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Eternal Gaming Network
9 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Making a standout strategy game in this new era of gaming is a tough task, thanks in part to Big Huge Games' earlier effort, Rise of Nations. In the Age of Empires realm of Real Time Stratgy's (RTS), Rise of Nations was the pinnacle of deep and broad gameplay, featuring a huge variety of nations, maps, units, and eras. A sequel was a given, but who expected Big Huge to go out on such a limb with Rise of Legends?
  • Pros: Graphics, artwork, and a solid multiplayer experience.
  • Cons: Weak sound effects, lose story line, some minor gameplay issues.
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Eternal Gaming Network
9 November 2007
  • Excerpt: A lot of these changes are welcome, even superior. The biggest improvement is arguably the addition of a single-player campaign narrative, the lack of which was Rise of Nations' primary shortcoming. The story introduces you to Rise of Legends' three races, each of which is as different from the others as you can imagine.
  • Pros: Graphics, artwork, and a solid multiplayer experience.
  • Cons: Weak sound effects, lose story line, some minor gameplay issues.
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Sci-fi military strategy game engages teens & up.

Common Sense Media
28 March 2007
  • Summary: Parents need to know that this is a war game, so violence and gore aren't out of context, but the sci-fi theme -- strange lands, creatures, and vehicles -- helps to water down the graphic scenery. While most of the time players control units on the battlefield from a top-down view, making fighting look almost cartoon-like, be aware that you can zoom in to get a closer and more graphic look at the action. The cut scene sequences are also graphic.
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Overall 8
7.5

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

Strategy Informer
27 March 2007
  • Conclusion: All in all, however, I liked the game and enjoyed my time playing it. The turn based combined with RTF is unique and fun, providing a little time for thinking and not so much twitchy trigger finger. The storyline is not perfect, but it's still worthy of being called a storyline, so you take what you can get and roll with it.
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Overall 9
9.0

Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

The Gamers Temple
22 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Real-time strategy games inevitably fall into one of three categories: Sci-Fi, Dungeons & Dragons style fantasy, or historical. Time and again strategy gamers are asked to lead their species, race, or civilization to victory against the other species, races, or civilizations, in most cases all of which are more alike than different. When a game comes along that breaks out of this mold, its novelty alone is enough to cause gamers to stand up and take notice.
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Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

Hooked Gamers
3 November 2006
  • Conclusion: Dark Messiah also contains some multiplayer content - but it is a totally separate game that has been developed by a different company. It comes with your purchase of Dark Messiah, but you will have to download it over Steam even if you have purchased your copy in stores. The multiplayer mode has a neat twist to it, where each capture-and-hold map (think: Domination from UT or Conquest from the Battlefield series) was part of an overall back-and-forth battle between...
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Expert Review

GamerDay
11 October 2006
  • Excerpt: “There is a world unlike ours—a world in which legends live and die, where magic and technology vie for dominion, and where mysteries buried for a thousand years have now been uncovered, to catastrophic effect. This is the world of Aio.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
10
Addiction 10
10

A New Legend

GIN
9 October 2006
  • Excerpt: It has been a long time since I was excited about a real-time strategy game. And that is ironic, because I was not originally supposed to review Rise of Legends but am filling in because of problems the original reviewer was having (of a personal nature, not with the game). I used to be a huge RTS fan, and was even nationally ranked at one time with both Warcraft and Total Annihilation: Kingdoms.
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