Reviews and Problems with Legion: The Legend of Excalibur
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Legion: The Legend of Excalibur
5 September 2003
Excerpt: If you remember the commercials and only the commercials, you probably thought this game looked pretty cool. What's not to love? You get to be King Arthur himself, leading huge armies into battle against advanced AI, while encountering various other legendary playable characters to aid you on your quest such as Lancelot, Merlin, and some angry dwarf I've never heard of. So chances are most gamers were pretty excited about the idea of an Arthur RPG.
Excerpt: Legion: The Legend of Excalibur is loosely based on the Arthurian legend in which Arthur draws the sword Excalibur and takes his rightful place on the throne as the King of Camelot. From there, the game take huge liberties with the classic story, so much so that fans of the original tale might want to skip past the cutscenes. Apparently, Uther (Arthur's father) was at war with Morgan Le Fey, his daughter.
Pros: Decent looking environments, Fair as a hack-and-slash title
Cons: Mediocre voice-acting, Very little strategy needed, Weak camera, Poor save system
Excerpt: Perhaps the most graphically impressive aspect of Legion: The Legend of Excalibur is Arthur's cape - everything else, however is merely passable. To put it bluntly, there isn't much here that couldn't be done on the PlayStation. Character models are very basic and move with a slow stiffness that isn't all that appealing. While they get the job done - I just wish that I could have seen more. 'To the death!' If I hear this phrase one more time, I'll scream.
Excerpt: Legion began development back in 1999, before the release of the PlayStation 2. The developers at 7-Studios planned on including such welcome features as multi-player modes and completely developed role-playing elements. Three long years later, these plans have been scrapped and sent to the place where good intentions go to wonder "what if.
Excerpt: Midway, once known for their shallow arcade games, has been working hard to change the image of the company. While they still release the same shallow arcade games on the consoles (come on, you know you love to play Blitz and Hitz), they have also resurrected old classic titles and brought them to a new generation. Titles like SpyHunter and the new Gauntlet titles have been very fun games that are definitely worth a spot in your gaming library.
Excerpt: Arthurian legend isn't exactly a heavily tapped mythos. Most know bits and pieces, like the Lady of the Lake or the Sword in the Stone, but for the most part, the average person probably couldn't rattle off more than two or three Knights of the Round Table. Perhaps that's why I was so excited about the prospect of 7 Studios' Legion: The Legend of Excalibur when I first heard about it quite a few years back (we actually interviewed 7 Studios long before they'd even...