|a game by||Slitherine Software UK Ltd.|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||SimCity Games|
Take Civilization, strip it clean of its depth and complexity. Then take Age Of Empires 2: The Conquerors and simplify the combat to a degree where you don't actually have to do anything at all, and what you are left with is Legion, well more or less. Legion takes you through the glory days of the Roman Empire and tasks you with leading the Romans through famous victories, or guiding their opponents to bring their downfall. It's a sound enough premise for a strategy game, and it may even have worked had the developers put any thought whatsoever into the inner workings of their game. Turn-based city building and very minor resource management issues provide the backbone of the gameplay, with real-time combat coming into play whenever your armies come across enemy units on the map. The simplicity of the turn-based section of the game could have been forgiven if the real-time battles were anything to write home about, but sadly, the combat is simply a matter of going through the motions. Choose a formation, click the start button and sit back and watch the computer play the fight out while you twiddle your thumbs. Graphically, as you can see from the screenshots, it looks like the game that time forgot, but as always, it's gameplay that really matters, and in that department Legion simply doesn't deliver on any level.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP