Legion - PC

3.1 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
Rated: Teen
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Lay the foundation for the ancient world's greatest empire in this strategy game developed by Paradox Entertainment. Unlike the Renaissance period international trading of Europa Universalis, the developer's successful earlier strategy title, Legion is set over 2,000 years ago and concentrates on the tribes and territories of just one rising nation. Player's choose a tribe to lead against all others, to claim territory and resources, build cities and fortresses, and eventually expand to rule all of ancient Rome. Warfare takes place on battlefields modeled after actual maps of the time and territory. Well-organized armies, making the best tactical use of the terrain, will win the day. Good diplomacy is equally important, as the player strives to unite the land's many leagues and city-states under one rule. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide

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ASIN B000065SQ5
Release date June 5, 2002
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3.1 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #54,191 in videogames
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Product Dimensions 7.6 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches
Media: Video Game
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I'll admit right from the start that I'm partial to virtually all things Roman and was looking forward to this game coming out for quite a while. I was getting tired of traditional 'Real Time Simulations' as I find micro-managing to be a bit boring. That being said, Legion is a great deal of fun to play.
Legion has some great merits to it:
1) a short, easy to understand rule book and tutorial. There's nothing as frustrating as getting a new computer game only to have to wade through hundreds of pages of details before you can play it with any hope of success.
2) system requirements are so low that virtually any PC will be able to play it. It's nice not to have to upgrade your entire system just to play a new game.
3) There's a nice mix of game styles here. Enough 'RTS' to feel that you can actually incluence the course of your empire without making you feel like your a mid level paper pusher obsessing over insignificant details. At the same time there's enough tactical play to keep the game interesting overall.
4) Replayability of this game is high. In each campaign there are up to 20 competing nations and you have the ability to play every one.
5) The battlefield graphics. Some 'professional' reviewers are remarking that the graphics in Legion leave something to be desired. I, however, like them. The attention to detail on the battlefields is amazing and a great deal of fun to watch. Yes, the game may not have the latest in 3D technology but it really isn't needed here.
In short, Legion is a fun, solid game in a market that has lacked a good ancient world strategy game.
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First off, this game will not win game of the year awards or anything like that.
But it is a good game. Management of your economy, army, and diplomacy is simple and doesn't take very long to learn. The best thing about the game is that there is lots of strategy... Keeping it challenging and interesting.
One of my favorite things about the game is how battles are played out. You give your troops their orders BEFORE the battle, and then you have no control once it starts. It adds to the strategy as it is not a clickfest-- you can think about what your unit formations/orders should be, the position, and the terrain you want them to fight in.
It is also very realistic-- in Roman times, once a battle had begun, orders could not be efficiently relayed to the troops.
The economy interface is simple. There are 3 resources; food, lumber, and iron. You will need them to raise armies and build buildings. Some buildings provide the resources directly. Others improve your worker's productivity. And others add town defenses or military improvements. If you leave workers idle, the population will rise faster.
There are many types of soldiers you can buy. Different tribes can build different soldiers (Rome builds legions, and Celts can build fanatics), and there are building requirements to get certain units. Every unit has its own specialties. Some fight well in rough terrain, whereas others (such as legions), fight well in the open. Some fall easily to cavalry-- but hopilites will tear them up. In the back of the manual it lists the abilities of the units, and all this adds to the battle strategy.
The game is turn based. Each turn is a season, and each turn you can move your armies a certain number of spaces. In the spring, buildings you ordered are built and units produced.
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I'm so used to having to take forever to learn the nuances of complicated strategy/war games. So, I was kinda like, "Huh? That's it?", when I started playing Legion. Yes, you have food, wood, and stone like most games, but you really don't manage them very much. Is that good or bad? I dunno, really.
Basically, all of the city managing stuff is done by the computer and you, the player, do the fighting. All of the few city managing decisions that you do make need to be focused on the primary importance of your army. This, I suppose, is pretty historically accurate. The MOST important thing is war.
The battles are laid out like this: You choose the city or army you want to fight. You then lay out in formation the positioning of your squads. Then choose your attacking advancement and hit 'GO!'. Then you just watch and hold your breath. It can get pretty nerving watching your armies advance. But, it's all over in a minute or so.
Pretty good game, but not enough in depth management for sim freaks like me.
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This is the first strategy game I have played and I only bought it because I have been reading Colleen McCullough's historical novels about the Roman Republic. I got slaughtered in my first campaign (I should have read the short instruction manual first). After going back and reading the manual, I found the game just challenging enough to keep me and my victorious armies interested. It was also fascinating to compare the battle skills of the variuos Gallic tribes with those described in the historic novels. I highly recommend this game for a beginner, but it is easy to see that this game is far too simple for an experienced gamer.
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The game is well implemented and mostly succeeds at accomplishing its modest objectives. As you can see by the other reviews, the non-interactive combat sequences are by far the most controversial aspect of the game. I personally like the way combat is handled: it does provide you with a fair amount of control over your armies without devolving into a frantic click-fest like so many other games. Indeed, I've been impressed by the level of intelligence exhibited by my AI soldiers -- it's a big improvement over standard RTS fare, where half of the time your troops are too dumb to defend themselves when attacked unless you click on them.
My main problem with the game lies in the way units and experience are handled. Each unit can contain up to about 80 soldiers (depending on the type and size of the unit) and up to 8 units are grouped together into an army. If at least one soldier from a unit survives a battle, the unit survives and retains all its experience. You can repopulate the unit pretty quickly just by having it positioned inside your borders. I find that this makes it just too easy to create powerful veteran armies. This system, along with the high frequency of battles in the game, means that very few battles have a make-or-break sense of excitement: even if your elite invading army gets wiped out, it can be replaced fairly easily.
I did get a few evenings of enjoyment out of this game, but it's certainly not one of those games that will take over your life and consume every moment of your free time.
(The earlier reviewer who said that the factions differ in name only is incorrect: different factions have different unit types available to them. Also, the faction's starting strength and position can dramatically alter the flavor of the game.)
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