Legendary Wars Review
- Variety of gameplay modes; not your typical castle defense.
- Blending of RTS elements.
- Lighthearted, cartoonish style; paired with an intriguing story.
- Poorly considered controls; prone to misclicks - lacking intuitive options.
- Repeating levels required to stay ahead of the curve; only other option is in-app purchases to stay ahead.
Legendary Wars does an admirable job of propelling the castle defense genre beyond the usual predictable set of features, though players can be left fumbling to control their army with any level of accuracy.
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Do you happen to have a friend that you hold dear that also happens to have an incredibly annoying personal trait? It could be something as simple as the way they laugh or even a bad habit, but regardless of it you still call them a friend. Legendary Wars by Liv Games is the gaming equivalent of that sort of friend; it's surprisingly refreshing and well considered as far as castle defense games go, but it has one heck of an annoying trait that may make it hard to wholly enjoy.
Case in point, its controls bear more than the lion's share of frustration when it comes to trying to remain invested in the game for longer than the first campaign. Like most castle defense games, players convert resources in to units that are subsequently used to crush the incoming forces, however in an interesting twist there are three possible lanes for your units (and the enemies) to travel down. This sounds clever in theory, however units need to be individually micromanaged in order to efficiently guard or otherwise make progress on most levels. Unfortunately individual control is sketchy and often results in accidentally selecting other units or moving them in to danger too soon and the group controls lack any level of intelligence as your units stumble forward heedless of the formations you've previously set them in.
Though, should you manage to wrangle some sense of control over your units you're granted access to perhaps one of the most intriguing castle defense games currently available on the App Store. The cartoonish art style and childish fantasy theme mask a far more complex game that provides varied scenarios that range from basic defense; to attacking other castles; defeating large 'boss' style encounters; and even 'platforming' sequences and unique solo-hero modes. To top it off, the story is told well as it manages to pace out the serious 'quest' plot-line with interspersed moments of humor that keep things lighthearted without jumping in to cheesy territory.
Still, Legendary Wars is a hard game to recommend without at least making it clear that it's only a matter of time before the controls start to annoy you, but if you enjoy the game's variety and story enough it's a price worth paying for.
DescriptionWelcome to Legendary Wars. Take command of your heroes. Build up massive armies to destroy the undead forces of the Netherworld! It's time to fight back!
*Runner-up Winner: Best App Ever Award for top Strategy Game of 2011.
*Winner of top Game app for MacWorld's Top 25 Apps of all time!
"There's an amazing amount of gameplay packed into this iPhone game. Liv Games may have finally toppled Plants Vs. Zombies as my go-to form of mobile entertainment".
"There's so much variety and so many things to work towards that I've been having an absolutely fantastic time playing through it".
"Legendary Wars is a must have title. 4/4"
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"It delivers a unique and enjoyable gaming experience that few other games match." 9/10
"Legendary Wars is an absolutely gigantic castle/lane defense title, with deep RPG elements. The quest is huge and varied, so fans of light strategy should grab Liv Games' modern classic."
Legendary Wars 2.0 Features:
-Huge world to Explore
Campaign mode features 6 lands and over 70 levels each with unique gameplay and secret unlockable modes.
-Unique Gameplay: Action-RTS-RPG
Take direct control of any hero on the battlefield and unleash their special attacks! Command huge armies and destroy the monster horde. Features a variety of gameplay styles including; castle defense, castle siege, ambush, side-scrolling, free build, and Hero control.
-Gorgeous Retina graphics and animation
8 beautifully detailed environment with eye-popping parallax scrolling, and a whole cast of charming characters in a visually stunning experience.
Battle Skullys, Zombies, Wolfys, Vamps, Trolls, Gargoyles and Dragons designed with AI to hunt you down. Each monster is also equipped with their own unique special attacks that will keep you challenged until the last epic battle.
-New gear and attacks
Upgrade your heroes through the game to unlock powerful new attacks and 5 Tiers of Legendary Armor per character.
Beautiful orchestrated soundtrack written exclusively for Legendary Wars. This is what games need to sound like.
& the fun is not over yet!
Unlock more than 15 modes including Arena and Action Challenges in multiple difficulties that will allow you to put your upgraded heroes and skil to the test.
Legendary Wars contains optional In App Purchases. It was designed to play without IAPs. To disable IAPs, turn them off in settings - restrictions on your device.
Min Requirements: iphone 3GS, ipod touch 3
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What's New in Version 2.2.2What's new?
10 New Skyhaven challenges!
-Fixed iCloud bug that was causing issues with syncing. iCloud is now user controlled. Push and pull data any time you want in main menu options.
-Fixed the fireball bug on Phoenix Tier 5
-Fixed faun and rogue size on non retina devices.
-Fixed miner button in swamp on older devices
-Balanced units and tweaked a bunch of levels based on your emailed feedback!
-Free Moonstone for you! (Tap news in Main menu)
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New game in the Wars series is coming!