Legendary Wars (iPhone) Game Review: An Amazing Smorgasbord

At first glance, Legendary Wars for the iPhone seemed to be a smorgasbord of ideas brought to life. Technically a real-time strategy game, players are tasked with protecting their castle from hordes of undead forces. This is done by mining for gold and using that gold to recruit heroes. Players can then control these heroes in various scenarios including defending the castle, attacking the enemies’ castle, etc.

And then there’s the RPG portion whereby in between levels, heroes can be trained, and equipped so that they can perform better on the 2D battlefield which has more in common with 2D side-scrolling games (!). Each hero has their own special attack that players can trigger on the battlefield, and this is essential as not only are they facing run-of-the-mill enemies like skeleton and zombies, but also trolls, vampires, werewolves, gargoyles…the works.

And you know what? All these elements seem to come together really well and what we have here is one unique, amazing and addictive (any more and I would have run out of adjectives) game. I love the gameplay despite it being a frantic experience as there’s plenty of micromanagement (you’ve to mine the gold, build units, select a particular hero to attack a particular unit, move a hero into the path of an incoming enemy unit, etc)

Thankfully there are shortcut keys to tell your troops to march forward to attack, stay in their place to defend or retreat back to the front of the castle. Players must also bear in mind that these undead troops are more powerful at night, making it necessary to  attack their castle in the morning instead.

I couldn’t stop playing the game since I started yesterday, it’s unputdownable (I’m actually surprised that this word exists…and that my text editor is showing an error for it at the moment).  There campaign mode features like over 50 levels featuring different scenarios mentioned earlier, spread across 5 different lands and I must say, the over-map looks impressive.

Nine Over Ten 9/10 awards Legendary Wars with a 4.5 over 5 rating. Liv Games has pulled off an impressive feat putting this amazing game together, so get it now!

Legendary Wars is available on the iTunes App Store for just USD 0.99, check it out over here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/legendary-wars/id413423472?mt=8. A review code was provided by Liv Games to Nine Over Ten 9/10 for the purpose of this review. The latest update to the game has brought about Game Center leaderboards and achievements, along with HD Retina Display graphics for iPhone 4 users along with other bug fixes and enhancements.

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