Reviews for Endless Legend - Classic Edition

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Endless Legend

wardog546 | Nov. 18, 2014 | See all wardog546's reviews »

Endless Legend is a pretty fun game in a universe that is familiar if you have played Endless Space and/or Dungeon of the Endless. The setting is on the planet of Auriga and you have to conquer it by diplomacy or war. The battle mechanics are pretty unique as you have to maneuver your troops around tiles, like Civilization, and try to defeat your enemy. Also the units you have in your disposal depends on what faction you are and what minor faction you have assimilated, giving you a wide range of units. As for the empire mechanics, it's pretty much colonize, expand your city through improvements, and do the usual research. Where you place your cities is important since you can place it in an area with Food, Science, Dust, or Industry bonuses. There are also special tiles that gives you bonuses in more areas or stronger weapons. Apart from the game play, one thing I absolutely love is the music. There are some issues, like the game crashing on the 64-bit while running a AMD graphics card (not sure if that has been fixed) and does take a while to start off. Like Amplitude's games, it does have future free "add-ons" (or updates) and the probable DLC to further expand the game. I recommend this to anyone who likes 4X games or just the Endless lore.

85

Very addicting, familiar setting.

Guardsman111 | Oct. 10, 2014 | See all Guardsman111's reviews »

Endless legend is a fun game, and extremely addicting if you enjoy playing tile games like Civilization. By far my favorite feature in this game is the combat system. If you've played Endless space, you are very familiar with the usual "manual or automatic" fighting modes. The difference comes in when you use the manual fighting mode, in which a battlefield gets stretched out and you use the physical map to fight on. It's an interesting concept, and it can make or break battles depending on the terrain you choose your battles on. This game, although Alpha, still looks absolutely amazing, and you wouldn't be able to tell unless someone told you. I'd recommend this for anyone looking for a slow, strategic tile-based game.

85

Looks great. AI lacks armies.

Teville | Oct. 8, 2014 | See all Teville's reviews »

This game looks amazing. And the idea of having a civilisation type game where you can expand the city beyond the original hex is exciting ~ an actual growing city with bonuses for each city/district level eg if you surround a district with 4 other districts it gains a level with powerful bonuses. Or you can spread the districts out like a branching pattern and maximise your income and covering unique terrain features. This game is definitely one for those who like civilization but wanted more focus on the building side. The ai is abit weak in this game. I played on hard and normal difficulty and found they rarely sustained any armies till quite late in the game by which time I had spent half the game killing 90% of the players on the map. I later found out that the ai quite happily suicides his units on the neutrals in this game which is why they never had much of an army or chance against military conquests especially if you attack their cities in the first 20 turns. I've seen many ai cities under siege by just one neutral unit. This game looks great and has good gameplay mechanics but the ai needs improvement. If you don't play for conquest, this game plays very nicely as a civ builder.

80

Endless Legend Review

Nazakoo | Oct. 2, 2014 | See all Nazakoo's reviews »

Endless Legend is a fun game, but more it is capable of being custom tailored to someone who wants a slower pace or a faster paced game. Endless Legend is best summarized as "Heroes of Might and Magic" and "Civ 5" got together, had a baby and Endless Legend was that child. It got an 80 because the game is very well balanced. The issues I saw with it was winter... kind of annoyed me. The game has a hell of a curve but, once you learn how to deal with winter, the different UI, and the varied strengths / weaknesses of the game. . . It turns into something very solid and honestly I enjoy playing more than civilization.

90

Early Access with a great perspective

RakuPL_Markolf | May 14, 2014 | See all RakuPL_Markolf's reviews »

Endless Legend is a great looking, but sitll alpha stage title. Gameplay is very promising, looking like Civ5 in fantasy world with some new ideas in the way of handling combat (you only choose what units should do and they execute your orders by they own). Still some bugs which can hit completely entire game from being playable (and you need to restart it to regain possibility to continue playing). A very promising turn based strategy with a very nice graphic style.