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Monday, July 24, 2006

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Legion Arena Reviewed
6:35 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Last weekend Applelinks posted a review of Legion Arena, Slitherine's strategy combat title set in the time of the Romans. Brought to the Mac by Freeverse Software, Legion Arena gives players the chance to build up a lethal fighting force using a combination of real time strategy and role playing elements. Applelinks gave Legion Arena a score of 3 out of 5.

From the review:

At first, I was frustrated by the limited palate of choices offered at each upgrade opportunity, but then I realized there was a tactical way to use this to your advantage. Instead of merely working to play up the strengths and weaknesses of each class of soldiers, for example by making all of my skirmishers (essentially archers) less vulnerable to attacks from ground troops, each group of men could be provided with a specific skill set to handle a certain task. So instead of beefing up two sets of skirmishers to withstand a militia attack, one could become a defensive unit that is a little stronger in hand-to-hand combat, and another could be given greater accuracy and damage, to make them a lethal killing squad that must always be protected by another group. In this way, specializing and strengthening troops for specific tasks, you can select your troops based on the specific challenge before you. This is especially useful as the game progresses and you are occasionally inexplicably made to limit the number of groups you are allowed to take into a given battle.
The full review is available at the website below.

Applelinks: Legion Arena Review
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