TGWK’s Review of “Legendary Wars” v1.1 (iOS)

Legendary Wars is a brand new tower defense style game from developers, Liv Games. Unlike other tower defense games however, Legendary Wars combines RPG and RTS elements to differentiate itself from the others. The gameplay itself resembles that of Plants vs Zombies but that’s where the similarities end.

Legendary Wars is a huge game boasting over 50 levels. Because the game also combines RPG elements, the game itself is also quite deep. It’s not a simple pick up and play type game but it is a game that really draws you in and require a bit more time then the other tower defense games. Combined with some beautifully designed levels, characters, and an engaging story line, Legendary Wars seeks to become a game you’ll not only want to keep playing, but one you’ll never forget.

If you’re a fan of Plants vs Zombies, Legendary Wars should be right up your alley. It however requires more from you than PvZ does as there is an RPG element to it and you’ll have to spend time upgrading your characters throughout the game. Legendary Wars is also not an easy game in the slightest. You will need to choose your upgrades carefully and watch what you spend your gems on, otherwise you’ll have a hard time advancing forward in the game. I actually had to start the game over a few levels in because I spent my gems unwisely the first time around and could not beat this one level for the life of me. I decided to start over and redistribute my upgrades with more though and now I’m way past where I was stuck at.

In fact, that’s how I would recommend you play this game. Start a throw-away game first where you familiarize yourself with the controls, upgrades, and gameplay mechanics before actually starting to play the game seriously. It will help you tremendously in getting the proper feel for the game and will help you advance further as well. Also, do not get discouraged if you can not beat certain levels on the first try. Sometimes they require multiple playthroughs and wee bit of luck to pass. I think of each playthrough, whether I win or lose as a learning experience which will prepare me for later levels which I assume will get even harder.

On the technical side of things, the graphics for Legendary wars is very good. Most of it is 2D based but its played on a 3D playing field. It’s very similar to Plants vs Zombies but the difference is that your troops can move around the area freely on 3 different planes so you are no confined to 1 square per unit. You can control all of your units at once or individually by tapping on them. Unit selecting works reasonably well except when there are lots of them on your screen at once. It can get quite hectic and difficult to select the unit you want. I’d like to see the developers try to improve this a bit as sometimes it just feels like I can’t get my guys to do what I want them to do. I’d also like to see the AI adjusted a bit. There are times when an enemy would just walk by my guys and they would just stand around. I’d like to see an auto feature where my units will automatically switch rows to intercept incoming enemies.

Other than those two issues, Legendary Wars is a very satisfying game. It’s not a game for the casual gamer however but if you love tower defense games, this is definitely one to add to your collection. Legendary Wars is a fantastic addition to the tower defense genre. In fact, it’s really more than that. It’s an evolution of the genre. The game really takes the tower defense genre to a new level by adding the RPG element to it. I usually only play tower defense games for a couple of days, then never go back to them. I’ve been playing Legendary Wars for a solid week and a half already and still find myself playing a level here and there whenever I have the time.

I would note however that the game can be very difficult for young children to play so this is really for the older kids and adults. The game requires a lot of technical elements that they just would not understand. Plus, the game is a little violent even though most of the characters involve are fantasy based and not real.

Legendary Wars is available now in the App Store for $2.99. It requires 2 gen and up devices as well as iOS 3.1.3 and higher.

Description

Legendaria is under attack!

Join Lucas the knight on a heroic quest to fight back the undead forces of the Netherworld. Along the way discover the secrets surrounding the mysterious Sunstones and the fabled Phoenix. Build up massive armies with seven unique heroes, including Elven Archers, Hulking Golems, Powerful Wizards, and Magical Unicorns. Your journey will put you toe to toe with over 20 different monsters and 12 evil bosses bent on your demise. It falls to you to protect Legendaria.

Huge world to Explore
Campaign mode features 5 lands and over 50 levels each with unique gameplay and unlockable modes.

Action-RTS-RPG
Experience a new freedom in hybrid gameplay as you take direct control of any hero on the battlefield and unleash their special attacks! Command huge armies and destroy the monster horde.

Unique Gameplay
Features a variety of gameplay styles including; castle defense, castle siege, ambush, side-scrolling, free build, and Hero control. All while commanding a massive army to victory!

ZOMG Monsters!
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 thinking and challenge you until the last epic battle.

New gear and attacks
Upgrade your heroes through the game to unlock powerful new attacks and two sets of Legendary Armor per character.

Unparalleled 2D graphics and animation
6 beautifully detailed environment with eye-popping parallax scrolling, and a whole cast of charming characters each with up to 100 frames of animation, resulting in a visually stunning experience that will have you coming back again and again.

& the fun is not over yet!!!
When you finish the campaign, the game is not over! Unlock more than 10 endless modes and multiple difficulties that will allow you to put your upgraded heroes (and your own personal skill) to the test. Through the “hard” and “LEGENDARY” modes you too will become a legend by unlocking the final Legendary Armor needed to defeat evil once and for all…

Min Requirements: 2nd Gen Device

[via App Store]

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