Top Critic Average
Liege Dragon is an okay RPG with all the right elements but bland gameplay.
The vibrant detailed scenery coupled with memorable characters and a strong captivating plot make Liege Dragon a welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch library of RPGs. The easy-to-understand game play is perfect for newcomers to the RPG genre, and KEMCO also gives veterans an opportunity to play on harder difficulties to test their battle strategy. A mixture of familiar KEMCO game mechanics and new ones make the age-old story of good versus evil feel refreshing and engaging.
I will also say that I have enjoyed Liege Dragon more than some of the others from Kemco, too. There is a more solid narrative to it, and I really like the visual design of that combat system. Though, being entirely honest here, it was probably the sexy princess that got it over the line for me. That really is one very inspired costume design.
Even though Liege Dragon isn't the best old-school RPG to be released in recent years, it still has its charms. The simplicity of it all can actually be kind of refreshing but it also makes tedium sink in much sooner than you'd hope.
Liege Dragon is a rather boring adventure, and it didn’t do that well even as a remake. The game’s mechanics feel even more simplistic when combined with the rather unpleasant presentation, and when the old version from 2011 looks way prettier and more fitting of the simplicity, that’s a pretty sad sight to see for a remade game like this, and I feel that some sort of option or tribute to the game’s original look would have been a pretty neat feature to see.