Black Legend

Warcave, Warcave

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
60
Top Critic Average
5%
Critics Recommend
Based on 20 critic reviews
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Black Legend

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

5%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 25, 2021
Nintendo SwitchMar 25, 2021
PCMar 25, 2021
Xbox OneMar 25, 2021

Developer: Warcave

Publisher: Warcave

Genres: RPG, Strategy

Lead a squadron of Mercenaries into the accursed city of Grant and aid a surviving resistance in fighting against a deadly cult of fanatics. Eradicate the fog that shrouds the streets and inflicts madness among the populace in this thrilling alternate history Turn-Based Strategy RPG! Explore the ruined streets of Grant, a 17th century city based on the architecture of the Low Lands. Aid the resistance in their struggle against the Mephistian Cultists. Uncover the history of Mephisto, a menacing Alchemist who brewed a maddening fog, and clouded the entire city. Fight using bodily alchemy based on the old concept of Humorism. Master the four different instabilities and combine them with Catalyst Attacks to deal massive damage to enemies! Unlock 15 playable classes, each capable of learning unique abilities and handling different equipment. Master them, synergize with other units and become the ultimate liberator of Grant! Customize your journey, from a forgiving experience for the story lovers, to a hardcore challenge that punishes every mistake. We await our liberation at your hands, stranger. Grant us our wish!

Black Legend Critic Reviews

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Black Legend evokes a brooding atmosphere thanks to the fog covered streets of Grant and has some good ideas around party and class management, as well as its turn based battles. However, bugs and awkward camera controls, plus a lack of a strong narrative or lore makes Black Legend feel like a fog has descended obscuring its potential.

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IGN Italy

Stefano Castagnola
5 / 10.0
IGN Italy

Black Legend isn't capable of living up to its interesting premise and quickly becomes a repetitive slog through similar combat encounters. It lacks the complexity other tactical RPGs possess, it doesn't offer meaningful exploration or choices and its writing is generally quite bland. The concept is intriguing enough but it needed a stronger game around it.

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Black Legend is a competent game that loses itself in its own cumbersome execution. For every good mechanic, Black Legend introduces it finds a way to make it confusing to learn, and hinders your enjoyment of it in the process. Black Legend crafts an intriguing world that I loved exploring when I wasn't constantly getting lost due to its poor navigation. Where the brunt of issues appear are in the game's cumbersome Catalyst System and repetitive combat animations. Thankfully ,the fun cross-class System keeps things a bit interesting for as long as it takes to finish the title.

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But, now, there are other turn-based strategy games. You can assemble a squad of mechas, a coven of mages, an elite military unit, or even a heavily armed pig and duck. You can fight aliens, fish-men, soldiers, pirates, and existential dread. What I mean to say is that I like the ideas in Black Legend, and I applaud the devs for remaining true to their vision. Although, this is an environment with stiff competition, and it wasn’t long before I felt my attention being pulled elsewhere. Black Legend will doubtlessly have its fans, but the magic simply isn’t there.

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