I kept thinking that Fallen Legion was a much more expensive game with just how it looked and sounded. The art and music are standouts, despite their modesty. Everything else would have greatly benefited from more polish, but there is great potential in these games. I cannot wait to see what the developers make next.
Fallen Legion has a wealth of great ideas, but ultimately crumbles under its ambitions. A fun combat system helps form a strong core, but one that ultimately doesn't hold together for very long. The saving grace here is the beautiful artwork and smooth animations, which are complimented by some great music. Unfortunately, it's hard to recommend the game on those traits alone; Fallen Legion is interesting, and promising, but rarely enjoyable.
Fallen Legion is a title that showed promise, with great 2D sprite work and a combat engine that is reminiscent of Tri Ace's classic, Valkyrie Profile. However, due to a myriad of factors, it falls short of fully realizing its aspirations due to its humdrum story and chaotic, oftentimes dull combat.
Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire is a unique experience that presents a fun yet challenging combat system with great animations and a world where every decision you make affects the kingdom around you. It's not perfect by any means but it succeeds more than it fails.
More action than RPG, Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire focuses everything on the battlefield: story, character development, and the choices that will affect the entire kingdom. The unique take on ATB combat is perhaps Fallen Legion's greatest strength.
The combat… my god the combat. I can't imagine playing through the entire campaign with all that frantic button-smashing.
Fallen Legion isn't a home run. The story is somewhat trite and undercooked, and most of the cast are little more than stereotypes, but there's an earnest charm to the game that's hard to overlook, and the brevity of the campaign actually works in its favour. The frenetic combat is undoubtedly repetitive, but it's occasionally thrilling, and the choice system is well implemented and thought provoking. This won't change the mind of anybody who generally avoids action role-playing games, but for fans of the genre, there's enough here to warrant recommending Fallen Legion as a bite-size adventure to tackle between bigger games.
With a well-written but quite complex story and its simplistic and sometimes frustrating gameplay, Fallen Legion feels like it doesn't know where to stand. Even though it's far from perfect, this game that allow us to experience two different stories on PS4 et PS Vita can definitely entertain you if you're not too demanding.
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Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire doesn't manage to nail all of its ideas, but it manages to make enough of them stick for it to be a worthwhile title for role-playing game fans. Developer YummyYummyTummy didn't play it safe, and has implemented some fantastic ideas here. It's just that some repetitive level design, and a flat story, manages to drag the game down in its back half.
Fallen Legion is an adrenaline rush that is held back by a messy story.
Fallen Legion on PS4 doesn't look like much, but it's a great 2D fighting game with hint of tactical and arcade genres. Shame that it lacks RPG elements, which were expected by many players.
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Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire shows more ambition than it probably had any financial right to show, and it pays off in some really surprising ways. If you want to try something unique in the RPG space, this is certainly reaching for something beyond its grasp but comes out great anyway.
Fallen Legion is yet another product that brings some good ideas but is poorly executed. The battle system can entertain for a few hours, until repetitiveness wears it off. Decisions about the empire are an interesting gimmick, but it is another mechanic impaired by its simplicity. Without a captivating story and with significant flaws in gameplay, it is an experience unworthy of your commitment.
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Fallen Legion shows all the potential in the world to become a great IP. The core ideas are strong, and the attempt to tell an interesting, deep story is admirable. Unfortunately this one doesn't execute on its ideas as well as it should, and, critically, this lets down the game's themes, but it is on the cusp of being something special.
Fallen Legion is a blast to play and its combat system falls among the best out there.
Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire is one of the most promising action RPGs that I've seen in a long time but its reliance on repetitive battles will surely wear down any genre fan's enthusiasm quicker than Cecille can say "Cassandra's Coil!".
Though some of the experience leaves a bit to be desired, the ideas combined with an enjoyable pace of play leads to a fun overall experience.
There are a lot of issues that people can be divided on: music, politics, flavors of jellybeans, and of course also ruling a country. Fallen Legion takes this principle a little further by dividing what could be considered a “split storyline” game between a Vita and PS4 version, each with a different main character and storyline, but identical play styles. While there are many things to be divided on, one thing is for certain: Fallen Legion brings a fresh yet nostalgic breath into the gaming scene.
The developer’s hearts are in the right place and I think they have a solid game on their hands that could just use a bit more gameplay or RPG elements to add to the mix making a sequel a stand out title that rivals some of the bigger RPG devs out there. As it is, it’s an enjoyable romp and one that I’d recommend for anyone that has an interesting, even if they might want to wait on a sale price.