Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds
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Publishers: Another Indie, Mayflower Entertainment
Genres: Adventure, RPG
A fully immersive experience with stunning FMV, fully rendered 3D cinematics, and epic original soundtrack
3D models and original assets come together with gorgeously stylized hand-drawn backgrounds
Action packed turn-based combat and tactical warfare scenarios that will test the limits of your wits
Recruit craftsmen to restore the abandoned city of Dumville, play mini games, or embark on rewarding side quests
Collect loot from slain enemies to craft items and upgrade weapons
Configure items and grimoires that characters can wield in combat or set combat formation
Command the military might of nations in intense tactical battles
Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds - PC Release Trailer
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Legrand Legacy is a pretty but otherwise generic RPG. It's beautifully hand-drawn world gets lost beneath mountains of dialogue and a plot so weighed down by tropes that it barely stays afloat. It's a passable to good title, but none of its elements come together to create anything new, exciting, inspiring, or terribly memorable.
Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds is an enjoyable JRPG which brings back features that are difficult to find in modern games, such as a turn-based combat system enriched by action and tactical elements, mini-games and more. Sadly, SEMISOFT didn't bring anything truly new to the table and, as such, fails in being more than just a well-crafted tribute to the golden era of JRPGs.
Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds spends a little too much time reminiscing over the past than looking forwards and carving out its own journey, and as a result, it doesn't really bring anything new to the table at which its inspirations sit. Still, while its random QTEs do make battles more of a game of chance than they need to be, there's enough heft to the story, the characters, and the beauty of its setting to help save it from disappearing into obscurity. With a build that runs well on Nintendo Switch, this is still a worthy adventure for '90s JRPG fans.