Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory
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Players familiar with titles such as Odin Sphere or Valkyrie Profile will probably be curious about this one. Fallen Legion: Rise To Glory offers faster real-time action with tactical choices needing to be made. There's some depth to the battle system which at first glance may look a bit hack & slash, although it's anything but. Proper execution of your actions matter. The art and sound holds its own. The game is fun to play. The story is so-so. The game needed more time to be balanced, but fans of action-rpg's that offer a unique system not commonly found will certainly enjoy bursts of this. Each version can take 5-10 hours depending on the player's style, so a total of 20 hours can be found.
Thanks to the extra content for both games, Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory is the best way to play the definitive version of Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire and Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion. Being able to play the game at home or on the go is fun, and the game looks great on TV and on the Nintendo Switch's screen. There's a lot of content to enjoy in this collection, making it's $39.99 price a steal.
It can gate progress, and occurrences are is so predictable that this should have been fixed. Fallen Legion is a fun, but flawed. If you have the patience to learn these systems on your own, and a willingness to put up with moments of “play by instinct alone,” this game is worth picking up.
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory gives you two separate 2D side-scrolling action-RPG experiences in one game. You can choose the Empire’s Princess Cecille or her rival Legatus Laendur. Having this choice gives you a good value for the purchase. With excellent hand-drawn graphics and good music, it’s a solid choice for the RPG genre. Check it out if you had it on the PS4 and want to play what you may have missed on the Vita or vice versa.
Overall, I think that Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory is a great game. The story was told very well, portraying both characters as villains when needed when neither is truly evil. Gameplay was satisfying for the most part, as it was skill based as opposed to luck based. I wish there was more in terms of equipment, but that is a minor flaw. The game suffers from unclear terminology, which could be easily fixed with an expanded appendix. The game also looks and sounds amazing, which I loved. If you are willing to look past a few flaws, you will find a great game in Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory.
Regardless, I'm glad I played it on Switch rather than another system as the bite-sized missions lend themselves well to portability, but there's little reason to go back after completing both routes.
A great adventure with a deep story that features an excellent combat system. However, it has some technical issues on Nintendo Switch, making it a little bit unstable for this console.
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Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory is an action-RPG with a snappy, timing-based combat system and well-written dialogue. However, it's a little messy and repetitive in both gameplay and narrative terms, and the game could do a lot more to explain itself.
"Action-strategy game where button mashing matters more than strategy."
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