Sword Legacy Omen
Developers: Team17, Fableware Narrative Design, Firecast Studio
Genres: RPG, Strategy
Prove your worth as a tactician by exploring all five realms and dangerous locations, such as a frozen fortress hiding a dark secret, an ancient abbey turned into a hideous torture chamber and the mystical island of Avalon. Survive ambushes and rescue those in need by making use of each hero’s abilities to solve puzzles and vanquish your foes. It is up to you define the fate of Britannia… But at what cost?
Combat in Sword Legacy: Omen is always a challenge. As a strategist, you will need to plan your course of action with four heroes at a time. However, be ready to adapt and improvise because results always change based on the chosen abilities and chances of landing an attack.
Sword Legacy: Omen - Out Now! (Steam)
Sword Legacy: Omen - Tactical Battles Trailer (Steam)
Sword Legacy: Omen - Broken Britannia Trailer
I would put Sword Legacy: Omen in the “missed opportunity” type of games since there are many inconsistencies between various parts like visuals, story, and sound. While I loved the idea of going back in time to visit Britain in the early Middle Age, let alone experience the events happening before King Arthur's time, I felt that the journey was pretty dull and uninteresting till near the end.
Sword Legacy Omen has some solid ideas, mechanics and graphics, but gets let down by its levelling system and an inability to undo earlier skill decisions. Some characters end up feeling like permanent fixtures, while others slowly lose their usefulness as you fight enemies with instakill abilities and far too much health. A game with a strong start that loses its way.
In general, however, we can say that we are in front of an enthralling title that presents a good narration and a well-structured gameplay. Difficult at the right point. A turn-based RPG with some survival components and a good strategic dose. The price is not too high, so we recommend it to all lovers of the genre.
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