Ancestors Legacy | Mini Review

What is it?

Ancestors Legacy is a real-time strategy title developed and published by Destructive Creations. Inspired by historical battles during the Anglo-Saxon era, the game focuses on conquests and battles with the Germans, Slavs, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. The game also features historical figures in each faction, as they heroically turn the tides of battle.

Platform(s)

PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Pros
Cons
Clever gameplay mechanics work really well; feels balanced and fair in each faction.
Encourages using ambushes, traps and terrain to your advantage, rather than merely rushing at bases.
Tapestry-like cutscenes, intriguing storylines based on historical events and solid voice acting all ‘round.
Switch port has handy touchscreen feature.
Great medieval-themed OST.
Vast number of commands can be confusing for newcomers.
Fiddly controls, e.g. selecting multiple units at once.
Combat may feel slow at times.
Early missions are on-rails, slow and a bit dull to play through.
Can’t have many units at any time.

Verdict:

It can be a toughie to get into at first, since the sheer depth and complexity of the title. Once you crack the shell and delve into the good stuff, then you’ll be in for a real treat. It’s a challenging title with plenty of replayability and some truly fantastic storytelling elements that really seal the deal.

Rating:

4 Stars
Review code supplied by developers.

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