When one lists the greatest Palm OS games
created, such titles as Bejeweled, Breakout, and Warfare
Incorporated come to mind. Legacy, the new release from Redshift
Software will no doubt be added to that list. And now the
game is available for Pocket PC too! Read on to see why this
game may very well be the best roll playing game yet.
Upon playing Legacy for the fist time you
will be introduced to your character and given some general
background on your quest and Menures, the world to which
are about to enter. It will be up to you to unravel the rest
of this complex journey by exploring dark forests, underground
caves, and speaking to many unique characters for answers.
You will meet helpful people, many in the town of Decrantes
, who will give you new quests to solve before they will
divulge the answers you seek. Your journey will not be easy
or safe, far from it! It will be very dangerous at times,
even for a brave and fierce warrior such as yourself. You
will have to battle against many monsters and other warriors
to earn gold and valuable items that will help you on your
journey. Use the gold you earn to purchase better weapons,
new spells, armor, or potions. In town you can even try your
luck with an intense game of cards at the local pub. If you
do well, you will be able increase your fortune.
Legacy is played from a first person point
of view, in a 3D like atmosphere. Redshift has done an amazing
job creating a completely seamless world for the user to
explore. Legacy's graphics are perfectly rendered and evoke
a sense of realism. Such places as the forest can feel eerily
cold, wet, and frightful, adding authenticity to the game's
danger and mystery. There are hundreds of unique monsters
all rendered with amazing detail, many unique characters,
and hundreds of possible weapons, armory, spells, and potions
to choose from. The detail of this game, both with characters
and landscape is top notch. Bottom line, the graphics are
One problem I find with many roll playing
games of this type is that they are too difficult to play
or not very intuitive to a novice user. Legacy, although
extremely complex in it's underlying design and story line,
does not fall into this trap. Legacy's game play is very
intuitive and requires little in the way of tutorials, although
they are available. The UI is very clear and buttons are
easily understood, making it easy to do simple things like
explore the town of Decrantes to more complex tasks like
fighting a group of Lizard Men in the underground caves.
Legacy also provides many other tools and options, such as
a map and compass for navigation, the ability to play the
game in “landscape mode”, and many screens to
help you organize your various items and quests.
Playing Hints and
Explore everything and everywhere! Legacy
has many hidden rooms and “easter eggs” hidden
throughout the game, be careful not to overlook anything.
Within the game of Legacy there is a really neat card game
that could have been sold as an entirely different game.
To gain more gold, try playing this unique and intense game
of cards in the pub. There are no instructions on how to
play the card game, but after a few rounds it will become
obvious. Lastly, be sure to bring plenty of the "healing" potions
when venturing out of the safety of town. They can be used
to restore your health at any time even, in the midst of
Ratings (scale of 1 to 5):
Perfectly rendered scenery, characters,
monsters, and supplies. The detail is a feast for the eyes!.
The sound is very good, not great. Maybe
it was to keep the size of the game down, but more varied sounds
would have made this great game even better. I would love to
hear the cracking sound of a lightening spell as it was cast
The underlying design and story of Legacy
is extremely complex, yet easy for even a novice user to play.
Playing this game is like watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy,
the fun never stops!!!
Once you begin playing cards in the pub,
you'll never be able to leave. The card game within Legacy
needs a "12 step program"! There is so much to explore
and mystery to solve that this will not be a game you'll be
able to play just once and put down. After you solve all the
quests within Legacy, go to Redshift's website to download
more quests (all free once you've registered Legacy).