Real Time Strategy. The Dark Legions invites players to experience thrill and danger of the dark medieval ages. Take part in massive epic battles and build your own empire as you play through various challenging missions of Campaign Mode. You begin in the usual manner for RTS: gather resources to erect the buildings such as blacksmith, barracks, monastery, etc, which you need to create an army. You have your inhabitants, which can create the buildings you want or gather resources. You have to keep building houses to accommodate the expanding community. You can build protective walls, defensive towers and also upgrade your keep to have better defense and be more efficient. You develop industrial technologies to improve the performance of your workers within the keep also. Technologies can be researched in the buildings, and units created. For example, if you want cavalry, you have to research horse riding. Things do get slightly more interesting once you've developed the capability to build a dock and therefore ships. The random game I played had my community situated on an island, so the only way to travel and to attack belligerent neighbors before they attacked me was to build ships. It seems that a great part of the game centers on maritime warfare.
Style and atmosphere inside the game:
The Dark Legions is a captivating game that features solid graphics, diverse sound effects and appropriate music. Graphics is out of date and rather primitive, so you can hardly sit back and admire the landscape while the blocky sprites scuttle about cutting down trees and mining ore etc. All in all, if you are an obsessive compulsive purchaser of every RTS title going, then you might spend a few hours experimenting with this latest offering, but really I think even the most die hard fan of the genre will find little to inspire them here.
Offline gameplay: 1 player
ESRB Ratio: Everyone
Extras and features:
Control 19 Unique Units 14 Medieval Structures Tons of Challenging Missions
Graphics is out of date
OS: Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me Memory: 128 MB DirectX: 8.0 or later CPU: P3 600 Memory: 128 MB
TheDarkLegions, The Dakr Legions, The Dark Leigons