- System: Steam
- Publisher: Team17
- Developer: Firecast Studios / Fableware Narrative Design
- Release Date: August 13, 2018
Sword Legacy: Omen – Release Date Announcement (Steam)
RPG fans unite! Sword Legacy: Omen is a turn-based tactical RPG set in the candlepunk realm of Broken Britannia. With a rich cast of characters and a lot of satisfying moments with regards to tactical awareness, this is a title that fans of the genre will flock to. It’s by no means a simple game as you’ll need to grow accustomed to the robust battle system and understanding the proper placement for your characters to deliver the most powerful attacks. All of that is complemented by the comic book style visuals that bring the characters to life, while the dialogue is enough to keep you engaged during the campaign. With more than 40 hours of play time in this re-telling of the King Arthur mythos, Sword Legacy: Omen is sure to stimulate you in more ways than one.
You’ll not only be using one character during your adventures but your entire crew, which means that not only will you need to understand Uther’s style but your other comrades too. All are equipped with their own individual weapons and attacks, so optimizing their skills is of utmost importance down the road, but mastering each character will take some time. Sword Legacy: Omen is all about micromanagement and learning to see the smaller things in order to fully grasp the bigger picture ahead of you. Proper planning will lead to successful execution and less deaths on your part. With all that being said, let’s dive a little more into the gameplay and visuals.
Sword Legacy: Omen maintains its simplicity in the visual department, focusing more of its attention on the tactical gameplay appeal than trying to over-embellish the visuals that might come off as too jarring. The animations in the game are smooth and characters move freely around the screen as you control them with your mouse, with very little lag or frame drops during gameplay. All in all, the visuals in Sword Legacy: Omen are pretty solid and don’t take you away from the game but rather keep you more engaged as you dive deeper into the campaign.
As for sound and music, we really can’t say too much in this area, not because there’s a lack of music but because it sort of got lost along the way. Once you get immersed in the game it goes over your head since you’re trying hard to focus more on defeating the enemy, rather than listening to the music. In fact, the music wasn’t too overbearing and that in a way that is a good thing since it didn’t detract us at all and keep the focus primarily on the gameplay. It definitely maintained its very medieval style approach to it, and the sound effects that went along with character attacks synced up quite well. One gripe however is in the lack of voice acting, since the game would’ve played out so much better had there been some life put into these characters and not just have a narrator tell the story during cutscenes.
It’s not just about leveling up one character and leaving the rest behind, Sword Legacy: Omen is all about balance and knowing when to swap out a character in order to effectively use another to close out the battle. There’s no timer in the game so you can take as long as you need to in order to develop a plan, but keep in mind that overthinking your turn may end up costing you down the road.
Methodical thinking is certainly rewarded, but there will be moments where decisive action will take precedence over the slow paced thought process; it will all depend on you on how to execute things. That’s where a lot of the fun derives from in Sword Legacy: Omen, as everything that happens throughout the game is all up to you and having that control is a satisfying feeling.
We will say, however, that we felt that the skills were a little expensive at first (starting at around 25 skill points to upgrade) but once we started to play more and more things started to even out. Some players may be turned off by that but we suggest giving it some time and being patient. The game definitely rewards hard work and doesn’t want to hand you a silver spoon, which is a plus. A lot of other turn-based RPGs on the market usually throw you a few freebies to support your adventure, but Sword Legacy: Omen makes you work for it and that feels so endearing towards the end.
There will be a lot of them so be aware of that because things heat up quickly, and without the proper adjustments you’ll see your team drop very quickly. Overall, a wonderful experience and we recommend grabbing the game if you’re a fan of the turn-based RPG genre.
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036 Rob "NualphaJPN" B. , 2018-08-12 07:00:56
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