The First Three: Ancestors Legacy

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The first three is the first three hours of a video game; a review is based on those three hours. If a game can’t capture your imagination in the first three hours, then it might not be worth it.

heill ok sæll! I just greeted you in Norse, welcome to my review of Ancestors Legacy, before I start we must do some Polygon bashing – their review of this game was entitled as being Anti-women and detrimental to the working people of the Middle Ages. I didn’t think this needed to be said, but the Middle Ages where you were dead by forty was not the most progressive place to live, so forgive history for being what it was.

This game signalled a light at the end of the tunnel for RTS fans, the genre is still here and might be headed for a comeback, if only we could get the Total War franchise to go back to Medieval times, come on guys I really want to send angry peasants against the Mongol Horde! It is entertaining to watch those pitchfork-wielding brave little peasants die.

Ancestors legacy borrows a lot from the mechanics of Company Of Heroes, allowing you to command squads around the field, conquering nearby villages to build up your own forces. You are able to level up your troops and choose different units with their own unique moves, and you can upgrade one of three aspects after levelling up – defence, offence or speed. These three choices allow you to make the customisation to the units that will play to your style, also lets you play the way the missions need you to. The little quirks in mobilising and manoeuvring your units make victory more meaningful, if you have played strategy games sometimes, you can just wait out the enemy, building up an army that steamrolls over the enemy. This game also gives you different Indo European people to play as, Slavs, Vikings, Germans and Saxons, I have not however reached that point. It should be unlocked once you complete with the other factions.

Nitty Gritty

The game is cute, cute in a Viking kind of way where you can pillage a village and burn it to the ground once you’re done, building your own army feels like the decisions are important because it is capped. You will need to plan your army to be best used by you to overcome the enemy.

The gameplay can become repetitive, this takes you out of the experience and after three hours of pillaging you get bored, enjoyable part of that being that the game sucked you in for three hours straight.

Get your Axe, pay homage to your Ancestors and Gods, raid that Saxon village and take all their gold as your plunder those Christian devils. I would definitely recommend this game to young gamers, and strategy lovers, it is a mere forty dollars and will entertain you for hours.

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