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  • Summary: Ancestors Legacy is a squad-based real time strategy with a strong focus on tactics. Inspired by medieval European history, it brings to life four different nations and their conflicts, usually solved by war.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. May 23, 2018
    85
    Problems such as fairly samey missions: getting a base, building a base, building a mega army, to then overwhelm their base, and there are a fair few missions like that in this game. But, all in all, Ancestors adds enough of a twist to that classic formula to keep most RTS fans on their toes, while giving them a decent level of enjoyment.
  2. Jun 4, 2018
    81
    Beautifully presented tactical massacre in medieval times.
  3. Jun 20, 2018
    80
    Ancestors of Legacy is an entertaining RTS in which the tactical aspects are enhanced and the management ones are automated so that the user focuses only on the planning and development of the battles. The limitation of units means that the movements have to be measured very carefully. There are a lot of factors such as terrain, lighting and orientation of the units that affect the development of battles.
  4. May 31, 2018
    79
    It’s a badass strategy simulator, one with deep gameplay and that glorifies what is maybe one of the most gnarly periods of human history. It makes for a wonderfully executed strategy experience. But I still long for the day that we leave behind this whole “historical accuracy” fallacy and devote our fantastic game development resources to something more deeply imaginative.
  5. Jun 1, 2018
    77
    More often than not, Ancestors Legacy showed me a good time watching my berserkers, Teutonic knights, and Slavic tribesmen hack their way through forests, marshes, and the occasional open field. The weakness in the core infantry combat, which tilts a bit too much away from quick, tactical thinking and into correctly guessing how the enemy line will be arranged, was the main issue that kept me from really coming to love it.
  6. May 29, 2018
    75
    Ancestors Legacy is a great new take on the RTS genre. While it has it's flaws, it's a breath of fresh air to a stagnant genre of games. It's laid back approach to real time strategy games allows more access to more players without causing too much effort to learn the game. Overall it's a great time.
  7. May 24, 2018
    70
    Ancestors: Legacy is a strategy game full of technical issues that can totally spoil the whole experience. And yet, Destructive Creations managed to to create an interesting and fun game that's not notorious for being forcibly edgy and controversial. It is simply a good, middle-of-the-road game that offers a reasonable amount of fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Jun 9, 2018
    10
    It's great real time strategy game with very special atmosphere and complex mechanics.
  2. May 23, 2018
    10
    Really great visuals, graphic, anyone who loves vikings must own this game. :)
  3. May 23, 2018
    10
    Wow a fantastic RTS with a special twist.. very easy to start and very deep system. The graphic is very great and the history part is veryWow a fantastic RTS with a special twist.. very easy to start and very deep system. The graphic is very great and the history part is very cool. A must play for any RTS gamer and fan of history fact !! Expand
  4. Jun 8, 2018
    9
    A really good one! :) keep doing a great work! im not a big fan of RTS but this one is special! highly recomended
  5. Aug 14, 2018
    8
    Very nice game. I love rts - but they are so few. Historical background nicely written. Game mechanics interesting, you need to think and planVery nice game. I love rts - but they are so few. Historical background nicely written. Game mechanics interesting, you need to think and plan your attacks. Good 2018 RTS Expand
  6. May 30, 2018
    6
    A good RTS ruined by poor balance and game design.

    For example, even on Easy difficulty, the enemy can replace unit losses faster than you
    A good RTS ruined by poor balance and game design.

    For example, even on Easy difficulty, the enemy can replace unit losses faster than you can kill them, even when you are fighting in their base and they have no apparent resource pool, and buildings 'heal' faster than you can destroy!

    And like plagues so many RTS, you have to micromanage **** all over the map, sending units to defend some far off settlement that the AI has decided to target.

    I think the game would have been better with a slower, more linear pace, like Total War battles on a smaller scale.

    Great tech and art, poor game design.
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  7. Jun 27, 2018
    0
    Ich kaufte, weil das Spiel eine positive Rückmeldung hat. Es stellt sich heraus, dass es ein totaler Fehler ist. Die Kampagne ist langweiligIch kaufte, weil das Spiel eine positive Rückmeldung hat. Es stellt sich heraus, dass es ein totaler Fehler ist. Die Kampagne ist langweilig und wiederholbar. Der Netzwerkmodus existiert nicht. Kleine Auswahl an Einheiten, Infanterie, Kavallerie und Katapult (dies erweist sich als völlig nutzlose Einheit). Wir haben praktisch zwei Einheiten. Kein Bau von Gebäuden, wo wir wollen, so wie es früher geplant war. Keine Konstruktion von Wänden oder anderen Hindernissen. Sie können nur Fallen bauen, was nicht einfach ist. Das Spiel im Wert von bis zu 5 Euro, und wenn Sie einen guten Titel kaufen möchten, ist derzeit kein Ersatz für CoH. Expand

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