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  • Publisher: Slitherine
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 36.1 MB
  • Version: 2.0
  • Price: $9.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (3)
App description: #1 Best selling board game in 28 stores!

Forge a mighty civilization on your iPad in this epic empire building game set during the Roman Empire!

Reviews
80% Touch Arcade "Legion demonstrates that these people can handle strategy on every scale"
80% Board Game Geek "Overall, it is a classic game of a caliber not often seen on iOS"
80% Pocket Tactics "Legion is one of the most rewarding games on the App Store".
80% Gamezebo "Its very much a game on the right platform"


One of Slitherines best and critically-acclaimed classic turn-based strategy games is here for the iPad! Legion for the iPad is the first of many of classic strategy games getting faithfully transferred to the portable tablet. Not one shred of content is lost!

Legion for iPad is set in Ancient Rome, where the player must make strategic choices to control their armies and carve an empire from the assortment of tribes and city states that populate Italy, France, Spain, Germany and Britain. When the battle is joined, Legion moves to the tactical layer as players must position their troops to take advantage of terrain, troop formations, and their weapons to acquire victory with a detailed pre-battle planning stage and then watch the battles fight out with hundreds of soldiers on screen giving the iPad its biggest battles yet!

Legion for iPad has everything a strategic and tactical wargamer wants: historical accuracy of maps, scenarios, uniforms, weapons, a detailed economy that ranges from city construction and allocating working to training new units, diplomacy that must be used carefully to gain allies and thwart enemies, to awesome battles. Legion for iPad comes with three levels of difficulty, perfect for those that want to get started with strategy gaming or experienced veterans looking for a challenge.

Perfect for the gamer on the move, Legion is a true strategy classic that is easy to reach out and touch!

Includes:
* 20+ sides - gamers play against up to 20 unique opponents, each depicting the nations of the Roman Empire era.
* Detailed economy - players control their cities, allocate workers, increase production by constructing new buildings, build fortresses for protection and train new regiments.
* Historical accuracy - all maps, scenarios, uniforms and weapons are accurately modeled to capture the flavor of the ancient world and its warfare.
* Diplomacy - with so many nations, careful use of diplomacy will be required to succeed.
* 3D battlefields - the battlefield is made up of rendered terrain and will affect the combat model.
* Huge battles - based on historical data, the combat model gives the most realistic look and feel as hundreds of men are displayed in epic battles.
* Battle system - improved strategic and tactical elements.
* Improved - diplomatic, economic, and management elements.
* 3 levels of difficulty - provide a challenge for all gamers.
03-12-2013, 06:35 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Anyone played this? Looks pretty cool I might pick it up.

Edit: nvm bought it, looks to cool to pass on.

Last edited by oooooomonkey; 03-12-2013 at 06:49 AM.

03-12-2013, 08:00 AM
#3
Looks really good, will snag this next time I have some spare cash. Will be jonesing for some trip reports until then.
03-12-2013, 09:10 AM
#4
Looks too good to pass up.

Might be risky, but here's hoping!

03-12-2013, 09:33 AM
#5
Downloaded...

59.2MB installed size.
No settings option in the main menu.

Manual in the app is 22 double pages long.

I started the tutorial game and was greeted by the prompt that storage space was low. I thought it was referring to my iPad, but it might actually be referring to the situation in game. The tutorial scenario provided no further prompts and I don't really have the time now to go through the manual in detail. I did move my legionnaires onto the nearest different coloured stqck of legionnaires, but that did not trigger any battle.

Found settings for sound effects and music once the scenario loaded and shut off the music. Saved the game, quit it. Forced quit it. Restarted Slitherine's Legion and the music blared when the app started up. Maybe it is savegame specific, so I loaded my savegame but the music continued playing, then I checked the settings once my game has loaded and the music settings is back to its default position. Another game that doesn't save settings. Why?

Time to hit the sack.

Last edited by iPadisGreat; 03-12-2013 at 09:57 AM.
03-12-2013, 09:38 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Oklahoma City, USA
Posts: 288
Well, I got it and spent only a few minutes with it because there are more important matters at hand as the 'End Game' expansion for Battlefield 3 came out today....sooooo, you know there's that.

Anyway, it seems like a great 4X game...a little old school but very deep. Seems to run smooth and has a nice UI which is simple and easy to learn. It also has a great 'help guide' that explains everything in the game and then some. The combat is strategic and tactical....and it looks cool when the battle happens, allowing you to see any mistakes or what worked and what didn't so you can change/experiment with new formations and strategies.

I am dying to play more Legion (and Galactic Conflict) .........but what can I say? I am a Battlefield WHORE and it causes me to neglect many other great games that I have.

Bottom line is that this is another great, polished strategy game from the Slitherine guys and I greatly appreciate their efforts in bringing over their catalog of awesome games!

Thanks to Pip and Iain for all their work and correspondence here on the forums....and here's to their continued success!

So having said all that.....where's GREAT BATTLES MEDIEVAL??!!

Xbox - Playstation - Nintendo - iOS - Android

Last edited by Twenty One; 03-12-2013 at 12:50 PM.
03-12-2013, 09:55 AM
#7
iPhone support?....
03-12-2013, 09:58 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by vesp67 View Post
iPhone support?....
Slitherine's Legion seems to be an iPad game currently...
03-12-2013, 10:07 AM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by vesp67 View Post
iPhone support?....
Legion is iPad only currently. We had it running on the iPhone, but the UI was just 10% too small to be easily usable. If there is demand we will look at tweaking things to allow it to run on the smallscreen too!

Cheers

Pip
03-12-2013, 10:08 AM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPadisGreat View Post
Downloaded...

59.2MB installed size.
No settings option in the main menu.

Manual in the app is 22 double pages long.

I started the tutorial game and was greeted by the prompt that storage space was low. I thought it was referring to my iPad, but it might actually be referring to the situation in game. The tutorial scenario provided no further prompts and I don't really have the time now to go through the manual in detail. I did move my legionnaires onto the nearest different coloured stqck of legionnaires, but that did not trigger any battle.

Found settings for sound effects and music once the scenario loaded and shut off the music. Saved the game, quit it. Forced quit it. Restarted Slitherine's Legion and the music blared when the app started up. Maybe it is savegame specific, so I loaded my savegame but the music continued playing, then I checked the settings once my game has loaded and the music settings is back to its default position. Another game that doesn't save settings. Why?

Time to hit the sack.
Hmmm - it most definitely should save the ingame settings. I will check it out. Thanks for letting us know.

Cheers

Pip