Fallen Legion Revenants Review – Noisy Pixel

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20[Music]an adventure requires a balance ofnarrative and gameplay elements to setitself apart from other titles in thegenre memorable mechanics and charactersgo a long way regardless of the budgetfallen legion reference is a title thatWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40supremely excels at delivering a uniqueand engaging premise that checks all theright boxes for a pillhowever actually playing can become adull affairyou're not going anywhere fallen legionremnants partially takes place in wilkincastle a structure in the sky housingWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00remaining survivors of humanitythe surface is fraught with a horrificmiasma and creatures distorted by aplaguethe protagonist lucian resides withinthe castle walls as a member of thecastle's councilhe is a charismatic politicianpossessing a humorously elaborate waywith wordsthe spotlight of the adventure is sharedwith rowena who teams up with lucianWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20with the goal to come back to life toraise her sonedwin together she and lucian aim toultimately dethrone the ruler of welkincastle the tyrannicalivor the gameplay takes place in roughlytwo phases combat and conversationthe former is self-explanatory inconcept but can take a bit to grasp forthose not thoroughly familiar with theexecutionduring combat players control rorina andWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40the exemplars which occur on a lineargrid system for both the party andenemiesexemplars can attack and perform skillsassuming they have enoughof their remaining gauge to act at allskills have a variety of effectsincluding altering the grid placementsof enemies and includingelemental properties where rina hasspells of her ownWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00that also serve to alter the enemy'sgrid placements there are multipleexemplars players can obtain and eachhas its own unique skill sets andequipmentdefending is another vital mechanic ofcombat as players can deflectboth melee swipes and projectile shotsin all honesty deflection is arguablythe most vital aspect of combat as awhole since it serves to break theWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20defense of enemies to stun themextensivelylater in the game there are smalleravenues to fighting that get unlocked toexpand oncore systems while playing as lucianplayers must converse with welkincastle's denizensparticularly the council that resideswithin he can befriend the residents andultimately influence rorina's effortsthese conversations are a delight toread since lucian is a charismaticWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40wonder he'scaring in his own way and always seemsto put on a show whenever he is in themidst of conversationthe other denizens of the castle respondto him uniquelyespecially given certain dialoguechoices these interactions always feelfresh and meaningful even though most ofthe extended castsdon't get enough time in the limelightto make their own distinct set of appealWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00the combat is where the title shinesfirst and foremost however it's alsowhere the issues begin to arisewhile combat is enjoyable the game dealsit out in an almost annoying frequencythe narrative moves at an uncomfortablyslow pace and the gameseemingly falls back into throwing youinto battles to supplement for itslengthi honestly grew pretty bored at severalpoints when playing due to the overallWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20poor pacingas fun as fighting is is not areplacement for the story being toldthis all disappointed me a good dealsince the narrative's premise islegitimately engaging but the gamechooses not to do much with it in thegrand schemewhile there are instances where theperspective switches to lucien duringbattle sequence and never felt likeenoughthe story feels more like a backdropWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40than the driving force making you wantto pushforward voice acted scenes are notterribly frequent but they are well doneeach character has their own vividpersonalities depicted through theirvoice work and it is all quite charmingone small issue i have is that theexamples did not have fully voiced lineswhen responding toarena's inquiries during battlesequences which was a bit immersiveWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00breaking also the soundtrack didn'tleave much of an impressionthis is an admittedly minor gripe butthe screen transitions are toosudden and lack any fades obviously thisis not a massive dealbut i always had an inkling of fear thatthe game crashed whenever the sceneended due to the transitionsuddenness this could all have been evenslightly altered to make the game feelWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20more natural and cohesivefallen legion remnants is full of funengaging combatan interesting premise and entertainingdialoguehowever the poor pacing between combatand narrative creates a disconnectthat makes the experience monotonous atseveral points this is by no means anirredeemable titlehowever it is definitely preferable forplayers who do not seek to experience aWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40continually engaging narrative and justdesire enjoyable strategic combat whenit comes down to it all in legionrevenants does nothing especiallyegregious it just fails to live up tothe potential it's opening preambles andpremise setnoisy pixel is giving fallen legionrevenants a 7out of 10. thank you for watching pleaseread the full review at noisypixel.netWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00lazy pixels run by group of gamers whowork hard to deliver news reviewspreviews and more please subscribe tokeep up with all our future content[Music]Watch at: 05:00 / 05:20you

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