Centuries of reckless consumption and overpopulation had brought the Earth's ecosystem to the brink of collapse. In desperation, governments of the world developed an interstellar Evacuation Program granting exit passes only to the most privileged segments of society. The poor and common were left behind to perish. Now centuries later, the "Chosen" have decided to return to Earth and assume control. But there's a catch - the 7th Legion is waiting with a powerful and fiery "welcome home" BBQ planned in their honor.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2 GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2014-02-18 06:23:10 byCharon121:
Forgettable story, terrible AI and frustrating pathfinding. The novelty in this game are the cards which you get on regular basis and which you can use on the battlefield. They give you resources, cause a huge explosion, give a boost to your own troops or make enemy units attack one another. It's a neat concept, but highly imbalancing, as you can destroy your enemy's entire armyread more with a single card. The graphics are neat and smooth, though.
Skip this one, there are far better RTS games on GOG.
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Posted on 2014-02-18 16:46:33 bypetitmal:
Straight forward sci-fi themed RTS, at first. Some game mechanics are peculiar which is something you need to find out thru trial and error and reading the manual carefully. No in-game way of telling what to do with the 'cards'; skills that are displayed with in-game buttons you can click when in battle: learning to use these is obligatory, since they make ALL the difference whenread more the shit hits the fan. These skills are remorseless and therefor considered disproportionate. If the fight goes well the player doesn't need to worry about money or finding resources - they get rewarded. Power Ups can be found at the battlefield as crates.
The graphics are sort of a mix between Age of Empires and Zeus. Music: Heavy Metal.
When this game first hit the streets it not only had to compete with aforementioned C&C, but with the much better marketed Starcraft, that came out a little later, as well - these were the days of buying discs in wonderful boxes somewhere downtown as opposed to today's spiffy downloading experience ;-)
7th Legion just got crushed.
Both C&C and Starcraft have the delight of wonderful game mechanics for these days. 7th Legion lacks behind in many ways in that area.
Yet - I would like to propose that 7th Legion has charm and appeal, not always found in today's games. You start to love your units. The game has some interesting ideas, that, however imbalanced, can make a fun game once mastered.
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Posted on 2014-02-18 12:54:27 byfisk0:
Blair Zuppicich, the composer for 7th Legion and most other Vision Software titles is an unsung master of video game music. Sadly, his works always tend to end up in rather flawed games, and 7th Legion is no exception. The game's premise is great, though a bit too heavily influenced by Warhammer 40000, it also has some pretty interesting mechanics, most importantly a card game system,read more which it probably was the first RTS games to have, even though we've seen it more recently (and better executed) in games like Dragon Commander and Battleforge.
7th Legion sadly has issues with many of the genre's fundamental mechanics - path finding and mouse interface among the worst offenders, but all in all it's a pretty interesting title from the era when we saw the creative peak of the genre, and for the price on GOG, I think it's worth experiencing.
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