Worlds of Legend: Son of the Empire

Available Platform: Amiga

Worlds of Legend: Son of the Empire is an isometric RPG developed by Mindscape, released in 1993 for the Amiga and MS-DOS.

Year1993
GenreRole Playing
Rating4.5

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PublisherMindscape
DeveloperMindscape
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated12 June 2020

Game Review

Worlds of Legend: Son of the Empire is an isometric RPG developed by Mindscape, released in 1993 for the Amiga and MS-DOS.

It's the direct sequel to Legends (also known as The Four Crystals Of Trazere), released in 1992.

The game was designed by Anthony Taglione and Peter Owen‑James, known for another great RPG called Bloodwych.

Unlike its predecessor, the story of this game unfolds in another realm of Trazere. In this case, the main character receives a letter from Imperia, the empire of the Moon. The news announces that the father of the hero, who is also the emperor of those lands, was murdered. Therefore, he must return to the kingdom formerly dominated by his parent and solve the mystery of who was responsible for his death.

Except for some minor improvements and bugfixes, the gameplay is almost identical to the previous game. The player must choose between four races: Barbarian, Runemaster, Assassin, and Troubadour. The selected character must fulfill missions, solve several puzzles distributed in complicated dungeons, and collect gold while killing his enemies. A great novelty of this title is that it gave the user the possibility to import his character used in Legends. So, this character would not only have the same stylization, but it would also come with the same weapons, gold, and skill level.

The graphics and sound design are similar to the previous release. The colors lack brightness and saturation and are generally dominated by a cold palette to give it an identity of mystery but without the action taking too much prominence. Out of combat, the characters are drawn in a very exaggerated way, giving place to the excess of muscles and shadows that transit all their bodies. The features of the faces are very marked, so that each one of them is very recognizable. This was a classic style of that time, which sought to impose an aura of intimidating power on their creations. The sound accompanies these decisions. The music used creates an atmosphere of mystery at all times, even in safe areas or in conversations with other characters.

The reviews of the game were very positive, considering it as a safe continuation of the original game while improving general aspects of it. If you played Legends or are an RPG fan, this is your chance to relive a great classic that, despite its good reviews, never had the exposure it deserved.

Review by: Gustavo
Published: 17 July 2020 3:32 pm


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