A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Battleheart Legacy+ is a role-playing game (RPG) in which you set out to explore lands, fight baddies, and improve your character's strengths. Since you fight against evil, it's positive, but you're using violence, which isn't.
Positive Role Models
You can customize your character, and you're generally fighting against evil, which is good, but sometimes the protagonist seems to enjoy the carnage: "See, I'm a badass," one says, when talking to another character, "want to teach me your flaming sword technique now?" In another instance, some says "prove you'll be a good student," to which the protagonist replies, "By wiping the floor with you? Consider it done."
You can play as a male or female, and change your hair, but not your skin color. There is some diversity in the other humans you interface with, but most are Caucasian.
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Ease of Play
The game is easy to control with your fingertips on a touchscreen. There's a tutorial, but the game can get quite tough, too, so not necessarily a role-playing game for beginners.
Violence & Scariness
Battleheart Legacy+ is heavily based on violence, but it's mostly fantastical, against demons and such, and using both human weapons and magic attacks. There is no blood or gore in the game, and the graphics aren't realistic, but there are some instances of scary moments.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
There are some occasional sexually suggestive remarks, but nothing very inappropriate.
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The words "ass," "damn" and "hell" can be seen (or chosen) in the dialog, but no strong profanity is in this game.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some characters can be seen drinking in taverns.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know Battleheart Legacy+ is a role-playing game (RPG) for Apple Arcade. The game features plenty of fantasy violence (but not blood or gore), as players use weapons and magical attacks against human and monster opponents. There are some scenes of alcohol consumption, some flirting/insinuated suggestive comments, and mild profanity, such as "ass" and "hell" included in the dialogue.
Is It Any Good?
What this game lacks in story and graphics, it makes up for its deep skills options across the several classes. Battleheart Legacy+ is a very good but not exceptional RPG. The openness of the game is welcome, since you're not kept on a tight leash. The map is open and huge, so you can select which area to visit and fight, as long as you're strong enough (it will tell you the minimum level required). It's also neat to meet so many different NPCs and select from dialog trees to infuse your own personality into your male or female protagonist, or to get what you want from that character: training, weapons, items, and so on (there are more than 200 pieces of equipment in the game).
But combat is a mixed bag. A Diablo comparison is fair, since it's a real time affair and you can use weapons (even two-handed ones), magic blasts, songs that lull them to sleep, and special attacks to destroy enemies (that take time to replenish). But overall, the combat isn't as rewarding. At first it seems too easy, but it will get progressively more challenging over time, so if your health is depleted, you may need to drink a potion or run away until you heal, or find other ways to get through that section. Battleheart Legacy+ is worth playing if you're an Apple Arcade subscriber who likes RPGs -- and this is a meaty one at more than 50 hours -- but don't expect it to blow you away, or experience anything fresh for the genre.
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