Parents' Guide to

Battleheart Legacy+

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Role-playing game is deep on skills, but light on story.

Game Apple Arcade 2022
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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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