Tournament of Legends
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that despite the inclusion of various world mythological figures, Tournament of Legends is a modern-style fighting game in which those classical characters use contemporary speech. It is violent, though not excessively bloody. It features scantily clad women warriors. And it sometimes has a juvenile sense of humor.
What's it about?
In TOURNAMENT OF LEGENDS, characters from various world mythologies (a minotaur, a valkyrie, Medusa, Jupiter, etc.) duke it out in multiple classical settings to see which of them will usurp the throne of Thanatos, the god of death. None of them have noble motives in this quest. During the fights, combatants will use weapons and spells against one another (you can choose which weapons and spells) as well as dodge environmental hazards such as charging centaurs and snapping dragons.
Is it any good?
As fighting games go, Tournament of Legends is a pleasant surprise. It has several unique elements that make it feel very different from other games in the genre. You can assign various spells and weapons to your fighter, for instance. And in between "acts" -- as they call the rounds of fighting -- you can play a mini-game to repair damaged armor and regain some lost health. A few more characters might have been nice -- but the dozen you do get are nicely varied. And the jokes are just plain cheesy. But still, Tournament of Legends is a good, solid fighting game for appropriately aged players.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the real myths and legends from which these characters derive. Are you familiar with all of them? Does the game make you interested in learning the stories of any of the characters?
Families can also discuss the violence in the game. Why are fighting games enjoyable? Are there different levels of violence -- some that are acceptable in a game, and some that aren't?