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Legends of Kingdom Rush PC Review

Legends of Kingdom Rush is an independent strategy role-playing game from Iron Hide Games, the same studio that brought us the titles Iron Marines Invasion, Junk World and Kingdom Rush.

This RPG game is set in the medieval fantasy world of Kingdom Rush where the dark army reigns supreme, but greater threats loom in the darkness and you must defeat them through turn-based combat.

The game has been released for some time now on iOS devices since June 2021 and it has 4.3 stars in the Apple Appstore. But for now, we have managed to get our hands on the next PC version which will be available on Steam from July 15, 2022.

Here is our opinion on Legends of Kingdom Rush.

Visuals and audio

Legends of Kingdom Rush has an excellent art style that doesn’t deviate from previous Kingdom Rush games. The characters are well drawn and the vectorized style makes them stand out. In fact, in some parts it looks like a 3D model masquerading as a flat piece of art.

The game map is attractive and the way the characters move is both quirky and fun.

However, the whole UI looks like an enlarged version of the mobile game, which isn’t entirely a bad thing as the visuals are still crisp and nice to look at.

Now let’s move on to the audio department. It’s nothing special as it sounded like something you’d hear in other games as well. Imagine a fantasy medieval setting, then try to incorporate some music into your head.

Without knowing how the game sounds, you’ve probably auralized the sound of a flute, bass drum, violin, and other classical instruments. Well, that’s what the music sounds like in Legends of Kingdom. It’s common but well balanced for this type of game. It’s enough to keep you pumped up while fighting monsters and the dark army.

The game has no voice overs but the text bubbles and dialogues don’t detract from the fun experience.

Kingdom Rush Gameplay Legends

The Legends of Kingdom Rush has entertaining and challenging gameplay, especially if you’re new to turn-based RPG games. There are several things that make the game fun, like experimenting on which heroes work best for the quest.

The game starts off easy with unlockable characters such as the Ranger and the Arcane Wizard. The good thing is that after the following missions you will be able to unlock the other characters. They are not hidden behind a paywall.

The map is linear towards the boss fight. However, there are different paths you can take before reaching the final battle. It is up to you to decide which path you will take.

Another added element is RNG stories. Sometimes you will come across situations where you have to roll the dice Dungeons and Dragons style. You will then have the result based on the dice roll. There are even situations where you need to stop your party from fighting.

It’s frustrating though that on some maps you’ll have to repeat the whole area if you can’t advance. Let’s say you made it to the boss fight and failed. You will then have to redo all your fights.

The good thing is that you can then navigate the map using a different route so you can explore it with a fresh mind. It’s nice because you have to think of new strategies and tactics to win the game.

combat mechanics

Legends of Kingdom Rush features simple turn-based battles. Sometimes it feels repetitive. It’s not bad though. It’s always enjoyable and fun to do.

Characters are allowed to move through hexagonal areas like chess pieces. Then you can either attack, heal an opponent, cast a spell, or end your turn. Some characters have different advantages over enemies, but at the same time, each health and shield level varies.

You’ll have to fight different types of enemies and that’s where party planning comes in. If you fail to prepare the right party, you’ll have a hard time beating a level.

Final thoughts on Legends of Kingdom Rush

Legends of Kingdom Rush is a nice break from the usual turn-based games. The RNG narrative and fun dialogue make it more appealing compared to other games.

The combat and action feels repetitive at times, but that’s to be expected since there’s only so much you can do in a turn-based title. What’s great is the strategy and tactics aspect. This adds flair to the game instead of the usual “my turn-I attack, your turn-you attack” approach.

The best part of the game is the lack of paid content. Everything can be unlocked by simply playing the game.

Who is this game for?

Legends of Kingdom Rush is perfect for RPG fans who are looking for a new game with hours of gameplay. If you’re new to the game, don’t worry because you’ll definitely enjoy it too.

That’s it for our Legends of Kingdom Rush review. If you’re interested, feel free to check it out on Steam or the Apple Store.

This review is based on the PC version of Legends of Kingdom Rush. The key was provided by Renaissance PR