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Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader

by Avalon Interactive
Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
 Ages 16 and Over
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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  • Incredible story taking place on a historical divergent Earth during what should be the renaissance after a mystical cataclysm has occurred.
  • Special rules system (from Fallout 1 & 2) – including 30 skills, 40 perks, and 15 traits.
  • Classless system allows the user to customize their character however they want as they advance to as high as 60th level.
  • Eight major areas of the world contain over 80 levels that range from pure story and dialogue areas to pure combat challenges.
  • Characters in the world that can join your party and fight for and with you.
  • Cooperative multi-player allows as many as four friends to play through the single player game.
  • A random item generator allows the player to find literally thousands of different weapons and items.
  • Beautiful 2D rendered backgrounds with 3D characters allows for maximum beauty and frame rate.
  • Four different player races.
  • Over fifty enemies to challenge your combat and spell-casting abilities.
  • Over thirty spells that evolve and grow with as your characters' abilities increase.

Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me / XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00006L79G
  • Release Date: 12 Sept. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,383 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Lionheart is an RPG from the makers of Baldur's Gate set in an alternative medieval history. It is AD 1588, a critical year in an alternative history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. For those who could comprehend the nature of these new forces, the introduction of magic brought great power.

To the common folk, magic was something to be feared and undoubtedly the handiwork of evil demons. People across Europe sought protection from the forces of evil and therefore relinquished control of their lives to the Inquisition. To this day, the Inquisition still governs most of civilised Europe, directly or indirectly. In their relentless hunt for heretical wizards and magical creatures the Inquisition inspires awe and faith among many and is despised and feared by others. This widespread disparity, continued suspicion of wizards and witches and all things magical and the constant threat from all manner of beasts cast a shadow over civilisation, stunting the Renaissance and keeping the people in an enduring Dark Age.

Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate.

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Well I'm enjoying it 20 Nov. 2003
I quite like this game. Okay, I bought it on the back if Black Isle's rep over the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale series (Icewind Dale is the BEST game). The storyline is pretty good but those boys from Black Isle love the 'Fed Ex' type missions - go fetch this, go take that to them, go make this and take it to him who will take you to that to pay him to get him to give you that muse to take to him to get his play to take to him to get him to show you his special stock so you can buy that scroll for her, etc... (and they claim this game's not linear!)... Be warned, the game itself, is nice - I like it and am enjoying it in my limited PC game time, BUT the game will cane you if you try to delve into some areas to quickly. The sewers, if done 'properly' need at least 12 forays. Try to do it all at once and, well, pick a new character or hit 'Quick Save'. A lot. Companions are pretty much useless onyl because you can't control who they hit, what they do or how many goblins they wanna take on at once. At least with BG engine games you can 'withdraw' your weaker characters to a safe distance while your Schwarzenegger types disabuse the bad guys of the notion that you're an easy target. With this game, don't get too attached to 'Fang', 'Cervantes' or even 'Cortez' - they all bite the bolt quite early on as they WILL . NOT . STAY . BACK!
I wanted to give this more than 3 stars (like 3.5) but had to settle on that as 4 is way too much for this game. Promise, which almost delivers.
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58 of 68 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What a shame. 21 Aug. 2003
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Lionheart as a concept had a lot going for it: Fallout's SPECIAL system of RPG; the interesting (parallel) historical setting, a Black Isle label.
Unfortunately Lionheart the game wastes these advantages: in using real-time combat instead of turn-based, the nuances of the SPECIAL system are lost and you are left with Diablo-style clickabout combat.
The setting is initially nicely used in the first game area, but a lack of depth becomes rapidly apparent: major historical figures pop up and give you quests, but in a hap-hazard cameo-like way.
And once you have left this first area, that's it for anything resembling interesting plot or characters.
Graphics: somewhat dated, and limited to 800x600.
Plot: initially clichéd, by the time you are half-way through they pretty much dispense with having any plot at all.
Gameplay: click-click-click, kill kill kill. Very little in the way of tactics can be used, apart from lots of "strategic" running away. And your NPC party-members are pretty much useless throughout.
If you want a plot-heavy RPG with great writing, try Planescape: Torment. And if you want plot and decent tactical combat, get Fallout 2.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it - a great game 31 Mar. 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I have had many great nights of playing this game. When you start the game, you get to choose the minor details of yourself (male, female, hair colour and so on) and the more simpler traits about yourself, including your spirit. Although some of the traits can be annoying and hard to choose amongst others, its generally very good.

Sometimes, choosing what to do can be daunting, and doing the appointed tasks can take a long time, and if you choose one option over another, you can be made to do many tasks at the same time, when another can get you doing the same thing one after another. Other than this, its a very good game, which can see you picking locks, battling strange monsters and fighting murderers.

The graphics are very good for this type of game, especially when the spells are involved, which you can learn and develop throughout the game. I do enjoy this game, but after a time it can get a little boring, especially when youve done the beginning many times or done a certain tasks before.

Other than this, its a very good game, never once did the graphics freeze or skip on me, and the game has a very good storyline.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Lionheart has attracted a great many negative reviews, but I can't reallysee why. It's not perfect to be sure but it's still pretty decent. TheSPECIAL classless character system, as featured in the Fallout games,makes for very interesting character development possibilities (althoughif you're unwise in your choice of skills you can easily make a completelyuseless character as well) and the fantasy world, an alternative earlysixteenth century Europe shaped by a cataclysmic event called TheDisjunction in the first Crusade, is well realized. The realtime combathas come in for a lot of stick since you can easily become overwhelmed butI didn't find it too problematical. While the Baldur's Gate system wouldhave been preferable (i.e. pause the game and issue commands), Lionheart'scombat system does have the advantage over the turn-based likes of Falloutand Arcanum of making the game a lot faster to play.
You begin your quest in the city of Barcelona and its surroundings. Thisis easily the best part of the game as there are lots of people to talk to(including familiar figures from history such as Shakespeare and LeonardoDa Vinci), lots of things to do and a nicely ramped challenge. Later on,however, the game loses all optional side quests and turns intomonster-filled area after monster-filled area which can, at times, seemlike hard work.
Graphics and sound are both superb with lovely hand-drawn artwork,fantastic music and more than passable voice acting. Character spritesare particularly good as almost every NPC has an individually drawn,characterful sprite. For example, one of the early quests is to getLeonardo Da Vinci to fashion a mechanical arm for the conquistador HernanCortes. When you first see him, his sprite is noticeably missing an arm.
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