Legends of Eisenwald Review

Legends of Eisenwald is medieval – not the sort of medieval that’s concerned with crop rotation, but a theme-park medievalness, filled with bloodshed, moral dubiousness, imposing castles, and pikemen in ridiculous steel hats. Its simple but fast-paced turn-based combat is given momentum by a satisfying loop of upgrades, and that moved me forward when the confusing story couldn’t.

Eisenwald is a tactics-based strategy/role-playing game (similar to the King’s Bounty or Heroes of Might & Magic series). You control a noble in a semi-fantastic Germany, with a party of six fighters, archers, or support units, which can expand up to 12 if you make enough money or capture enough castles.

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