Tough But Satisfying RTS Cookie
HWM Singapore|September 2020
Ancestors Legacy
Kenneth Ang

From ancient fossils like Herzog Zwei and Command & Conquer to more recent entries like Iron Harvest, there’s no doubt that real-time strategy games have made their mark on gaming history. Especially the ones that really stick to the good old-fashioned ways of doing things, like Ancestors Legacy.

Despite it being about two years old, this Dark Ages-inspired RTS title from Destructive Creations has aged rather gracefully, packing a lot of punch on a device like the Nintendo Switch.

First impressions always matter, but like most RTS games, you only start to appreciate Ancestors Legacy as you go deeper. The main campaign lets you play through four different storylines set during the Dark Ages, so you’ve got everything from Vikings and

AT A GLANCE

DEVELOPER Destructive Creations

PUBLISHER 1C Company

GENRE Real-time strategy

PLATFORM Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Xbox one

PLAYERS Single, Multi

Anglo-Saxons to Slavs (Polish) and even Germans, each with a fully fleshed-out and historically-inspired narrative to enjoy. There’s the staple Skirmish mode for you to dabble in if such “bedtime stories” aren’t your thing. I quite like this short, multi-pronged approach over having one or two factions and a long, drawn-out story.

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