Blackguards: Untold Legends – DLC Review
Follow Genre: RPG, Strategy
Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
Platform: PC

Blackguards: Untold Legends – DLC Review

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Good: Still great use of environment, finally getting to know more about Takata can only be encouraged.
Bad: Cliché story, nothing really new.
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Back in February we had a go with Blackguards, a strategy RPG made by Daedalic Entertainment. E.g. The people behind several point & click games such as the Deponia series. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about; Blackguards offered a straightforward roleplaying-experience where the environment could be considered man’s best friend during combat, but also one that, regretfully, kept things a bit too simple and seemed to revel in clichés even though it was supposed to offer a gritty story.

After all was said and done, though, it remained a decent enough RPG to keep fans of the genre busy.

Untold Legends then, Blackguards’ first story based DLC which offers an in-depth look at the past of former slave Takata.

Or to sum everything up in a proper list: new weapons, more quests, 10 battle maps and 25 music tracks.

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The first thing you need to know is that you can’t play Untold Legends until you’ve actually recruited Takata during Blackguards’ second chapter. After that though, you’re basically free to explore his days as a gladiator and get to dish out a healthy dose of revenge on the slavers who previously detained him.

Frankly, Untold Legends is just more off the same, so if you liked Blackguards, you’ll certainly get your money’s worth from this bit of extra content. It’s also nice to finally see Takata’s character get fleshed out. Before, he was more or less the odd man out in your party, since not much was known about him.

One word of warning though: don’t get your hopes up for any high notes from the story. It’s still as clichéd as the rest of Blackguards, offering nothing that a thousand-and-one other tales about revenge haven’t covered already.

Expect about two to three hours worth of gameplay from Untold Legends. For six bucks, that’s more than some other games offer nowadays. But don’t count on any major changes. Graphically everything stayed the same, the ten maps all fit in well with the game and still make great use of their environments, but they offer nothing new aside from a few safe havens for slavers.

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