Former PlayStation Vita exclusive role-playing game Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion is coming to PlayStation 4. The PS4 version of Flames of Rebellion will feature enhanced visual effects, and will run at 60 frames-per-second. Those that already own the PlayStation Vita version of the role-playing game, will be glad to know that it’s a cross-buy title. Those looking to pick it up for the first time will have to fork over $19.99 (or €19.99/£14.99 depending on your region). It was originally released alongside Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire, which tells the story from an alternate perspective.
Here’s how developer YummyYummyTummy describes the features of Fallen Legion:
- A Legion At Your Command – Control up to four characters simultaneously, master devastating combos and counter enemy attacks with a well-timed block in Fallen Legion’s unique battle system.
- Every Choice Changes Your Empire – Players make split-second decisions to rule their empire and witness the consequences of their choices.
- Two Experiences, Two Stories – written by Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward editor Ben Bateman, Fallen Legion shows the scars of war from two perspectives in two different games.
- Talented Voice Acting Cast – Fallen Legion stars Xanthe Huynh (Persona 5) as Cecille and Darrel Delfin as Laendur. Additional voiceover work by Kira Buckland, Jalen Cassell, Alan Lee, and Dorah Fine.
- Magnificent 2D Artwork – From the fangs on our menacing manticore to each sun-kissed brick in Fenumia’s castle, all of the artwork has been hand-drawn to create a stunning world.
For even more on the action role-playing game, check out my Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion review. Here’s what I had to say about the PlayStation Vita version of the game, which released earlier this year:
Since the gameplay is identical to its PS4 brethren, that means I have the same issues with Flames of Rebellion. Some of the levels feel more like filler than unique content, which probably was made worse due to me playing both games back-to-back, and the boss fights start to outshine the regular battles by a considerable margin. It also doesn’t look quite as spiffy, but the art style is strong enough that Fallen Legion is still a joy to look at.
Despite a few technical issues, Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion offers up a satisfying role-playing experience. It features the more interesting narrative of the two Fallen Legion titles, and should be played first due to it. That said, it’s really too bad that neither version of the game shines as much as they should. The great-playing PS4 version is paired with a predictable story, while the Vita release is held back by occasional slowdown and long load times. I get why developer YummyYummyTummy chose to split their ambitious RPG into two halves, but the end product ultimately suffers due to it.
Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion is available now for PlayStation Vita, and will release on PlayStation 4 on December 12, 2017.