Might and Magic X: Legacy

Might and Magic X

Having played a little of Might and Magic X: Legacy I think I can sum it up with three little facts.

1. The Man With The Yellow Exclamation Mark Over His Head

The first quest you get in the game is received through a conversation which includes the following:

Us: How can we prove ourselves to you?

Someone with better armour than us: You’re persistent, I’ll give you that. Good. that’s one of the qualities you’ll need to survive as Raiders. I’ll tell you what. I’ll give you a simple task, and we’ll see if you can manage it. If you succeed, we can talk of more serious jobs. What say you? Don’t worry, I won’t ask you to go kill rats in a cellar…

A couple of villagers have disappeared lately, and my best lead is a drunkard who claims he spotted spiders coming out of the town’s well at night. I didn’t believe him until I saw the eight-legged freaks with my own eyes. Nasty things. So you and I, we’re going to descend down that well and clear the nest.

I’m honestly uncertain as to whether that’s meant to be tongue-in-cheek or an attempt at being clever and genre-savvy. Either way, when your reader doesn’t know, you failed at writing.

2. uPlay Nicely Now

I bought Legacy through Steam, which as we all know is a slick, tried-and-tested machine designed to make us buy games then get out of the way and let us enjoy them. So imagine the sheer scope of my delight when I clicked ‘play’ and found myself staring at the uPlay launcher. Urgh. Why? But here’s the kicker… I launched the game via the launcher that had just been launched by the other, more competent launcher, played a while, and quit. Days pass. My wife commented today that her Steam client is insisting I’m playing Legacy. I check, and my own client indeed thinks I’m still playing, 189 hours later, despite being at work.

See, uPlay hadn’t quit. I had to go to great lengths to kill it. Needing uPlay for a game I bought through Steam is annoying, but for the love of all that is holy, Ubisoft, if you’re going to do it, at least do it with something approaching competence.

3. Game On

Despite (1) and (2) I’m still playing it.

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