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Warsong (Genesis)

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Description

Warsong is the only title of a series of famous strategy games, known as Langrisser in Japan, to ever see an official release outside of Japan. It is set in a typical medieval fantasy setting and features traditional turn-based combat. The player controls several generals who can command up to eight different units ranging from ordinary soldiers and archers to more exotic creatures like mermen or lizards.The generals fight alongside their units, however they are much more powerful and are able to use more diverse commands than just moving and attacking, like recovering a small amount of HP or casting spells. Each unit has certain strengths and weaknesses; for example soldiers are good against archers but weak against cavalry etc. Combat is also influenced heavily by terrain types. When two units engage in combat a small animation, similar to those seen in Advance Wars or Fire Emblem, is shown.

Screenshots

Warsong Genesis US Title
Warsong Genesis Shooting from a bridge (Japanese version)
Warsong Genesis Battle sequence (Japanese version)
Warsong Genesis Your main character's turn (Japanese version)

Alternate Titles

  • "ラングリッサー・光輝の末裔" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Lungrisser" -- Japanese title (alternate spelling)
  • "Langrisser" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

The Original Langrisser game Kevin Johnson (84) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
The most enjoyable gem I've ever played. Period. lado (28) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

The Press Says

All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 9 out of 10 90
Video Games May, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Power Play May, 1992 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Sega-16.com Jan 16, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Legendra Sep 17, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
RPGFan Mar 14, 2001 68 out of 100 68

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Mobygamesisreanimated (10788) added Warsong (Genesis) on Jun 18, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Duduqaz (7151) and majutsushi (406)