Losing The Legends

Review by troyio on Friday, January 16th 2015
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The Lost Legend is a game created by jarwars

Happy 2015, guys! It's ya boy Troyio doing my first review in quite awhile. Please forgive me if I'm rusty or a tad outdated. I'll be taking a shot at a recently made arcade game called The Lost Legend by jarwars.


I believe the two year anniversary for the Arcade creator is arriving this spring. Pardon my cliche, but it does indeed feel like yesterday when it was released. Since then, twenty or more featured games have been made as well as two inducted into the Epic Game Library. The creator did not flop as some predicted; it has carved its place in Sploder. However, has the quality of games improved from the early releases? That's what I'm here to discover.


I know my hiatus may be held against me so whatever; I'm giving this game an honest look. I am not familiar with any of jarwars' work nor do I support his possible affiliation with Jar Jar Binks. What were you thinking Lucas? Anyways, the thumbnail provided nothing original or impressive as well as the superficial storyline. A poor first impression and about as much attractiveness as that girl who jams to No Type because she knows she can't be a chooser.

We'll begin with the first thing that smacks you in the face. Obstacles. I wouldn't dare call them puzzles as it requires more skill than mental fortitude to complete. I believe this was jarwars' intention though, so he did a good job creating chaotic sequences. However, I am not a fan of this gameplay. A word that came to mind multiple instances as I reached the third level was 'messy'.

If you are wondering what the game is about, refer to the paragraph above. The Lost Legend revolves around jarwars' occasionally successful but mostly mediocre action sequences. The storyline was single minded and brought zero motivation to keep going. I believe the Arcade creator's best feature is the tools to design a stunning plot. Not capitalizing on this is a sin. Even Hozier would judge.

As I ran through bombardments of vines, birds, and trolls I did take a moment to look at the pretty flowers. I must say, they looked like... well... flowers. There was nothing special about the scenery. The typical blue skies and green grass you can find on your laptop background.

Now that I've gotten my major beefs with The Lost Legend out of the way, how about we look at some its redeeming areas. Checkpoints and health packs were well placed throughout the entire game. For instance, I was given just enough health through the second level to experience near death several times before reaching that sacred checkpoint. Well done, jarwars.

As I conclude, I'll admit that I was bias coming in like an old man listening to new music. A very arrogant move on my part. I stand by my opinion that The Lost Legend suffers from messy gameplay, a poorly made story, and bland scenery. However, I do not believe jarwars made this game for any of those reasons. Possibly his intentions were to focus purely on exciting and wacky sequences.


Creativity: 3/10 (Nothing new here)

Effort: 4.5/10 (Short stages along with nothing extra)

Gameplay: 6/10 (Very messy yet redeeming occasionally)

Scenery: 2.5/10 (Impressively bland)

Fun: 7/10 (Sequences were chaotic but enjoyable mostly)

Overall: 23/50

Feature Worthy? No, this game does not deserve a feature. It's slightly above average purely for the reason that it has exciting spots during its gameplay.


I am disappointed in the lack of progress overall in the Arcade creator. Possibly, I'm more disappointed in the standards for the creator. Don't get me wrong, I know there are games out there exceeding what was done in the past; those games should be the standard. My advice for jarwars is to use your exceptional ability to simulate a battlefield atmosphere and improve the aiding factors like scenery and cleaning up the layout. Thanks for reading!


The Lost Legend Reviewed by troyio on Friday, January 16th 2015. Losing The Legends - A game review written by troyio for the game 'The Lost Legend' by jarwars. Rating: 2.5