Elven Legacy is similar to Heroes of Might and Magic from many points of view. However is not the same game and it brings some different features into the scene. The story behind Elven Legacy is extremely simple. Elves must destroy all other races. There is no clear reasons why you have to do that, you just need to kill your enemies as fast as possible (missions rewards you according to the number of moves you executed to complete them).
There are two playing modules: single player campaign and stand alone. Elven Legacy comes with a Tutorial mode too but the game interface is extremely simple, just like the first missions and this Tutorial is not necessary. However, the game difficulty starts to grow after the first missions so fast that to complete Elven Legacy you need to be a master
tactician (even on easy level).
Basic units are available since the first level. There are also some air units that can add a bit more diversity in Elven Legacy. Each unit has a certain movement speed and attack range and can move or strike an enemy depending on the distance to this enemy.
Even if you start with generic units, you can add skills to them later on. This is a nice idea. However, losing these specialized troops in the battle can be a hard hit for the player. The system is somehow similar to the one from Heroes of Might and Magic where you can upgrade your hero by increasing his skills and giving him powerful artifacts. Losing a high level hero can be a hard hit.
At the beginning of the game, battles are quite balanced. However, after the first missions you will find yourself fighting with endless enemy's waves. Even if your army is more powerful, after each battle, the player will suffer heavy losses. This can be a big problem especially because every mission will require you to travel to a certain position in order to complete the quest. This must be done using a certain number of movements. If the mission is completed you will receive a gold, silver of bronze medal (depending on how many moves you used). If not, you need to replay the mission and this is not fun at all.
The first campaign is with Elves. After this one is complete, you can start a Human campaign. There are some bonus missions if you can complete the normal missions with a gold medal (it is almost impossible taking into consideration the difficulty level).
Overall, Elven Legacy is a decent turn based strategy game especially now when this genre is almost dead. Elven Legacy comes with a decent graphic, sound and an extremely hard difficulty level, specially designed for hard core TBS players.