Elven Legend 4: The Incredible Journey Collector's Edition
March 1, 2017
Growing Grass Studio
Three Game Modes
10 EXCLUSIVE Levels
Integrated Strategy Guide
Wallpapers & Concept Art
Encyclopedia & Morphing Objects
Achievements & Collectibles
Out of all the Time Management series that usually earn the Collector’s Edition status, the Elven Legend series must be the least deserving. In this fourth game, Queen Aerin must help a strange guest named Tillian to save his world from a calamity.
Just like any other resource-management games, the main tasks in Elven Legend 4: The Incredible Journey include clearing paths, building stations, and collecting various resources. What Elven Legend 4 is missing is, however, variety. Despite the background changes, each level is very similar to the next – there are no mini-games to switch up the pace either. We felt that the game was unbearably tedious after only 10 levels or so.
While Elven Legend 4: The Incredible Journey features nice touches like useful power-ups, playful collectibles, and an interesting plot development – the game is far from being a standout. Not to mention that the game isn’t that difficult either, advanced players will have no trouble getting through all the 40 levels in the game with top-tier medals. Those who are fairly new to the genre will learn their ways quite quickly through the game’s comprehensive tutorials and the strategy guide that comes with the Collector’s Edition. Talking about the strategy guide, it can only be accessed through the Main Menu screen, which is inconvenient at best.
One thing that Elven Legend 4: The Incredible Journey did right is the production. We adore the clean and colorful visuals, along with the mesmerizing special effects. In addition, the lively and upbeat background music lifts the spirit of the game, which otherwise would have been dull and tedious based on the gameplay alone.