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Legend is a first person role-playing game (RPG) developed by Tempest Entertainment and released on 13 March 1995. It is the first game in the Legend series that includes Legend II: Rebirth, Legend III: Ascension and the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) Heroes of Legend.
Prince Raziel is dispatched to the borders of his home kingdom of Sendoc in order to defend it against an incursion of orcs from the northern fortress of Vala’Threk. He is aided in battles by a cleric called Venric and guided by the Elvish sorceress, Andariel.
Having defeated the Orcish legions and slain their warlord, Gromach Bonegrinder, he returns home to discover that his entire quest was a plot by the arch demon, Terazoth. His beloved has been murdered and the whole kingdom has been overrun by Terazoth’s terrible army.
The game was well received on release and was named That Other PC Gaming Magazine’s Game of the Year. Fans responded especially strongly to the character of Andariel and her developing relationship with Raziel. The final twist surprised many players, although it was not mentioned in Sebastian Detweiler’s review in That Other PC Gaming Magazine, causing some readers to suggest he had reviewed the game without finishing it.