"Maybe it's not entirely original, but Yggdra Union is a marathon strategy game made especially for masochists. Its narrative begins like many others in the genre. A bloodthirsty despot overruns every kingdom in the land, with conquest and destruction his sole ambition. Only Princess Yggdra survives her country's royal massacre, escaping with a holy sword into a company of gold-hearted bandits. The tiny guerrilla group has to struggle across battlefield after battlefield, square by square, to restore peace to the world. But each little unique aspect of Yggdra Union introduces another disadvantage obstructing the player from achieving that ideal. As a package, its elements put forth a brutally unforgiving test of strategic thinking."