The Legendary Axe stands as one of the greatest masterpieces of the hack-and-slash sub-genre and ranks as my favorite HuCard game of all time. It got a lot of attention back in the day, so folks who don't like it now make sure to express their views as loudly as possible. And that's fine. Over the years, I've had plenty of debates with such scoundrels about Axe's relative merits and "faults." Now, I'm content with my own love for the game, as it's one that I appreciate more the older I get. I give it a run-through every couple of years, reacquainting myself with the stuff that made me like it so much in the first place and finding new things to appreciate every time.
Speaking of pits, the Pits of Madness are tortuous and deceptive in layout--and home to the most powerful of the enemy's troops.