Excerpt: It is interesting to ponder why Data Becker didn't want the theatrical license to this material. Of the four campaigns in Highland Warriors, one is totally devoted to William Wallace, the Scottish hero popularized in the film Braveheart.
Excerpt: Highland Warriors is a real-time strategy game that brings together the great battles between Scotland and England with some of the most innovative gaming technology available today. The story line spans the 500 years of history covered in the timeline mentioned above.
Excerpt: Yep! It’s Another real time strategy (RTS) game where you gather the raw materials, make buildings that can manufacture troops, research technologies that allow better buildings to make better troops armor and weapons etc. But this one has a few differences plus a decided "Scottish flavor" to it.
Summary: A few years ago, Eidos released a strategy game based on the film . It featured a few neat elements but in the end, it was a pretty weak and unsatisfying affair. Now thanks to Data Becker there is a new hope that a quality retelling of the adventures of William Wallace is indeed possible, but trust...
Unfortunately, Highland Warriors' historical accuracy doesn't compensate for the deficiencies in its gameplay and graphics.
29 January 2003
Summary: You may remember Data Becker's previous game, America. It was a 2D real-time strategy game styled after the Age of Empires series, and it was, not surprisingly, set in America. Data Becker's newest game, Highland Warriors, takes place in a different era on a different continent.
Conclusion: In summary, I must say that my review sounds harsher than I wanted it to, but I tried to form the most objective opinion about Highland Warriors that I could. Those of you who are captivated by the game's subject might find the captivating story rewarding enough, and there are plenty of missions to...
Pros: The massive scope of the campaign, and the epic storyline which spans across several centuries; relatively authentic portrayal of the units, lands and buildings of the time; engaging cut-scenes, which carry the story quite nicely;
Cons: Some core components of gameplay, like the difficulty balancing and game flow are way off. Other nagging gameplay and AI issues. The 3D code is poorly optimized, and the unit sounds are just about as irritating as they get.
Summary: "Pokud hledáte hru, u které chcete vidìt úžasnou grafiku, tak si poøiïte Highland Warriors. Je to nejlepší graficky zpracovaná hra svìta. Jsou v ní nádherné pohledy. Pokud se podíváte na postavu, zjistíte, že je vytvoøena úplnì dokonale. Do nejmenšího detailu je navrhnuta i mimika oblièeje.
Conclusion: Data Becker serverer oss storslått kamp med historiske undertoner. Utgivelsen har vært gjennom en lang farefull ferd, hvor Soft Enterprises, Novalogic og Electronic Arts, alle har hatt en finger med i spillet. Med utgangspunkt i år 843 AD, utfolder et spektakulært skue seg.
Excerpt: Der er efterhånden blevet tærsket store mængder af langhalm på den konventionelle RTS-genre. Spillene har gennemgående været stort set identiske i layout, og man har derfor vendt sig mod settingen for at skabe variation i genren og Highland Warriors er ikke nogen undtagelse.
Summary: Всякий любознательный
деконструктивист обнаружит в Highland
Warriors причудливо сочетающиеся
элементы WarCraft Braveheart ,
ядреный коктейль исторической
правды и фэнтезийной галиматьи.
Сухой остаток авторских новаций
необычайно мал и погоды, к
сожалению, не делает; HW —
еще одна рядовая RTS.