Reviews and Problems with King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame
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King Arthur 2: The Roleplaying Wargame review
6 February 2012
Excerpt: Even hardcore PC gamers will be forgiven for never having heard of the PC RPG/strategy series, King Arthur. That said, we hope gamers will start paying attention to this series as it's one of the most unique and fun new strategy games to come along in a while. The first game was a fairly obscure title that sought to combine Arthurian legend with the formula established by the Total War games.
Pros: Unique tone and setting, Building and customizing your army, Fun text-based quests
Cons: Poor AI in battles, Shallow kingdom building, Too much listening, not enough fighting
Excerpt: Ubisoft‘s Dogz released on the PC, in 1995, was one of the first virtual pets games. Back then the most interesting thing to do was play fetch and listen to it bark. The game allowed you to use another programme while your dog roamed the desktop, but the invention of interactive pets didn’t include a competitive element and making them more of a novelty than a game. And that’s where current virtual pet’s games have developed.
King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame - PC - Review
18 March 2010
Excerpt: To say that King Arthur is a well-known character is like saying we need air to breathe. In fact, the good King has been the subject of so many books, movies, games, comic books, animated adventures and other media that it would be very difficult to actually count them all. So, into this very well-tread chapter of fictional medieval history strides an adventure/strategy game that hopes to garner even more favor for our good friend, Arthur. Whew, that was long-winded.
Excerpt: Hungarian developer NeoCore Games have designed a strategy wargame along similar lines to the Total War series. The game delves into the legend of King Arthur and manages to create a strong fantasy role playing atmosphere. It is up to you to guide Arthur to the throne of Britain by killing enemy monarchs and their armies.
Summary: The sword in the stone, the lady in the lake, and the knights of the round table are all present and accounted for in King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame. But this mix of role-playing, real-time strategy, and turn-based grand strategizing doesn't quite work out as smoothly as the infamous accident that resulted in Mr. Reese's blending of peanut butter with chocolate.
Pros: Captivating role playing with text quests for knights and unit leveling, Strategic innovations, such as victory locations on battlefields, Beautiful, detailed visuals that give a real English atmosphere
Cons: Very hard even on the easiest difficulty setting, Campaign is unbalanced and rather haphazardly designed, Some overpowered units
Excerpt: Developer Neocore Games puts a larger twist on the King Arthur mythology. A game that can be viewed as a mix of elements. A war strategy game, a strategic sword and sorcery game, a war role playing game. When first playing the game and seeing some of the interaction with units and maps it most reminds me of the total war series. Fear not though, because this is not a watered down Total War wanna be.