Reviews and Problems with Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood
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Robin Hood: the Legend of Sherwood
1 February 2005
Excerpt: Robin Hood is a real-time tactical strategy game that offers dynamic gameplay which combines stealth and action. The game will immerse you in a spectacular and realistic medieval environment, from the depths of Sherwood Forest to the ramparts of Nottingham castle. The story includes all the main elements of the Legend, starting with Robin's return from the Crusades and ending with his duel with the Sheriff of Nottingham, and also all the most famous characters from the...
Excerpt: If you've ever played the game Desperados , then Robin Hood will seem a little familiar to you. Desperados was a real-time strategy game that emphasized stealth and teamwork over combat. Each of the levels in Desperados played out as a puzzle, with a definite solution to each. Straying from the developers' intended path would result in detection by the enemy, which meant certain death and failure of the mission.
Excerpt: The Commandos game pretty much set the standard in small-quad RTS games. Armed with only three or four soldiers per mission, you were tasked with defeating, or avoiding, a hoard of enemies during a variety of missions. The problem with Commandos was that it was just too hard to play. You shoot someone and you lose. The alarm goes off and you lose. Someone sees you and you lose. You step just one foot out of line and yep, you guessed it, you lose.
Excerpt: Spellbound Studios released Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive in the summer of 2001. It was a game that owed more than a little to Pyro Studios’ 1998 release of Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines , and it featured the same sort of stealthy, tactical missions, but it was set in the Wild West rather than World War II. Now Spellbound Studios is back with Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood , another Commandos -style game, but this time set in medieval Europe.
Conclusion: The added depth of the sword fights almost offsets some of the zoomed-in ugliness – almost . Holding down the left mouse button and slashing the mouse (leaving a short trail of light) in different combinations allows for some devastating attacks. The implementation makes sense and it doesn’t take long to get a handle on. The other Robin Hood trademark – bows and arrows – is also present and it’s entirely easy to use.
Excerpt: Even though he's one of the most colorful figures of Western European legend, Robin Hood hasn't had much luck making his way to the PC. Fortunately, German developer Spellbound Studios has just released Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood, a clever new take on the old English tale that blends elements of the Kevin Costner and Errol Flynn movies with real-time gameplay in the style of Pyro Studios' tactical strategy game Commandos.
Summary: "Slavný Robin Hood nás okouzlil ve svých dobrodružstvích na filmovém plátnì a nyní si mùžeme další z jeho pøíbìhù užít i v podobì poèítaèové hry, kterou její tvùrci nazvali Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood. Dìj hry se odehrává v Anglii na konci 12. Století, kdy je Richard Lví Srdce držen ve vìzení, pøièemž jeho bratr vládne pevnou rukou a svou autoritu si vynucuje za pomoci vojenské síly.
Excerpt: I don’t know if you remember but more than a year ago some title form Strategy First was slowly making its entrance on the computer games market. I’m talking about Desperados considered by some just a mere clone of the Commandos series and another point of view of the genre by others. Basically it was a tactical game, simpler than Commandos in what concerned the gameplay but a lot more limited in your freedom of action.