Excerpt: The Flyboys movie was not exactly a hit. It cost something like $100 million to make and only made a fraction of that at the box office. That said, my father and I went to see it (the only other new movie playing at the same time was Jackass II) and I enjoyed it quite a bit, as did he. Sure there was a little too much love story and too little action, and it went a little long, but all in all it was a good movie.
Conclusion: If, and only if you are the right person, Spartan will put some serious pepper on your gaming agenda. However, its lack of originality in design and some ill-conceived features of its gameplay will probably prevent it from gaining that aura of "glittering prizes" that some of our beloved TBS-s (already mentioned) managed to draw in the most egotistical manner imaginable. The multiplayer feature will surely appeal you enough to keep you clean from the golden oldies.
Excerpt: When Spartan arrived in the mailbox the other day, fresh from our good friends at Atari, I was a little surprised. Not because they sent us a game, but because Iíd heard absolutely nothing about it. I consider myself to be the resident strategy gamer here at Thunderbolt, and this game went completely under my radar.
Conclusion: P.S.: И все-таки, не сказать о том, что безумно жаль, что вышло вот так, я не могу. Ведь, как и в случае, с кино "Эскадрилья Лафайет" были предпосылки, была хорошая идея, могла случиться великолепная однопользовательская сюжетная кампания. А получилось вот так - не рыба ни мясо.
Excerpt: Spartan is an empire-building strategy game set in the Ancient Greek period, which is the third in a series of empire-building strategy games that include the best-selling Legion and Chariots of War. For the average strategy player this could be seen as probably too deep and extensive compared to your average offering, which in itself is a contradiction.
Excerpt: Тематика Первой мировой войны не пользуется популярностью ни у продюсеров, ни у широкой аудитории. Чем же еще объяснить ошеломительный провал фильма Flyboys, в России более известного как «Эскадрилья Лафайета»? Увы, красивая и пафосная история американских добровольцев, сражавшихся с асами немецкой авиации, едва смогла окупить четверть своего бюджета.