Summary: Judging from the demo fans of the classic hack'n slash formula have something big, and beautiful, to look forward too. Shadows of Rome promises to be an exilerating and gory excursion during the political strife caused by Ceasar's assassination. The game already looks great. Seeing the sun at high noon over the city of Rome, high cliffs, and dense forests would be enough to steal the show if that headless man wasn't so distracting.
Gory game full of blood and violence in Rome, good game.
19 April 2011
Excerpt: Shadow or Rome is one of the most gory games I have ever played. It's a great game but there are a few down sides. The enemies you will face take a lot of damage to die, so do you though. At first, you will start fighting in the arena, then you will take up on a Roman Warrior and fighting Gauls with team mates. You probably slash all the blood out of an enemies body before he dies. It does make the game interesting though, and it makes it more satisfying to kill enemies.
Excerpt: I remember seeing this game come out back when I was younger but was put off by the amount of blood shown on the back of the box. Years later and I finally thought it was about time to toughen up and give it a go. Plot: It’s all based around the murder of Julius Caesar. You play the part of two characters. The first one is called Agrippa who is away fighting when his father is accused of the murder.
Summary: Where do I start?....WOW! I bought this game when it first came out on the ps2 and loved it, completed it fairly quickly and then did the usual and traded it in for another game when I had finished with it. Now approximately 2-3 years after its release I have bought it again...why? because most games coming out on the 360 at the minute are so utterly dissapointing.
Summary: There is a storyline to this game but who cares about that? Playing as Agrippa you get to fight hundreds of opponents in various arenas across the empire. There are different types of battles such as the basic Elimination (massacre) through to Beast Hunts, Team Battles, Sieges and the Boss Battles. At the Circus Maximus Agrippa competes in chariot races.
Excerpt: Shadow of Rome is the story of two young friends, the muscle-bound centurion Agrippa and the mild-mannered Octavianus, and when Julius Caesar is brutally murdered and Agrippa's father is accused of the crime, Agrippa ends up becoming a gladiator in a desperate plot to save his father. Meanwhile, Octavianus explores the machinations of the villians of the game, and with explores and uncovers conspiracy, corruption and intrigue to the highest levels of the Senate.
Excerpt: Shadow Of Rome is one of the hack-and-slash genre, i.e. a game where you hack and slash your way through. (No surprises there then.) It's set in ancient Rome, and you play two characters, Octavianus, and Agrippa the soldier. The plot centres around the assassination of Julius Caesar. Aggrippa's father is wrongly accused of the murder and is thrown in jail. So, Agrippa sets out along with his friend Octavianus to prove his innocence.
Pros: Addictive, easy to grasp
Cons: Could have involved more puzzle solving elements
Excerpt: Pre - Christian era Rome, we have seen the films, we know the locations, we know some of the things that went on but this game will open your mind even more and give you an insight to how brutal the roman gladiators were and how much they really cared about human life. The game centres around two main characters and play switches between the two of them, Agrippa is at first a Roman Centurian but after Caeser is murdered and Agrippa's father Vipsanious is framed as the...