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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.