Reviews and Problems with Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown
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Game Over Online
8 January 2004
Excerpt: Crown was one of the most popular titles back in 1986 and it built a lasting legacy on what was, at the time, in-depth strategy and fun gameplay mechanics. Since then, purists may argue that strategy titles haven't changed all that much. Much of Crown's original ideas are carried over in this remake.
Excerpt: With DVD sets of defunct television shows coming out and countless remakes of classic movies, Capcom is assuming this mantle for the gaming portion of this media business. They have experience. After all, it was their idea to remake the Resident Evil titles. Defender of the Crown was a great game in the 1980s. Can they work the magic once more?
Conclusion: As stated many times the concept of RH: DotC is a good one. The idea of placing a massive Risk-like strategy game in the Robin Hood era is thought provoking on its own, and adding all sorts of other elements to the mix is also a good idea. Sadly it seems as if this revamp of the old Defender of the Crown, is simply an update in graphics and sound with very little thought put forth to update the gameplay.
Conclusion: The trouble with Defender of the Crown is that the game suffers by trying very hard to emulate the original. Games have moved on in the last 17 years, and so, while the developer may have wanted to resurrect an old classic without just bastardising the name, they've stayed too faithful to the original, and so limited the scope of the game.
Conclusion: Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown entpuppt sich leider schnell als mittelmäßiges Spiel, obwohl es am Anfang begeistern kann. Vor allem wird man zu Beginn von den vielen unterschiedlichen Spielarten überrascht, die sich aber nach kurzer Zeit als Endlosschleife entpuppen. So agiert der Spieler immer wieder in den gleichen Spielarten, so dass es mit der Zeit langweilig wird. Das der Sound dann noch besser wie die gebotene Grafik ist hilft dem Spiel auch nicht weiter.