Reviews and Problems with Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown
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Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown
Game Over Online
8 January 2015
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.
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.
Conclusion: The remake to one of my favorite games of all times brings some colorful characterization and narrative, along with great voice acting and flashy particle effects, but it fails to sufficiently advance the original's simplistic gameplay.
Pros: Great dialogues, characterization and voice acting; looks solid at times (character models, facial animation, particle effects), some mini games can be fun;
Cons: Strategy portion of the game lacks plenty more challenge and depth; the game is too easy, simplistic and over too quickly, no replay value whatsoever, dodgy animation during sword fighting sequences.
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.
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...
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.