Budget Real-Time Strategy (and maybe learn a little from History)
S. H. Wells, Amazon
20 May 2011
Summary: This is by no stretch of the imagination a blockbuster title. But I think it may appeal to a niche of gamers who are looking for something a little different. Great Battles Medieval is basically a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game. The core of gameplay involves your army on a map.
Summary: I agree with other reviews regarding graphics. However, if you want to get away from the usual FPS and try a bit of tactical gameplay this is good fun. Yes the graphics are a bit of let down when zoomed in to the battle but 90% of the time you want to stay wide on the map to view the enemies...
Conclusion: Got this game today and just finished the Tutorial.Initially confusing but when you get the hang of it you realise how good it is.As a fan of the Total War series on the PC i was hoping that one day something similar would appear on the xbox360 and this is it!
Conclusion: Basically, if your a history enthusiast and/or appreciate medieval warfare then this is definitely a worth while purchase. However, given that this is a game and not a documentary I found it hard to get into the game itself.
Summary: Like other reviewers here, I too was a bit tentative at purchasing this product. I can only recall seeing 1 advertisement for it on TV and generally there was not much marketing out there for it.