Summary: If you're a history buff and/or enjoy strategy games, this game is right up your ally. This game really makes you think about every move you need to make in order to win and if you don't take the time to look at the opposing side and upgrade your army properly you will lose the battle. Sometimes it is required to replay battles a couple of times in order to receive enough gold and experience to upgrade your troops enough for the next battle level.
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. You command a general and a variety of units (archers, peasants, men-at-arms, knights, etc). When you issue orders the battle is paused, and then unfolds in as your units manuever into position.
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 movements. Of course, being English the 100 years war is a very interesting period. I keep going back to this game time and again.
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! Nice graphics and atmospheric background music(which you can turn off if you wish).If Total War never appears on the xbox360 then i hope Great Battles release more games.Would love to see Shogun,Napolean and...
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. The best feature for me was the customisation of the units, although this is fun the points required for upgrading do take an awfully long time to gain, and if like me you enjoy this feature you will find yourself completing the same battle over and...
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. I have always been a fan of age of empires and history in general so this just seemed to make sense for me. Please note this review is based on Single Player only I have not yet played Multi Player on XBL: The game itself is set during the 100 Years War.