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Spartan: Total Warrior (GameCube)

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72
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4.6
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 5.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 5.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 5.0
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Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 4.6


The Press Says

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83
4Players.de
Schaut man sich den totalen Krieger aus dem Hause Creative Assembly an, kann man kaum glauben, dass das Team vorher weder Action und diese schon gar nicht auf Konsole verarbeitet hat. Angetrieben von einer mächtigen Grafikengine (die allerdings im Verlauf des Spiels schmerzhaft an ihre Grenzen geführt wird) und unterstützt von einer eingängigen und leicht zu erlernenden Steuerung bewegt sich der Spartaner zwar auf bereits ausgetretenen Gameplay-Pfaden, schafft es aber immer wieder, durch abwechslungsreiche Missionen die Motivation aufzubauen. Mit Anleihen bei den Dynasty Warriors und nicht zuletzt dem hierzulande offiziell nicht erschienenen God of War hat das Team einen kompromiss- und schnörkellosen Action-Titel abgeliefert.
80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Mythique pour certain, un bon jeu pour d´autres, Spartan ne laisse pas indifférent. Malgré des combats parfois un peu brouillon, on ne peut que saluer la prouesse réalisée par les gars de chez Creative Assembly pour ce joli voyage au coeur de la Grèce antique. Disposant d´une durée de vie honnête, la difficulté de certains niveaux contribue à l´allonger artificiellement. Avec un peu de recul, et après avoir terminé l´aventure, ce titre dispose d´une replay value assez sympathique. Il est jouissif de refaire les niveaux en maîtrisant parfaitement son Spartiate, car il ne faut pas se leurrer, vous n´allez cesser de peaufiner votre technique de combat tout le long du jeu Et ce, jusqu´au dernier niveau ! Vous m´excusez, j´ai des romains sur le feu !
80
SEGA-Portal.de
SEGA kann froh sein, Creative Assembly mit ins Boot geholt zu haben. Ihr erster Konsolenstreich ist bis auf wenige kleine Macken nämlich super gelungen! Action von Anfang bis zum Ende, epische Massenschlachten und Begegnungen mit vielen Kreaturen der griechischen Mythologie lassen richtig in Spartas Kampf eintauchen. Lediglich bei der Präsentation hapert es etwas, doch darüber kann man getrost wegsehen. Wer unkomplizierten Spielspass will und seine Wut mal so richtig rauslassen möchte ist bestens bedient!
79
IGN
Spartan: Total Warrior speaks to the inner badass lurking in all of us; that hardcore, relentless killing machine pining to rip through wave after wave of Nazis, alien invaders or whatever the case may be. Total Warrior makes a valiant effort to give us the tools and abilities to live that fantasy, if only for a while and if only while sitting in our living. It recognizes we, as gamers, just need to kill things sometimes. And if we can kill things and look cool while doing it, that's even better. On top of that, if we can butcher people while looking cool and even feel noble about it, well, that's just divine.
78
Game Informer Magazine
These flaws, along with the fact that the fighting never really changes despite some new weapons and enemies, are enough to bring Spartan down out of the "great" category. It sure beats the hell out another Dynasty Warriors retread, though.
72
Game Informer Magazine
The numerous weapons and spells add some dimensions to the combat, but this is no God of War. Heck, Kratos wouldn't even waste his time slaughtering Spartan's poser protagonist named - wait for it - the Spartan. Clever.
71
GameSpot
Spartan: Total Warrior is a straightforward action game from Sega and developer Creative Assembly. As you might guess from the title, the game is set during the conflict between the Spartans and the massive Roman Empire. This is pretty familiar territory for Creative Assembly, the team behind last year's PC strategy game Rome: Total War. However, the game itself is a massive departure for a studio best known for its historically authentic and complex strategy games. For the most part, Spartan: Total Warrior is a pretty good action effort. Unfortunately, the high production values and engaging gameplay of the Total War games are nowhere to be found here.
70
Jeuxvideo.com
Mêlant histoire et légendes gréco-romaines, Spartan possède un background particulièrement accrocheur, laissant libre cours à des interprétations fantaisistes mais s'incrustant assez bien dans la trame générale. Epique, très accessible et dynamique, le titre de Sega pèche néanmoins dans les domaines graphiques et techniques. Avec un peu plus d'imagination et des schémas de jeu plus développés, Spartan aurait pu faire bien plus de chemin. Espérons qu'un prochain volet aille au bout de cette quête homérique.
70
GamersMark
My favorite moments were during the chaotic, hundred-men battles, especially after acquiring two swords. I barely used the rest of the weapons I collected in the game, so I felt there wasn't much value as the game went on. I didn't have much desire to play through the game again as there are barely any unlockables. Seemingly, the only replay value is in the survival-like game mode. Nevertheless, Spartan: Total Warrior is ultimately an accomplished action game that fans of God of War, Dynasty Warriors and EA's The Lord of the Rings console games will enjoy.
70
Pro-G
Spartan: Total Warrior isn't a classic and many people will bemoan the relentless action and uncomplicated combat, but they're the game's two best features. This isn't a game for elitists who turn their noses up at anyone who can't beat Ninja Gaiden - it's for everyone else. It's a fun, simplistic hack 'n' slash that offers a lot of enjoyment, tarnished by the odd bad design choice.
65
Nintendo Difference
Sans être le jeu du mois, Spartan Total Warrior vous fera passer de bons moments devant votre GameCube grâce à son ambiance unique mais surtout grâce à ses combats mettant en scène des centaines de soldat. Véritable défouloir, le jeu n'est pas exempt de défaut notamment au niveau de sa difficulté inégale et frustrante, mais aussi dans son déroulement somme toute assez linéaire mais surtout sans grandes originalités niveau gameplay. C'est fort dommage, car le titre de The Creative Assembly partait sur de bonnes bases, mais au final seul les fans du genre ou les hardcore gamers accrocheront vraiment à Spartan Total Warrior.
65
Next Level Gaming
Maybe I was just expecting too much from this game, since I absolutely loved the Total War games, I wanted the same awesome level of detail and epic scale battles that I had in those titles, but it was just not meant to be. If you are looking for an epic battle game that takes place in the ancient world, go get yourself a copy of Rome Total War, if you want an awesome battle game where you are one soldier against many foes then go get yourself a copy of God of War. This might be a fun game to rent, but unless you fall in love with it then, I would not recommend slapping down 50 bucks for it.
50
GameSpy
The Total Warrior meets absolute mediocrity in Sega's new Dynasty Warriors-style brawler. As an anonymous but god-blessed Greek warrior, players get to cut through hordes of Roman soldiers, none of whom is half as bothersome as Spartan: Total Warrior's many, and debilitating, hiccups.