Written by  :  Indra is stressed (20706)
Written on  :  May 20, 2002
Platform  :  Windows
Rating  :  2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

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A newbie strategy effort: Not recommended for veteran strategists

The Good

Well, is a new approach, I can tell you that. Interesting new classes introduced, lots of funny little people walking around.

The "god-like" ability, is probably more or less the role you play. You can assist your hired heroes, better said mercenaries, in combat - indirectly. Since you cannot control your heroes, but you can heal them or zap your enemy (or even your own heroes) with a lighting bolt.

The real-time strategy demands fast thinking, fast defence and offence, especially the hardest levels. You don't want to have a bunch of dragons attacking your town when your mucking around in the local tavern.

The Bad

Seriously, I consider this a game a mistake. Why?

Well, for a perfective strategist like myself (ehem), you'd like to have make your town in a certain way so it can at least defend itself. Unfortunately the building sim is so bad in this game, you can only build buildings so close to each other, that your considering the space available than the layout itself. This also applys for your defensive structures (towers).

A strategy game with a bad building layout. Isn't that supposed to be the "core" of a strategy game (sigh).

So you can't control your heroes. I can live with that on certain levels of challenge. But I consider this game rather bad in a MORAL kind of sense. The only way you can get your heroes to actually do something for you is if you "bribe" them, that is offer a reward.

What happened to heroes with honor. I didn't know paladins are bounty hunters, and in this game, paladins love money. Bad morals people, bad morals. Let's get capitalist approaches out of these games shall we. It bad for the children. You don't want games like this to teach your kids.

The Bottom Line

As I said above - Not recommended for veteran strategists. Oh, and especially not recommended for children. A paladin bounty hunter (sigh), what is this world coming to...

Overall grade: C-

But if your extreamly bored, it better than playing solitare...