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As with Adventure International's previous offering, Gremlins. there are graphics aplenty and far from being a waste of memory, these are moody and imaginative, even containing some animation. t's a rather linear sort of game and there are ample opportunities tor masochists to enjoy sudden death (memo to Adventure International: What about Save to Buffer
next time - please?).
My only other quibbles are that the three screen sections can become a trifle untidy
and the price is somewhat steep. I guess Robin's given up robbing the rich and started to live on his royalties.
I found the scenario compelling and the identification with Robin very easy given the fine graphics. It is good to see one of our own home-grown heroes in adventure action, and I thoroughly recommend Robin of Sherwood to all potential freedom-fighters. The game is a little pricey at £9.95 but it is worth saving up for.
Robin of Sherwood and the Touchstones of Rhiannon, unlike many other TV tie-ins, is a superb implementation of the original. The graphics are nothing short of stunning and the plot maintains your interest throughout. I liked Gremlins a lot but rather wished I had seen the film. However Robin of Sherwood is a story familiar to everyone and this game is a magnificent interpretation of the theme. If you liked Gremlins, or if you don’t normally play adventures, take a look at this one.
The occasional adventurer will not find enough instant appeal in the game, and adventure buffs will find it too limited. It won't appeal much to Robin Of Sherwood fans either; no Clannad theme tune or Michael Praed (much to the disappointment of Gorand, my elfin assistant, although a "full color poster" offer is mentioned). Because it's a TV tie-in I expect it will go into the Top Twenty, even though better adventures are available for less than this, rather inflated, price. It's not a particularly bad game, but it's not very good either.
My rating would be lower but for the graphics. So, unless you want pretty pictures, not recommended.
To sum up then, Robin of Sherwood is an excellent game - one of the most enjoyable and atmospheric adventures I have played all year. It has good location descriptions, an enthralling plot and stunning graphics. And at £9.95 it is fairly priced. This will be one of the years best selling adventures. Highly recommended.