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Crusader: Adventure Out of Time Reviews (Windows)

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This is the fourth Index game I've played (after Paris 1313, Louvre: The Final Curse, and Dracula Resurrection), and with each one I'm more impressed by this team. They have an ability to create historical dramas that have all of the zing any good adventure game needs. I can't wait to get my hands on their Vikings. They give the terms "edutainment" and "infotainment" a very good name indeed.
Polish up your chain mail. Sharpen your sword and your wits. We're going to battle our way through sieges, espionage, assassinations, imprisonment, plots and betrayal in the Year of Our Lord 1183. Along the way, watch out! You won't be able to avoid learning something interesting about entirely unchivalrous medieval knights and the snake pit of power-hungry rulers in the Holy Land. It's going to be a journey into the past and into your own mind. In this historical "edutainment" game, they got the history right, and it will shock you out of any romantic visions you may have had about the Middle Ages.
Mega Score (Apr, 1998)
Chato é como quem diz. A frase exacta seria comprido como a Légua da Póvoa e minucioso como catar agulha em palheiro. Definitivamente para ávidos do conhecimento histórico ou para alguém com paciência de Job. E há-de vir em Luso-português.
PC Jeux (Oct, 1997)
Aux côtés des aventures en 3D regorgeant d'effets spéciaux, cette conspiration au royaume d'Orient possède bien des atouts pour séduire les joueurs passionnés d'histoire. A mi-chemin entre le CD-Rom éducatif et le jeu d'aventure, Croisades se révèle être aussi un véritable jeu d'initiation à l'histoire.
Crusader: A Conspiracy in the Kingdom of Jerusalem may not be for everyone, unless you are fond of historical adventures and interested in the educational values of revisiting a period when West met East and the significance and cultural impact of the collision that would be felt for all times to come ... even up to the present day. The unusual presentation of the story, graphics. and gameplay, which I found to be magnetic and generally enjoyable, leads me to suggest a qualified recommendation for Crusader.
Quandary (Feb, 2002)
The story in Crusader is extremely well told, and is very well written, the language being quite descriptive and at times poetic. There is a nice twist with respect to the disembodied voice that tells the tale, which I won't reveal here. The blend of cut scenes and full motion game screens, along with the historical database, evoke admirably the setting and feel of the places and times. The crusades were not a stroll in the park, and that comes through here.
50 (Sep 02, 1999)
Sur ces constatations, je vous avoue ma stupéfaction devant le total manque de respect envers les joueurs de la part de France Télécom Multimédia. Les quelques bouts d'amélioration n'arrivent absolument pas à relancer l'intérêt pour un tel soft. Alors soit FT a voulu se faire de l'argent sur le dos des gens, soit il a vraiment envie que ses produits soient les meilleurs possibles. Mais quand on voit le prix que coûte le jeu, qu'on sait qu'il n'a fallu que 5 personnes pour le refaire et que le jeu reprend à 99'ancien modèle, je vous laisse deviner mon opinion...