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A truly amazing game, for the first few hours....
on 17 October 2005
This game gives you no tutorial when you begin, you are thrown straight in. Unless you had the sense to read the manual, all you have to rely on are constant control tips flashing up.
The opening scene involves you, and part of the spartan army, being rallied by your leader. during his speech a strange voice speaks out to you, the gods are talking... to you, a lone warrior...
defending a wall segment of the city of Sparta is your first objective, as Roman troops flow out of the siege towers, arrows and missisles rain down, you must fend off the romam hordes and continue your objectives.
From there you travel across Europe, often battling the Roman empire, sometimes taking a break for some mithology fighting. This may be a fighting game, but it is not an average hack and slash, you can plow into a crowd of 30 enemies if you wish, but getting back out is hard. There are no insane KO counts here, you must fight manually, occaisonally pulling off a powered move. This adds to the fun of the game, and keeps it fresh, and away from button bashing.
The graphics are amazing, the backdrops stretch for miles, there is no slow down even in massive fights, and the combat seems real. Like something out of a movie, not a Dynasty warriors game. The characters look a little old, but thats hardly and eye sore.
The voice acting in this game seems silly sometimes. All the romans have british accents, and for some reason one of your allies is voiced by Tony the Tiger. The music is really simple and harldy captivates.
The lifespan of this game is its biggest let down, it is over far too soon, and some of the levels just have no substance. You will get stuck, the difficulty curve is a little strange, some objectives are far too easy, other are far too hard.
Overall i really enjoyed this game, It is the ultimate title for renting, but for long term interest, I dont reccomend it.