Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown (PC)
- Combines multiple gameplay genres - arcade, sport, empire-building and turn-based strategy
- Battle through five types of medieval combat, including archery, jousting, sword fighting, siege warfare and army battles
- Multiple endings – follow one of eight different game-paths!
- 38 territories to conquer with a fully orchestrated score to create an ambient feel
- Includes all main characters from the Robin Hood story: Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, Maid Marian and more
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- Platform: Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
Top Customer Reviews
So with all that out the way, i really enjoyed playing this game from start to finish. The only problem was that the start to finish when a little too quick. I remember spending hours on end, sometimes even days defeating the enemies of England. This new version is easy. There is no option to put it on hard mode, etc. Also it has not got very good re-playability. After completing this three times in the space of a week, i got bored and soon lost interest.
However, do NOT let this put you off. If you are a true fan of the original defender of the crown, then you must get this game. It is such an improvement on the original. I would give this 5 stars, but the simpleness of the game lets it down. But still, I loved the original, I love this one. I am hoping for a follow up to this game but with harder game play, and hopefully on the scale of Britain by including Scotland and Ireland.
The next stage has been made a little broader when compared to the original, which is nice, except for the very poor AI and a few ridicilous aspects, like King John setting sail and landing an entire army behind your lines in the same time it takes you to raid a castle or advance one territory. I also found the interface very annoying, the storyline is pedantic and just no fun. In the original, you can buy men, knights and catapults. Expanding this with archers and peasants is a little slim. And then the fighting... who came up with this? A few clicks and that's that, no time or real opportunity for any strategy.
I could go on for a while, especially about what a great game they could have made of this concept, but I guess you get the picture by now.
The second star is for the sieges. I think these have been improved somewhat. And improving anything on such a great game as dotc has to be worth something.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A revamp of the original with better graphics. Works on my windows 7, 64 bit system.Published on 12 July 2010 by Simon
I first played the original Defender of the crown on the old 8 bit Nintendo, and thaught the game was wonderfull. Unfortunatly in trying the update the game it has been ruined. Read morePublished on 5 Oct. 2004 by S. Graham