Great Battles Medieval (PS3)
- Licensed and TV supported by History, one of the best known brands for factual historical programming
- As the English you will fight under the Black Prince, Henry V and other heroic characters from history, and as the French you fight for Joan of Arc and the King
- 70 Medieval battles, including 26 historical encounters from the Hundred Years war, 1337-1453
- Command more than 20 different units, including the Swiss Pikeman exclusive to PS3, all accurately researched and carefully modelled in amazing detail
- Customise your squads of archers, cavalry, knights, etc with over 100 unique fighting, combat and weapon skills
- Free form quest maps that allow players to decide when and where to fight within an historical framework
- Innovative Battle Card system that gives realistic bonuses and penalties in battle
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- Platform: PlayStation 3
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Platform: PlayStation 3
Great Battles Medieval (PS3)
This strategy RPG is the most detailed and realistic medieval combat model ever created. In these epic encounters players must lead armies through the greatest of medieval wars and make history live again. Famous figures like The Black Prince, Joan of Arc and Henry V all take their turn in this epic conflict deploying new weapons and battle tactics that finally left England as an island nation.
HISTORY Great Battles Medieval is the second title in the highly successful Great Battles series, which saw its first appearance with the release of HISTORY Great Battles of Rome.
HISTORY Great Battles Medieval is based on the historical events of the Hundred Years War, the most famous conflict of medieval times fought between France and England that shaped the future of both countries for centuries to follow. It features Slitherine’s cutting edge graphic engine and a brand new game play system that allows players to be in complete control of massive armies.
From the thunderous charge of the knights to the men-at-arms fighting for their lives in hand-to-hand combat, the game will recreate the epic feel of medieval battles, featuring thousands of characters simultaneously.
Top customer reviews
Graphics aren't fantastic but fair. Menus and options feel basic but can't complain either. Like I said, does the job but while I enjoy it I wouldn't have paid full price for it. Bargain if you see it cheap.
It's not Civilization, it's not Age of Empires and it's not Command and Conquer- think Braveheart but without Mel Gibson winning every single battle. If you're not sure watch 'TIME COMMANDERS'. It's that but on console.
Two obvious problems stand out to me: the first is the manner in which you have to a adjust your armies. It is truly baffling as to how it's been designed, they've overlooked the obvious, the simple and effective in favour of something that feels akin to having to leave the room and then return in order to see what changes you've made. Strategy games are about decisions - management if you like, so to create an interface of such awkwardness is of huge and unforgivable detriment and hugely affects the fluidity of play.
The other problem is that when you're in combat, there's no way of knowing which area of the battlefield the screen is displaying. This means that you can scroll back and fourth looking for a single unit several times, which is more than a little frustrating when you just want to play the game.
These problem aren't something you just have to get used to either: they're fundamental flaws and present every time you play. Sure, you get used to them, but they're still a huge obstacle to smooth gameplay.
I get the impression that this game will only show its full potential if you were to play regular games against another person, the only thing I could compare it to would be chess - it's got that level of finite but almost infinite variety (if that makes sense) but I doubt it will be very easy to find an opponent on-line. Shame.
I'd describe it as rare gem that's caked in dirt.
In game you will find the action is less from fluid like the total war games as you must constantly micro manage each unit to deal with the changing situations. All commands are issued on pause mode.
Some missions you can breeze through but others may take several attempts with grinding in between to improve your units.
The cut video scenes on starting each scenario of compaign mode are dull and grainy. Well done if you manage to watch them all before pressing the skip button.
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