||(Win98/2000/Me/XP) (DVD Case) (PRAETORPR)
from Games Domain
Death Or Glory?
Your destiny awaits on the battlefield... As a Roman
General on a crusade to forge an empire, you will be transported back to the
dusty battlegrounds of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls, and finally to the
heart of the Empire itself, Italy.
You must employ cunning military operations as the lands you
seek to conquer are heavily defended by thousands of powerful troops. Feed your
insatiable hunger to rule the empire with this combat-heavy adventure inspired
by the historical battles of Julius Caesar. Command the forces of not only the
Romans, but also the ferocious Gauls, and the religiously fanatical Egyptians.
Your road to victory depends on strong strategic skills learning to
combine units and exploit the enemys weakness is key.
Played out in jaw dropping 3D visuals from the immense scale
of the pyramids right down to the individual centurion. Praetorians is stunning
in its detail, scale and beauty. Incredibly intuitive, Praetorians allows
skilled strategy gamers and beginners alike to fully immerse themselves in the
story with absolute ease.
Unique Civilizations: Command the forces of
three civilizations, each with a unique set of troops and tactics.
Diverse Units: Each civilization has 13
different units ranging from pikemen, centurions, and cavalry to specialized
units such as the Roman gladiators, Barbarian hunters, and Nubian archers.
Pure Strategic Combat: Minimal base building and
resource management means you can focus entirely on battlefield manuevers.
Massive Fortress Sieges: Conquer your foes in
colossal fortress sieges involving hundreds of units. Will you attack using
siege weapons, or deploy an all-out ladder assault?
Multiple Play Modes: Ambush your enemy
utilizing three different gameplay modes. Battle for supremacy against your
friends and foes! In Praetorians you can wage war with up to 8 players via the
Internet or a local area network. The game fully supports GameSpy Arcade for
Master the art of war in 24 singleplayer missions:
Devastate your rival in freeform skirmish mode in both single or
Strategic Terrain: From high elevations
supplying range and vision advantages, to dense forests providing cover for
ambushes, understanding the terrains strategic value is key for victory.
Win98/2000/Me/XP: Minimum Requirements : P3 500 or
equivalent 128MB RAM (Win 98/ME) 256MB RAM (Win 2k/XP) 16MB Graphics card
(DirectX 8 compatible) Desktop display at 1024x768 resolution 600MB free hard
Network : P3 700 or equivalent 56k/Cable/Broadband
Recommended Requirements : P3 800 or greater 256MB
RAM 32MB Graphics card (DirectX 8 compatible) Broadband Network connection
Games Domain by Chris Hudak
"The benefits and function of healers is obvious, but the
scouts are neat bits of military practicality; in addition to having a greater
seeing range than the norm, they can send out eagles or wolves, depending upon
whether you are searching for the enemy on open ground ahead, or looking for
forces that might be lurking in deep woods (such enemies, when sighted, show up
only as lighted silhouettes). Precisely in what manner your eagle-scout is
mindmelded to his feathered friend in order to allow such aerial scouting is,
well, is none of your business! Yours is not to question why - you're the right
arm of the Empire, and there's a war on! Seize the high ground!
"No, we mean it - seize that sucker, because it's
important, as it should be. Higher elevations not only allow greater range of
sight, but greater range of fire for your missile units, such as archers. A
combination of some tactical foresight, the good use of scout units and the
occupation of higher terrain will let your forces outrange, harangue, and in
some cases actually be practically impervious to the enemy's troops. At least
until they tire of getting nickel-and-dimed (drachma'd?) to death from afar,
and come marching up after your collective, fortified ass. Legionaires, for
example, can "turtle up" with their shields presented in all directions, and
become all but immune to arrow strikes (apparently, they saw Ridley Scott's
"Praetorians isn't the deepest RTS going, but for fans of
the genre and/or the era, it's a no-nonsense, well-presented package and well
worth looking into."
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