The Legend of Sherwood
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (Mini Retail) (ROBINHLSPR)
87 from ActionTrip
A Legendary Story
Roam the dense foliage of Sherwood Forest and come face to
face with royal trouble as you fight for the common man in Robin Hood: The
Legend of Sherwood. Take on the role of the legendary nobleman, Robin Hood, and
join forces with Little John and his Merrymen as the battle for control of the
Kings throne ensues. A fascinating universe with strong-willed, powerful
characters, Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood, takes you on a voyage through
medieval Sherwood with a fistful of arrows and a heart full of courage.
A legendary story with an adventurous twist, Robin Hood: The
Legend of Sherwood features all the famous characters depicted with accuracy
and realism, from Little Johns jubilant laugh to Lady Marians soft
kindness. And historical locations such as Sherwood Forest and Nottingham
Castle are brought to life with a detailed realism that brings the legend to
- Three different mission types: Robbery and Infiltration,
Castle Attack and Ambush.
- Action adventure with stealth tactic elements.
- Realistic characters with specific abilities and
- Funny and dynamic gameplay mixing stealth and action with
- Non-linear campaign system with over 30 different
- Spectacular isometric graphics in realistic atmospheric
conditions (day, night, fog, snow).
- Simple and highly intuitive interface
England, Anno Domini 1190
It is the darkest period of the
English Middle Ages. King Richard the Lionheart is on a Crusade in the Holy
Land, fighting to liberate Jerusalem from the heathens. The nobles he has left
behind, led by Prince John Lackland, rule over the simple peasants with an iron
hand, and this pure force of arms forces them to bend to authority. Only one
man takes up the struggle against the oppressors, supported by a small band of
brave and loyal followers. His name: Robin Hood.
After a long absence, Robin of Locksley returns to England
from his adventures in the Crusades. However he feels little joy upon returning
home, since the country has changed since his departure. The peasants are being
brutally oppressed by the Norman nobility. If anyone resists, they end up on
the gallows or lose their land. Not even the Saxon nobility is spared: While
Robin was fighting in the Holy Land, Lord Locksley Robins father
died, and since Robin too was declared dead, his fathers lands
have become the property of the scheming Sheriff of Nottingham.
And so begins the Legend of Sherwood. Of Robin Hood, the
outlaw loyal to the king, who stole from the rich to give to the poor.
Charismatic leader of the rebels of
Sherwood Forest. Fights for the poor, whether Norman or Saxon, and is a true
follower of the lawful King Richard the Lionheart.
young noblewoman who is undyingly in love with Robin Hood. She supports him as
a reconnaissance agent and spy with information from Prince Johns
Former peasant, who despite his
gigantic build is a very good-natured character. Sometimes he tends to fly off
the handle- however his wrath is always directed at the Norman oppressors and
Will Scarlet is Robin Hoods
nephew. He is fighting the Normans out of personal conviction since Sir Godwin
was dispossessed and imprisoned. His liking for the colour red earned him the
Marians confessor. He is said to enjoy a good meal. Apart from this he is
a masterly brewer of beer- and makes barley beer primarily for his own
consumption. As Lady Marians confessor he feels under an obligation to
her, and this is why he does his best to help her and Robin.
Stutely is an old friend of Robins.
He was the original leader of the group of peasants which Robin rescued from
the gallows. He is passionate about making things and helps Robin Hood to build
the bands headquarters in Sherwood Forest.
Win98/2000/Me/XP: Pentium II 233 MHz, 64 MB RAM, 900
MB Hard Disk Space, Graphics Card with 4MB RAM, DirectX 8.1 or higher, 4X CD
ROM drive, DirectX compatible sound card.
Recommended: Pentium II 450 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 900 MB
Hard Disk Space, Graphics Card with 8MB RAM, DirectX 8.1 or higher, 12X CD ROM
drive, DirectX compatible sound card
ActionTrip by Dusan Katilovic
"We all know the story of the legendary thief that steals
from the rich and gives to the poor both from the stories and movies about
Robin Hood. Strategy First decided to rekindle the flames of the old legend and
publish a squad-based tactical strategy game - Robin Hood: The Legend of
Sherwood. Simply put, this is a conceptual follower of Commandos and
Desperados, featuring many new refreshing elements."
"...The camera has
been perfectly positioned, and the powerful zoom in/out will not only be useful
during gameplay, but display the rich and detailed graphics of this game at its
best. The game has it all: the lush surroundings will create a perfect
atmosphere of medieval England, and together with the well animated characters
they will make you feel a part of Robin Hood's adventures. The sound is not as
good as the graphics, but it is still far from bad, and does in no way affect
the in-game atmosphere."
© 1993-2000 CDAccess.com, Inc.