||(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Retail) (TOTALAKPR)
Publisher: Cave Dog Entertainment /
ESRB Rating: Teen (13+) - Animated blood and violence
from Computer Gaming World
The Epic Campaign to Conquer the Land
will clash. Forests and cities will burn. Tremendous magical forces will level
entire castles in the blink of an eye.
In these epic quests, four immortal sibling monarchs are
locked in a massive campaign to rule the land of Darien. Build your legions of
armies, hone your magic skills and gather your resources to wage war on an epic
field of battle.
The balance of power lies here in your hands.
Play as the monarch of one of four unique
civilizations, each with its own combat strategies.
armies of skeletal archers, undead foot soldiers, magic-casting wizards and
Campaign through 3D environments that include lush
forests, marshes, rolling hills and swamps.
Lay siege to castles and cities filled with wandering
monsters and magical life forms.
Hardware support provides enhanced graphics and special
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Windows 98/95/Me/XP: Pentium 233MHz, 32MB RAM, 80MB
available hard disk space, 4x CD-ROM drive, 100% Sound Blaster compatible, VGA
16 bit color or better, mouse.
Computer Gaming World,
"Part cerebral, part brawl, TA: Kingdoms
carries on the fine real-time-strategy tradition Cavedog started two years
Kingdoms is essentially the fantasy version of Total Annihilation. While the original game focused
on a vague and uninteresting war between two robot factions, TA:
Kingdoms goes for a high-fantasy angle with a touch of King Lear. A
powerful king divides his realm among his four children, then he promptly
disappears. A few hundred years later, the four children have split into two
camps: one that emphasized technology, the other relying on magic. One faction
initiates an invasion, and the battle begins."
"Most notably, the
game's campaign is large and continuous, shucking the conventional, episodic
approach of games like StarCraft in favor of a more unique method.
Instead of playing as one race throughout one campaign and then proceeding to
another race and another campaign, in TA: Kingdoms you constantly jump
among all four factions during the game's 48 missions. This allows for some
interesting angles on gameplay. In one scenario, you establish a beachhead. The
very next scenario puts you in the opposition's shoes - your objective is to
eliminate the freshly established beachhead...."
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