Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood
Daily PC Game Review Score: 8.5 / 10
Game Category: Real Time Strategy
Review Date: 27 Feb 2011
Developer: Spellbound Entertainment AG
Release Date: 14 Nov 2002
The last time I saw Robin Hood on the silver screen, it was Russell Crowe who took the lead role as Robin Longstride, the titular hero for today's game. While Russell did not look anything like the pixellated hero found in the game Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood, I must say that the movie did remind me of the great fun I had when I last played it.
We all know that Robin Hood was a hero who stole from the rich, so that he could give to the poor. His target was chiefly the Sheriff of Nottingham; the Sheriff's responsibility was to ensure peace throughout Sherwood Forest, but he is always thwarted by Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
In this game developed by Spellbound Entertainment AG, you play Robin and get to accomplish missions in real time strategy style. The game that reminds me the most of Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood would be Commandos, another great game from Pyro Studios.
Robin will get to recruit his Merry Men through performing daring feats of rescue, all single-handedly performed by you. Later on, Robin will also be accompanied by Maid Marion, and other notable Merry Men such as Will Stutely, Little John, and Friar Tuck and Will Scarlet.
Now, before we go into the game review proper, let's also have a preview of that interesting movie that rekindled my recent interest in this game - that would be the recent 2010 movie, Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Here is a movie trailer to show you the derring do of Robin Longstride - ahem, Gladiator style.
|Thank god this ain't anything like Robin Hood - Men in Tights|