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Warlords: Battlecry By John "Award" Del Percio, November 2, 2000
Developer :SSG
Publisher :SSI
Release Date :Mid-Summer
Demo Available : Yes - Download
Table of Contents

· Introduction
· Closer Look
· Facts
· Final

...Ever After

Overall, I'd have to say that the game would not be among my first picks if it were on the shelves. It's not so much that it's not a good game, it's more-so that there are so many great games out there now, that Battlecry doesn't match up to. If you're a die-hard hero based game addict, then you'll enjoy Battlecry. If you like trying anything real time strategy, then you'd probably have some fun with it as well. Another interesting point is that both in resource model (there are four resources) and in overall feel, there is a lot of Age of Empires in Battlecry. If you're a big AOE fan, you'd probably really get into Battlecry as well. If you're a typical gamer, though, then some of the other titles out there right now are probably more worth it; namely Earth 2150.


Personal Note

Graphics - Sound - Gameplay - Depth - Multiplayer  Reviewed by John Del Percio
89 %

The graphics really aren't the most state of the art. Even so, they're not terrible either. The drawings are pretty high quality, and still look rather attractive on your screen. Still, graphics that are a bit outdated shouldn't receive a score with some of the newer engines out there.

91 %

Generally, both the sounds and the voice overs are pretty good. Wind sounds are terrible, though, and many of the voice overs, while of quality, are a bit out of place. The would have been quite a bit more well suited in Warcraft.

96 %

While the storyline and personality of the game are a bit flat, the gameplay is pretty good. With the magic of the hero and the extensive statistics, you are certain to have unlimited strategies to use. The RPG portions of the inventory also add to the varying strategies.

89 %

The game has little story. The character speeches and briefings are pretty well done, and do advance the story. The mini-movies every three levels are well done and impressive, if short. The traveling retinue feature is really good though, and adds the feature that you do have a constant army.

83 %

Multiplayer had the possibility of being great. The magic etc. really complicates things, and you never know what the true enemy you're up against is really capable of. Unfortunately, though, people tend to build up an all-powerful hero, and wipe out their opponents single-handedly.

It really is a shame. A year and a half ago, I probably would have praised the game. With it being released now, amidst such a wide selection of other games, any game that doesn't fit the "amazing" status really takes a back seat. For big fantasy game fans and old Warlords fans, this is probably one of the better titles out there at the moment. I do think that a typical gamer would get far more enjoyment out of Earth 2150.

Overall Rating


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