Yahoo! Spiele - 87%
Das ganze Spiel ist voller kleiner Details, die den Spieler in das 12. Jahrhundert katapultieren und so schnell nicht mehr loslassen dürften. Dazu passend spendiert Spellbound eine tolle Hintergrundmusik, die perfekt in das Spiel passt. Abstriche gibt es dagegen bei der Sprachausgabe.
GameStar - 86%
Trotzdem kann Robin Hood Desperados nicht überholen, vor allem weil die Nebendarsteller teilweise die gleichen Talente haben wie die Heroen. Deshalb kommen die lustigen Mannen nicht so einzigartig rüber wie die Revolverhelden aus dem Wilden Westen... der Trip in den Sherwood Forest ist ein Muss für alle Taktik-Fans.
GameSurf - 85%
Robin Hood hat das Gewisse Etwas, das einen Spieler stundenlang vor die Mattscheibe fesselt und ihn das Geschen um ihn herum vergessen lässt.
Schade nur, dass die Charaktere nicht wieder eine solche Coolness wie im Wilden Westen ausstrahlen.
Aber genug der Meckerei: Robin Hood ist Pflichtkauf für Taktiker, eine Alternative gibt es derzeit nicht.
Gamesweb - 85%
'Robin Hood' ist alles andere als ein Klon und beweist gleichzeitig, dass Echtzeitstrategie wie 'Commandos' nicht immer gleich aussehen muss. Gerade das Hauptquartier könnte sich als Revolution in diesem Genre durchsetzen. Der Comic-Style kommt nicht zu sehr raus und lässt das Spiel nicht lächerlich wirken. Insgesamt bietet 'Robin Hood' guten Echtzeitstrategie-Spaß, der nicht zu schwer und auch nicht zu leicht ausgefallen ist.
Golem.de - n/a
Nach Desperados gelingt den Spellbound-Studios mit Robin Hood bereits der nächste Hit: Dank der stimmungsvollen Atmosphäre und der intuitiven Bedienbarkeit entwickelt der Titel innerhalb kürzester Zeit denselben Suchtfaktor wie sein Western-Pendant. Strategie-Freunde sollten sich den Titel nicht entgehen lassen.
GameCheXX - 84%
Wer Spaß an Commandos 2 und Desperados hatte, der sollte sich auf jeden Fall auch Robin Hood kaufen. Zwar sind die Missionen nicht gerade abwechslungsreich, doch machen Sie trotzdem aufgrund der bekannten Charaktere richtig Spaß. Sehr gut gefallen hat mir die auf Gesten basierte Steuerung im Kampfmodus. Sie bringt ein wenig Abwechslung ins Genre und das Spiel hebt sich so ein wenig von den Konkurrenzprodukten ab. Ebenfalls toll sind die hübschen Levels, doch an den Spitzenreiter Commandos 2 kommen sie nicht ran. Grund: Oft kann man Figuren kaum entdecken, da sie sich hinter Objekten aufhalten, die einem die Sicht versperren. Das ist vor allem im Kampf äußerst schlecht. Es fehlt die Möglichkeit, die Karte in 90° Schritten zu drehen.
Krawall - 80%
Alles in allem ist „Robin Hood: Die Legende von Sherwood“ ein gelungenes Stück Software. Detailmängel wie die angegrauten Charaktergrafiken und das etwas eintönige Missionsdesign stören angesichts des netten Szenarios und den zahlreichen Interaktionsmöglichkeiten nicht wirklich.
Hammerhammerhart ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad. Einsteiger sollten die Finger davon lassen, Fortgeschrittene zunächst probespielen.
YiYa - 3+ ("kaufenswert")
Das Spiel macht süchtig und man kommt erst nach dem Outro wieder davon los. Für zukünftige Spiele dieser Serie wünsche ich mir aber, daß sich Spellbound wieder mehr auf die Ursprünge besinnt und mehr Wert auf abwechslungsreiches, taktisches Vorgehen legt, als auf actionlastige Kampfszenen und unnötige Genremixes.
Game Chronicles Magazine - 94%
Robin Hood mixes up a great blend of ambush, spy, infiltration, and strategic missions to create a wonderful campaign package. The puzzles are integrated seamlessly into a rich and living world that is visually spectacular with a story that is true to the legend of Robin Hood. The intuitive control system keeps the challenge within the gameplay and not the interface.
Games Domain - 4½ von 5
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood is one of those great sleeper games that shows up unannounced. Its arrival should certainly be welcome, however. While much of this has been seen before, what the game borrows it makes its own through cunning design tweaks like Sherwood Forest resource gathering and click combat with flair. True, there could be more to the game than just the campaign missions. But these have been so well done and will take so long to complete that there isn't any point in griping. Few strategy games this year have offered so much in the way of enjoyable story and gameplay.
Gameplanet - 4½ von 5 ("Excellent")
EVER WONDERED WHAT WOULD be the result when a real artist worked in the medium of game graphics? Wonder no more! In Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood you can see computer art at it's best. This new game from Spellbound Studios and released by Wanadoo fair takes your breath away with it's hand painted backdrops and scenary. All this and a half decent game too!
Action Vault - "hits the bull's-eye"
Spellbound's release is not a title that is easily classified. It contains elements of action with its interactive combat system. It has a great adventure feel to it, with a wonderful story and tasks that have nothing to do with fighting. The strategy elements add a wonderful dimension, allowing actions to be queued and carried out in succession, with multiple characters at your command. Overall, it puts a new twist on these familiar genres, and is also a refreshing addition to them all. It isn't the easiest of games, but if you're looking for something with a great plot and a lot of fun, you may just find that Robin Hood - The Legend of Sherwood hits the bull's-eye.
Fragland.net - 88%
I’m afraid I did miss some good music in the background. To my disappointement I have to admit that I turned on my television and switched to a MTV clone for background music. So there is some room for improvement on that level.
GameSpy - 87% ("Excellent")
Graphically, the game is rich and lush, to the point where you might ask, "Who the heck needs 3D?" The environments are incredibly detailed. Ivy grows on the slate gray castle walls, individual pots are stacked beside weathered wooden houses, immense trees tower over the forest's shacks, their leaves swaying in the wind. This level of detail puts most 3D engines to shame.
Worthplaying - 86%
Overall, Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood is a pretty good game. Not everyone is going to like it, especially impatient people due to the fact tactics aren’t usually planned and performed at the drop of a hat, or people who expect an easy game, but anyone who likes tactical games or is interested in the legend of Robin Hood will more than likely enjoy the game. The difficulty level is configurable, so those who do have a tough time will be able to tone it down a bit, but there will still be some who will have a hard time.
The Gamers Temple - 86%
In a world full of science fiction and fantasy based strategy games, it is nice to see one set in the unique but familiar world of Robin Hood. While it might not appeal to the strategy gamer who enjoys throwing masses of units into frenzied combat, it is an enjoyable change of pace from most other games in the genre and can also be enjoyed by those who like puzzle games. If you're looking for something a little bit different to round out your strategy game library, then you should give Robin Hood a close look.
Stratos Group - 4.2 von 5
I've never even liked another squad-based strategy game, so this was really a first for me. All in all this game was absolutely great, it is only unfortunate that it doesn't appear as if this title will get the recognition that it truly does deserve.
Gameguru Mania - 84% ("Very Good")
I personally enjoyed this game, the new added features such as resource management and the non-linear mission path is definitely great improvement in the genre. However there is no real replay value, once you know the story that's the end of the game. There are no other modes or map editor.
Frictionless Insight - "Buy It (Unless you're Commandoed or Desperadoed out)"
Overall, Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood is a solid and entertaining game. It improves and refines, but breaks no significant grounds in the genre. On that basis, unless you've had your fill of Commandos or Desperados, Robin Hood is worth a purchase. This well-made representative of the tactical action genre is a welcome treat.
IGN PC - 82%
Overall, I was happily surprised with Robin Hood. Well, maybe not surprised so much since I enjoyed Spellbound's Desperados, but the new features such as resource management and the non-linear mission path is a great addition to the genre. These new hooks will be sorely missed if they're not included in future games of this type, and Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood is responsible for starting them.
Canadiangamer - 80%
Overall, Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood is a very unique game that combines elements of several genres. Some adventuring, role-playing, strategic manoeuvres, and some resource management are all part of this package... If you've enjoyed similar games (Commandos and Desperados are good examples), or are looking for a unique game with a fresh setting, this game will offer you a pleasant gaming experience.
Computer Games Rumänien - 80%
If I have to describe Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood with just one word I'd say it's nice. Even if you won't play it again, unless you want to test another difficulty level and this is hard to believe also, the game is made to be consumed during the morning when you're having a hot cup of coffee or tea or just to keep your girlfriend from hurting your GeForce with a Solitaire in the evening when she thinks your computer is all hers.
GameOver - 79%
For example, the campaign has roughly 30 missions, but there are only eight maps (five castle maps and three forest maps), and so you find yourself visiting the same places over and over. Since Robin Hood is a game that has a certain amount of repetition built in, it needs to have a new map for every mission to keep things fresh. Worse, the objectives aren’t all that exciting, either. Every forest mission is an “ambush” mission, where you rob a gold shipment or a tax collector, and they all play about the same. And the castle missions, where Spellbound could have been creative, fall flat. I mean, every one of the main characters manages to get captured at some point in the game, and so there are over a half dozen rescue missions alone. Some variety would have been nice.
Khabal Gaming - 7 von 10
It’s certainly an interesting concept to turn the legendary story of Robin Hood into a game. If you are a fan of the dearly loved Prince of Thieves, you will be sure to love The Legend of Sherwood as it allows you to play the characters that you are familiar with and have admired since childhood. Plus, it’s the only one of its kind in the market right now.
Gamezilla - "Fans Only"
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood misses the level of Recommended Buy by just a hair. Better graphic effects and more polish would make the difference here, but if you’re looking for a good, easy to learn adventure/strategy title, Robin Hood would be a good bet.
Gamer´s Pulse - 30 von 50
Unfortunately for everyone, the gameplay is also rather clunky due to some major issues that should have been dealt with by the Strategy First Quality Assurance team. First of all, the camera control is a joke – a really, really bad one. While you can move the screen up, down, side to side, and zoom in and out, there is no way to rotate the camera! This becomes a major problem because back in the middle ages they these big things called castles. When you walk behind a wall, there isn’t any way to tell what’s there or where your character is going. Also, sometimes when you try to make one of the merry men walk behind a building, you end up clicking on the roof, which makes the character then search for the nearest place to jump up there. I can’t count the number of frustrated minutes I spent dealing with issues like this that should have been cleared up during the testing phases.
It was also difficult to control the different characters and use their different skills in real time. What Robin Hood needs is a quick-pause button like the one used by Bioware in the Baldur’s Gate series of games. That way the player could plan out their moves in a more organized fashion – especially when the fighting is so player intensive.
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