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There are not many really successful games based on movies and TV series. More often than not, such projects only appeal to fans of the source material. Or acquire a relatively small, but loyal fanbase. Spartacus Legends became such a project. And now more about what the game is. And what type of the users it can please.
The Colosseum is waiting for its heroes
Spartacus Legends is a mixture of arcade and fighting game. The game is based on the American TV series, which was broadcasted on the cable channel Starz. The project was released in the summer of 2013. American studio Kung Fu Factory, which had a hand in the creation of WWE Champions and Mortal Kombat: Unchained, was responsible for its development. Distribution and promotion was handled by Ubisoft Publishing.
Initially the game was released on Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles. It was distributed on the Free-to-play model. Critics are not too warmly received for the game. But among users who are fans of the Spartacus series, it was received quite warmly. Even in spite of the poor accordance to the source material and the lack of external similarity of some characters with their prototypes.
Let there be a fight!
Like the action of the multipart film of the same name, the events of the game take place in the Roman Republic in the I century B.C. Under the leadership of Spartacus, a major slave revolt erupts. However, in prehistory, the Romans are at war with representatives of other nations. In particular these are the Getae tribes.
Spartacus, like a number of his comrades, was of the Thracians, whom the Roman legate considered traitors and deserters. After being captured by his former allies, the protagonist of the saga was forced to fight in the arena as a gladiator.
In Spartacus Legends, users have a choice of several representatives of each of the warring nations. All fighters have a unique set of blows and use different edged weapons and armor.
Depending on the mode, players can fight in the arena or outside of it. In story missions you can fight several opponents under the control of AI simultaneously. In multiplayer battles in the arena, the number of combat participants is limited.
Advantages and disadvantages
Fans of the original series loved Spartacus Legends for several interesting solutions. These are:
- Following the well-known plot with its original twists and turns
- A wide choice of weapons and ammunition
- The ability to play as beloved characters
The disadvantages of the game are its frankly weak graphics and inaccurate physics. Characters and weapons during combat behave unpredictably and sometimes outright strange. Although some fans of arcade fighting games are attracted by such things even today.
Spartacus Legends had every chance to become a real hit. At least due to the unusual mixture of genres and interesting "TV" setting. However, the game turned out to be frankly weak. Perhaps in the future the developers will return to it and release a worthy remake. But while the arcade will please only true fans of the series and connoisseurs of battles in the Roman setting.
Download Spartacus Legends
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP