by Strategy First
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Celtic Kings: Rage of War is a Strategy game.
Celtic Kings blends strategy, role-playing and adventure elements into one incredible experience.
A fine blend of strategy, role-playing and adventure game elements, Celtic Kings tells the story of the Warrior Larax who after losing his beloved one, offers himself to the goddess of war, Kathubodua. Play against the computer or players on the Internet in strategic mode, utilizing your skills to train units, hire heroes and acquire powerful artifacts, all in the name of launching enormous military campaigns to bring your foes to their knees. In adventure mode, control a party of heroes and explore the world as the struggle between Caesar and the Gaul chieftain evolves. Command strongholds and large armies; risk life and limb behind enemy lines. Find the powerful artifacts you need to support your forces and ensure total victory. Whose side will you be on? Will you betray your allies of yesterday, or reforge old alliances to fight alongside them?
Celtic Kings has the basic features that we have all become accustomed to in real time strategy games. Firstly, a really excellent tutorial is included for beginners to prime you on the various techniques used in Celtic Kings. You can engage in adventures, which are missions that are tied together with a storyline, much like a campaign. There are also single and multiple player modes, which are skirmish maps seen in other RTS games..
Celtic Kings has a couple of neat ideas going for it, which is important in today's over saturated real time strategy et. The basis of the game is still the same: create a bunch of units and destroy the enemy. The two sides, although totally different aesthetically, are have exactly the same units and structures, so it's easy to play each side once you know one (there's putting a positive spin on the situation). You basis of operations is a stronghold, something that you neither build nor add to yourself. This is something thatís quite different for RTS games, as you're stuck with all of the buildings and their placements at the beginning of the game. All that leaves the player to do is create units, make upgrades, and find the enemy. Resource gathering is done by collecting taxes (done automatically) from the peasants; more villagers can be made for a cost of food. The town hall serves as the HQ of the stronghold, and if it's captured, so is the entire village. Capturing a building means damaging the contained units, and then surrounding it and persuading the people to join your side. This process takes a little bit of time, and is a neat way of turning structures over to the opposition (it's similar to capturing buildings in Warlords Battlecry II). Each building in your town can produce several units and also make upgrades to provide for stronger and better forces. You can also train your forces against each other in another notable found in Celtic Kings: the armies train against themselves, and while they gain experience, they also get hurt. Makes sense to me. Your basic units are a magic unit, a long-range unit, a horsed unit, and melee units. They main unit of the game is the hero, which rides atop a white horse. Individual lesser units can be attached to a hero, which raises the experience of the attached unit, and provides an army to follow the hero's orders. Like in a RPG game, units can level up through battle experience, training, or upgrades at the base. The AI is smart about attacking enemy units: nothing makes angrier than units that just stand around while they get beat down.
Celtic Kings blends strategy, role-playing and adventure elements into one incredible experience. Both RTS and Role-Playing gamers will enjoy the experience of becoming the young Warrior Larax, who after losing his beloved one, has given himself to the goddess of war, Kathubodua. There are two modes of gameplay within Celtic Kings: adventure and strategic mode.
In strategic mode, you play against computer opponents or other players on the Internet exercising your strategic and tactical skills to achieve objective victory. You train and command many units, hire and develop heroes, acquire powerful artefacts and conquer strongholds and villages. Launch large-scale military campaigns against your foes to bring them to their knees. The game-play in this mode is similar to the traditional RTS gameplay.
In adventure mode, you control a party of heroes and explore the world as the struggle between Caesar and the Gaul chieftain evolves. Which side you will support? Will you betray your allies of yesterday? Will you follow the mysterious druids as they request your assistance? Command strongholds and large armies; take risky missions behind the enemy lines. Find powerful artefacts to support you. Make friends and foes as you try to reveal who are you and who you want to be.
Celtic Kings: Rage of War Includes:
- LAN and Internet games with up to 8 players
- Random map generation Total of 55 different units with many animations
- In-game adventure and scenario editor
- Support for 5000 units on the map
- Intelligent unit behaviour controlled by scripting language
- Human-like AI opponents with different personalities
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Celtic Kings system requirements:P-III 600MHz 128MB RAM, Free hard drive space: 15 MB 3D Accelerator 16MB DirectX 8.1-compliant DirectX 8.1.
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP.
Game modes: Single game mode .
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2005-11-11 Celtic Kings is a fine blend of strategy and role-playing game with adventure elements.
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