Highlander

a game by Canvas Software
Platform: Atari Jaguar
Genre: Adventure/RPG
Editor Rating: 6/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 2 votes
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Anew Highlander appears every 700 years. The previous leader that acquired the ultimate knowledge was Cortan, an evil being bent on world domination and imposing slavery. In Cortan's ultimate search for slaves, he has ordered his technologically advanced minions to round up the inhabitants of the Highlands. The village clan known as the Dundees was devastated by the advancing army. Play as Quentin MacLeod whose mother and sister were rounded up and enslaved with the others. Now using your immortal strength, find and rescue the rest of your clan.

Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods provides an omniscient point of view as you guide Quentin through the various locations in his land. The views change automatically when venturing throughout the lands. They are predetermined based on your location in the world. However, a problem with distance is encountered. The game tries to lit too much of the level into a law screens. Because of this, small items can be missed because of the bad views. The land is designed well. Trees, lances and buildings are all depicted in above-average detail. The characters, equipment and enemies are done in poor polygon graphics. They are simplified, extremely crude and do not fit with the style of the game. II is nearly impossible to toll if the first few beginning guards are swinging swords or black sticks at you because of the bad polygon rendering of the items.

The musical score doesn't fit the game as it lets you wander about the land in near silence. Even the sound effects that occur when in battle quiet, not informing the player when a hit is scored on an enemy.

Players expecting sword-swinging action like the animated series need to rethink their decision to purchase Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods. It's a feeble try at an adventure game.

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