[Merged] Gameloft's Hero of Sparta

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  1. undercover macrumors newbie

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  3. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Wow I thought I was watching a Wii Preview Game !!! :eek: Definately want this and Need For Speed!!!!
     
  4. ericxd macrumors regular

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    doesnt this make kroll looks like shiiiitt


    wait...

    kroll itself was shiiitt LOL
     
  5. Robby9279 macrumors regular

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    Looks like iPhone may need some major storage/battery life updates for this kind of stuff! :p
     
  6. ericxd macrumors regular

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    nah not really...gameloft will take good care of ya no worries
     
  7. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Looks like a whole bunch of cut-scenes and a few seconds of actual gameplay.
     
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  9. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

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    Hero of Sparta is OUT!

    Hero of Sparta is now out on the App Store anyone not familiar with it should know its being billed as the GOD OF WAR game for the iPhone. Selling at $9.99

    Someone jump in and buy it and give us your reviews! Ive spent way to much this week!!
     
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  11. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    now the question for me is this app or brothers in arms?

    Zym
     
  12. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    I've got both games. I've played one chapter in Hero of Sparta.

    I think it's a great game. I think I like it more than Brother in Arms so far.

    The virtual joystick is great. You can move around although not exactly everywhere. You're still limited in having to follow a path. Reminds me a bit of Kroll but 100 times better.
     
  13. Dorfdad macrumors 6502

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    Im wondering how long these games last Brothers in arms and Sparta 9.99 while cheap for a game of console quality im more about 5.99 for iPhone games as they tend to last about 2-3 hours total.
     
  14. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    what?? use commas and periods lol



    dunno which one imma download... hmmmmmmmmmmmm
     
  15. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    I still don't know why people freak out about this games so much :p. I'd rather get iPhone games with more replay value like TouchGrind, Frenzic, or Fieldrunners :D. But whatever, have fun :p.
     
  16. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    I think Hero of Sparta has 8 chapters. At least that's what I can see so far. Don't know if there's some hidden chapters.

    I've played two chapters so far. Average about 10 minutes each chapter. Don't know if the last chapters take longer but if they all last approximately the same, that'll give you about 1 hour and a half of gameplay.

    What I like about Hero of Sparta compared to Brother in Arms is that you're more into the story line.

    EDIT: After playing more chapters, they get a lot longer. A few chapters have lasted more than 20 minutes for me. One even took me 30 minutes. I didn't die or anything, so it was a very long chapter.
     
  17. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Looks like a sick game! Let's have people comment on the ease of use. I find Cube almost impossile to actually use.
     
  18. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

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    And because nobody linked to it here, I will not be seeing it right now.
     
  19. outz macrumors 6502

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    While not including a link is a little annoying... you can still look it up yourself.
     
  20. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    My longtime favorite games are those that take heaps of attempts to master. Chess, Fastlane, Fieldrunners, and Monkeyball.

    I'm wondering if this Sparta game has more different kinds of moves than Kroll. Krill was pretty limited in the number of moves you could do. Dunno, if the reviews on Japan iTunes are fairly good (4 stars or above), I might just get it.
     
  21. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    There are many more moves in Hero of Sparta than in Kroll. Haven't mastered them all but you can also hit a combination of 'buttons' for different moves. You also pick up new weapons and gear as you go along. So far I've picked up a helmet, a new sword, and a shield. I finished the third chapter in the game.

    I think it's a pretty good game. You can also collect some gems and other items along the way. There are a set number in each chapter and if you miss one, you can even go back and replay the chapter to gather every item.

    I got 5 gems of the same kind and my health meter grew :)

    The controls are extremely easy, as well. A lot easier than Brother in Arms.
     
  22. jarofclay73 macrumors regular

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    While Kroll is basically virtual button mashing and a shake, Hero Of Sparta varies up the control.

    There is a virtual joystick on the left side, which works quite nicely. Sometimes on Kroll I would miss pressing the left or right button, which gets somewhat annoying.
    There is an attack button and a shield (defense) button. And whenever you need to jump, a jump button appears.
    Some of the gameplay is taken straight out of Kroll, like the special move which you do by sliding the shield button. It's a little less annoying than shaking the iPhone as in Kroll. Plus, with bosses you can do special things like stabbing him in the throat or decapitating him just by pressing certain buttons on the screen, which is pretty much a copy of Kroll.
    What I like about Sparta is that you can fight in 360 degrees, whereas Kroll is a scroller.
    And in Sparta you can get life back by finding a green crystal. I was annoyed that in Kroll you have no chance to get back your life bar.

    I'm going to do a video sometime today.
     
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    There are cut scenes but trust me, it's mostly gameplay. The last 5 or so 'chapters' took me 30 minutes each to complete. I didn't die or take a long time, they actually take a long time to pass. The good thing is that it has checkpoints every so often and saves your progress.
     

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