Am I the only one who has played this game?

#1 Posted by Optiow (1745 posts) -

It seems that no one has played shadow of Rome, has anyone here even heard about it?

#2 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I've played it. I remember it scored quite high at Gamespot, so I gave it a shot. In all honesty, I didn't play it for very long. I only reached the second level, and for some reason, I couldn't figure out what to do, and I guess I wasn't enjoying the game enough to bother even looking up the solution in a guide. Or maybe there weren't any guides up yet, I don't know. Regardless, my time with the game was very short.

#3 Posted by Optiow (1745 posts) -
TheGreatGuero said:
"I've played it. I remember it scored quite high at Gamespot, so I gave it a shot. In all honesty, I didn't play it for very long. I only reached the second level, and for some reason, I couldn't figure out what to do, and I guess I wasn't enjoying the game enough to bother even looking up the solution in a guide. Or maybe there weren't any guides up yet, I don't know. Regardless, my time with the game was very short."
Bummer, it was one of the best games ever made in my opinon.
#4 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Yeah, now that I'm thinking back on the game, it seems like it was basically Gladiator: The Game. It probably wasn't until a couple years later that my cousin finally convinced me to watch Gladiator. It ended up being totally awesome and is now one of my all-time favorite movies. I'm not fully sure why I never wanted to watch the movie to begin with. I remember people talking about how violent it was, and while I'm not totally against violence or anything, I don't really care to watch loads of graphic gore. Really though... it's not even that violent. Excellent movie. Dude, and what an ending. Okay, but I'm gonna stop rambling on about this before I turn the Shadow of Rome thread into a thread all about how awesome Gladiator is.

#5 Posted by Optiow (1745 posts) -
TheGreatGuero said:
"Yeah, now that I'm thinking back on the game, it seems like it was basically Gladiator: The Game. It probably wasn't until a couple years later that my cousin finally convinced me to watch Gladiator. It ended up being totally awesome and is now one of my all-time favorite movies. I'm not fully sure why I never wanted to watch the movie to begin with. I remember people talking about how violent it was, and while I'm not totally against violence or anything, I don't really care to watch loads of graphic gore. Really though... it's not even that violent. Excellent movie. Dude, and what an ending. Okay, but I'm gonna stop rambling on about this before I turn the Shadow of Rome thread into a thread all about how awesome Gladiator is."
well I don't mind, on one else seems to be around.
So in gladiator, what was the story like?
#6 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Dude. You've never seen Gladiator? I'd rather not spoil it for you. Watch the movie as soon as possible. From what I remember, the beginning of Shadow of Rome has a setting similar to the beginning of Gladiator. The movie is excellent, it even won Best Picture at the Oscars, and Russell Crowe won Best Actor. It's become a movie I try to quote as much as possible. There's a lot of great lines. Heh, my Xbox Live gamer motto actually used to be a reference to the movie.

#7 Posted by MattyFTM (14383 posts) -

I played it. I really enjoyed the gladiatorial sections, but the stealth sections were a pain in the ass.

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#8 Posted by serbsta (1867 posts) -

Yeah i played it a while ago, enjoyed it only for a little while though.

#9 Posted by Optiow (1745 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"I played it. I really enjoyed the gladiatorial sections, but the stealth sections were a pain in the ass."
you did not like the stealth sections?!
sure they were not as violent, but they were still good...
#10 Posted by Dudacles (1454 posts) -

I'd love to play this game, but I have never, ever seen a copy of it in stores. Anywhere. That makes me a sad bunny, because the gameplay footage of the gladiator fights looks so awesome.

#11 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -

yeah I played it and remember it all being quite good

#12 Posted by JTB123 (1046 posts) -

I love this game, truly was the Eternal Darkness of the PS2. 
 
I really think people labelling it a hack n slash didn't do it justice. There was definitely an element of that, yes, but if you wanted the high scores and especially if you wanted to survive on the extreme difficulty you had to be very strategic with your weapons and your attacks. 
 
Not nearly enough people played this game if you ask me.

#13 Posted by Yummylee (21615 posts) -

I played it, and I laaaaved it! Really was pulled down by those god awful stealth sections where you played as the Raiden lookalike with the Teen Titan Robin voice.

#14 Posted by spankingaddict (2671 posts) -

I'm currently playing it. It's great.
 
I'm bringing this thread back to life...
 
People should give this game a shot.

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