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Crusaders of Might and Magic
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Developer(s) 3DO
Publisher(s) 3DO
Release date(s) NA 1999 (WIN)
NA 2000 (PS1)
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: T (Teen)
USK: 12+
Platform(s) Windows, PlayStation
Media 1 CD-ROM
System requirements 32 MB RAM, 4X CD-ROM drive, DirectX 6.1, Windows 95
Input Keyboard, mouse, or gamepad

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Development

Crusaders PC was intended for simultaneous release with the PlayStation version, targeting the 1999 Christmas season. However, while the PlayStation team had been working on their version for several years, the PC team was given only 7 months to generate a full-length game's worth of assets and retrofit an existing first-person shooter engine to handle third-person combat. In the end, the game did ship for Christmas, though the result was widely regarded as sub-par. Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday that marks the traditional birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth. ... In business and accounting an asset is anything owned which can produce future economic benefit, whether in possession or by right to take possession, by a person or a group acting together, e. ...


Popularity

The game received a good amount of hype, especially as a result of being considered true 3D, the ability to "cast spells without using mana," and its supposedly revolutionary ideas. However, most reviews were lukewarm, making the game a flop before it was ever released. They also reported that the game's graphics were of a high quality, whereas the fighting and general gameplay were substandard. It was one of a number of terrible miscalculations by 3DO, and was a factor towards them declaring bankruptcy in 2003. Hype! is also the name of a documentary film about grunge music. ... Look up flop in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The word standard has several meanings: Classically, standard referred to a flag or banner; especially, a national or other ensign carried into battle; thus standard bearer indicates the one who bears, or carries, the standard. ... 3DO can refer to: The 3DO Company, a developer of computer and video game software and hardware 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, the name of a number of video game consoles based on specifications created by above company This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

The player begins the game as Drake, a grey-haired warrior of an ancient order, who has been captured by a great skeletal army. His mission is to escape prison, kill his captors, and eventually defeat the central villain thereby stopping corruption and restoring peace to the region. Although there are non-player characters with whom a character may interact, the story is linear and is lacking in sidequests of any substance. Some players have jokingly claimed that even games such as Diablo were more akin to true role-playing adventures. An animated skeleton is a type of corporeal undead often found in fantasy, horror fiction, and mythical art. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Diablo is a dark fantasy-themed hack and slash action role-playing game developed by Blizzard North and released by Blizzard Entertainment on January 2, 1997. ...


Game play

Drake starts with no weapons, but you can quickly find a sword and shield. These weapons form the basis of all combat. If you use your shield, you can completely block all blows (unlike many other games in which the use of shields only reduces the damage). However, to do this effectively, your character must face the right direction, and, as a result, you often spend a great deal of time turning around in circles, requiring delicate little mouse movements. In order to hit the enemy (mostly skeletons until right towards the end) your character needs to face the right way. Most computer-controlled enemies can be defeated quite easily, as the algorithms are mostly simple and thus predictable; simply blocking for a while and then striking while the enemy pauses to aim usually does the trick. The bayonet is used as both knife and spear. ... Swiss longsword, 15th or 16th century Look up Sword in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A shield is a protective device, meant to intercept attacks. ... Combate Naval de Iquique - oil on canvas painting by Thomas Somerscales, XIX century Combat, or fighting, is purposeful violent conflict between one or more persons or organizations, often intended to establish dominance over the opposition. ... Damage is i love sean michael herring physical harm that is caused to something, especially harm that impairs its function or appearance. ... Circle illustration In Euclidean geometry, a circle is the set of all points in a plane at a fixed distance, called the radius, from a fixed point, the centre. ... In mathematics, computing, linguistics, and related disciplines, an algorithm is a procedure (a finite set of well-defined instructions) for accomplishing some task which, given an initial state, will terminate in a defined end-state. ...


Every so often your character will find a spell book, which will allow them to learn a new spell or upgrade ones they already possess. It has been criticized that such events are seemingly random, rather than gradually enhancing the character throughout the progression of the game. Many players have commented that this frustrating, as it leaves them feeling that the strength of the character depends on luck rather than on the player's skill. The spells themselves do not use mana in a traditional sense; after each use, a spell requires a cooling down period before it can be used again. The spells also have a casting time, during which the caster is unprotected. This is why spells are most effective when shooting from long range or when used for protection. Magic: The Gathering. ... A chained book in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University A Chinese bamboo book, in a collection at the University of California, Riverside. ... Random redirects here. ... A four leaf clover is often considered to bestow good luck This article is about fortune. ... A skill is an ability, usually learned, to perform actions. ... Mana is a traditional term that refers to a concept among the speakers of Oceanic languages, including Melanesians, Polynesians, and Micronesians. ...


The player advances through levels as he/she progresses through the game. With each new level, the player's character regains full health and gains an increase in maximum hit points and maximum energy. The game has three difficulty ratings. An increased difficulty rating means that the player's character will find it harder to hit enemies, and the enemies will more frequently be able to hit the player's character.


Criticism

  • The storyline is considered slightly linear.
  • Many players have been known to complain about the ambiguous and sometimes non-existent hints as to where they should go to next.
  • Movement can be disorientating, as the character often needs to rotate during fighting, making it easy to lose ones way. The game also lacks an automap feature, which further exasperates the frustration.
  • It is told by a mad dasher to acquire a rune & a spell from the glacier but nothing was available there- found by Sudharsan (nssudharsan@yahoo.co.in)
  • Appearance of spell books seems to occur at random.
  • The voice acting is considered substandard.
  • The game requires extensive backtracking through extremely long areas, which can get very tedious.

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System requirements

Minimum System Requirements:

  • System: Pentium-166MMX or equivalent
  • RAM: 32 MB
  • Video Memory: 1 MB
  • Hard Drive Space: 200 MB

Recommended System Requirements:

  • System: PII 233 or equivalent
  • Video Memory: 4 MB

External links

  • Crusaders of Might and Magic at MobyGames
  • Gamespot review, cheats and hints
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  • File Planet review
  • The Spoiler.com spoilers
  • 3D Gamers review
  • Screenshots from Gamershell
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Might and Magic computer games

Might and MagicI • II • III • IV • V • VI • VII • VIII • IX MobyGames is a website devoted to cataloging computer and video games, both past and present. ... Below is a list of all products with the Might and Magic brand, released, scheduled for release or canceled. ... It has been suggested that Multiplayer game be merged into this article or section. ... Might and Magic (MM) is a series of computer role-playing games from New World Computing, a subsidiary of The 3DO Company. ... Might and Magic: The Secret Of The Inner Sanctum is a game released for the personal computer as well as the NES and is the first game in the Might and Magic series. ... Might and Magic IX is a computer role-playing game developed for Microsoft Windows by New World Computing and released in 2002 by the 3DO Company. ...


Heroes of Might and Magic – I • II • II:TPoL • III • III:AB • III:TSoD • Heroes Chronicles • IV • IV:TGS • IV:WoW • V • V:HoF Heroes of Might and Magic II Heroes of Might and Magic (sometimes called simply Heroes or HoMM) is a series of turn-based computer games developed by New World Computing, a division of The 3DO Company. ... Heroes of Might and Magic is a turn-based strategy game developed and published by New World Computing in 1995 for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows-based personal computers. ... Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (sometimes referred to as Heroes III, Heroes 3 or HoMM3) is a turn-based strategy game developed by New World Computing for Microsoft Windows and released by the 3DO Company in 1999. ... Heroes Chronicles was a series of spinoffs of Heroes of Might and Magic III. Geared toward new players, they were packaged scenarios of Heroes III generally priced at US$20. ... Heroes of Might and Magic IV (or HoMM4 or Heroes IV for short) was the fourth installment in the critically-acclaimed Heroes of Might and Magic computer game series. ... Heroes of Might and Magic V (sometimes referred to as Heroes V or HoMM5) is the fifth installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic computer game series. ...


Arcomage • King's Bounty • Quest for the DragonBone Staff • Crusaders • Warriors • Legends • Dark Messiah • MM Mobile • HoMM Online Arcomage is a Minigame included in two installments of the Might and Magic series of fantasy role-playing games. ... Screenshot of a DOS version of Kings Bounty Kings Bounty is a turn-based fantasy PC game designed for DOS developed by Jon Van Caneghem of New World Computing in 1990. ... A less well known game in the Might and Magic universe, this game centers around the capture of a Soldier named Alleron, who is accused of being a necromancer. ... Legends of Might and Magic, sometimes referred to as LoMM or simply Legends, is a first-person shooter game released by The 3DO Company in 2001 for PC. Unlike other Might and Magic games, Legends of Might and Magic is mainly a multiplayer game. ... Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is a computer game developed by Arkane Studios for Ubisoft. ... Might and Magic Mobile is a role-playing game developed and released by Gameloft for Mobile phones (J2ME platform). ... Heroes of Might and Magic Online is a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game announced by TQ Digital Entertainment. ...


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GameStats: Crusaders of Might and Magic (235 words)
Several years later, while selling swords and shields, Drake gets caught in the Crusade, an uprising of noble spirits who are out to destroy Necros and his army of the undead.
Run, jump and climb through 3D environments as Drake destroys Necros's legions with swords, axes, maces, and a little magic.
Play CRUSADERS OF MIGHT AND MAGIC and discover what happens.
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