Under the grene-wode lynde;
He robbyt me onys of a hundred pound,
Hit shalle never out of my mynde.’
-Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (1863–1944). The Oxford Book of Ballads. 1910
If you’re a fan of either stealth tactical combat or green tights and goatees, you will love the fact that we have just released Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood for $9.99 into digital woods of GOG.com.
The good King Richard is held prisoner, the evil Prince John tyrannizes the people, and you’re the only person who can change things for better. As Robin of Sherwood, the legendary outlaw, you will face the Prince and and his minions with a fistful of arrows and a heart full of courage. However, a small group of merry men (+ Maid Marian) with special abilities and attributes will help you explore, infiltrate, and complete several types of missions in historic locations such as Sherwood Forest, Nottingham Castle, Lincoln, York, Leicester, and Derby.
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood was developed by the studio that also created Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive and Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge. It combines strategy, ambush, spying, infiltration, and hand-to-hand combat perfectly and delivers it within a simple and highly intuitive interface. Missions range from robbery and infiltration to “castle attack,” and ambush, and they fully utilize all nine characters’ specific abilities. The world of XII-th century England is alive and visually spectacular with beautifully rendered graphics, detailed environments, and realistic atmospheric conditions like day, night, and fog. However, the best thing Robin Hood has to offer is a great authentic feeling of being the most righteous thief in human history.
Anyone who’s into team-based strategies or is interested in the legend of Robin Hood will more than likely enjoy the game, especially when it’s a DRM-free, packed-with-goodies GOG.com release for only $9.99.