year is 1822 and Don Alejandro, the father of Don Diego, believes
he recognises the new police chief of California. He is De
La Hoya, an infamous war criminal known as the Saragossa Butcher,
long believed dead. What can he be doing in California?...
black-garbed Robin Hood of Spanish California originated as
a hero of a 1919 cartoon strip by Johnston McCulley. Spanish
for fox, Zorro spawned a television series and a number of
movies - including the rather poor 1982 spoof Zorro the
Gay Blade featuring a limp-wristed avenger. Now he makes
his way onto the Playstation 2 with his own game.
Shadow of Zorro is a 3D-stealth/adventure game stylistically
designed as close to the comic book and original television
series as possible. There are eight missions to complete but
I had a problem even getting started.
game comes with no real instructions to aid you and it is
most annoying to discover after 10 seconds of play that you
have been captured - and believe me this happens a lot.
game play is interesting - you move around in a similar fashion
to Tombraider, but the designers have included a neat
way of controlling our swashbuckling hero when it comes to
sword fights. When you are in a battle situation you are presented
with four of the right handside side controller buttons and
you have to press these buttons in order as quickly as possible.
problems include a menu screen where the writing is too small
unless you have a 32" TV and a generally too difficult
amount of gameplay.
looks good, and if you know what you are doing it plays OK,
but £40 is a lot to spend on a game that will frustrate
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