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  • Summary: Both RTS and Role-Playing gamers will enjoy the experience of becoming the young Warrior Larax, who after losing his beloved one, has given himself to the goddess of war, Kathubodua. In strategic mode, you play against computer opponents or other players on the Internet exercising your strategic and tactical skills to achieve objective victory. You train and command many units, hire and develop heroes, acquire powerful artefacts and conquer strongholds and villages. Launch large-scale military campaigns against your foes to bring them to their knees. The game-play in this mode is similar to the traditional RTS gameplay. In adventure mode, you control a party of heroes and explore the world as the struggle between Caesar and the Gaul chieftain evolves. Which side you will support? Will you betray your allies of yesterday? Will you follow the mysterious druids as they request your assistance? Command strongholds and large armies; take risky missions behind the enemy lines. Find powerful artefacts to support you. [Strategy First] Expand
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  1. A fine blend of strategy, combat, and role playing. [Nov 2002, p.122]
  2. A letter-perfect blend of two genres -- role-playing and real-time strategy -- that satisfy a wide audience of gamers.
  3. Truly a delight to play. I found myself going back and forth from RPG to RTS. It's a great dilemma to have.
  4. This game is really more of a strategy than a real RPG. This is far from bad… on the contrary; the guys from Haemimont Games did a good job combining what is hard to combine.
  5. 82
    It's a very solid, polished, and playable title that pinches nearly perfect amounts from two staples of modern PC gaming and combines them into a lovely, warm broth.
  6. Adheres strongly to the Keep It Simple, Stupid principle. By doing so, it manages to meld these different genres where others have failed. [Nov 2002, p.120]
  7. The campaign in Celtic Kings isn’t especially different than campaigns in any other real-time strategy game, and, in fact, nothing about Celtic Kings is especially different than what you’ll find in other games.

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