I am constantly counting down the minutes until 300 comes out in theaters. Now, I’m being taunted by 300: March to Glory, being released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eidos for the PSP.
This is one of those movies to games that I think could actually work. The comic and film are both extremely action based, with the bulk of the enjoyment coming from the action scenes. If the in-game camera can suddenly change for when you perform a “wrath attack,” which I can only assume to be something like a finishing move, to show the attack in a cinematic light, then I think it’ll add quite a bit to the enjoyment of the game. The trailer shows off the finishing moves, which look like God of War meets Prince of Persia.
From the descriptions on the site, it seems as though your health will rely on you continually fighting. While this seems like something that is a little unfair, it really forces the player into the Spartan mindset of constant combat. The only thing that seems to be lacking is the amount of time spent on this game. I have a feeling that like the comic, this will not take very long to get through, and that you’ll be left with a somewhat unfufilled feeling.
The game will let you play either as King Leonidas and fight on your own, or as a phalanx group. I have a feeling the game will let you switch between the two in battle, depending on what sort of enemy you’re facing. There isn’t a lot of gameplay footage as of yet, but hopefully there will be more information on how this combat system works later.
Anyways, take a look at the screens and let me know what you think, since this game might push me over the edge into getting a PSP, but I want to hear if the PSP owners will be buying this or not.
[Thanks to cannibalcalvin for sending this in!]