Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Salammbo: Battle for Carthage

Salammbo: Battle for Carthage : "The original Salammbo is the classic literary work of Gustave Flaubert. It is set during the Punic Wars. Salammbo, the daughter of Hamilcar, a Carthaginian general, falls in love with Mathos, the mercenary leader under Hamilcar's command. An escaped slave, Spendius, helps them to unite, and in the process to destroy Carthage.

The game itself is based both on the book and on Druillet's comic series. It took most of the story from Flaubert, ignoring the spaceships and monsters from the comic books, but it adopted most of the visuals from the latter. Instead of the space-faring adventurer Lone Sloane, Mathos is once again just a mercenary leader, and instead of beasts straight out of the Lord of the Rings movies, you'll see normal elephants once again. However, the very outlandish dresses, claustrophobic settings and non-traditional comics panel placement is straight from Druillet's drawings.

In this game, you play Spendius, an escaped slave turned thief, and your main goal is to survive and destroy Carthage. Throughout the story, you'll sneak into the city, hunt wild boars, fight dragons, steal, kill and maim. "

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