Another set of screenshots have been added to Cossacks Heaven, this time with the French and Saxonian armies pitted against each other. Be sure and check out the screenshots, which include French King's Musketeers and Saxonian Riders.
Angel Zen of Age of Kings Heaven walks us through the different stages of the Age of Mythology demo which was shown at E3. In his article, he shares his photographs of the game in action and his first impressions of this upcoming RTS from Ensemble Studios. If you couldn't make it to E3 to check out this game, this is about the next best thing.
For those of you that need a bit more Cossacks on their computer, Cossacks Heaven has created a Cossacks wallpaper. It includes the Cossacks logo in front center, with screenshots of the game in the background. There is one for a computer with a 800x640 resolution, as well as 1024x768.
GSC Game World, the makers of Cossacks, have announced American Conquest, a game centered around "the history of vast American expanses exploration". Here's an excerpt from the information given by GSC:
On the 12 October 1492 a squadron of three battered ships was relentlessly driven by warm wind towards one of the Bahamian archipelago isles. That sunny day became the day of New World discovery and encounter with its inhabitants. The aborigines gave the uninvited guests a hearty welcome. The latter repaid them in kind, by generously bestowing glass beads and other trinkets on the barbarians. No words can be found to describe the joy of the newcomers when they took a closer look at locals’ gifts: they were of pure gold. That could mean only one thing - these peaceful lands have faced an unprecedented disaster. It was not the desire to explore the globe that urged European rulers outfit expeditions. It was a far cry from a noble incentive that forced Columbus and many of his followers make their way to the New World. These expeditions had the only goal: capture as much gold, silver, spices and slaves as possible, and the means to obtain that did not matter. Long before that Egyptians and Phoenicians, Vandals and Vikings tackled similar trade. But this time it all acquired a strikingly huge scale accompanied by merciless conquering and even exterminating of the whole peoples. Colonies could decide the fate of war-exhausted European countries, their further well-being and flourishing. There were no battles so usual for a European eye here: piracy and war, trade and smuggling, superficial nobility and guile - all the ways fit to get the grip of the New World. That was a way of development to allow a new civilization emerge here in hundreds of years.
This sounds like an exciting new game, you can discuss about it here. I can't wait for the release. But the expansion pack should tide me over 8-)
Cossacks Add-On List from GSC Posted @ 3:12 AM || Angel ET
Check out the Cossacks Add-On mega features list. Some of the new offerings will make this already incredible game the very best for any serious player, who is looking for total addiction. Ah...Yes, a MAP Editor!! is on the list, thank you, GSC..you've saved our scenario creating souls.
Check this Cossack Heaven Forums General Discussion thread out.. Add-on List, and post your comments, and thanks for the information.
Much appreciation from Cossacks Heaven..thanks GSC.
A new academy section has opened up that is dedicated to the civilizations in cossacks. It will include analyses on aspects of the civilizations, as well as civilization specific strategies. So go ahead and check out Civilizations.
The fine folks at Intelgamer have written a review of Cossacks. I appears that they did not like the game, but everyone's free to have and express their own opinion 8-)
When I received the evaluation copy of Cossacks: European Wars, I thought to myself "Great, another RTS." In more ways than one, this game is just another RTS...
...So, do I have anything nice to say about the game? Not much. I could say the graphics were nice, but there again, they reminded me of Age of Empires II. There was nothing truly original in this game. Overall, this was a very mediocre, lack luster game. If anything, it managed to reinforce my dislike for RTS games. If you are looking for an RTS to play, go play Age of Empires II or Kohan. Stay away from Cossacks: European Wars.
Compuexpert has Cossacks on their 48 hour madness sale, and they're selling it for an amazing $27.90(American)! While you may be able to get Cossacks from other places for $45, you can get Cossacks at Compuexpert for only $27, saving you a whopping 18 Dollars!
If you would like to buy Cossacks for this amazing deal, please use the link on this page and support HeavenGames!
GSC has announced that two American patches are going to be released in the near future. The patches will fix the installation problems and game crashing that some of the American players are experiencing with the game. Here is what was said in the Official Cossacks Messageboard
Sorry to all those American players who have been suffering from the game installation and crashing problems. We understand all the inconveniences this caused and are working persistently to remove all these troubles. In the nearest future we'll come up with two separate patches fixing them. - GSC
Especially for those of you without the full version of Cossacks, the screenshots section has been updated with the first CH screenshots of the Cossacks full version. Be sure to check out the Russian, Turkish, and Austrian armies in action!
The gaming site Gamespot has written their own review of Cossacks. The site gave the game a 7.1, but the gamers gave it an 8.5. Here's an excerpt:
Cossacks can be very entertaining. What it does, it does quite well. At the same time, it can grow dull quickly for anyone with more than a passing familiarity with other real-time strategy games, particularly the superb Age of Empires II and its expansion...
...If you don't mind another variation on an oft-played theme, Cossacks has more than enough variety to ensure fun empire building and colorful clashes.-Gamespot review of Cossacks
May 2, 2001
Winners Circle ..Check the List Posted @ 2:05 AM || Angel ET
The Winners of the FREE Cossacks game...this is the official announcement, thanks for all your entries.
This just in from Angel SpineMan..read and rejoice if you're one of the lucky five.
Here are the forum ids of the 5 winners:
Bandai17 GenZekouf Guderian timmmex Benigma
Since we already have your mailing address information, the winners don't need to do anything more than eagerly await the arrival of their free copy of Cossacks! Enjoy!
Thanks for all the participation, especially to Heavengames and CDV for making this event possible.