The Shadow of Zorro (video game)

The Shadow of Zorro is a video game based on the character Zorro for PlayStation 2 and Windows.[1][2][3] The game was published in North America by Dreamcatcher Entertainment.[4]

The Shadow of Zorro
Developer(s)In Utero
Publisher(s)Cryo Interactive
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Windows
ReleaseNovember 14, 2001
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

GameplayEdit

The game is a 3D stealth-adventure., featuring 7 chapters, 700 animated cutscenes, and 28 different locations. Gameplay includes spying and rescue missions.[4]

PlotEdit

A new garrison commander, Captain Fuertes, arrives at the village. Don Alejandro de la Vega suspects that he might be the "Butcher of Zaragoza", a Spanish war criminal who committed atrocities under Napoleon. In order to uncover the truth, Zorro sets out to investigate.

CharactersEdit

  • Zorro/Diego de la Vega: the game's protagonist.
  • Captain Fuertes: the game's main villain.
  • Agatha: Fuertes's second-in-command, an alluring yet wicked beauty who is also an excellent sword fighter.
  • Professor Augusto Orneillo: a professor held prisoner by Fuertes in order to help him translate an Indian codex. He believes Fuertes is after two ancient Aztec amulets linked to Huitzilopochtli and Chalchiuhtlicue that contain the power of good and evil.
  • Carlota Orneillo: the professor's beautiful yet headstrong daughter, held hostage by Fuertes to pressure her father.
  • Don Alejandro de la Vega: Zorro's father, who witnessed a massacre committed by Fuertes.
  • Sergeant García: the garrison's bumbling second-in-command.

ProductionEdit

ReleaseEdit

A website for the title was launched in mid 2001.[5][6] Cryo and Dreamcatcher officially announced the game on October 3, 2001, to be released during the holiday season later that year.[7] The game arrived in Polish stores on September 3, 2002.[8][9][10]

Critical receptionEdit

Shadow of Zorro has received generally poor reviews. Futuregamez.net awarded the game 49% stating that the game "seems very underdeveloped with poor level structures."[11] Gry Online gave it a mixed review,[12][13][14] though praised the Flash-based website for its ingenuity.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Shadow of Zorro". IGN. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  2. ^ "THE SHADOW OF ZORRO: triple j game reviews". ABC. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  3. ^ "The Shadow of Zorro Interview". Action Trip. Retrieved 2010-03-05.
  4. ^ a b Ahmed, Shahed (2001-10-03). "The Shadow of Zorro announced for the PS2". GameSpot. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  5. ^ Walker, Trey (2001-09-13). "Official Zorro Web site launched". GameSpot. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  6. ^ "Oficjalna strona przygodowej gry płaszcza i szpady Zorro | GRYOnline.pl". GRY-Online.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  7. ^ Walker, Trey (2001-10-03). "The Shadow of Zorro announced". GameSpot. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  8. ^ "The Shadow of Zorro - premiera | GRYOnline.pl". GRY-Online.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  9. ^ "The Shadow of Zorro - premiera tuż tuż | GRYOnline.pl". GRY-Online.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  10. ^ "Gry Cryo powracają - ostatnie tchnienie czy powrót z zaświatów?? | GRYOnline.pl". GRY-Online.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  11. ^ "Shadow of Zorro Review". Futuregamez. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  12. ^ "Recenzja: The Shadow of Zorro | GRYOnline.pl". GRY-Online.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  13. ^ "The Shadow of Zorro (PS2) | GRYOnline.pl". GRY-Online.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  14. ^ "The Shadow of Zorro - recenzja gry | GRYOnline.pl". GRY-Online.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  15. ^ "Zorro znów na ekranach... komputerów | GRYOnline.pl". GRY-Online.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2017-12-28.

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