"The PvPvE heist game is finally here to relieve your cumbersome wallet of its weight."
The tale of Robin Hood is a timeless one made freshly relevant virtually every time there's a new election and a fresh crop of politicians, which explains why it has been revisited so many times over the years. Plus, men with bows and arrows and deadly aim are just inherently interesting, even without the intrigue.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends is the most recent product to try to capitalize on the legend, and this time it envisions the merry men of the forest as ruthless squads intent on raiding the castle and robbing the place with nothing to mark their passing but empty treasure chests, smears of blood and corpses. Two teams of four will go up against each other: one team with defense on the mind and the other with plunder and conquest.
Developed by Sumo Digital, elsewhere known for its mascot racers and generally high-quality work, Hood certainly looks interesting to someone like me who just can't seem to get enough of the Robin Hood story.
"Two teams of four players compete to execute the perfect heist in medieval forts patrolled by deadly AI guards," states a press release from publisher Focus Home Interactive. "Each hero brings unique abilities to the balance of your team, helping you move in stealth unseen, control the battlefield at long range, or dominate your foes in close-quarters combat."
Hood: Outlaws & Legends is available now on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A "Year 1 Edition" is also offered, which includes three Battle Passes due for release at some point in the future.
Staff review by Jason Venter (May 10, 2021)
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