Playing The Outcast Heroes, you will become a commander of a Polish underground military unit and you will fight against Communism. The USSR wants to include Poland in its influence zone, but there are still people who resist and stand up for independence. Will you manage to stop the red plague?The Outcast Heroes presents the story of the so-called Cursed Soldiers, the units that fought against Soviet invaders at the end of World War II and did not lay down their arms even after the War was officially over.The players send their soldiers on missions and must cooperate in order to beat a mission's Difficulty Level (but please note that it's not a truly cooperative game, it just employs some elements of the co-op mechanics, you do not play against the game"). They earn Glory Points for successful missions as well as for achieving their Secret Goals. In the Secret Goals deck there are also Traitor cards (traitors earn points when missions fail). The game mechanisms also involve an element of bidding (to determinine the first player) and secret Order cards given to the soldiers to enhance their power. The game is divided into three stages and each stage consists of four rounds. Whoever gathers the most points after the third stage wins."
Produced by Michael Balcon for Ealing Studios on the eve of the Second World War, The Four Just Men recounts crime novelist Edgar Wallace's tale of the clandestine band of vigilantes who have united to uphold democracy, fight tyranny and protect British interests worldwide. A patriotic remake of George Ridgeway's silent of 1921 - also inspiring ITC's cult series of 1959 - this innovative thriller sees the unconventional heroes thwarting a dictator's plan to destroy the British Empire. Originally released several months prior to the outbreak of hostilities in 1939, The Four Just Men was re-released in 1944 with a new coda reflecting the current wartime position. Featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements of the 1944 re-issue, The Four Just Men is showcased in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Spirited out of a condemned cell where he has learnt of a plot to sabotage the Suez Canal, James Terry is able to reveal two clues to his fellow members of the Four Just Men - two vital clues pointing towards a dastardly plan to bring down the whole of the British Empire!
Total War: Three Kingdoms is another installment in the Total War series, developed by Creative Assembly and published by Sega. It is the twelfth main game in the series. Like its predecessors, Three Kingdoms is a PC turn-based real-time strategy game, where players control great armies and lead them to victory on vast maps. Game is set in the titular Three Kingdoms period of China’s history, set between years 220–280 AD. The task of the player is to lead one of 11 factions to become the ruling power in China.Gameplay Gameplay mechanics of TW: Three Kingdoms remain mostly unchanged in comparison to other titles in the Total War series, however, the title introduced some changed and revamped the gameplay. Player decides on which factions out of all 11 they want to join. These factions have their respective generals, called Heroes, that possess several unique abilities and personality traits.They are divided into five categories: Champion, Vanguard, Strategist, Commander and Sentinel.Champion is perfect for taking down enemy heroes; Vanguard heroes excel at eliminating common units; Strategists debuff enemies and provide other bonuses; Commanders balance fighting skill and providing buffs and Sentinels can last long in battle against common units and heroes alike. Generals possess independent personalities, ambitions and needs. Player will want to pay attention to those, because not meeting them may have various consequences.One of the new gameplay mechanics is elements based Wu Xing system. In Total War3 Kingdoms every unit is given its elemental attribute: fire, earth, water, wood and metal. These work differently in different areas. For example, fire reduces the cost for military and boosts melee damage. Earth reduces costs of building government units and provides a boost in morale. Water decrease costs of trade buildings and increases ammunition for ranged units. These elemental attributes both support and work against each other. Player’s task will be to discover which element buffs which and which is it weak against.Another new mechanic is the Guanxi. It is a social relations-based mechanic, where the players’ generals will engage in complex relationships, based on past encounters, level of friendliness, jealousy or hostility. These relationships may be positive or negative and cannot be influenced directly by the player.Combat mechanics are similar to those of previous Total War games. On the battlefield, the player can control both the cavalry and the infantry. Players can deploy three general characters but only once per battle. Generals can be commanded separately from the army units and killing enemy generals gives the player unique loot items. Game introduces Dueling as a form of battle, where the player’s and enemy generals engage in one-on-one duels. The duel ends when one of the participants is killed or flees.The game has two distinct modes: Romance and Records. The Romance mode is based on the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. In this mode, due to highly fictional characters of the source material, Generals posses almost inhuman abilities, making them more powerful on the battlefield. The Records mode is more historically accurate. In it generals have no superpowers and cannot be controlled separately from their armies. StoryThe story campaign of Three Kingdoms Total Warbegins in the year 190 AD in the time of the once powerful Han dynasty, now merely a shadow of its former glory. Young emperor’s rule of oppression leads to chaos. In its wake, various warlords raise against the tyrannical ruler and his allied warlord Dong Zhuo, who manipulated the emperor into civil war. The player must side with one of the factions, including those of the famous warlords like Lu Bu, Cao Cao or Liu Bei, and write their own history for China. ReceptionEarly impressions of3 Kingdoms for PC were mostly positive. Critics praised the two game modes, with different gameplay mechanics, as well as the Guanxi system, which added a new layer of complexity to in-game relationships. Ultimately, the game became a major hit amongst strategy gamers which praised its game modes and the setting.
DAWN OF A NEW BREED OF HEROES From cult director Nico Mastorakis, the man behind such eclectic offerings as the controversial Island of Death and the Oliver Reed-starring actioner Hired to Kill, comes The Zero Boys – the genre-bending ’80s classic with gruesome sequences that anticipate the torture porn horrors of Hostel and Saw. For a group of young friends, a weekend of survival games in the wilderness turns into a genuine battle of life and death when one of their number turns up dead. Finding themselves hunted by a bloodthirsty band of maniacs intent on slaughtering them one-by-one, the self-styled “Zero Boys” must now play their war games for real. Starring Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall) and featuring an early score from the legendary Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), The Zero Boys mixes action, survival and all-out slasher movie elements in a thrilling horror yarn that falls somewhere between Friday the 13th and Deliverance. DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand new 2K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original Stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio Commentary with star Kelli Maroney, moderated by Shock Till You Drop’s Chris Alexander Nico Mastorakis on… Nico Mastorakis – brand new interview with Mastorakis on the making of The Zero Boys Brand new interview with star Kelli Maroney Brand new interview with star Nicole Rio Original Theatrical Trailer Stills Gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver
The Shadow of War is a direct continuation of the Middle-earth game: Shadow of Mordor. Developed by the American studio Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is one of the best fantasy action games with RPG elements.The title continues the threads started in the previous section. The player's task is to create an orcish army, which will help him during the fight with his opponents. As you can guess, the game, just like the previous part, represents the hard, multi-month work of the creators, which results are full details of the characters and opponents, as well as refined elements of the environment, complemented by a rich set of animations and a realistic lighting system. To this should also be added several other changes and improvements in the mechanics of the game.This applies especially to the unique Nemesis system, which introduces very advanced artificial intelligence, which allows for more natural reactions of the character to the player's decisions, for example, after killing too many enemy leaders, the less important ones will start to be afraid, and this makes it easier to drag them to their side page.It is also worth mentioning the climatic, specially composed music that accompanies the player while roaming the volcanic wastes and new powers added to the hero's skills, thanks to which the direct fight with the opponents is even more impressive.Definitive EditionShadow of War Definitive Edition is a product containing both the basic version of the game and a packet of four additional elements, which includes two story expansions introducing the new campaign, as well as two nemesis expansions.The first DLC called Desolation of Mordor reveals a new region - the Lithlad Desert. The player takes on the role of Baranor there and gets the opportunity to create an Easterling army. Additionally, the expansion introduces to the game the character of the dwarf Torvin, new beasts, as well as new mercenaries and adjutants.In the DLC called Blade of Galadriel, the player plays as Eltariel. The heroine enters the fight using new powers based on the Light of Galadriel and the ability to wield the New Ring. This expansion also includes new orcish allies, subsequent side missions, and new boss fights.The last two downloadable contents, both Slaughter Tribe Nemesis and Outlaw Tribe Nemesis, add thousands of new enemies and supporters to the game. They also introduce spectacular animations of death and brutal executions, as well as add to the game the fortress, outposts and the wilderness, and diversified the assortment of the legendary items and the new orc weapon.StorylinePlayers take control of the main characters' duet again. The first of them is Talion, one of the Guardians of the Black Gate. The other is Celebrimbor - a specter that is the astral form of the elf who many centuries ago had forged the Rings of Power. As a ghost, in Talion's body, he makes a cooperation with him. The protagonists decide to create another ring, which is to provide them with enough power to gather the army and ultimately destroy Sauron.Of course, to achieve their goal, the main heroes have to face many other, more or less friendly characters. During the game, the player will also have the opportunity to meet the heroes known from Tolkien's books and their screening, which include, among others, the Balrog, the Witch-king of Angmar, and also the ruler of the dark - Sauron.GameplayIn the SoW game, players enter a vast, open world. As you can easily guess, their main goal is exploration. As in the previous section, the main character still has various skills useful in the fight and during the tour of the extraordinary land, but at the same time the combat mechanics, as well as the entire gameplay, have been diversified with several novelties. A good example is even more emphasis on RPG elements - in the game, there is more equipment, such as weapons and armors - and the possibility of mounting new mounts, such as dragons.The innovative Nemesis system has also been expanded, thanks to which the opponents acquire individual characteristics. It means in short, that depending on the actions, the player creates new, unique enemies or comrades.In addition to fighting against opponents, it is also important to come up with a strategy that will allow you to take control of the enemy's fortress. Of course, remember that the acquired object can always be recaptured.It's also worth knowing that in the game, is available the multiplayer mode, where players can bounce each other's fortresses.ReceptionThe Middle-earth: Shadow of War, just like its previous part, has been recognized as a very good game. The reviewers rated it very positively, indicating at the same time the enormous amount of pluses it has, and it is not just about graphics or soundtrack. Players primarily paid attention to the amazing atmosphere that the game creates and a very captivating story, full of interesting characters and sudden, dramatic twists. Many of the approvals have also gained a very well developed combat system and character development system.Additionally, some players were very positive about such elements of the game as a large number of weapons and armor, that can be upgraded, well-developed nemesis system, interesting side motives, many tasks, the presence of two mini-maps, level of difficulty and the possibility to create a large army, with which you can defend as well as attack the fortress.
From the slopes of Earth’s most forbidding mountain to the fantasy realm of Azeroth, from the limitless mind of a superhuman to the threat of invasion and conquest, Universal Pictures proudly presents ‘The Action Collection’. This is the ultimate big-screen action-adventure package featuring five of the most explosive movies ever assembled in Ultra High Definition 4K. Indulge your senses in heart-racing real-life courage, vast inter-dimensional conflict and epic fantasy featuring some of cinema’s biggest names and the most spell-binding movie effects and action sequences ever captured on screen. The Huntsman: Winter’s War The Huntsman, four dwarves, and his long-thought-dead wife go on a quest to keep two evil queen sisters from finding the Mirror and gaining the power to rule the world. Warcraft From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon. The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home. Lucy Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman star in this sci-fi action thriller written and directed by Luc Besson. Johansson stars as the titular heroine who finds herself caught up in the dodgy dealings of the Taiwanese mob while living in Taipei. Forced into becoming a smuggler, she is drugged before a package is inserted into her stomach for safe transit. Lucy is then severely beaten for protesting her situation which results in the package bursting inside her and leaking into her bloodstream. As the drug takes over her body, Lucy becomes capable of using a higher brain capacity than humans are naturally accustomed to which makes her able to use telekinesis and absorb knowledge rapidly. Meanwhile, neurological scientist Professor Norman (Freeman) takes an interest in Lucy's evolution as she takes revenge on those responsible for her extraordinary transformation and evades those who wish to harness her powers for their own ends. Everest Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Battleship Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane.
Norse myths have long fascinated millions around the world. Tales of Norse Gods like Thor and Loki have sustained the imaginations of adult and young people alike, even into modern times. Indeed, figures of Norse legend have permeated into mainstream culture in the form of popular characters from television and film. One God, in particular, has even given his name to a day of the week. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will be exposed to the original tales of the Gods; the tales that modern depictions are ultimately inspired by.Norse myth has become a part of us in ways that we do not fully appreciate. Indeed, the Norse God Thor has come to embody the ideal of strength and masculinity. The trickster God Loki, on the other hand, has come to represent some of the more sinister and unpredictable elements of man. In fact, the Norse used their Gods to embody those aspects of Man’s own nature that were often at war. In Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs, you will learn about all the Gods by listening about the tales that formed the basis of the myths about them.Norse Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Norse Gods, Heroes, and Viking Beliefs explores the Norse Gods and the Viking belief system through the tales told by people living at the time. They told tales about the formation of the universe, about how the universe was divided, and how the Gods and giants made war with one another. Because the Viking belief system was reflected in these tales about their Gods and historical figures, learning about the Gods and heroes in this way allows the listener to understand who the Vikings were and why they were.The world of Norse myth was very different from our own. The people at the heart of Norse civilization - living in modern-day Scandinavia, Northern Germany, as well as other areas of Norse settlement like 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Nixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168106/bk_acx0_168106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A war is brewing between the hunters and the vampires and Chloe is determined to strike against the vampires before they have a chance to attack. Unfortunately, her plan goes all wrong and results in a massive takeover by the undead. This group of unlikely heroes have the power of elements, magic, and strength on their side. They have even recruited one of the original vampires to help aid in their mission. But will it be enough? Will society ever go back to normal now that the world knows that vampires truly exist? The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is the continuation of The Vampire Hunter's Daughter. Following the format of The Vampire Hunter's Daughter, The Arcadia Falls Chronicles is serialized into several novella-length stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Brion, Angel Clark, Andrew B. Wehrlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086210/bk_acx0_086210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The subject of Greek mythology conjures up mythical stories of glorious and wonderful Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes with tales of war, love, and betrayal. Since ancient Greece was the birth place of philosophy, theater, and politics, it is understandable that such a great civilization would be capable of creating an elaborate belief system in which to help understand the world around them. Natural phenomena such as the sun, lightning, and earthquakes were explained in intriguing, engaging tales that formed the structure of ancient Greek understanding. It was this belief system that has been the fascination of many the world over. Through the stories of the most prominent gods and goddesses, this book provides an insight into how Greek mythology was formed, why the Greek gods and goddesses were conceived, and explores the fantastically woven stories that link these gods and goddesses together. Learn about Titans and the Olympians, the stories of their existence, and why they represented elements of the natural world. Discover the most prominent Greek gods, why they were either titans or Olympians, and who the demigods and heroes really were. Hear enthralling stories of prominent gods are such as: Cronus Atlas Prometheus Zeus Aphrodite Hermes And more How are all these Greek mythology stories connected? The study of these gods are both interesting and complex. In order to understand them it's necessary to understand how each story relates and the events that gave birth to further gods and their tales. This book delves a little deeper, highlighting the reason for the battles of the gods, the stories of their existence, and their relationship to natural phenomena. Immerse yourself with in this wonderful ancient world and educate yourself with stories that will transport you into the mindset of this fascinating civilization! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067323/bk_acx0_067323_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.