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Minotaurs

In Myth

The Minotaur was a monster in Greek mythology born from the mating between King Minos of Crete’s wife and a white bull. The Minotaur was captured and imprisoned in an intricate labyrinth built by the master craftsman Daedalus under orders from King Minos. Every ninth year, seven young men and seven maidens from Athens were sacrificed to the Minotaur. The creature finally met its match with the hero Theseus, who used an ordinary ball of thread to guide him through the labyrinth. Upon solving the labyrinth, Theseus then slayed the Minotaur and rescued the Athenians or so we thought...


 
The Truth about Minotaurs 

Whoever wrote that there’s only one of these beasts is very lucky he’s not alive to see how wrong he was! I’ve had to face at least two of these and it’s truly a miracle I survived. Minotaurs are massive tanks that are extremely irritable. Piss off one and it will pummel through steel and anything else standing in its way to kill you.

Physical Attributes

Minotaurs are the most persistent and, therefore, most dangerous foe you will face. Possessing the body of a human but the head of a bull, this abomination stands 10 feet tall. Towering over any human, it is impossible to escape one’s grip without killing it or being killed. Its chest is made of a virtually impenetrable, thick hide so most of your bullets will drop like flies as soon as they hit this ogre-like fiend. As if its size and strength weren’t enough Minotaurs are also equipped with massive horns which guarantees your quick and painful demise unless you prepare for a fight with a Minotaur before it happens.

In Combat

You might think because Minotaurs prefer attacking in open areas that you have a fighting chance without planning your attacks. But that just isn’t the case, thanks to the Minotaur’s impermeable attack pattern. A Minotaur attacks by charging its target from very far distances. It also likes to fight dirty so it will likely throw any objects within its reach at you.

 

But however impossible surviving a fight with this abominable beast may seem, remember that its powerful attacks and high defense also create a weakness that any quick-witted opponent can exploit. In order to charge their targets, these heavy giants have to build up a lot of momentum; dodge its charging attacks and the sluggish ogre will be forced to stop for a quick breather. Then, maximize your momentary advantage by quickly moving behind the Minotaur. Using a shotgun or high-powered rifle, fire at the creature’s back.

18 comments

  • Da-Ku - November 25, 2009 4:12 p.m.

    Those firedrakes keep ****ing killing me! They swarm and it's annoying... Good game for rental
  • adrenaguy - November 3, 2008 9:34 p.m.

    to be fair this thing looks very underdeveloped, it would be nice if the spiders didn't just explode and the graphics were simply better on the whole. I hope it is much better than it looks now.
  • Skykid - November 3, 2008 5:31 a.m.

    The Nari are REALLLLY SCARY. I will never get sleep when its against me.
  • Z-man427 - November 3, 2008 12:02 a.m.

    looks good to me. and I'm not an FPS fan
  • drprofessor - November 1, 2008 6:19 p.m.

    I'm looking forward to this. It's nice to have a new idea show up in the VERY TIRED FPS genre. Also this was a great article very interesting read.
  • CheeseBeaver - October 31, 2008 10:07 p.m.

    I think it's gonna be a great game. It's not supposed to be a scary game like Dead Space.
  • GoldenMe - October 31, 2008 10:02 p.m.

    This article seems a bit poorly written. Also, I don't care much for Legendary anyways.
  • maxx1 - October 31, 2008 9:31 p.m.

    This game is so not scary, and I have a deep feeling that it's bad
  • ki11ma11 - October 31, 2008 8:38 p.m.

    shut up... no this is not just for PC, its for Xbox 360 and PS3...
  • Basketcase676 - October 31, 2008 7:42 p.m.

    Is this only for pc? And am i first??
  • ConorMDR203 - November 2, 2008 3:44 a.m.

    This looks good, but I have a feeling it will end up being like any other FPS.
  • BerryMedley - November 2, 2008 12:06 a.m.

    ...the vid for the griffin is the one for the fire...dog thing
  • benjitenji - November 1, 2008 2:02 a.m.

    well, monster designs seem EXTREMELY basic, most of them have no real defining features, and they look like theyre staring blankly and its obvious their AI aint so bright.
  • NelosAngelos - October 31, 2008 11:57 p.m.

    The werewolf seems like my favorite. Looks like it will take a hell of a long time to kill even one.
  • Mystery514 - October 31, 2008 10:02 p.m.

    I have a feeling that the Minotaur will be a bitch....the Nari do look nice though....
  • oreomonkey - October 31, 2008 9:14 p.m.

    is this game any good
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - October 31, 2008 9:12 p.m.

    Let's be nice.
  • Basketcase676 - October 31, 2008 7:44 p.m.

    Also, interesting read :D

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