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  • Summary: Gauntlet's hack-and-slash gameplay continues in Gauntlet: Dark Legacy. You and up to three of your friends must work as a team through eight dangerous worlds. As one of eight different characters, you'll vanquish creatures, evade traps, and search for treasure. Character-based power attacks, magic potions, new power-ups, and combination moves add to the mayhem. The game save system allows players to transfer evolving characters from their own machine to a friend's to take on the dungeon together. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. The game is still fun, and still retains the exploratory element that made the first game so addictive.
  2. A complete and pleasant surprise for me. It's not a thinking-man's game, but mindless fun has its appeal. The multiplayer aspect is good, too.
  3. If you are more into structured RPGs or adventures with a little more plot, story, and character interaction...you may want to run to the video store for this one and see if it's for you.
  4. An average title, the gameplay isn't quite solid but there are enough elements to keep you battling for more frantic action.
  5. 58
    Especially boring was the fact that characters that die cannot be brought into the game immediately -- you have to go back to the nexus (that's not what it's called, but hey, it's my review) and get them, restarting the level again in its entirety. Ugh.
  6. 50
    As a single-player experience it's rare to want to play it for more than 20 or so minutes straight through.
  7. If Gauntlet were a used car, It'd be a '72 Pinto with 400,000 miles on it. [May 2002, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11