- Summary: The venerable Gauntlet four-player co-op action gameplay returns in a new experience. Battle the endless hordes of foes as you and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer.
Sep 29, 2014Probably my biggest gripe with the game was the number of bugs we encountered. These ranged from being stuck behind a door, to the end-screen not generating the stats and gold bars. They were usually just minor annoyances, but happened just a bit too frequently.
Sep 25, 2014First time I saw this reboot on steam, I was thinking " 20$ only... should be like a mini game with such a price" I played the other gauntlet released on PS2 several yeears ago, and I remember having so much fun playing with my brother. So I guess this on could not be worst and I also needed a game to play with friends.
The point is... This is perfect
The maniability is really good and pleasant and easy to learn, and for those who say there is a probleme with the control... I guess they are not very smart because it's really easy to fixe with the keyboard and buying a pad is not that expensive...
The progression of the caracter is something I really like... You don't loos your time in your inventory full of random **** like in diablo for exemple. You juste take pleasure by killing creatures and the succes system will upgrade your caracter, prefect!!
But you spend time in this smart shop were you can choose your two Relics and try to find the best combo for your caracter.
The graphics are simple and nice, we don't need more.
This is the perfect game to spend hours and hours with friends and have fun with them. What else???… Expand
Sep 23, 2014This game is everything I was praying it would be. The four characters available have differences in their playing styles which makes the game worth playing multiple times. The enemies are difficult at times but this forces the player to get creative rather than fall into the same murderous trance over and over again. Each floor contains something different from bosses, to death incarnate, to just flat out treasure troves. To make things better, the game contains many upgrades in the form of relics and you can even customize your hero with new armor and weapons in the shop in the hub room. This game is made even more fun when you play with your friends, the teamwork element makes strategies more fun and gathering more loot than your friend is always a fun contest. I cannot wait to see how this game progresses. It is a fantastic reboot and is more fun than most games I've played this year.… Expand
Sep 24, 2014Honestly, I've played it for about 2 hour so far and I just wanted to stop in and say that I really like the combat, you gotta dash, attack, keep distance, use power ability, etc... but its different than D3 somehow. Having the 4 people is fun, no quests, just killing, the random things the characters say...all good. Is there in game chat besides emoting?
TLDR: Played 2-3 hours, liking combat and game in general.… Expand
Sep 25, 2014Fun game with friends. Get a group together and go wreak havok. Shoot the food and steal the crown to annoy your buddies! Not nearly as much fun in single player, I wouldn't recommend it if you're playing alone. But with a group, it's a good time. Also plays much better with a controller, though it doesn't seem to recognize all of them by default (it worked with my Xbox 360 one, not with a friends PS4 one).… Expand
Sep 26, 2014Gauntlet 2014 is a good revision of an old classic. However, it is not Gauntlet. Some time ago, there was another reboot ( which did not have the license i think ) it was called "get Medieval" - which was much more in the spirit of Gauntlet.
This Gauntlet however feels much more like a mixture between Diablo 3 and any other generic dual stick arcade game.
The game looks OK - but not great. It does run surprisingly bad for how it looks though - and especially the settings/options menu is outright terrible.
The game offers non procedually generated dungeons, which limits the replayability. I am not sure if the original offered it ( i kind of doubt it ) - but from what i read about it, the actual levels were larger, a lot less restrictive.
Gauntlet offers linear levels with occasional secret spots - but usually closes doors so backtracking or actually using the enviroment becomes unavailable. What made the original gauntlet special was the monster generators, which produced legions of monsters - turning the game more into a gorefest like "infested planet". This gauntlet is fairly conservative with its monsters it seems. The monsters are tougher - hence you get less.
3) character classes:
hm - they are not very balanced. While the original games classes were pretty much the same with just different sprites, in this revision the classes are a bit too different.
the IDEA of them is not bad - and being different is very good, too. - but not if some class is much weaker.
warrior: kind of generic melee class - but no reason to pick him when the valkyrie is better
valkyrie: generic melee class
archer: feels very weak, possibly a good support, but not so much suited for singleplayer in my opinion
mage: interesting concept, but too complicated in a fast firefight. switching spells should not have been done with 3 key combinations, but rather with hotkeys - the mage already severely lacks other instant defenses ( dodgeroll, block etc )
so for now - it is a fun game for a .. more or less fair price - if patches fix the game, especially the options menu and optimize it more.
however, in terms of a revision of the old classic, it does not come very close.… Expand
Sep 24, 2014By modern standards, the game is ugly, the controller support is bad (the wizard/ranger only shoot at 45* angles) and there's hardly any content. As a diablo style game, it lacks progression. I know it's $20 when most games release at $50, but I've played a dozen "indy" rpgs in a similar vein that release at $15 and they're far better games.
Some people who played the very old gauntlets like the splash from the past, I guess. But even they have to get tired of staring at generic grey walls and floors, right?… Expand