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  • Summary: While China was in the midst of an upheaval, the Roman Empire experienced its own decline after the death of Caesar Marcus Aurelius. Nonetheless, the citizens of Rome were provided with ample public diversion in the form of gladiator games. Through the Action Role-Playing Game, Colosseum: Road to Freedom, video gamers will experience first-hand the thrill of fighting in these gruesome spectacles, as well as the hardships of training as a slave. [KOEI] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  1. An inspiring action title that will captivate you through its dramatic storyline and leave you striving on a quest for freedom.
  2. You've got a case here of several awesome features balanced against some utterly frustrating ideas. [July 2005, p.119]
  3. There’s something strangely compelling about the story, and the subliminal RPG elements are good enough to build up some atmosphere, without swamping players down with unnecessary micromanagement.
  4. 60
    Although the game did get a tiny bit better near the end when I had my gladiator almost maxed out, I would rather take the manual and wipe my ass with my left hand, than pick up this game again.
  5. You can have some fun with this game but only if you're willing to forgive a lot of design flaws and put a lot time into memorizing the labyrinthine control scheme.
  6. Road to Freedom isn't terrible, but it's exactly like a boring significant other. The fire burns out way to quickly, and what you'll be left with is an empty shell of a game that you'll dread coming home to night after night.
  7. 20
    It wastes opportunities, it wastes the talents of its creators and - above all - it wastes your time.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 23, 2012
    This game was mad fun. If they would have kept this series going I think it could have gotten a huge following. Just this one alone was a fun great game that I still play today. Expand

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