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  • Summary: The protectors of good are ready to destroy all that is evil! Battle against the Dark Lord in an effort to save the world of Zedan. With 20 different characters, 26 levels, four-player gameplay, and non-stop, hack-and-slash action, Black Stone: Magic and Steel is the must-have action and roleplaying game on Xbox®! Collapse
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  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. An arcade RPG clone of "Gauntlet Dark Legacy."
  2. BS is no gem, mind you, but it is strangely addicting, as these games tend to be when the mood strikes. [June 2003, p.57]
  3. Only two kinds of gamers would appreciate this title: beginners and those looking for an easy hack-and-slash party game.
  4. Playing this game alone borders on punishment, so I stress the point that if you are a loser and do not have any friends; please steer clear of Blackstone and all its unholiness.
  5. 40
    A good-looking but brain-dead, thumb-numbing game.
  6. Seems to have sprung up from the sharp minds of bored high school students who probably spent too much time playing "Gauntlet." [Winter 2002, p.109]
  7. Like a botched cloning experiment from a B movie, with developer Xpec Entertainment playing the mad scientist's role and Gauntlet playing the test subject. The beast that's emerged from the cloning chamber is just what you'd expect: a shambling, ugly, and dumb version of the source material.

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. God
    Jun 13, 2003
    This game is ok but all i wanted to no is eventully do u get new weapons and clothing like in gauntlet legends ?
  2. JackHandy
    Apr 11, 2003
    This game reminds me of a cheap whore. It's fun for a while but when it's over, you're left with a rash and a headache.
  3. Sideshow_Bob
    Apr 27, 2003
    I can't believe I paid full price for this game! I am so starved for a GOOD RPG for the Xbox I heard that is was a roleplaying game (loosely). The controld are set up okay, but the movement to the game is very blocky. The controls are slow and unresponsive when trying to attack quickly. And I am not at all fond of some of the camera view while fighting. This was just a very poor attempt at a Guantlet Legacy clone. I think this compnay should rethink it's staff for making a game like this. But worst of all shame on me for buying this garbage. Expand

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