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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®! Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4