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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. While the single-player game is fun, the multiplayer cooperative quests are where it really is entertaining.
  2. While Gauntlet: Dark Legacy is a decent enough game, its main saving grace is the four player co-op play, something of a rarity.
  3. If you've played this game before, there really is absolutely no reason to play it again. [July 2002, p.80]
  4. A dated dud. The game can be a kick for a while in multiplayer, but it’s tendency towards the tedious kills the single-player experience.
  5. A dated game that has remained unchanged in this latest release.
  6. It's the same Gauntlet, and we're tired of running it.
  7. The repetitive action, repetitive action, bland graphics and most of all the repetitive action will numb you as you play.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. Yendo
    Jun 1, 2002
    It's awesome because it's like the old version.
  2. KathyL.
    Aug 30, 2002
    It's awesome because you can play it with your family and friends and work together to stop Garm.
  3. Uter
    Feb 1, 2004
    It may just be a port of an old game, but the old game is pretty great. The only thing I don't like is how Midway seems to be milking the series without adding anything. Expand
  4. DaveR.
    May 17, 2002
    Sure this game is very repetitive if you play single player,... but if you play it with three or four people then thats when it REEally shines!!. It's just your basic hack-and-slash gorefest,...YUMMMM! Expand
  5. ChuckF.
    Aug 17, 2002
    If you liked nightcaster you'll like this game. It doesn't sound as good. You'll be mad if you pay $50 for it, find it used.

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