Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 36
  2. Negative: 6 out of 36
  1. Seven Sorrows succeeded in bringing back the nostalgia of the arcade franchise, but the game just feels all too familiar for a present day purchase.
  2. The winding dungeon crawl the franchise defined long ago has been replaced with a lifeless linear action game's dash, one which will hopefully get back on the track its forefathers fought so hard to gain.
  3. 30
    It does too good of a job in simplifying the game to the point where it's barely worth playing.
  4. Ironically, the real sorrow of Seven Sorrows is how laughably, arrogantly short it is: two players can easily finish the entire campaign on the hardest setting in a night. [Mar 2006, p.91]
  5. Sorrows is a hollow experience, misinterpreting the original as a sheer numbers game rather than one of constant risk and reward. It's an issue made more glaring by an unsatisfying combat system, paying lip service to counters, juggles and combo strikes even though endlessly repeating the same moves is just as effective. [Feb 2006, p.88]
  6. 20
    At least in terms of being faithful to the source material, it retains a similar level of simplicity, except that in 2006 that just isn't enough.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. AmadonV.
    Jan 11, 2006
    8
    Great Multiplayer game! Playing it with 3 or 4 people ist totally fun. Gameplay is easy hack'n'slah. U'll hack your way Great Multiplayer game! Playing it with 3 or 4 people ist totally fun. Gameplay is easy hack'n'slah. U'll hack your way through enemy hordes with some very nice combos and special moves. Graphics are the best yet in the Gauntlet Series. Nice Leveldesign and nice character design. No Single-player game though - better stick with other Action-RPGs in that case. Multiplayer rocks! Full Review »
  2. J.G.
    Jan 3, 2006
    6
    the game is old school hack and slash but lacks customizable charecters, the game is easy and to short.
  3. J.
    Dec 27, 2005
    8
    Good, solid hack-n-slash. Presentation is much improved over Dark Legacy, all the way around from techs to level design. Gameplay is somewhat Good, solid hack-n-slash. Presentation is much improved over Dark Legacy, all the way around from techs to level design. Gameplay is somewhat improved. Though they seemed to have taken out the combo moves, which were really cool (not sure, but we couldn't figure them out if they are there). Player 'cusomization' is not nearly as much as I expected and really end up being mostly superficial. Major drawback: in under 2 hours, three of us got 75% complete on default difficulty and two of us are casual gamers. Seems terribly short for this type of game. Full Review »