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  • Summary: The arcade classic returns with Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows. The game improves upon the old title with a deeper fighting system and light RPG elements. Now you can choose from six heroes, each with their own fighting style, abilities, and backstory. Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows has solo, cooperative, and online play modes. You can go online to join parties of fighters and trade goods. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 36
  2. Negative: 6 out of 36
  1. The minimalist twist to Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows may turn of those gamers looking for depth, but the game really does pull you in with some great visuals and slick combo moves.
  2. 80
    It'll make you all warm and nostalgic at first, but don't' be surprised if by your second hour of gameplay an unfortunate sense of "didn't I play this back in 1989?" sets in.
  3. 70
    Hack and slash was awesome in the '80s, when the best game out was Pac-Man. While there is a certain satisfaction to be had at unleashing 50-hit combos in Seven Sorrows, many people will find the game just too shallow in this day and age.
  4. 65
    Sorrows nails the controls, making the repetitive hack-n-slash action enjoyable in a Dynasty Warriors kinda way, and multiplayer is mostly successful. Unfortunately, the graphics fail to impress, the story isn't anything memorable, banging buttons is as effective as making use of the combos, and what should have been an epic quest can be completed by a novice gamer in around eight hours, with not much reason for replay.
  5. The classic hack and slasher makes a comeback on modern consoles and provides pretty decent gameplay, if only it featured much more.
  6. While mind-numbingly boring in single-player, the game does inch closer to being fun when other players pick up a controller.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. [Anonymous]
    Dec 13, 2005
    Solid game with some very entertaining and memorable multiplayer. Delivers well to long-term fans, but can interest action-lovers who want a refreshing change. Expand
  2. J.
    Dec 27, 2005
    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. Collapse
  3. AmadonV.
    Jan 11, 2006
    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! Expand
  4. J.G.
    Jan 3, 2006
    the game is old school hack and slash but lacks customizable charecters, the game is easy and to short.