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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
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  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:
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