Average User Score: 7.1Sep 24, 2014The developers put to much of their own game "Magicka" into this new Gauntlet game. Those whom were huge fans of the previous games likelyThe developers put to much of their own game "Magicka" into this new Gauntlet game. Those whom were huge fans of the previous games likely wont enjoy this much. However if you were into Magicka you will likely have a great time. The wizard is basically magicka lite.
The story is there but you kind of have to look for it which really pulls you out of the game. So this game should be avoided if your looking for a story. As for a party game , or a game to be played with friends or even on stream with friends this game will hold its own. It's not a 40-60$ game and therefore you get your monies worth.
However it is not the Gauntlet that we all deserve. It is still however better than that "Thing" we call Sacred 3. However Sacred 3 is more of an rpg than this. You do no character building. There is no loot. Super limited on upgrades and most of which requires high difficulty play to even unlock.
There are 4 characters / classes in the game. Warrior, Archer, Valkyrie, Wizard. The Wizard is a combo based spell caster. Adding different elements creates a different spell. It has more play style than anyone else and was very obviously inspired by Magicka, hence the Magicka LITE comment earlier.
The Archer is the most mobile class and seemed to do a decent amount of aoe. The biggest thing you noticed is that you can actually move and attack which is extremely important when playing on higher difficulties. However as an archer you have a harder time destroying the monster spawners.
The Warrior is a barbarian. Wielding an axe you chop like the best of em. Pretty generic, Decent survivablity but playing on harder difficulties ... is well... Hard as a melee oriented class. This is definitely the class that at best is meant for killing monster spawners.
Then there is the Valkyrie. The tank. The Paladin... The avenger.... Yea , that's right. I said Avenger. She throws her shield like Captain America. She is pretty beefy, Can do a decent amount of aoe at melee and at range. Most importantly. She has a block. She is the best at survival. Can fight at melee or ranged. She is kind of a tank anyway. She has a shield and can block but takes a lot of damage. Use of all of the tools is required to play her.
I stuck with the Archer while my co-op partner played a Valkyrie and then later swapped to Wizard. We played through the first door with no issues. However on the first floor of the second door we encountered a game HALTERING bug. Where the key we picked up did not actually acknowledge that we picked it up. However it was no longer in the game world and we could no longer progress. That was the stopping point for me. Once you hit a game breaking bug that rings bells.
The Drastik Measure gives this game a 6/10… Expand
Average User Score: 4.3Nov 20, 2013I found the game rather repetitive and it got pretty samey very quickly. The online mode has yet to work which was a large reason why I pickedI found the game rather repetitive and it got pretty samey very quickly. The online mode has yet to work which was a large reason why I picked the game up in the first place. The games graphics are behind by about 3-4 years and there are no graphics options for the pc version of this game. The game uses copy pasted gauntlet fights through out the game repeatedly and its a hardcore linear game.
With that said the gameplay is not terrible. The story and the gameplay kept me interested all the way through to the end. The game took me about 9 hours to complete, including getting every collectible. I don't think the 30$ tag fits the game, however I did find myself enjoying the game which is the most important aspect of playing a video game.
Combat is very limited, characters seem to be pretty much the same with a different coat of paint. It did scratch my itch however for a super hero game that isn't a mmo and isn't a lego game, and IS on steam. So I give the overall experience of the game a 7.… Expand