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  • Summary: An action game of fighting and conquest in combat arenas across the land of Barbaria. Play in different battle modes against one or more opponents or experience the rich history of each Barbarian by playing their own Quest. [Titus]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. The visuals are excellent, with the interactive backgrounds looking great and reacting perfectly.
  2. The quest mode can get boring once you unlock all of the powers for your character, but you may still want to keep playing it if you enjoy the controls and such enough.
  3. Though some of the button-smashing combos are tricky to execute, the multiplayer action is solid, and the quest mode stirs in puzzle solving for antisocial savages who prefer going solo.
  4. 61
    A repetitive game with pretty graphics that fails to inspire much of anything.
  5. The gameplay mechanics are pretty basic and repetitive, and the storylines are so bland that there's not much value in finishing the game with every character.
  6. Indistinct characters, painfully hokey storytelling, poor AI, and a shallow combat system add up to a disappointing experience.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    The sloppy swordplay and imprecise magic attacks just make the game look like an alcoholic staging of Medieval Times. [June 2002, p.97]

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  1. JimmyCricket
    Sep 10, 2002
    It rocked Darrell Oville's world. It totally turned him out.