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Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows

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GF Rating
5.8

1343 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows, A Blast From the Past!

posted by riotousbry (TEMPE, AZ) Apr 18, 2006

Member since Feb 2006

20 out of 24 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

I was kinda shocked when I saw the GameFly member's general review of Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows as a wimpy 5.6...Come on, a 5.6? Maybe Call of Cthulhu, but you must remember the past baby! The ARCADE version of Gauntlet has been out probably longer than half the GameFly Members alone, so in order to TRULY rate an archaic game like Gauntlet, one must understand its roots. Its a GREAT four person, party game of constant but kickin', spell castin', and strait massive killing on a scale not really seen in Arcade-Style games anymore. Granted, it may be simple and even easy at times, but guess what? IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE!! In the original, you had no save capabilities, so in short, you had to beat it ALL at ONCE. The Seven Sorrows version is great because it brings the old school appeal back into the game and at the same time adding more bad guys to kill, which makes it considerably harder. (If you don't believe me, try putting it on the hardest level, then see how you do).
In summation, give Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows a chance. If you got some "time to kill" and some buddies to chill with, break out Gauntlet and let the dutch pass on the left hand side!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Short, but sweet.

posted by Zoidburg (FAIRBORN, OH) Jul 4, 2006

Member since Dec 2005

9 out of 11 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

Before you jump the gun, and shoot this game down because of it's utter shortness, well, its because, thats whats so good about it.

Gameplay 8/10
I've always loved the hack-and-slash games, and this one look beautiful, and the way you play this games is awesome. Combos, spells, and seeming endless enemies.

Graphics 8/10
This game is, by far, has the best looking graphics of this type. The bosses are good looking, and the endelss hoards of enemies are all designed well. The best part, is the weapons and armor you obtain. Just down right beautiful.

Sound 5/10
I... really didn't notice anything wrong with the sound. Everything seemed reasonable, except that when your at mid-health, the announcer tells you that you "need food... badly.", and that got a little annoying.

Multiplayer 10/10
I didn't go online, but I assume it is the same as the same-screen multiplayer, where four people stand together against the endless stream of monsters. This makes an awesome party game, because everyone can play.

Replay value 6/10
I seemed to play through it on every difficulty a few times. But, once you level up all four races, and buy all the moves... there is really nothing left to do.

Overall 7/10
This is a fine addition to the Gauntlet series, but it has its pros and cons. If your looking for a much better game (minus the graphics, but who says graphics makes the game?), check out Gauntlet: Dark Legacy.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

too short

posted by FoxWork (COLUMBUS, OH) Apr 21, 2006

Member since Dec 2005

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

i have been a fan of the gauntlet games since the very first. So when i opened my game and prepared to play i expected the game to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and seemingly never end...i was let down. while the game has solid controls and plays like the original gauntlets, it lacks a good storyline and has a shortage of levels.
finally, i recommend this only if you have never played an earlier gauntlet game so that if you have you do not get your hopes crushed such as i have
-fox word

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