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This game is set up as an rpg much like final fantasy, only it's played like a virtual combat board game. This game has tremendous replay value and will give you hundreds of hours of game time.
You basically start out with a small team of gladiators, then as you gain levels your number of possible members constantly increases. You choose from various gladiator schools who you will allow on your team, and from then on as they gain levels you can personalize skills, equipment, and even their appearance. The customizing alone is a great aspect of the game, because no matter how times you play it you make it different according to your style.
You have to use the battle terrain to your advantage, and which moves/skills you choose your gladiator to make determines the damage done to your opponent or outcome of the battle. For example you can use spells to lower your opponents initiative and begin losing the battle, but will give you an advantage in the end. Please keep in mind this is a thinking game, and many point, shoot, first person shooter fans will become frustrated with this game and turn it aside.
I say this is a buy, not a rent because the game is way to long to finish without holding back the other games in your queue for quite some time. Also the replay value is excellent so it's always a great game to fall back on.
I happen to love this game, its something me and my younger brother play together a lot. It takes a lot of strategy to win a fight in this game. Yes the graphics aren't the best I've ever seen, but they aren't the worst either. I think the lighting and colors used in the Gladius world fit with the almost primitive gladiator style. The story line is pretty good too. There really arent a lot of GOOD multiplayer games out there. I think this is one of the better ones, it's definitly worth a try. It's a game that requires as much brain power on the player's part as brawn!