The classic Gauntlet 4-player co-op action gameplay returns in a completely new experience! Play as one of four distinct heroes in an intense monster filled dungeon brawler with a combination of both uniquely built and randomly generated levels to explore.Read full description
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I got this game on discount for me and three friends, and we had an enjoyable experience. The game centers around four different classes with their own unique roles. The objective of the game is to complete dungeons and gather gems in order to progress to the final boss. As you gather more gems, your character will unlock more skills and passive abilities. The dungeons has a variety of game play such as solving puzzles, killing hordes of monsters, or running through obstacles. The dungeons were challenging and required some coordination between players. Overall, fun game to play with friends but the game felt short. Once you kill the final boss, there isn't much to do besides endless survival. Recommended to buy when on discount.
If you're a fan of the original arcade Gauntlet games then you will like this new reimagining of the game. They keep the same type of game style with a top down view with updated graphics. You get to pick between 4 different characters that have unique abilities such as Warrior, Valkyrie with sword and shield, Elf with arrows or Wizard with magic abilities and an additional DLC character you can buy Lilith the Necromancer. The maps can get a little repetitive and the game isn't very long to beat but if you have 3 other friends to play with then this is a great buy to have a fun time.
I'd been looking for a this kind of game for PC quite a while but there just isn't many where you can play in local co-op like this. So encountering this game was a nice surprise in this day and age of network multiplayer. Basically , you can choose from 4 different characters and each player controls only one. The characters are the classic wizard, warrior, valkyrie and elf. My play experience is with myself and my two kids in local co-op. The graphics are as good as they have to be, making the environment look good enough and believable. The ability to turn off gore was a plus in my book since I was playing with kids. The controls respond well to XInput controllers and its fairly easy to do what you aim to do. Sometimes the rooms tend to get crowded but that is when teamwork comes into play where you can save your friend from trouble. Especially warrior is good in helping friends from tough spots since he is able to basically axe his way through hordes of smaller enemies. What is lacking is the item customization, there isn't much loot to get or carry around. But there is a lot of fun to be had anyhow. And anyhow, there is a very limited amount of alternatives on PC for this kind of local co-op gameplay.
While the game itself is shiny and improved, it still maintains that classic Gauntlet feel. You and your friends (or, in my case, just me) against teeming hordes of monsters and it?s up to you to reduce them all into greasy gore piles, snag the gold, and get out with your lives. The levels are pretty large for what they are. It'll take you a good fifteen minutes or more per level, depending on how much of a completionist/explorer you are as a gamer. That being said, there are a ton of levels to play through. And, if you finish them all, there is also an arena mode where you can slaughter monsters to your heart's content.
i have played gauntlet 1987, gauntlet legends, and gauntlet dark legacy the way the game plays out is great, but the beautiful dungeon runner i once loved changed so much that i was unable to fully enjoy this futuristic version of it properly. you can change how your character looks and with said changes your skills change as well; you can even make them look similar to what they looked like back then, except the Archer because they decided to go super oldschool and make him male again. the turbo bar was replaced for skills, and even though i miss it, it actually makes the game rather interesting in the way that you decide to play. characters talk in full lengthy sentences and interact with what's going on, such as getting food, taking damage, others dying. destroying the food is no longer simply destroying the food; that godly like voice, that comes out of nowhere, completely calls you out on it in a tone that makes you feel embarrassed, ashamed, and stupid, or a complete troll; your friend is one hit away from dying but something tells me you just wanted to steal his gold. explosions from barrels, potions, and skills do diddly squat. Valkyrie and Warrior are now melee. death is unable to be killed. monster generators have a health bar now and is somewhat hard to destroy, which in turn guarantees the melee classes will take damage trying to destroy them. though it's heresy to say such a thing you must use a mouse & keyboard, unless you have a trickshot controller, because the claw method causes sooooo many problems that it would be cancer just to even say/read what they are. but don't worry the Archer and Wizard class are excluded from this, and i have no idea about the necromancer because i didn't buy the DLC. p.s. if you're wondering why i gave the game a pretty good score even though i don't like it ill say it again. it's an awesome game, but coming from a series that i have loved since i first got my hands on gaming i was mentally and emotionally unprepared for the revolutionary change
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