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Gauntlet: Dark Legacy (GameCube)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 3.7

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Ei GDL:n tarjoama huvi tietenkään loputonta ole, ja jos sinusta pelissä pitää olla muutakin sisältöä kuin tuhansien ja taas tuhansien öttiäisten lahtaaminen, löytyy kaupan hyllyltä varmasti monta monipuolisempaa teosta. Siitä huolimatta Gauntlet Dark Legacy oli positiivinen yllätys. Midway on jo pitkään tarkoittanut minulle enimmäkseen harmaata tusinakamaa, ja siitä massasta GDL kyllä erottuu edukseen. Se on erittäin pelattava, yksinkertainen ja nopeasti omaksuttava peli, jossa on paljon kenttiä ja erilaista tapettavaa. Yksin sitä ei kauan jaksa vääntää, mutta kaverin tai parinkin kanssa pelaaminen on juuri sitä hysteeristä huutamista ja riehumista, josta tulee hyvälle mielelle, ja jonka pariin voi aina halutessaan palata hetkiseksi. Ja se on paljon enemmän kuin monesta pelistä voi nykyään sanoa.
Consoles Plus
Le jeu est une réussite graphique, et certains combats contre de sordides créatures en font un spectacle particulièrement réjouissant. Les décors parcourus apportent leur lot de surprises et de pièges. Même si on peut trouver certaines actions un peu répétitives, le côté bourrin du jeu plaira au plus grand nombre. La magie Gauntlet fonctionne toujours à quatre joueurs !
UOL Jogos
Se você é do tipo de jogador retrô que não se importa com gráficos e está à procura de um bom jogo multiplayer para o GameCube, Gauntlet Legends: Dark Legacy é uma boa pedida.
Gaming Target
I greatly enjoyed the music and sound effects of Gauntlet Legends. Some of the sounds have been redone, and some have been left completely unchanged, but they all sound convincing, if not fresh, in Gauntlet Dark Legacy. The remixed tunes from returning stages sound much better thanks to the GameCube’s disc-based media. The new music is equally powerful and memorable. None of the music is actually grating, although some of it is forgettable. More often than not, you will be exploring and slaughtering to music that is at least hum-able, if not downright enjoyable. In general, the music is deep and melodic, and sounds appropriate given the locales they are meant to represent. The classic ‘Gauntlet voice’ makes a triumphant return and adds to the atmosphere in a huge and nostalgic way.
Overall, this game could be a great purchase, or it may be a terrible purchase, depending on your taste. If you are a Gauntlet fan from the old school you will definitely feel right at home. If you like a fast paced dungeon crawler with non-stop action, endless “hit the switch to open the door” puzzles, and straight hack and slash gameplay, you will definitely have hours of fun and replay value with the multiple levels and multiple characters to level up and watch become more and more powerful with each swing of the axe or flash of a fireball. Even if you aren’t any of the above but have a group of friends who just need a co-op multiplayer action game, this one can definitely be a winner. If you like a little more structure or actual RPG element to your medieval dungeon romping, I suggest you pass this one up and leave saving the world from Skorne to some other group of armchair heroes.
GamePro (US)
This is definitely one of those games that's somehow fun despite itself. Gauntlet's walk/collect treasure/shoot everything a lot gameplay is hardly revolutionary and extremely superficial. Inventory management (even though it’s been updated for the GameCube version) is a chore. And while there are lots of characters to pick from, their differences are mostly cosmetic aside from a few token RPG-like stats. The graphics are simple (greetings, giant triangle!), the sound effects seem sampled at bargain basement prices, and the game, even in single-player mode, occasionally runs decidedly unsmoothly.
It just doesn't do anything that the original didn't do better (for its time). Rent it and save some cash, because you'll wish you had if you buy it.
Nintendo Difference
En somme, Gauntlet Dark Legacy sur GameCube est très décevant. Il n’est conseillé qu’aux grands fans de la série, et même là, je ne suis pas sûr. Dommage Midway, dommage…
Une version qui n'apporte rien de plus que sur PS2, si ce n'est la possibilité de jouer à 4 sans l'aide d'un quelconque multitap. Le jeu est aussi répétitif que décevant, même si l'on est content de retrouver Gauntlet sur GameCube. Dommage que ce passage à la génération 128 bits n'ait pas occasionné un petit époussetage de ce titre mythique.
Ultimately, Gauntlet: Dark Legacy is a dated game that has seen slightly better releases on other systems. While the other aspects of the game have remained relatively intact, the GameCube version's frame rate issues give the game an extremely rough appearance. The message most clearly stated by Gauntlet: Dark Legacy may be that Midway should concentrate on creating something new instead of releasing console ports of 4-year-old arcade technology.
All said and done, Dark Legacy is the type of title you want to rent. If you and three of your friends are looking for something you can pass some time with, head out and rent Dark Legacy. But, unless you're looking for a totally mindless single-player experience -- and there are plenty hours of it -- keep away from purchasing this one.
Game Chronicles
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy is one of those games that you want to have on hand when friends are over. It's one of the few games that supports 4-player cooperative play and a great party game that's lots of fun; however, the substandard quality of this particular version prohibits me from recommending it to anyone.