Gauntlet is back for yet another iteration. The Emperor has crucified his four loyal heroes to a magic tree, driven by a maniac thirst for their immortality. Hundreds of years later, as only a ghost, he came to regret all the wrong deeds he has done and frees them, asking them to defeat his six former advisors in an attempt to undo what he has done.
This version of Gauntlet goes back to the roots: The warrior, valkyrie, elf, and wizard fight their way through hordes of enemies to make their way to the six bosses. The game is mostly a hack'n'slash affair, puzzles are limited to finding keys and pressing buttons that open doors and portals. Every character has a unique set of moves and attacks: The warrior has rather powerful attacks, the valkyrie has quick moves, the elf can shoot powerful arrows, and the wizard has several magical range attacks.
Defeating enemies gives you experience points that may be used to increase your three stats; some chests in the levels contain better armor or weapons. Also, new moves can be purchased with gold.
The game can be played both in single-player as well as cooperative multi-player, where up to four players fight together.
The newest feature of this game (other than the much better graphics) is the online gaming feature. Played online, the game is identical to a regular multiplayer game, with each player on a different box.
- "圣铠传说：七悲" -- Chinese title (simplified)
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||Dec 21, 2005
||Dec 14, 2005
||7 out of 10
|The Video Game Critic
||Jul 22, 2006
||Dec 22, 2005
||6.3 out of 10
|Game Informer Magazine
||6.25 out of 10
||Jan 09, 2006
||6 out of 10
||Apr 04, 2006
||11 out of 20
||Dec 12, 2005
||5.2 out of 10
|Digital Entertainment News (den)
||Jan 23, 2006
||4.5 out of 10
||Jan 03, 2006
||3 out of 10
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Another change is evident when looking at the credits and promotional footage for the game: Lead designer J. E. Sawyer
(as well as early print ads) mentioned the epic storyline. In the credits, many names of the ACT3 studio can be seen - which usually provides Midway with pre-rendered FMV scenes. Also, in the E3 build, the game started with a two-minute cut-scene that used the ingame render engine.
The final game has none of this. This is because the actual number of levels is less than half of what was initially announced in previews, and since the missing levels created huge gaps in the storyline, the story was discarded altogether and replaced with a more generic plot. As evident from the credits, Josh Sawyer ended up asking to have his name removed.
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