Monday, September 25, 2006

Game Review (Gauntlet - 360 Arcade)

Here it is; whether you recognize the game by its name or by a screenshot, most people have played Gauntlet sometime in their life. This is the game: You play as one of four characters ( Valkyrie, Elf, Wizard, or Warrior ) and it's up to you to get through 100 intense levels. Here's my review.

Graphics: 2.5/5 The game was made in 1985 and the graphics look the same. No graphical difference here.

Sound: 3/5 There is barely any music, and the sound is pretty rare. Nothing special here; even for an '85 game.

Control: 3/5 Like most of the "classic" 360 Arcade games, it's very simple to control. Use the analog stick or D-pad to move and just use a to shoot. You also use B at times to use potions, but that's about it.

Fun: 4/5 Gauntlet is still what it was 21 years ago, but a bit better. There is Xbox Live for this game, but very seldom do you see players online. When you do, however, find a full group of people on Gauntlet and you get to know the people, this is a very enjoyable game. Although the game lags quite a bit, it is still very playable, and very fun. Gauntlet costs 400 Microsoft Points, which is about $4. If you like Gauntlet, buy this version; It's well worth it just for the Xbox Live experience.


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