If you haven't played it yet, the game is a modern 3D take on its classic '80s arcade series with gameplay much along the same lines as Gauntlet and Gauntlet 2. Many of the original elements have returned, such as lobbers, chests, food, monster generators, and Death, and there are still four basic character classics (warrior, valkyrie, magician, and archer), but now each has a different look and general power depending on what color scheme you choose for it. Red has a fiery barbarian theme, blue has an electrical energy about it and a royal air, green has a forest flavor and an acidic bite, and yellow has a sun-worshipping Egyptian feel. Each character also has a special move, or spell, which can be used once his powerbar has built up. New power-ups include three- and five-way shots, invulnerability, X-ray vision, and time stop, and can be built upon each other instead of canceling each other out.
Pros: You get completly numb in brain and thumbs Cons: The 3d action game elements The Bottom Line: Blah... A few months ago, I wrote an advice column about how action games are getting worse because of bad controls, too many puzzles and too few enemies. I wrote that a good action game is basically brainless. Gauntlet Legends is a game that has those old 2d action elements, but also the 3d elements that are all the rage now. … more