Okładka Gauntlet (2014)

Gauntlet (2014)

Walking through the dungeons on your own might be boring, walking through the dungeons in a group isn’t, as long as the combat system, quests and opponents are on a good level. I invite you to the world of Gauntlet.


Storyline

A dark lord has taken over the world of Gauntlet… Is there anyone brave enough to fight hordes of enemies and face Morak himself?


Gameplay

As you can see the storyline is very generic, nothing special, just a nice and easy story, a bit like Diablo. When we start we can choose one of four characters–  Warrior, Valkyrie, Elf and Wizard. If you’ve bought the DLC there’s an additional character available- Necromancer, but to be honest I don’t recommend it, somehow I didn’t like it.

Alright, so you enter the dungeon, obviously on a normal level… it’s not hard, more like walking through a tutorial. The Warrior and Wizard, the perfect duo- that’s how we set off. The game is nice and fun, until someone eventually dies… It’s getting harder, the hordes won’t leave you alone and if you even think about collecting healing food or mana potions to save for later- you can forget about it. Turkeys and ham aren’t found often and they’re very easy to destroy. I think it’s a good move from the game makers- it adds more sensation to the game. Usually we can die several times– if we are in possession of a skull coin we can respawn in a few seconds. If not, well… we have to wait till our living friend collects one for us by killing the enemies. 

Unfortunately the dungeon walking itself is quite monotonous. Why didn’t the creators make random dungeon levels? It would put a new life into the game, but generally it’s not bad, the dungeons deliver a lot of fun, even tens of hours due to the endless mode.


Summary

It’s not so much fun when you play on your own, but when you play in a group- it’s great. In my opinion Gauntlet has been made to play as multiplayer, so I recommend a co-op with your friends or random people on the Internet. The first option will obviously be much more fun. If you have someone to play with and a controller you can just lay down on a sofa in front of TV, press start and enter the dark dungeons of Gauntlet.

Translated by: Vicky Radziemska

Gauntlet - Slayer Edition

7.6

PLOT

6.0/10

GRAPHICS

7.0/10

SOUNDS

7.0/10

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

9.0/10

GAMEPLAY

9.0/10

Pros

  • Very good couch game
  • Up to 4 players in co-op mode
  • The gameplay
  • Difficulty level
  • Sense of humour

Cons

  • Lack of random generated levels
  • Some levels might be annoying
  • Character upgrades based on collecting gold

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