Excerpt: I usually shy away from any game that has a game reviewer's opinion on the cover. This is a long held fear of reviewers from major magazines - they don't get paid to write bad reviews. (Hello GamePro!) However, it was my charge to review the GameCube version of Gladius, so into my console it went. And it hasn't yet come out, even though Mario Kart has been pleading for me to beat the Mirror Mode.
Summary: Grab an axe and pummel your enemy for gold!
Pros: Above average voice acting, Gorgeous art direction, Plethora of characters, skills, classes, Well designed arenas, Wide and varied gameplay goals
Cons: Loading screen will be forever burned into your mind, Models are a little weird, One con for the loading issue just is not enough, it's that bad, On the easy side, Unable to scroll over "unpassable" areas