Excerpt: Barbarian is a game of fighting and conquest in combat arenas across the land of Barbaria. Gamers can play in different battle modes against one or more opponents, or experience the rich history of each Barbarian by playing their own Quest.
Excerpt: "Barbarian", a game that was marketed seemingly like a role-playing adventure, is actually more along the lines of a straightforward fighter, such as "Mortal Kombat". "Barbarian" offers an equally trippy bunch of monsters, warriors and other generic types often seen in these games.
Excerpt: Barbarian is the latest arena fighting game for the PS2 platform. Players can take the role of one of ten different characters as they battle for supremacy in different environments across the world of Barbaria.
Excerpt: Roughly ten years ago, the fighting genre was quite possibly the hottest thing going in the video game industry. With games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, fighters seemed to be the center of the gaming universe.
Excerpt: Titus gives us Barbarian, an arena based fighter that puts you into a fantasy world in dire need of a good saving. Sound familiar? Barbarian doesn't break a lot of new ground, but it does provide a nice distraction for awhile and hints at some good possibilities. Click here.
Conclusion: Barbarian utilizes a two-button attack mode (one weak & one strong) that is used to develop some nasty combos on your opponent. Ranging from stunning combos to magic gaining spells to just plain brutalizing attacks – the combo system is easily the most important aspect of the game to master.
Excerpt: Barbarian is the story of a game that tries to be more than it actually is. Dressed in fine graphics and combat arenas and talking an elegant story, characters, and combat system, at its heart--Barbarian is only a button-smashing anger-fest.
Excerpt: Call me impressed. Judging from early screenshots and movies of Barbarian , I didn't go into this thing expecting much. However, from the opening screen until the end I was really impressed with the look of the entire game. Everything has a very high-quality look.