Reviews and Problems with Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
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26 April 2005
Excerpt: With more than a passing nod to the more up-to-date versions of Gauntlet than should really be allowed, Acclaim’s Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance is a deceiving little title. At first glance, this hack and slash affair looks like a well rounded, quality product that should you allow it to, will draw you in and just force you to play. After a short spell though, it isn’t difficult to see that none of these statements are true.
Excerpt: Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance has a very cinematic feel about it, a fact that becomes apparent as soon as you start up the game. The angles, the lighting and especially the graphics convey a sense of watching a movie rather than playing a game. This can be interpreted as either a blessing or a curse, since a lot of gamers would rather be playing than watching.
Excerpt: Gladiators are, by all intents and purposes, a vastly underused video gaming commodity. I’m not talking about that bizarre TV show where meatheads smack each other around with massive cotton buds either, by the way, and neither am I referring to the recent famous movie which won far too many awards. I’m talking about the real thing, the real gladiatorial games of ancient Rome.
Conclusion: So in conclusion the game is average, it's far from great but it isn't exactly rubbish, but the repetitive hack, slash, hack and slash gameplay really doesn't give you the drive to play it to the end.
Pros: Nice lighting, nice music., Might entertain you for a while if you're a sucker for the hack and slash genre - or just desperately want to be a bit like Russell Crowe.
Summary: Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance is a fun arcade game with a hint of classics such as Golden Axe and Double Dragon. It will keep you amused for the short term, but the gameplay soon becomes tiresome and it’s doubtful you’d play it through more than once.
Excerpt: UN GUERRIER ESCLAVE, Elu par les dieux pour restaurer la gloire de l'empire. Une grande variété d'armes conventionnelles et mythiques. Une épopée homérique dans laquelle vous pouvez invoquer le pouvoir des dieux ! Des attaques en combo redoutables. Affrontez plusieurs ennemis à la fois...
Excerpt: Das alte Rom Schon viele mehr oder weniger gute Spiele spielen in der Zeit des alten Roms. Ob nun "Ben Hur" oder ähnliche "Meisterwerke" in den Handel kamen, der Spielspaß ließ meist zu wünschen über. Doch " Gladiator - Sword of Vengeance " kann durchaus Spaß machen, da ziemlich viele unterschiedliche Kombos und Waffen enthalten sind. Die Gladiatoren sind heute wie damals interessante Persönlichkeiten.