Reviews and Problems with Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
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Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
27 September 2005
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: 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: 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: Le dernier titre des Studios Acclaim de Manchester vous transporte donc au temps de l’Antiquité romaine, époque à laquelle l’une des distractions en vogue était d’assister à des joutes à mort entre gladiateurs, ces valeureux guerriers réduits en esclavage. Parmi ces combattants maintenus à l’état de servitude, on trouve Thrax (le gentil), qui, parce qu’il est le plus fort d’entre tous, a été élu par les dieux pour débarrasser Rome d’un souverain despotique (le méchant)...
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...