Reviews and Problems with Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
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Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
The Armchair Empire
23 June 2004
Excerpt: The first time I heard about Romans was in fifth grade, when they were building things like aqueducts, coliseums and ionic columns. Maybe that's the reason why, to date, the Roman Empire has been portrayed primarily in civic-minded games such as the Age of Empires II expansion pack, Civilization and...
Summary: Gladiator stories seem to all come from the same template. Dude 1 is a high-ranking officer in the Roman army; Dude 1 gets the ire of Evil Emperor 1. Evil Emperor 1 banishes Dude 1. Dude 1 enters tournament in order to get back at Evil Emperor 1.
Excerpt: This year at E3, Acclaim was pushing two games. The first was Alias, based on the hit ABC TV. The second was Gladiator Sword of Vengeance. Gladiator is set in Ancient Rome in a time where the empire is in turmoil and all of the gladiators are going to die a bloody death entertaining the masses.
Conclusion: Gladiator definitely has an intriguing storyline, but the repetitive gameplay and static camera hurts what could have been a much better effort. The game does provide quite a bit of a challenge and does pack a lot of gameplay, but with only one story mode and no multiplayer options there is little...
Conclusion: Los gladiadores del Imperio Romano son los protagonistas de esta aventura épica en la que se pondrán a prueba tanto vuestras habilidades en el manejo del mando de Xbox como vuestras convicciones morales e ideológicas a la hora de perdonar o no la vida de vuestros contrincantes… En el año 106 a.c.
Conclusion: Ansprechend präsentierte antike Metzelorgie mit interessanten Upgrade-Möglichkeiten und lächerlich einfachen Rätseln. Ein paar kleine Probleme im Bereich der Steuerung hätten vor dem Release lieber ausgemerzt werden sollen.