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Gladius
6.2 out of 10

Gladius

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Review – Gladius

pat, videolamer
4 January 2008
  • Conclusion: a blast from the past. i remember writing this review. shota, i’m actually a little surprised you liked this game as much as i’ve heard you have. as i recall, my biggest problem with the game is the almost complete lack of story. when i play an srpg or rpg i expect some plot and character development and that was absent. i also didnt think the battles were interesting enough, although they would have been passable had i had a real reason to keep playing.
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Review – Gladius

Shota, videolamer
4 January 2008
  • Conclusion: I will grant you the total absence of a plotline. But I managed to give up on it early in the game when it became evident that they were not even trying for it. I don’t know…I don’t usually require plot from my srpgs. It usually feels contrived and I just want to get to the next board. I did not even care for the plot in fire emblem (which is the best of em, IMO) but of course jay made me watch every second of it. I like to treat srpgs more like puzzle games.
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Review – Gladius

shota, videolamer
3 January 2008
  • Conclusion: I’m surprised Pat did not like this one. After I beat it, i immediately restarted it with Ursula and beat it a second time. I found each character class to be fairly different and for me the strategies for victory were tied to the different classes depending on my opponents. Also, how can you not like the option of recruiting giant Scorpions, Minotaurs and Yeti’s? Pat’s comment do apply nicely to the final boss though. It was nothing but step up and hit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Gladius

swapgame
28 May 2006
Overall 4
4.0

Gladius

swapgame
28 October 2004
  • Conclusion: Very linear gameplay. Graphics and story are ok but it gets boring very quick. The fights become repetitive but the league system is fun.
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 7
7.4
Sound 8
8.1
Lifespan 10
9.7

Gladius Reader Review - 8.4

tac, IGN Entertainment
1 April 2004
  • Conclusion: This game is pretty cool. The graphics aren't that great but they're alright. The gameplay is pretty good, you have a certain amount of moves in a turn which is determined by your character's class. You can buy or temporarily own a gladiator for one battle which is a pretty cool thing if you don't have enough money to buy him/her. The dialogue is pretty corny and most of it you have to read but it is still a fun game.
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Overall 10
10

rgp brilliance

Jamie cutts, Amazon
22 February 2015
  • Summary: This game is excellent and this from a guy who does not like rgps this one is gripping the storylines brilliant and a hard battle all the way
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Overall 10
10

Great game for Xbox

Web of Doom "HouseSpider", Amazon
19 November 2014
  • Summary: Great game for Xbox for people like me who like turn based strategy games.
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Overall 10
10

A simple SRPG that only gets better the further you get

Em145202713, Dooyoo
10 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this game thinking it was a take on the hack n slash genre but when putting it into my console, was pleasantly surprised to find out it was actually a turn based RPG. Plot: You start off at your family run gladiator school learning the trade to then work your way up to travelling the country to win fights. Like with most strategy RPGS, you have different classes you can send out to fight and every class has a weakness and a strength.
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Overall 2
2.0

Repetative

S. Spencer "Stevie", Amazon
25 October 2007
  • Summary: At first it was quite good fun but very quickly you realise that it is just the same fight over and over, change the bad guys and the backdrop but the same tactics and moves to beat it. Got bored very quickly after leaving the fist area and gave up when I realised it was just a slog for hours of the same fight. Avoid if you want more than 'move, hit, move, be hit'.
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