Gauntlet is a classic envision of the dungeon crawler game from the atari/nes classic. Introducing new concept for the classes with the controls, a more modern look and a multiplayer mode which is ridiculously chaotic while keeping true to the orignal concept of the game. Fans of the original will pick this up and immediately be immersed into a good time with thier closes friends or random individual .
Right from the beginning the game will introduce players with retro sounds and music makes of the game. Fans of the original gauntlet will immediately be hit by nostalgia. The game lets players choose from 2 control scheme, The keyboard and mouse scheme or the xbox controller scheme. The controls however, are not bindable at the moment but does match up to todays control scheme in gaming and works out really well. Those that are new will have to be able to adapt to these controls which isn't hard to learn. The options of the game will introduce screensizes, blood gore, graphic options and even a retro mode filter which makes the game look like a 16 bit colorized classic look tot he game.
The game lets the player choose 4 different hero each with thier own control scheme style and abilties.
The Warrior Thor is the easiest to play with the abilty to spin attack enemies and rush/charge them making him the one who steps into the fray of battles.
The Valkarie Thyra is the defender of the team, with the ability to shield block and toss shields at multiple enemies.
The Elf Questor is the agility of the team able to quickly dodge and roll from attack while dropping bombs and using ranged attacks to back the team in a distance.
The Wizard Merlin is the complex of the classes. By using 3 different elements and a combination of 2 spell press each he is able to cast a variety of different spells. Very similar to an easier version of Magicka. From shielding spells to projectile damage and crowd control spells.
Each of these 4 classes adds a unique play to the table as players traverse the dungeons. There will be 4 difficulty of gameplay. Easy, Normal, Hard and Insane. There are a variety of kill challenges that players will have to complete while playing the game to earn a buff perk called masteries on their class in order to survive hard mode and on. There are also some relic items players can buy in the shop after earning enough gold in the game to carry to add more variety of skill to aid them in the harder difficulty along with some aesthetic loadouts.
The gameplay with coop is quite simple. As the team moves along the map moves along with the team, players can however can get stuck around a corner if another players hugs the opposite side and stay too far. There will be many things going on at once on the screen so some players might have to adjust to seeing intense amount of action on the screen and keep an eye on thier character otherwise losing sight of the character and dieing will cost the team a coin which is the shared life the team uses. If all coins are diminished it is game over and the entire team will have to start from the beginning. To win the stage players will destroy enemies, take down portals, discover secret with keys and open doors and reach the doorway to escape. Spamming buttons and shooting randomly at everything is also not advised because the only way to heal in the game is to eat food items and by doing so will accidently destroy the holy chicken.
at the end of each stage players will be rated on the gold collected along with the amount of kills and the one at the end who rises about all will be crowned king.
Players can play this game by themselves however it is highly recommended as a coop game therefore multiplayer is must especially since there will be all types of variety of undead and monsters to fight. From enemies that explode or those that spawn from portals to those that shoot pojectiles. Only with the help of others can player conquer the gauntlet and reign supreme.
As for my opinion about the game? This game is ridiculously fun with friends and random players alike. Its a fresh look on a classic game while staying true to it is what more can I say. Online has been flawless so far with a few problems on connection. The game has some technical issue such as unbindable keys atm and reading the game from window language or detecting resolution. Those are issues that should be taken to the forums and not about the game in terms of review. and hard + insane mode is ridiculous. As in you'll die when it gets hot and you'll die many times.The game has some technical issue such as unbindable keys atm and reading the game from window language or detecting resolution. Those are issues that should be taken to the forums and not about the game in terms of review. Prepare to Gaunttlet.
+4 Variety of modes for your skill level
+ Sleek and refined envision of gauntlet series
+ Retro sound effects and music and epic music scores.
+ Control scheme for controller and mouse+kb is fantastic for each character each with thier own style of play
+ Some randomly generated content but not much.
+ Fast and sleek gameplay even on multiplayer, though there isn't lobbies but joining is easy with a click of a button.
+ Masteries to accomplish to benefit character with Relic items to purchase along with aesthetic
+ fast paced gameplay with hordes of variety of enemies
+ MULTIPLAYER play
- Getting stuck in corners of the map when a teamate decides to wonder off
- People going afk, luckily theres a kick function
- no online communication of any type. Can't type or talk to them in a mic
- unbindable keys you can't change the setup i've tried.
- Good varieties of relic and items but not enough
- Who the ♥♥♥♥ destroyed my chicken? GODAMN IDIOT
- Not completely randomly generated content
- can't join a game underway or started
- Questor is always crowned king that ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
* he also steals my chicken
- Some players having problems with display, reading game language and unbindable keys, they're ixing it.
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