Jump to content

Gauntlet Seven Sorrows preview


kumquatq3

Recommended Posts

actually sounds interesting to see how the game has changed.

 

haven't played the arcade game for eons and never played dark legacy ... not a console player , but this is coming to pc.

 

JE don't disappoint me, i think i might actually buy this one. we'll see :("

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Im getting Dungeon Siege vibes from this.

DISCLAIMER: Do not take what I write seriously unless it is clearly and in no uncertain terms, declared by me to be meant in a serious and non-humoristic manner. If there is no clear indication, asume the post is written in jest. This notification is meant very seriously and its purpouse is to avoid misunderstandings and the consequences thereof. Furthermore; I can not be held accountable for anything I write on these forums since the idea of taking serious responsability for my unserious actions, is an oxymoron in itself.

 

Important: as the following sentence contains many naughty words I warn you not to read it under any circumstances; botty, knickers, wee, erogenous zone, psychiatrist, clitoris, stockings, bosom, poetry reading, dentist, fellatio and the department of agriculture.

 

"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The story sounds good, but then the preview kind of decends into a description of un-interesting gameplay. Does the story permeate the game, or is is more of a framework in which to run around chopping stuff up with actiony "characters"? Do the characters have personalities at all this time out?

newlogo.gif
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The story sounds good, but then the preview kind of decends into a description of un-interesting gameplay. Does the story permeate the game, or is is more of a framework in which to run around chopping stuff up with actiony "characters"? Do the characters have personalities at all this time out?

The gameplay is more similar to a fighting game than an RPG. Traditional staples like trips, juggles, launches, grabbing/throwing, counterattacking, dodging and evading make up the core action. Every character is the "master" of one style of weapon and can develop two additional styles. It's more Devil May Cry or Ninja Gaiden than Dark Alliance or Champions of Norrath. The video at the Gamespot site should give you an idea of how the characters move and react.

 

Every character has a full personality and background that are used constantly in dialogues and cutscenes throughout the story mode of the game. The warrior isn't just some dude you project the personality of your choice onto. He is A

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have nothing against a lack of "choose your own" adventuring; pre-written characters can be more engaging and interesting to watch interact with the story. I was just curious to what degree the story-driven component co-exists with the action aspect of the game.

 

It's been a long time since I played any Gauntlet game (I only ever played it in the arcades), but didn't you choose one character to play then, not all four? How hard is it to control four characters in real-time with the degree of combat moves available to them for this game?

And I'm interested in the PC version, not the console version.

newlogo.gif
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sigh...sorry JE but I'm not sure if this kind of game interests me. I used to love feeding the original Gauntlet arcade game 20c pieces back in the day..."Elf needs food badly!", "Valkyrie...your life force is running out!" and so on bring back fond memories...BUT...I'm not 14 anymore.

 

Guess I can always replay some of my old BI games till the next big thing comes out.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The graphics look really nice. And I'm all for co-op games. ANY co-op games! I've noticed I'm able to play Solitaire for hours on end.. as long as it's done in co-op. Having a friend with you makes any game so much better for me.

Swedes, go to: Spel2, for the latest game reviews in swedish!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm looking forward to it, for nothing else than the 4-player co-op over live. :D

From the preview, the game seems as if it plays like Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, but with Prince of Persia graphics; I liked both!

 

Could the breasts on that female in the artwork be a little bigger? Jeez, she must have hella lower back problems!

 

Glad to see you back in the industry Josh!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The gameplay is more similar to a fighting game than an RPG.  Traditional staples like trips, juggles, launches, grabbing/throwing, counterattacking, dodging and evading make up the core action.  Every character is the "master" of one style of weapon and can develop two additional styles.  It's more Devil May Cry or Ninja Gaiden than Dark Alliance or Champions of Norrath.  The video at the Gamespot site should give you an idea of how the characters move and react.

 

Is the combat as indepth as say a standard fighting game? (Mortal Kombat/Tekken) Or is it more like say Bloodrayne?

 

 

Every character has a full personality and background that are used constantly in dialogues and cutscenes throughout the story mode of the game.  The warrior isn't just some dude you project the personality of your choice onto.  He is A
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sigh...sorry JE but I'm not sure if this kind of game interests me. I used to love feeding the original Gauntlet arcade game 20c pieces back in the day..."Elf needs food badly!", "Valkyrie...your life force is running out!" and so on bring back fond memories...BUT...I'm not 14 anymore.

This game is designed for adults.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Josh ... How are the game saves handled?

Will it be way points, an autosave, level save? Just curious.

 

I didn't read anywhere how this will be addressed.

 

Also are you shooting for a mature rating then, if it's adult oriented?

This game is designed for adults.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Josh ... How are the game saves handled?

Will it be way points, an autosave, level save?  Just curious.

The individual levels aren't very large, and to keep load times low, saves are at the beginning of levels only.

 

Also are you shooting for a mature rating then, if it's adult oriented?

To be honest, we aren't shooting for any particular rating, though it definitely has some mature (lower case m) elements in it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This game is designed for adults.

 

So the combat is strategic RT w. pause/turn-based re: IE engine/TOEE or is it button mashing re: every other console game out there?

 

Not saying that button-mashing can't be fun once in a while, but I can't see myself spending money on something that is essentially a combo/hacking game (although I do have a softspot for "Die By the Sword" from wayback when).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So the combat is strategic RT w. pause/turn-based re: IE engine/TOEE or is it button mashing re: every other console game out there?

Please play through Ninja Gaiden's first level on Normal Difficulty and then return here to tell me of "button mashing".

 

 

Is this kind of like an advanced beat-em-up game?

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

 

- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials

 

"I have also been slowly coming to the realisation that knowledge and happiness are not necessarily coincident, and quite often mutually exclusive" - meta

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...