Genre: Hack and slash, dungeon crawler
Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Release Date: May 12, 2015
Platform played on: PlayStation 4
Available on: PlayStation 4, Windows PC
Completion Status: I completed the tutorial mission
Trophy Status: 7 of 39
Gauntlet Slayer Edition is a re-imagining I would call it, of the original Gauntlet games in the past with some added RPG elements that make it more of a game that you can continue playing instead of the old coin sucking arcade machine games. The changes that were made are small but enhance the overall experience, changes like unlocking skills, getting better equipment makes it feel almost like a Diablo game to me. Instead of having a linear path where you play level after level, the world is broken up into a map where you pick a level, you beat it and progress to the next one. Based on how you did, you may unlock a side-path that allows you to unlock more loot which you use to buy items/skills.
I completed the game once with the elf since it was a ranged character, however I feel that it would be very difficult for me to do the same with a melee character and I'm not sure if it is worth my time to invest to try to beat the game with all characters since the loot that you pick up is character specific.
If you have a group that can commit to the game, it is a decent buy, but I would say that Diablo 3 would be a much better buy although it costs a bit more, there is just so much more to the game than Gauntlet. It was clearly made for nostalgia and that's about it.
Come back next Wednesday for my Final Thoughts on GUNS UP!