Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is a traditional hack and slash role playing game that was released on PS2 and Xbox in late 2005.
|Developer: Midway San Diego
Release Date: December 12, 2005
Platforms: PS2, Xbox
JustRPG Score: 75%
+Easy to learn combat system.
+Combos are satisfying.
-Poor story line.
-No character customizations allowed.
-No shops to purchase items.
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows Overview
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is an action adventure role playing game that was the sequel to Gauntlet: Legends. In this version of the game there are no hidden characters to unlock, no central town where players can upgrade or purchase items, and no character customizations at all. Other than those complaints this is your standard hack and slash role playing game much like the previous Gauntlet games in the franchise. The multiplayer mode can be pretty fun, but once you and your friends beat it once its pretty much over and you probably wont play it again.
Future Tactics: The Uprising is a turn based strategy tactics game that was released for the Sony Playstation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube in early 2o04.
|Developer: Zed Two
Release Date: April 20, 2004
Platforms: PS2, Xbox, Gamecube
JustRPG Score: 68%
+Fun, interactive terrain.
+Great tactics gameplay.
Future Tactics: The Uprising Overview
Future Tactics: The Uprising is a turn based strategy tactics role playing game that was released for the PS2, GameCube, and Xbox. This quirky tactics game has a heavy focus on the destruction of the environment in each mission. When the player does so he or she can obtain items that will upgrade their characters. The player can also upgrade their characters from experience they obtains from winning missions and defeating enemies. Overall if you are a big fan of tactics games then this is worth a play, otherwise its not a perfect game and you should probably stay away.
Eragon is an action role playing game for the Sony Playstation 2, the Xbox 360, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo DS. The game is based off the novel and movie series.
Publisher: Vivendi Games
Release Date: November 14, 2006
Platforms: PS2, Xbox 360, Xbox, PC, DS
JustRPG Score: 55%
+Appeals to fans of the novel series.
-Lack luster combat system.
-Poor camera angles.
Eragon is a third person action role playing game based on the novel and movie series. The game was released in 2006 for the Sony Playstaion 2, the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Xbox, PC, and the Nintendo DS. The game starts with the main character finding a jewel which turns out to be a dragon egg. This catches the attention of the dragon lord and Eragon, the main character, must fight to destroy him. Overall the game was pretty poor, having bad visuals, bad camera angels, and very linear game play.
Enter the Matrix is an action adventure role playing game that is based on the hit movie series, The Matrix. This game includes a story concurrent with the second Matrix movie and has over an hour of unique footage.
|Developer: Shiny Entertainment
Release Date: May 15, 2003
Platforms: PS2, PC, GameCube, Xbox
JustRPG Score: 70%
+Appeals to fans of the movie franchise.
+Fun combat system.
-Clearly an unfinished game.
Enter the Matrix Overview
Enter the Matrix is an action adventure role playing game that was released for the PS2, PC, GameCube, and Xbox in early 2003. The release of the game was concurrent with the release of the second Matrix movie, The Matrix Reloaded. The game lets you control two main characters, Ghost, and Niobe, and sports about an hour of unique footage not seen in the movies. The game operates with a third person view which helps simulate the characters awareness of their surroundings like they have in the movies. The combat system is pretty fun and the extra footage is pretty cool but the game was obviously rushed and thus was unfinished.
Dynasty Warriors 4 is an action oriented role playing game with a real time combat system. Play through the Asian setting and bring glory to your army.
|Developer: Omega Force
Release Date: March 25, 2003
Platforms: PS2, Xbox
JustRPG Score: 86%
+Fun combat system.
+Easy to pick up controls.
+Good cast of characters.
Dynasty Warriors 4 Overview
Dynasty Warriors 4 is an real time action role playing game set in an Asian war between rival clans. With an easy to learn combat system and clearly defined goals Dynasty Warriors 4 is a fun action game that pretty much anyone would enjoy. Although the combat system is fun and easy to pick up it gets repetitive very fast considering you are doing the same attacks over and over continuously through every game mission.
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is a third person action adventure role playing game set in a setting where there are two parallel worlds; one run by magic, the other by technology.
Release Date: April 18, 2006
Platforms: Xbox, PC
JustRPG Score: 83%
+Engaging Story line.
+Great cast of Allies
-Short in overall length.
-Annoying sound effects.
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Overview
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an adventure role playing game where the player controls four main characters throughout two worlds; one run by magic, the other run by technology. The game plays with no interface and the player only really plays the game through exchanges of dialogue with non player characters. Although there is no combat and no interface hud the story of the game is very interesting and keeps the player engaged throughout the play through.
Dragon’s Lair 3D is an action adventure role playing game based off of the 1983 arcade game, Dragon’s Lair. Play as Dirk and save the princess from the evil dragon.
|Developer: Dragonstone Software
Release Date: November, 2002
Platforms: PC, Xbox, GameCube, PS2
JustRPG Score: 20%
+Revitalizes a classic arcade game.
-Linear story line.
Dragon’s Lair 3D Overview
Dragon’s Lair 3D is a remake of the original 1983 arcade game that was released in 2002. Players take up the role of Dirk, a knight who is trying to save the princess from an evil dragon that has taken her captive. Throughout the game the player must complete simple puzzles in order to make his or her way through the castle where the princess is being held. Overall the gameplay is very simple and the story is linear, on top of that the controls are clunky and the graphics are not impressive. All in all this game is not very good and you are better off playing the original arcade game.
Brute Force is a squad based third person shooter that was released in early 2003. With a sci-fi setting players control four heroes each with their own strengths and weaknesses.
|Developer: Digital Anvil
Release Date: May 27, 2003
+Unique squad based gameplay.
+Interesting characters each with good back story.
-Short story line.
Brute Force Overview
Brute Force is a third person squad based shooter that sports a unique combat system. This combat systems allows players to implement strategy and cunning to defeat their enemies in this action packed game for the Xbox. The player controls five different characters each with their own back story, Tex, Brutus, Hawk, Flint, and Bratton. The game has an exciting combat system, but the story is rather short with only six in game missions, although there is a multiplayer mode that prolongs the game experience.
Alien vs Predator: Extinction is a real time strategy game that faces you off against the deadly alien and the cunning predator. Will you mine the planet LV-742 like you planned? Or will you become prey?
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: July 29, 2003
Platforms: PS2, XBox
JustRPG Score: 70%
+Easy to pick up controls.
-No real story to speak of.
-Poor graphic quality.
Alien vs Predator: Extinction Overview
Alien vs Predator: Extinction is a real time strategy game developed by Zono and Electronic Arts. Will you be able to mine the mineral rich planet LV-742 like you intended? or will you become prey to the deadly alien and the cunning hunter, the predator? The gameplay is simple and easy to pick up and provides hours of entertainment. Although the graphic are now out dated and there is no story to speak of this game still offers a good time for old and new players alike.
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy is an action RPG that follows up on Gauntlet Legends. The game has classic beat-’em up gameplay and supports up to four player cooperative play.
|Developer: Midway Games West
Publisher: Midway Games
Release Date: May 1, 2001
Platforms: PS2, GC, Xbox
JustRPG Score: 65%
+Great Co-Op play
+High replay value
-Graphics are so-so
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy Overview
First released for arcades in 2000, Gauntlet: Dark Legacy is a beat em up RPG that supports up to four player co-op mode. The core gameplay is similar to that of its predecessor, Gauntlet Legends. There are four new character classes including the Dwarf, Knight, Jester, and the Sorceress. Dark Legacy also gives players the ability to perform different attacks. Every character has a slow and fast attack. Most importantly, Dark Legacy has the same fast paced gameplay and high replay value. Battle against the forces of Skorne in this classic arcade style action RPG!