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This review is from: Gauntlet Dark Legacy (Xbox) (Video Game)
Gauntlet Dark Legacy got a bit of a kicking in the magazine reviews when it was released, possibly because reviewers were hoping for something more like the console versions of Baldur's Gate than Gauntlet, but in my opinion this game stayed true to its roots in delivering a straightforward arcade-style game for up to 4 players simultaneously where the only objective is to fight your way through hordes of enemies in search of the exit - which is fine by me!
One thing to be clear about is that Gauntlet Dark Legacy is basically just a slightly expanded re-issue of Gauntlet Legends, released previously on PS1 and Dreamcast - it's essentially the same game with a few added levels and an enlarged roster of unlockable characters, so you might well feel short-changed if you already own Legends.
I can't comment on the PS2 version because I haven't played it, but owners of multiple consoles might find it useful to know that the Xbox version of Dark Legacy is significantly better than the Gamecube version - the Xbox version has 60Hz support which the Gamecube version lacks, the gameplay is smoother and faster, and movies play smoothly whereas on the Gamecube they are afflicted with a nasty jerkiness.
Finally, if you want arcade-perfect versions of the old 2D Gauntlet games on your Xbox, Gauntlet can be found on Midway Arcade Treasures, and Gauntlet II can be found on Midway Arcade Treasures 2.
Fingers crossed for "Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows", due for release Q4 2005 on PS2/Xbox/PC and coded by a team led by John Romero (Doom, Quake) and Josh Sawyer (Icewind Dale) - looks cool, but talk of "expanded RPG elements" probably means that Dark Legacy is going to be the last of the old skool Gauntlet games!