Gauntlet: Slayer Edition preview

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Recently we had an opportunity to get some hands-on time with Gauntlet: Slayer Edition which is now available today for the PlayStation 4 and PC, an enhanced version of last year’s Gauntlet developed by Arrowhead Studios.¬†Gauntlet is a hack and slash, dungeon crawling adventure where up to 4 players can team up together either via local co-op or multiplayer mode. They must work together to survive an onslaught of enemies hordes.

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While it was my first time playing a Gauntlet game since the arcade days, we started off playing a few regular games before taking on the challenge of the new endless mode, where players will face waves of enemies attacking inside completely randomized dungeons. After selecting your character you can customize their equipment and appearance via items purchased from gold collected in the game. In the endless mode, you aren’t given the option to change equipment after each floor, instead you are locked with what you have. At the start of each floor you might be lucky enough to be able to buy a skull coin that can¬†revive any person who died once during the stage, until everyone dies.

The endless mode is a fun challenge. You really need to work with your team and use all your resources to survive. Luckily you only need one teammate to finish a level so everyone can respawn in the next stage.

My favorite character is the Archer since he can jump around, attack from long range, use his charge shot to deal plenty of damage, and back up the melee fighters. While we only made it to the 14th floor before getting wiped, I felt pretty excited to keep going. Now that the full game is out, I want to see how far down I can make it.

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition is available for the PlayStation 4 and Steam today, August 11th.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.

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