If you're looking for the classic multiplayer 'Guantlet' style of gaming, this game delivers. Graphics and sound aren't bad, there are some scenes and scenarios with such intensity that it can be impressive. I immediately found myself thinking "Wow, this couldn't have been done like this on the PS2" many times when first playing (this was one of the first games I'd played on the PS3.) Overall, it's somewhat bland on storyline, but when playing this kind of action/rpg game, who cares? It's about hacking and slashing, pressing the buttons as fast as you can, to kill whatever stands in your way. The advancement, from challenge to challenge/level to level is fairly predictable and easy to discover--if you haven't unlocked the door or gate, you go to every spot on the map to find what you've missed. The floating camera perspective can be nice at times, but overall, I found very difficult to maneuver and keep a solid view on the action. When trying to view the onscreen overlay map, finding your heading was sometimes incredibly tough--was UP North, or South? Your direction rarely matched the map's perspective, and I found it took 10-20 seconds just to orient myself to be able to make the map useable. It'd seem map display/navigation was designed by someone who'd never actually played a 3rd person perspective game. Speaking of interfaces, the character customization/inventory/outfitting screens are incredibly UNintuitive. We've come to expect certain styles of navigation of menus within games, consistency usually found across the board amongst ANY game, except Untold Legends. Another one of those 'What were they thinking' designs. There are many aspects of this game that make you wonder about which planet this game was intended for, however overall, getting past the eccentricities isn't too tough, and once you do, the classic hack/slash, multiplayer splitscreen action from the Gauntlet days is definitely here. Local play with up to 4 players is pretty cool (I only used up to two players.) You can take your character online or create one, or even use someone else's characters, but the overall, is barely entertaining. You don't necessarily 'grow' your character online, unless you're the game host. You basically either start a new game, where up to 4 players start new characters, or you take a SAVED GAME (either one you saved or one you 'inherited' from an online session) and start it up. The oddity is that if your saved game has only one main character that you've played, the other 3 potential joiners have to start NEW characters, at level 1. Doesn't matter if you're already level 25 and battling some heavy hitters, anyone else who joins may quickly leave when they realize that they can't take a single blow. The group of characters is saved as a whole, and NOT migrateable into other games/sessions. Lack of an in-game chat makes communications completely lame. Sure, you can drop back to the lobby section to type stuff in, but who'd do that in the heat of a battle? Now that this game is usually only found as a USED game, it's price makes for fine entertainment on a budget. There are sooo many things wrong with the game, but there's lots of redeaming value to it, especially when selections of games for local multiplayer are very limited. Replayability is low, but for the week or two that you're first playing it, it's worth the $$, and a great 'Party' game where you don't expect anyone to seriously continue their character advancement. Instant gratification is what you get, with very little depth.
yes: I recommend this product