Reviews for the Lazy Gamer: Spartacus Legends

Categories: Gaming
Down, Down: It's easily the bloodiest fighter I've ever seen. While it lacks the last MK's inventiveness when it comes to executions, suddenly slicing a man's head in half is an awesome and stomach-turning sight.

If that's doesn't bother you, the online fights (Which are really the best) seem to have a tendency to glitch near the finale, leaving you and your opponent unable to touch each other at all. That could have been first day server blues, but it happened enough to necessitate a restart of my PS3 at least once.

It's also a little disheartening to see no female character option. Though never a major part of gladiator combat, women did appear in the pit to fight other women. At least until Septimus Severus banned the practice in 200 AD. Since fighting games are the one area where female characters have always participated on the same level as male ones, it would have been nice to have the option.

Left, Right, Left, Right: It's as simple a fighter as you could want. You move in three dimensions easily, different directions plus attacks gives you variety, and you pick up combos pretty quick. It's a little hard to recover from an onslaught sometimes, but that's keeping with the realism, I guess. Oh, and the d-pad makes you taunt. I'm telling you because the game keeps harping on taunting without really making it clear how you do it.

B,A: The most over-the-top announcer in all of gaming has been found. I was barely ten seconds into the training fight when I landed a spectacular blow (By accident) and hear a deep masculine voice shout, "JUPITER'S COCK!" Now that's how you motivate a player!

Start: Truth be told, this is really only for somewhat juvenile and overly violent people that want to make their murders up close and personal rather than through the sniper rifle. If that's not you, skip it. If, however, you have even the smallest desire to give it a try, I can't stress enough that the game is free, and it gets the blood boiling like nobody's business.

Jef With One F is a recovering rock star taking it one day at a time. You can read about his adventures in The Bible Spelled Backwards or connect with him on Facebook.

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