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May 24, 2012 | 10:31 AM EDT
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Challenge your friends and battle your way to the top of the Coliseum rankings in this action-packed Gladiator game !

[EDIT] Hey Guys, don't worry, we DO read your comments and are working on an update for the miss rate thing and other bugs. Please keep up leaving comments, it help us know what's good and what sucks ! So stay tuned, an update is coming up. Thanks for playing ! YOU ROCK

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SlyrSlyr

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 29, 2012

My only problem here is the lack of options specially the Pass option. Why? Because every time I use my shield bash technique which is 5 turns of block but gets deactivated because i had to make my turn. And can you please add bosses and mini-bosses in each city.

Thats all.


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Sol1tudeSol1tude

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 31, 2012

First off, this is an excellent submission. Quite easily one of the most satisfying flash games I have ever experienced. The highly polished graphics, fantastic RGP elements and untold amount of equipment combinations create an incredibly enthralling game.

However, as with most games, there are problems:

- The main one for me is the lack of any story. I appreciate that the game is already incredibly complex and in-depth, and to add a complete back story on top would take an inhuman amount of effort, yet the game really does suffer from the lack of fleshing out. There isn't even a quick paragraph at the beginning of the game to explain why your hero is fighting to the death in the Coliseum. You could have had a breif comment from the #1 ranked team in each City, a sarcastic/arrogant jibe aimed at the player. Maybe a few speech bubble coments in battle (like the Sonny series), or even just a display of emotion after your team conquers a town's leaderboard. This really would have helped ease the feeling of repetition in the game.

- Characters develop too slowly. I appreciate that the whole point of an RPG is to gain EXP, level up and grow stronger, and that the best abilities and skills can only be aquired at the latter stages, however, in Sands of the Coliseum, it takes forever to lurn a new ability. For the first 4/5 towns your characters use exactly the same skills, over and over and over and over again without a real feel of any progression (I have been playing for a total of around 10 hours, and my main character has used nothing but Throw in every battle....). Maybe you could add more skills to the tree, or reduce the specific requirements?.

- The amount of lag generated when you log into that GamerSafe third party website is just horrendous.

- Shields are too overpowered in my opinion. I wasn't even 2 hours into the game and I was able to pick up a 45% block rate shield (which becomes insane with the Shield Bash buff added on top). You sholdn't be able to block roughly half of all attacks aimed at you just by equipping a shield, it would make sense if there was a specific stat that increased evasion and you pumped stat points into it, but gaining 50% invincibility just by equipping 1 item just isn't right.

- Adding a second weapon in your off-hand should give a bonus to your normal attack. You are giving up the insanely powerfull defensive capabilities of a shield, but gain no bonus other than ebing able to use the Combo skills which only become REALLY useful when you unlock the 4x ability. The off-hand should add something like 30% overall dmg.

That's all I can think of right now, I hope some of my feedback helps :).


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VenetiAssassinVenetiAssassin

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 30, 2012

The true moment I fell in love with this game was not when my first shield was equipped, but rather when I decapitated someone with shield bash. There are a few save issues, and stats and percentages seem to work. Very nice work... but I'm only giving 4.5 stars because of the fact you have to BUY game-coins to get bars for black-smithing easily. I know it funds your studio and what not, but really? Lame. :/


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whirlybird76whirlybird76

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 17, 2012

excellent game overall...

I played this for a couple weeks now and i haven't had much to complain about until now...

the dexterity doesn't seem to work as its one of the highest stats that i have, yet i have more misses than Hugh Hefner. I have played a game which seemed to have infinite misses, i'm not sure if the game was engineered to be this way or if this is a bug but if its a bug, please fix it. Its one of the most annoying things ever.


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Nevarine1Nevarine1

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars May 29, 2012

Well for one I like the fact that you guys are updating the game based on user feedback, that's pretty damn cool in itself. As for the game I really like it, yes it is alot like SAS but it's got a lot more strategy in it, and I really love the challenge of chopping off as many of my enemy's limbs as I can before they die XD. I do think that it could use a little work in terms of enemy ai and stuff, I can tell you updated it recently with better ai because last time I played they would just attack random body parts on different characters, but I would like to see it improved further. I really like the game keep it up!