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Gladiator style RPG

Posted Feb 13, '12 at 7:30pm

Lifemaster

Lifemaster

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So to put this in context, I'm a big fan of RPG games, especially online ones.  I'm also a big fan of the spartacus series and anything that relates to gladiators as I find it both fascinating and exhilarating.  Naturally, as a gamer, I've been curious for some time as to whether there was a gladiator rpg out there which was actually well made and fun to play...and I haven't seen ANYTHING.  Am I missing the games?  Or do they not exist?  Why not?  Wouldn't a gladiator rpg not be hard to create?  The more you fight the better you get, it's highly based on skill and training, I'm sure gear could play a small part, weapon choices, fighting style, balancing issues like spear has advantage over sword, sword has advantage over daggers, daggers have advantage over spear (throw them I suppose?)

I don't know I'm just throwing ideas out, but do tell if you've played a gladiator style rpg and you thought it was fun enough that I should seek it out and try it.

Thanks
-LM

 

Posted Feb 13, '12 at 7:50pm

loco5

loco5

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balancing issues like spear has advantage over sword, sword has advantage over daggers, daggers have advantage over spear (throw them I suppose?)

well if it were a gladiator game, balancing would be thrown out the window.

also i remember one from a long time ago for the old xbox, but i forgot the name

 

Posted Feb 13, '12 at 8:01pm

Somewhat49

Somewhat49

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I remember there is a browser based one somewhere baried in the archives of the internet, I used to play it alot and it was quite fun, but if your looking for a first person this is not that.

 

Posted Feb 13, '12 at 8:07pm

s9b1

s9b1

259 posts

I don't really like this game a lot because the stype on the way it look. But the cool thing is it like real life. What i mean is you have cut hair. I don't remember this game a lot. But what I remember is it have 1 clone go and fight with you right. That the cool stype in RPG game. But later on the level is outnumber enemy. I was like OMG too many. And the bad thing is( not really) is hard to go to inventory. Sometime when i bought new weapon, i don't even know where to equip the character.

 

Posted Feb 14, '12 at 4:33am

lightcrux

lightcrux

368 posts

I'm not sure what do you mean when you say "Gladiator-style" but I assume you mean a medieval setting with great combat.

Well, you can always try out the Elder Scrolls series - here's a gameplay video of Skyrim (the combat isn't great but I suppose you already know that).

Perhaps something more recent, Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning might fit your bill.

Demon Souls and Dark Souls also seem to fit your description.

There is one other game but it's coming out for the next-gen consoles - Ryse from Crytek.

 

Posted Feb 14, '12 at 9:00am

R3LOAD

R3LOAD

433 posts

By "Gladiator style", he means a game where you play a gladiator. You know, fighting in the Colosseum, stuff like that, or something similar.

 

Posted Feb 14, '12 at 6:40pm

Lifemaster

Lifemaster

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Yes, as R3LOAD said, I mean where you play a gladiator in a Colosseum type setting faced against either another person, or several computer npcs. 

I'm really surprised at the sheer lack of games like this...I mean from my point of view a game like this could have SO much potential.

Stategy:
If your opponent is taller than you, you can try to sweep his legs and fight to your advantages, if he is shorter, keep him at further distance while fighting.
As I mentioned before, weapon vs weapon bonuses.
Armor: heavy armor which absorbs more damage but makes you move slower, allowing you to receive more hits, vs. light armor, which makes your attacks far quicker, although if hit, is highly damaging if not fatal.
Environment:
Use sand to throw in your opponents eyes.
Use sunlight to reflect light at their eyes.

And out of the arena:
Training to use different fighting techniques or improving on already learned ones.
Perhaps it could be one of those kinds of games that training takes real time, for example, 24 hours to upgrade your technique, but it does this while you are away.

A player can have more than one gladiator, so that while one is training, others can fight in the arena or also train.  Winning in the arena leads to gaining resources which are necessary for better training and equipment. 

These are just ideas that are coming to me on the spot, I can't imagine nobody has ever thought of these ideas and made a game based on at least SOME of the broader ideas such as an rpg gladiator style game.

 

Posted Feb 14, '12 at 8:28pm

loco5

loco5

1,289 posts

Stategy:
If your opponent is taller than you, you can try to sweep his legs and fight to your advantages, if he is shorter, keep him at further distance while fighting.
As I mentioned before, weapon vs weapon bonuses.
Armor: heavy armor which absorbs more damage but makes you move slower, allowing you to receive more hits, vs. light armor, which makes your attacks far quicker, although if hit, is highly damaging if not fatal.
Environment:
Use sand to throw in your opponents eyes.
Use sunlight to reflect light at their eyes.

problem is, if you were playing as the Lanista (owner of the gladiators) you probably couldn't mix n' match armor, you could buy someone and train them a certain type but not customize it

 

Posted Mar 22, '12 at 11:36pm

McGoose

McGoose

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Hi, I was just looking for a game like you are a few days ago and also found nothing except for this one game for the PS2. It's called "Colosseum Road To Freedom". I didn't do any research on it other than check out a few vids on youtube. But basically from what iv'e seen was is that you are a peasent fighting for money in the Colosseum so you can earn enough for your freedom. There is training outside of battles which was just simple "press these buttons at the right time" kind of thing. Then from what iv'e seen is that you can pick weapons and armor to take into the battles. And also you can pick up weps, armors during/after the battles. There is different types of battles you can fight in some eg's are "team battle, battle royal, survival, and duel" (note: I just paused a vid and listed these). Iv'e never played this but it would look fun to try, even tho its for ps2. only problem was is that the battles looked too easy, dont know if the guy in the vid was on some real easy difficulty or something tho. And also, its not that cheap on amazon for a ps2 game lol.

 

Posted Mar 27, '12 at 9:07pm

Lifemaster

Lifemaster

193 posts

Hi, I was just looking for a game like you are a few days ago and also found nothing except for this one game for the PS2. It's called "Colosseum Road To Freedom". I didn't do any research on it other than check out a few vids on youtube. But basically from what iv'e seen was is that you are a peasent fighting for money in the Colosseum so you can earn enough for your freedom. There is training outside of battles which was just simple "press these buttons at the right time" kind of thing. Then from what iv'e seen is that you can pick weapons and armor to take into the battles. And also you can pick up weps, armors during/after the battles. There is different types of battles you can fight in some eg's are "team battle, battle royal, survival, and duel" (note: I just paused a vid and listed these). Iv'e never played this but it would look fun to try, even tho its for ps2. only problem was is that the battles looked too easy, dont know if the guy in the vid was on some real easy difficulty or something tho. And also, its not that cheap on amazon for a ps2 game lol.

Sounds really promising, but yeah, I'm strictly a PC gamer.  Doesn't sound like anything that couldn't be done for PC, and improved in the process.  Also, nothing like a game that's too easy...I can't stand those.  Thanks for posting btw, I noticed it's your first post, so I appreciate it :-)

 
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