New free to play game on the PS3 launched on Wednesday but the EU/UK servers only started working last night :lol:
Had a few hours on it yesterday and it's not bad so far for a f2p but the first couple of fights you have.... fucking hell... i've never wanted to throw my controller at the tv so quickly!!! After that though i got some low level gear and won the next 10 fights so it's just a brutal and unfriendly welcome mat that's set out It's a typical fighting game with the usual heavy/light attacks, kicks to push back and taunts. There are even execution moves but not tried them out yet as you need to spend silver to get them as a boost. Nice graphics for a f2p (in-game shot below) and it's pretty smooth. Lots of gore like the tv series and it fits quite well with that as a spin-off.
Not played any online matches yet, just vs CPU and that's bloody tough enough for me. Tried fighting in the second district and got absolutely mullered :lol: Plus... your gladiators can die online so, er, not quite ready for that level of reality just yet. If you want to play this for free be prepared for an almighty grind to get decent gear. It's already clear that to get the trophy for level 50 is going to be seriously challenging. Earning silver (in-game "free" currency) is very slow. You can of course buy gear and gladiators with gold coins (purchased in packs or earned very very slowly each level).
All in all, it's not a bad little game. If you like your fighters then it's worth a go.