Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is the follow-up to Gauntlet Legends and Gauntlet Dark Legacy. It fuses fantasy fighting action with the strategic RPG collecting and customization elements for solo play, co-op and an online community.
The game features the four original heroes: the wizard, the elf, the warrior, and the Valkyrie, each wielding many combos and special attacks that can be purchased at the end of each world removing the dull look of a single attack and adding a nice level detail. Unlike the previous Gauntlet game, Gauntlet Dark Legacy, there are only four characters, with no unlockable hidden characters and no character appearance customization available. There is also no longer a central hub world where players can upgrade their characters and choose which world to enter next. Upgrading is instead done at the end of each world, and cannot be accessed from the menu, nor is there a shop where items can be purchased.
Centuries ago, four immortal heroes were gathered together to serve the emperor. He trusted their advice, but sought their immortality, and so his six great advisors used this against him, and tricked him into crucifying the heroes on a great tree at the bottom of the world. Afterwards the emperor regretted this act, and yet committed six other sorrows before he was killed by his trusted advisors. However, before his death he undid his first great sorrow and released his loyal heroes from the tree. Mysteriously set free, the heroes now must set out to destroy the emperor's twisted advisors, transformed into monstrous creatures by stealing the heroes immortality, and set right the emperor's six other sorrows. If the ancient heroes cannot undo the emperor's deeds on their own, his mad plans may tear apart the world. The heroes set out to destroy the emperor, but there are some complications and all their powers are taken away, from there, it is up to the player to gain the powers back and destroy the emperor.