The reviews are in, and it seems like Gladius may have somewhat shaken off the curse of the poorly reviewed LucasArts in-house titles.
In its review, GameSpot gives a score of 8.7 and states that "Gladius is not just a great game but, in certain ways, a pioneering one." Games Domain gives the title a 4 out of 5 rating and warns that "late nights await its purchasers." PlayStation Magazine also gives the game 4 out of 5 stars and states, "A ridiculous concept? Yes. But also fun and engrossing."
The only negative review thus far seems to be from GameTab, still giving the title a 3.0 on a scale of 5. The reviewer acknowledges that the game has strong graphics and sound, but feels that the maladjusted controls and storytelling make the game "an unforgiving trip into gladiator lore." Now we just have to see how the game does financially, eh?