We have owned, played, and enjoyed every version of Gauntlet from it's beginning. It is one of the few video games that my daughter, husband, and I will actually sit down and play together. We absolutely love Dark Legacy and Seven Sorrows best of all.
I do not pretend to be the most knowledgeable person when it comes to video games, quiet the contrary. But I do know what I like. Normally I go for puzzle type games. Gauntlet is one of the very few "hack and slash" games that I will play. Same goes for Role Play type games.
Seven Sorrows was much better for a single player as well. Once I started I could not stop until I finished (on Easy level, just to get a feel for the game before we all played together).
Since this is not my normal type game to play, obviously I give it a high rating just for getting and keeping my attention for a "hack and slash" game.