Tin Salamunic: Over the past few years, free-to-play games have shown us that you can get a fairly decent amount of entrainment for free. Even if you throw in some of the micro transactions, you really don’t need to spend too much money to compete with your friends in all sorts of online venues. So when a game does carry a price tag, it should also carry the responsibility of providing players with something beyond the rudimentary. Clan of Champions is an arena brawler that can be tackled solo or with friends in co-op and multiplayer. While the premise of a gladiator-style hack n’ slash with magic, orcs, and elves sounds promising, the end result is a broken, unplayable, and painful experience that’s sure to give you carpal tunnel and make your ears bleed.