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Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection

Developer: Capcom

Publisher: Capcom

  • Price: $29.99
  • Release Date: Feb 25, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1 - 2
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  • ESRB Rating: E10+ [Everyone 10+]
  • Ahh, the tightrope of going back to revisit classic titles that live in infamy. Nobody ever accused the Ghosts ‘n Goblins franchise of being too easy, and Resurrection absolutely honors its traditions for better or worse since it gleefully reminds you right out of the gate that it’s here to kick your ass you once again. The great news is that along with a terrific modern art style and some new elements and stages (though very much honoring the classics as well) the team behind the game have also tried to make it more accessible as well, though perhaps a bit slowly. Aside from the choice of 4 difficulty levels to start out there’s also some meta progression if you’re able to collect butterflies that are located in various places in levels. With these you’ll be able to unlock new perks and abilities that can absolutely save your butt in a pinch, or critically allow you to have more than one weapon at a time you can switch between (a freaking revelation!). That said, the classic limitations of the games highly-annoying static jump and weapon aiming are also present so be warned that even powered up you’re still going to be quite vulnerable with those aspects of play to contend with. It’s hard to say whether non-retro gamers or people lacking nostalgia for the franchise will want to take the plunge with this redux, no matter how well-crafted, but for those of us who have fond memories of its challenging play this is a terrific opportunity to revisit it with some appreciated modern enhancements.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.1]

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