Disney DuckTales Remastered PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: DuckTales Remastered has seen the development team take the levels and layout from the original 1989 release as a foundation before expanding upon them to significantly enhance the gameplay experience but where this update truly impresses is its graphics and sound. All of the visuals fromDuckTales Remastered has seen the development team take the levels and layout from the original 1989 release as a foundation before expanding upon them to significantly enhance the gameplay experience but where this update truly impresses is its graphics and sound. All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been beautifully re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites, across a backdrop of luscious, re-envisioned level backgrounds. Furthermore, original Disney Character Voices talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring in-game characters to life with charm and wit, while the classic melodies of the original soundtrack are given a modern twist. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Aug 16, 2013
    90
    Some people may dismiss Duck Tales Remastered simply because they lack nostalgic memories of the NES original. That however, is a big mistake because this is a game that can stand on its own two feet and the developers have only used the nostalgic hook simply because they love Duck Tales. The result is a great platformer that plays and feels just as good as it did in 1989.
  2. Aug 11, 2013
    88
    DuckTales offers the best platformer gameplay that existed in the late 80s. WayForward has done a flawless XXI century update to a great classic from Capcom's golden age. The game is also closer to the original animated series in a surprising way.
  3. 85
    DuckTales remastered is old-school platforming at its best, doing justice to the original while adding gorgeous visuals and extra content into the mix for good measure.
  4. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Sep 27, 2013
    77
    Seven. Seven times we sat through the entire opening sequence, whistling the Ducktales theme song along like a deranged school boy, before pressing the start button. But that doesn't mean we also want to sit through the boring new cut scenes in this remake. [September p.92]
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Sep 8, 2013
    70
    A HD remake created with TLC, but it’s still brutally difficult. Argh! [October 2013, p83]
  6. 70
    Fans of the cartoon and original game will love all of the improvements and visuals, and will most likely embrace the nostalgia. Everyone else will have fun and then move on.
  7. Aug 12, 2013
    45
    A shallow reimagining of the classic adventure that fails to justify its existence in the modern era.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Aug 15, 2013
    10
    Anything lower than a 7 for this game is rubbish. It's absolutely gorgeous, the music is wonders to the ears, and most importantly, this gameAnything lower than a 7 for this game is rubbish. It's absolutely gorgeous, the music is wonders to the ears, and most importantly, this game is a fun platformer!

    If you grew up with 8-bit games, you'll know what it's like to have a life system that means restarting a level from scratch. This game has one of those systems. There are no checkpoints. As soon as you run out of lives it's back to the beginning of the stage. It's challenging, but can also be frustrating when you've nearly completed a stage only to restart from the beginning.

    The game is an enjoyable improvement over the original thanks to the new inclusion of cutscenes and developed story. By the time you get to the final boss it feels like you've actually been on an adventure, and one that feels like an actual episode of Ducktales. However, dialogue can interrupt the game a tad too much, resulting in you skipping cutscenes constantly on you're second and third playthroughs.

    Replayablity wise, you can unlock character art, sketches, music etc and a Hard and Extreme mode for those who want to get the most out of the game. Completion wise it took me 4 hours straight to complete on my first run.

    If you like old school platformers, the original 8-bit game, or Ducktales in general you will absolutely love this game. That Gamespot review/score is pure rubbish.
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  2. Jan 10, 2017
    10
    Un regalo para los amantes de lo retro y la época de los 8 bits, es una pena que se hagan pocos juegos como este. A destacar los gráficos muyUn regalo para los amantes de lo retro y la época de los 8 bits, es una pena que se hagan pocos juegos como este. A destacar los gráficos muy bonitos y coloridos, su jugabilidad clásica y una banda sonora espectacular, lo más negativo es su duración pero es un juego muy rejugable. Un juego ideal y muy recomendable para los amantes de las plataformas clásicas. Expand
  3. Sep 1, 2013
    9
    A classic is reborn with Ducktails Remastered! Amazing hand drawn animations, killer voice acting that brings you back to the experience asA classic is reborn with Ducktails Remastered! Amazing hand drawn animations, killer voice acting that brings you back to the experience as if you were living in the 90's again, watching a brand new episode of the show, and knowing the fact that the original voice cast came back, makes this game even sweeter! The game is coated with classic challenges similar to the original NES version and music that matches up well to it's predecessor. The ONLY thing that put this game at a halt was the fact that the cut scenes are really over done. First time around, they're okay, and fun to watch, but second time knowing you need to skip each one over and over really kills it fast. While it's a minor problem, the game is solid beyond expectations. Capcom, Disney, thank you, and a special thank you to WayForward games! Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2013
    8
    This game was my first NES title as a kid in the late 80's and it's held up pretty well over the years. Ducktales Remastered remains faithfulThis game was my first NES title as a kid in the late 80's and it's held up pretty well over the years. Ducktales Remastered remains faithful to the original for the most part. Scrooges' jumping and attack moves remain the same, and control like they did on the NES version. The levels themselves have had an HD facelift though and look great. They will be instantly familiar and fresh at the same time to veterans of the game. Each level has a few new elements that make this game a little challenging than the original, but I won't spoil them for anyone. The music and voice acting is great, as virtually all of the original voice actors are back. The gameplay is classic, old school platforming, as you have to time your jumps and attacks perfectly. The only complaints I have are the constant cut scenes, and the sometimes, but not often, unresponsive controls. For $15, it's a great downloadable game that you'll probably get a few play throughs out of. Solid 8/10. Expand
  5. Mar 20, 2015
    8
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    First things
    I played this game thanks to the PS+ subscription but I'll review it like if i bought it as is no longer available for free.
    First things first, the game deserves is "remastered" title, graphics looks great (compared to the original) then so, the 20€ price-tag is totally fair and justified.
    Now about the game itself, this a true old-school platform game, back in the time when we had limited lives to clear a level and a gameplay that requires a true accuracy, you'll either like that for the challenge or hate it for being too difficult.
    The level design is good, with a good artistic direction and variety throughout the game. You can expect approximately 8 hours to finish the game. Once again for the price, can't complain.
    Globally that's quite a nice "niche" experience for those who like(d) the platforming games in the 19th century.
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  6. Aug 15, 2013
    7
    As a fan of the original game, I loved it. They stayed true to the original gameplay, while improving on the graphics and storyline. AnyoneAs a fan of the original game, I loved it. They stayed true to the original gameplay, while improving on the graphics and storyline. Anyone who played the original or enjoyed the series back in the day will appreciate this game, even if it is a little bit shallow overall. Play it for the nostalgia value and you won't be disappointed. Expand
  7. Oct 23, 2013
    2
    Ignore the "critic" reviews. This game is a gem to anyone who played and was a fan of the original "DuckTales" on the NES. Most the "critic"Ignore the "critic" reviews. This game is a gem to anyone who played and was a fan of the original "DuckTales" on the NES. Most the "critic" reviews come from people who are 18-24 years old and didn't grow up with the game. Most complain about "corny" jokes, bad controls and a simple storyline, guess what? That was DuckTales! Expand

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