Average User Score: 7.5Aug 14, 2013While DuckTales Remastered doesn't deliver anything your standard platformer doesn't, it's a great and nostalgic journey back to the game asWhile DuckTales Remastered doesn't deliver anything your standard platformer doesn't, it's a great and nostalgic journey back to the game as it was before, with extra twists in forms of new stage designs, new boss strategies and remastered music (it still has that '8-bit-ish' chiptune sound).
With redrawn sprites and 3D environment, the old stages are brought back to life with great attention to detail, and the new animations for Scrooge in particular are quite honestly adorable. The stages are revamped in more difficult manner, and exploration rewards you, for example, with extra heart containers for more health. You really want to go out your way to find these, for the game is actually pretty challenging this time around. For completionists, there are plenty of unlockables and 'Extreme' difficulty to tackle on, which I would suppose would bring challenge to even experienced DuckTales players with even Normal managing to challenge me to an extent.
Today, DuckTales is obviously aged game. While the new design choices bring new life to the long-lost series, it brings a little to nothing new mechanically. It's still pretty much the game you remember it to be, and it lives to the nostalgic value. Big plus is the fact that while you remember the original stages, you will soon find out that the layout this time around is way different, and the stages can't be breezed through quite as easily.
It's easy to recommend DuckTales Remastered to players who lived when the originals were around, or simply loved the animated series. The jokes, characters and even the original voice actors are back to deliver you the game DuckTales deserves to be. For newcomers, it's your average indie platformer. Aside from the beautiful sprite animations, there isn't much that stands out. It's still a good idea to consider watching some footage of it, and decide whether the game is for you or not.… Expand