Castle Crashers is an absolute gem! From the moment I started playing, I was hooked straight away. The fast-paced action to the exhilarating hack and slash gameplay and the incredible soundtrack all come together to create a truly unforgettable experience. With 36 different levels to conquer, you have to save four princesses along the way. This game has brought back so many nostalgic memories from my childhood. It is a must-have for any gaming enthusiast! There was never a moment in any of Castle Crashers that I disliked. Go play Castle Crashers and be prepared for an epic hack and slash adventure!
Played the original on Xbox 360 constantly when I was younger and I still adore it. I used to boot up my Xbox 360 just to play it again every few months but I bought the remaster a while back and it is still the same masterpiece **** I still constantly go back to.
Castle Crashers gets the "perfect" remaster. All DLC included, technically improved where possible and it's free if you bought the original. Needless to say, the game is great, and it's one of the funniest beat 'em up we've ever played with friends.
A good remastered version of the “classic” title. Still funny and chaotic as always, with better graphics and a stable 60fps. Unfortunately it’s way too similar to the original and has with it a price that is too high for a seven-year-old game. Still, if you don’t know it, it’s a suggested buy (but wait for a discount!).
This is a Perfect remaster of a classic hack and slash. Updated graphics mechanics more DLC's that are actually well priced and more to do. Not much to be said it's just a really good game for a really good price of $15 and if you think that it's too much every summer it's on sale for $5. a good game would rate 10/10
This is a review of the remaster and not the game itself.
As someone who has played this before on 360 and PC, there isn't anything worth coming back for here. The only genuine improvement over the PC version is the 60fps. I don't care for the new mode. They said the online was improved, I'm not sure if they just mean it finds people easier or what, as it's as laggy and unenjoyable as it's ever been. I'm on an Open NAT with a 60mbit connection, and when I host I get input delay. That's right, as *host* on a P2P game, *I* get input delay. This doesn't make any sense. I get *why* it's happening (clients who lag lag everyone else so the game stays synced, instead of just lagging them out and ruining *their* experience, they've designed it so their bad connection ruins the experience for everyone else in the game), but it doesn't make any sense to build it this way.
The online would also be better if you could just start a game and have people drop in and out as you play, like quarter-driven arcade games. Instead you always have to search for a new match if you want to find more people (say you had a room of 4 but 2 left - if you want to go back to 4, you need to leave your game and start a search), you don't get to see your connection rating to individual hosts, it just slaps you into the first game it finds and if it's a crap connection you stay and deal or leave and hope it gives you something better. Everyone can steer the guy on the world map which makes for some hectic level choosing, Player 1 should be the only one in charge of it. As far as I can tell whatever they did do to improve the multiplayer experience in Remastered, it was very, very little. Online is still so bad that I couldn't be bothered with it for more than fifteen minutes, which is too bad because coop is the only way this game shines.
CC still doesn't make use of surround setups. I'm not asking for channel-panning 5.1 sound effects but they could've at least done something simple like put the sound effects in the front speaks and music in the rear. That alone would've dramatically improved sound quality, it makes better use of space for those of us that have it, but nope, I have a 5.1 setup and even this Remastered version still leaves me on a 2.1.
1920x1080 resolution is a first for console users but if I'm being completely honest it doesn't look *that* much better than the 1280x720 360 version, nor do the 5x texture sizes stand out. It's just due to the nature of the visuals, it sounds like a huge bump but it's a pretty minor visual increase, and both are easy to do. The 1920x1080 is hardware dependent not software, that was an easy toggle for them to make, as was 5x texture size, they likely just took the source uncompressed textures and dumped those in. The game is still under 300mb so overall that should really show how little of a quality improvement this actually is.
The 60fps is inarguably nice though, but again this is more hardware dependent than software. Unless they had the original game timings set up to only run on 30fps (games that are designed this way literally break when pushed beyond the cap, I doubt the original was designed this way), this would've been an easy thing to introduce as well.
Really all the improvements made here have everything to do with a system upgrade and outside of the added game mode, next to nothing to do with any elbow-grease on Behemoth's end.
I got this upgrade for free, which is nice, I mean they could've been like any other company making remasters on XB1 where even if you own the original you have to pay full price, or they could've charged but provided a discount for owners of the 360 version (which is how it's going to go once this promotion has passed - I don't know why it has to end to be perfectly honest). But the fact remains that even if they charged for this, as someone who owned the original version it wouldn't be something worth paying for. The upgrades are minimal and honestly pretty easy to do, this is what a patch for a Blizzard PC game would do.
Overall the remaster experience is incredibly middling, and it's largely due to the poor online support. A three mainly due to multiplayer issues may seem pretty harsh, but considering this needs solid multiplayer in order to be enjoyable, they really dropped the ball here. Also gets docked points for eventually being a $5 patch. This is something I extend to all "remasters" that are just performance patches, but I really expected better from Behemoth. If they really wanted to charge existing owners for this they should've thrown in an extra world. As it is this is, again, just a minor performance patch so 360 CC owners can take advantage of their XB1 hardware. You don't need to re-buy software to boost your resolution, texture size and FPS in an old PC game after spending hundreds upgrading your hardware, I have no idea why people are accepting this with console titles.