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  • Summary: Game Features:

    - Brand-new story mode with hundreds of stages covering DARIUS history - 3000+ stages unlockable by global players in AC Chronicle mode - 9 playable ships to choose from including classic Silver Hawk variants, a new CS-exclusive ship, and gameplay-changing Burst modes
    Game Features:

    - Brand-new story mode with hundreds of stages covering DARIUS history

    - 3000+ stages unlockable by global players in AC Chronicle mode

    - 9 playable ships to choose from including classic Silver Hawk variants, a new CS-exclusive ship, and gameplay-changing Burst modes

    - Branching stages where you choose your own path and challenge level

    - Over 40 enormous, robotic sea-monster battleships (including new CS-exclusive bosses)

    - Haunting and memorable Zuntata soundtrack from classic tracks to new compositions

    - Cross-Save support with PlayStation(R)4Vita system
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 17, 2015
    92
    Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours is long, spectacular and incredibly fun. Yes, it's expensive, but fans of the genre will find a great experience worth the money.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    Apr 12, 2016
    90
    Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours is a traditional and pretty shoot ‘em up with huge amount of levels, really wide screen and 4-player multiplayer mode. [Apr 2016]
  3. CD-Action
    May 1, 2016
    90
    Chronicle Saviours offers more content than any other shmup and is enjoyable for both hardcore fans and newcomers alike. [04/2016, p.43]
  4. Dec 16, 2015
    83
    Fun, long and better played with friends. A great addition to the genre, with a mayor flaw: its price.
  5. Mar 11, 2016
    80
    The PC version of Darius Burst allows you to recreate the arcade experience by stretching the game across two monitors, creating an ultra-wide image. Otherwise, you have to accept the game's letter-boxed format, which squeezes the ultra-wide image to fit your display, leaving black bars on the bottom and top of the screen. The one exception to this rule is Chronicle Saviour mode, which is tailored for a standard 16:9 screen. Though four-player local coop is available, the lack of online multiplayer is a disappointment, especially given that there are some missions that can only be cleared with four players.
  6. Dec 13, 2015
    78
    Shows traditional challenges found common in retro shoot ‘em up side scrolling games are still a blast to play.
  7. Dec 7, 2015
    60
    Unless you're a die-hard space shooter fan who doesn't mind repetitive filler content, it is hard to recommend Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours at the current price point, even if it does have solid gameplay. I'd suggest waiting till it goes on sale for somewhere around $20 or less, as that is a far more reasonable cost.

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  1. Nov 28, 2018
    10
    The best non-touhou shmup released this decade. I'm a fan of shmups, therefore I'm used to playing old games. However Dariusburst refreshedThe best non-touhou shmup released this decade. I'm a fan of shmups, therefore I'm used to playing old games. However Dariusburst refreshed the genre and they nailed it. It carries everything that's good about the old games, improves on what is possible to but without ruining it. A perfect homage to the shmup genre. Expand

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