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  • Summary: GHOSTS 'N GOBLINS IS BACK FROM THE GRAVE!

    Watch as this nostalgic yet completely reimagined storybook world unravels before your very eyes. Taking cues from both Ghosts 'n Goblins and Ghouls 'n Ghosts and giving birth to something entirely new, Resurrection is a title worthy of its name.
    GHOSTS 'N GOBLINS IS BACK FROM THE GRAVE!

    Watch as this nostalgic yet completely reimagined storybook world unravels before your very eyes.

    Taking cues from both Ghosts 'n Goblins and Ghouls 'n Ghosts and giving birth to something entirely new, Resurrection is a title worthy of its name.

    Don't be fooledthis picturesque storybook world, while gorgeous, is a love-letter to the original titles and maintains the same punishing gameplay that fans have come to expect. So go on and test your mettle, for the gauntlet has been thrown!

    Story

    A long time ago...

    In a far off land our tale begins, its beauty matched by none.
    The knight, Arthur, and the princess there, bathed in midday sun.
    ...but suddenly something's amiss, the town is up in flames,
    a cloud of darkness does emerge, the palace it does claim.

    The shadow then extends its reach, to the Umbral Tree divine.
    Its color fades, its vigor drained by powers most malign.
    And with this chaos wrought, the Demon Lord plays his vile hand.
    While Arthur's back is turned, the princess he kidnaps as planned.

    In haste does Arthur don his armor, to save his maiden fair.
    To the Demon Realm he does depart, so demons best beware.

    Gameplay
    Just like its predecessors, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection makes use of simple controls that anyone can enjoy. Use them to your advantage as you fight your way through weird and spooky stages filled with unique enemies in this enchanting world brought to life with modern technology and game design philosophy!

    Ghosts 'n Goblins is, well, hard. Its unyielding difficulty has been a defining characteristic of the series, and Resurrection pays respect to that legacy. You'll die, and you'll die again, but you'll dust yourself off and get better with every attempt as you learn more about your foes and further craft your strategy. You'll struggle, but you'll also bask in glory once you do eventually emerge victorious. That is Ghosts 'n Goblins.

    In Resurrection, Arthur can obtain 8 types of weapons, each with its own unique characteristics. Fell your foes with old favorites such as the Lance and the Dagger, shoot shockwaves with the Hammer to launch enemies, or send a Spiked Ball crashing along the ground to bowl them over instead! Use theseand moreto your advantage as you form your plan to progress through the Demon Realm!

    In addition to his large arsenal of weapons, Arthur can also learn a magnitude of magic and skills. Use Thunderstorm to unleash a hailstorm of bolts in four directions, or learn Kitted Out to increase Arthur's inventory space and carry more weapons. With tons more available, be sure to make room for magic and skills in your strategy!

    Make full use of Arthur's weapons, magic, and skills as you brave the ordeals of the Demon Realm to bring the princess home safely. Muster every ounce of grit you possess; you're going to need it!
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 23, 2021
    85
    Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a great addition to the classic Ghosts ‘n Goblins series. The visuals are beautiful and with the option of different difficulties, abilities to learn and level choices this game is fun to play no matter your skill level.
  2. May 28, 2021
    80
    Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection on PC is a barebones conversion but one that fixes the few technical issues seen in the Nintendo Switch version making it a great way to experience this excellent game.
  3. Jul 27, 2021
    70
    In the end, Capcom has made a faithful resurrection for Ghosts ‘n Goblins, keeping true to the original game in so many areas that it causes it to also suffer from the same issues I have with the older games. These issues do not make the game bad by any means, this is still a decent game to play with good level design, an addictive, if annoying, loop, but the unbalanced nature of the controls does feel stuck in the past. The awkward jumping and response from Arthur will make players scream out in frustration from time to time. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection does no wrong in bringing this series back from history and will suit anyone looking for a challenging platformer. Just note that this game will take your lives away like a seagull stealing food.
  4. May 28, 2021
    40
    Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection offers players an almost exact recreation of the original titles in the series, down to terrible controls and an unforgiving difficulty. While the hand-drawn portions of the game look absolutely amazing, the rest looks rather cheap, hasty, and uninspired. Worth picking up for superfans, those looking for a better Ghosts 'n Goblins experience should seek out games such as Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, or modern titles like Battle Princess Madelyn.
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