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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Feb 15, 2016
    90
    If you like your shoot-em-ups to unleash hell at an insane pace but all the while expect you to keep your head, then Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours is definitely the game for you.
  2. Dec 9, 2015
    90
    Dariusburst is perfect for short play sessions and the crazy amount of content in the game means it’ll probably take me months to see everything.
  3. Dec 21, 2015
    85
    DARIUSBURST Chronicles Saviours not only provides an authentic arcade experience for a classic shmup, but also reinvigorates the series by adding a great deal of meaningful content that makes it one of the biggest releases for the genre in recent years.
  4. 80
    Hot off the heels of the recent Kromaia Omega, which defied genre conventions at every turn, DariusBurst is there to remind players that traditional 2D shooters can still put up a fight. The arcade mode alone provides dozens of well-spent hours to genre fans and is enough to cover up for the gratuitous padding elsewhere.
  5. Dec 28, 2015
    80
    The main thing that holds Dariusburst Chronicles Saviors back from utter greatness is its price of admission. $60 for a "shmup" may be a bit much for some gamers to ask. However, those who do invest will find Chronicles to their liking, with the number of modes available, the local co-op support, the awesome presentation and the devotion to the series' history. Fans of the genre will definitely get something for their buck.
  6. Dec 16, 2015
    80
    A wonderfully rich celebration of one of gaming’s more forgotten shooter franchises, although it’s unfortunate its pleasures come at such a high price.
  7. Dec 9, 2015
    70
    DariusBurst Chronicles Saviours perfectly replicates the original arcade experience, and delivers a ton of old-school-feeling shoot 'em up content in the process. However, despite looking and sounding excellent, the action doesn't vary much, meaning that it will likely only appeal to hardcore fans of the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 7, 2015
    10
    The best shooter game for PS4 that i`ve ever seem. Best graphics and amazing!
    I remember the first Darius i`ve ever played in my life. This
    The best shooter game for PS4 that i`ve ever seem. Best graphics and amazing!
    I remember the first Darius i`ve ever played in my life. This game is very good.
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  2. Sep 27, 2018
    8
    DBCS es exigente como los matamarcianos clásicos, y, al igual que ellos, sumamente divertido: su control es fantástico, con un botón paraDBCS es exigente como los matamarcianos clásicos, y, al igual que ellos, sumamente divertido: su control es fantástico, con un botón para girar la dirección del disparo hacia delante o atrás, y otro para el burst del nombre, una carga de mayor potencia que neutraliza el fuego enemigo; es intuitivo y no será una complicación hacernos a él.

    La velocidad de nuestros movimientos no sufrirá en ningún momento de ralentizaciones ni fallos desagradables, ya que es un juego con un acabado técnico eficiente; los efectos de explosiones y destellos son vistosos pero no sorprenden, como sucede con los escenarios, que hacen su papel sin brillo y acusan una reiteración de paisajes.

    Darius Burst Chronicle Saviours no es un prodigio visual ni una reinvención de los matamarcianos: apuesta por una jugabilidad clásica y una amplia gama de modalidades, que garantizan una ingente cantidad de horas de diversión.
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  3. Oct 25, 2016
    6
    The game is a mast have for every old school shmup fan but the 60€ price i paid is too much for what you get. The majority of backgrounds areThe game is a mast have for every old school shmup fan but the 60€ price i paid is too much for what you get. The majority of backgrounds are exactly the same as the PSP ones, i feel like I'm playing a PS1 game at times. The countless stages the game is famous for feel repetitive and the same after an hour or so . The original arcade mode is unplayable because of the ridiculous letterboxing even on my 32 inch TV . The CS mode is a zoomed in version of the AC mode , it is playable but nothing like the AC mode where you can see the enemy waves and bullets coming from a distance. The game can shine only if played on 2 monitors side by side and thats only possible in the PC version. I had a good time with Dariusburst CS but i don't think it worths more than 15 € max . Expand