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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 28, 2021
    85
    Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is a crispy, entertaining and gloriously merciless experience... even on the PS4.
  2. Jul 2, 2021
    80
    Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection on the PlayStation 4 is a little bit more crispy and fluid than the Switch version, but the two editions are on-par on the entertainment side.
  3. Aug 19, 2021
    80
    Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection stands out as perhaps one of the most accessible games in the series yet. The various difficulty levels, accompanying adjustments, and the unlimited lives for all difficulty levels give series newcomers a sense of hope that they can see the game to its conclusion. At the same time, the title remains tough and uncompromising in enemy count and gameplay, giving longtime fans some comfort that the series hasn't lost its appeal. It is a solid game, and the only players who should stay away are those who hate facing an elevated level of difficulty from the get-go.
  4. May 28, 2021
    70
    The high level of difficulty means that it’s unlikely to be everyone’s cup of tea, and it’s a shame that its easiest mode locks players out of a great deal of content, but there’s no denying that a valiant attempt has been made to make it more accessible. And what’s really surprising is that it also offers a surprisingly novel local co-op experience.
  5. Jul 12, 2021
    60
    Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection looks great, sounds great, but unfortunately, doesn't play great. Fans of the genre and/or franchise will likely find a lot to enjoy here, but those new to the spooky world of Ghosts 'n Goblins may end up tapping out before they see the credits.
  6. PLAY
    Jul 5, 2021
    60
    A decent update that has a love/hate approach to difficulty. The art style can undermine the gameplay, and on harder settings it feels unfair rather than unforgiving. [Issue#3, p.138]
  7. May 28, 2021
    50
    I’ve played many difficult platformers in my time but this isn’t the way to go about. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection does everything you’d expect out of a game from this famous franchise but painful controls and lifeless graphics make me question why something as advanced as the RE2 Engine needed to be busted out when this game looks like it was done completely in Flash.

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  1. Jun 10, 2021
    7
    Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection - это 2D платформер с боковой прокруткой. В игре снова присутствует рыцарь Артур, который должен перемещатьсяGhosts 'n Goblins Resurrection - это 2D платформер с боковой прокруткой. В игре снова присутствует рыцарь Артур, который должен перемещаться по Царству Демонов, чтобы сражаться с врагами, такими как скелеты, зомби и Свиньи. После того, как игрок заканчивает игру, он может завершить теневые версии каждого этапа, которые изменяют расположение и точки появления врагов, а также вводят дополнительные экологические проблемы, которые затрудняют навигацию на каждом этапе. В игре представлено восемь различных видов оружия. Это включает в себя копье, которое можно метнуть, и молот, который вызывает ударную волну, когда ударяется о землю. По мере продвижения игрока он будет собирать мрачных пчел, которые затем можно использовать, чтобы разблокировать и улучшить магические и боевые навыки Артура. В игре четыре уровня сложности: «Легенды» - самый сложный, «Рыцарь», «Сквайр» и «Пейдж» - самый легкий. Если игрок умрет, он возродится на контрольной точке . Сложность прохождения не может быть изменена навсегда, но игрокам будет предоставлена ​​возможность снизить сложность для оставшейся части уровня после нескольких последовательных смертей. В игре также есть локальный кооперативный многопользовательский режим для двух игроков. Второй игрок может взять на себя роль Барри, Керри или Арчи. У каждого из них есть свои способности, которые могут помочь Артуру в его поисках. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2022
    6
    awful controls?!? do people know what they are writing about? controls are just fine, the weird feeling comes from the character being veryawful controls?!? do people know what they are writing about? controls are just fine, the weird feeling comes from the character being very slow walking, and much faster when side jumping. probably this mimics the original games. enemies spawn randomly exactly like in the original games, so if you liked those this is a decent remaster/replay that doesn't add too much except nicer graphics and a not too exciting spell tree system Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2021
    5
    I'm an old schooler gamer. I grew up playing the original Ghosts 'n Goblins on NES and SNES. I've beat those games more than once and theyI'm an old schooler gamer. I grew up playing the original Ghosts 'n Goblins on NES and SNES. I've beat those games more than once and they were definitely tough. I'm also a big fan of the Soulsborne games and have beaten every one of those, so you'd think this game would be right up my alley right? Unfortunately this game is seriously lacking in the elements that made those original games tough but enjoyable. It is needlessly difficult to the point you don't really feel like you're accomplishing anything or getting better at the game. The closest thing to describe it is throwing yourself into a meatgrinder and hoping you come out on the other side in one piece.

    Each level has massive amounts of obstacles in your way while simultaneously having boat loads of enemies thrown at you. Your character is as slow and useless as ever to the point you are certain to take tons of hits fighting bosses, making it a race to see who can kill who faster rather a game of skill. The game simply is not fun to play in the least. The one thing I'll say about it is that the art is very well done. Other than that, unless you're into BDSM or something, you shouldn't even waste your time on this one.
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