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  • Summary: Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a reboot that brings the beloved Capcom franchise back to life and into the 21st century. Paying homage to Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, the latest entry combines the franchise’s action platforming gameplay with storybook-like graphics andGhosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a reboot that brings the beloved Capcom franchise back to life and into the 21st century. Paying homage to Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, the latest entry combines the franchise’s action platforming gameplay with storybook-like graphics and challenging new obstacles. The game follows the valiant knight Arthur as he runs, jumps and battles his way through eerie stages set in the Demon Realm, a demonic fantasy world. Brave knights will need to proceed with extreme caution as terrifying dangers await, including familiar enemies like Zombie, Skeleton Murderer, Pigman and Red Arremer. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a nostalgic, yet fresh adventure that welcomes back its faithful fans, while introduces a new generation of heroes to challenge one of gaming's classic series.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 74
  2. Negative: 3 out of 74
  1. Mar 5, 2021
    91
    Ghost ‘n Goblins Resurrection is a mighty fine game. It is insanely hard, and it will test you on a variety of levels. New players may be a little turned off by its difficulty, but if you continue to chip away and don’t completely give up, you can make progress. Rest assured, you will die in this game, a lot, but it’s definitely true to form. This is a must have for anyone who is looking for an overbearing challenge, just make sure you don’t take out your frustrations on your poor Joy-Cons.
  2. Feb 23, 2021
    88
    Having Master Fujiwara back, even if it's briefly, is a real treat. And enjoying a new Ghosts' N Goblins, with superfab 2D aesthetics and mechanics, it's simply a miracle. Just hoping it doesn't take another 15 years to see Sir Arthur in action again.
  3. Feb 23, 2021
    80
    Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrected is an absolute monster of a game, but both a thoughtful redesign and a fully intact foundation make it one that feels glorious to tame at whatever level you play it, as well as a refreshing and colorful adventure all along the way.
  4. Mar 16, 2021
    80
    Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is an extremely challenging game that leaves you feeling both frustrated and rewarded. Players who are familiar with the series will feel right at home with this one.
  5. Feb 23, 2021
    70
    And that’s why the addition of Page and Squire difficulty modes is the biggest redeeming factor for this game. Those easier options are there if you need them so you can enjoy the game no matter what your skill level is. All the while, Knight and Legend modes offer an adequate challenge for long-time fans of the franchise.
  6. Nintendo Force Magazine
    May 17, 2021
    70
    It takes some great steps in the right direction in terms of modernizing this series – but it doesn't quite stick the landing. [Issue #52 – May/June 2021, p. 22]
  7. Feb 23, 2021
    40
    Of course, every moment of Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection feels like it could be someone's breaking point. That's the series' legacy: the feeling it champions. If you have a strong nostalgia for these games and whatever feelings they inspired in you, it is a faithful homage. And Capcom deserves credit, to a point, for recreating a game that can stand shoulder to shoulder with Ghosts 'n Goblins, and Ghouls 'n Ghosts, as peers in excruciating gameplay. As entertainment, though, it is an artifact of a time long-past that I'm happy to remember, rather than return to.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 37
  2. Negative: 12 out of 37
  1. Feb 28, 2021
    10
    Muy buen juego y divertido. Clásico de todos los tiempos
    Se ve bien y la esencia del juego original esta intacto
  2. Feb 28, 2021
    10
    The Perfect reboot!
    Amazing gameplay, gorgeous graphis faithfull to the original and great animation!
    This game does not give the hand for
    The Perfect reboot!
    Amazing gameplay, gorgeous graphis faithfull to the original and great animation!
    This game does not give the hand for casual players that need the game to help every second and that is what the series are for decades!
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  3. Feb 26, 2021
    10
    INCREDIBLE. I have been waiting for this game for decades. They did this PERFECTLY. The art is beyond amazing, every level and area isINCREDIBLE. I have been waiting for this game for decades. They did this PERFECTLY. The art is beyond amazing, every level and area is beautiful, and the gameplay is as good as ever with some new bells and whistles that fir perfectly. This series is where the Souls game got it's difficulty concept from. This new one is well worth the price of admission. Sardius is back, and he must be defeated! Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2021
    8
    They really did a great job bringing back Ghost n Goblins. It's hard yes, no joke you will get stomped badly the first time you play this.They really did a great job bringing back Ghost n Goblins. It's hard yes, no joke you will get stomped badly the first time you play this. It's part of the beauty of this series. It starts out as an uphill battle with the odds stacked against you. The more you play, the better you get and the more magic you will unlock until you truly become a force to be reckoned with.

    If you're the type that frustrates easily and like a casual adventure without dying then this will not be the game for you. It requires patience, analysis, and strategy to successfully navigate your way through the Demon Realm without dying. There are difficulty settings to make it easier like giving more check points and such but don't expect this game to turn into a passive stroll through the park at any point.

    As far as where this game falls in terms of quality compared to the rest of the series I think this just might be the best one. I'll admit, I missed some of the features that Ultimate Ghosts n Goblins had. Double jump and the ability to run (running is now a limited time magic ability) seem to be absent from this version as well as some of the magic enhancements that were in the previous installment. But if I'm being honest, Ultimate Ghosts n Goblins was a pretty easy game. It still required trial and error but not as much by far.

    Difficulty aside though I think Ultimate Ghosts n Goblins still has the edge in terms of music and some graphical effects. It was always a great pleasure when beating a boss to see the door to the next stage crack open and light would start pouring in from the opening. And the final stage music was my favorite track in that entire game. Still, Ghosts n Goblins Resurrection's music is great in its own way and the hand drawn characters definitely surpass Ultimate Ghosts n Goblins in pretty much every instance.

    So I'd give this game a very high 8 in terms of score, probably 8.8 or something like that. 9's and 10's are so hard to give. If the music had surpassed Ultimate Ghosts n Goblins in every way then I think I would've given it a 9. And if the previous games in the series were unlockable then no doubt I would have given it a 10. If you're a hardcore fan of the series then you just have to get this game and I would imagine you already have and will never see this review, ha ha ha. Fantastic game.
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  5. Mar 5, 2021
    6
    I'm going to save you many hours of your life ... Don't play this game on Legend difficulty, it's absurdly difficult and frankly just tryingI'm going to save you many hours of your life ... Don't play this game on Legend difficulty, it's absurdly difficult and frankly just trying is boring. I only recommend playing this game on a lower difficulty, since it is an unfair game, many times you do not die for lack of skill, but because the game is made so that you die. It is definitely not a game for all gamers, although I must say that I finished the game in Knight mode and had a good time. Expand
  6. Mar 1, 2021
    4
    Only for switch? **** this game! hand drawn low budget **** characters, I stick with the classics and not with this childish casual crap
  7. May 21, 2021
    0
    Easily the worst game I've played this year. Bought on nintendo switch store, can't even refund. Game is just some stupid bullet hell gameEasily the worst game I've played this year. Bought on nintendo switch store, can't even refund. Game is just some stupid bullet hell game with platforming. I've beat the original game back in the day, and on emulators. Nothing about any of it is enjoyable. Bosses aren't challenging and rewarding, enemies spawn with paths you have to anticipate before they spawn else you're too slow and attacks are too constricted to attack back. You progress through the game because of rote memorization of where mobs spawn and progress from check point to check point little by little because you have to memorize where every enemy is because it spawns and it's literally going to hit you if you do nothing. You spend so much time memorizing enemies and dodging their lame attacks that you just stop having fun and start playing the worst version of a bullet hell game.

    The platforming is absolutely awful, like terraria except less forgiving. Jumping from platform to platform with guys that fly by through the screen so they can knock you off and force you to start all the way over. even on the easiest diffficulty I got stuck on this one section for 20 minutes because I just didn't care to hyper-memorize everything because it wasn't fun.
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