Game: "Ultimate Ghosts 'N Goblins"
Published by: Capcom
Review: Why... WHY did this have to come out on the PSP? I'm a huuuuge fan of the Ghosts 'n Goblins / Ghouls 'n Ghosts series, and it's just not right that the latest game is only available on a portable system. I have nothing against the PSP, but a game like this shouldn't be limited to the few people who still own one. A game like this deserves to be on all the home consoles. I had a chance to play Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins for quite a while and it definitely stays true to the series.
First off, the game is hard. Damned hard. Any of you who've played any of the games in the series know the painstaking difficulty that's associated with each installment. Whether it's dodging an annoying flying demon or timing a jump just right, there's always something that will have you cursing the heavens. A game with a high difficulty level these days is something I can really appreciate as I believe many modern ones are a bit too easy. And no, I still haven't beaten it yet... maybe someday if I'm lucky.
Also, the graphics are fantastic as ever. The game is the classic 2D style, but all the elements have been rendered in 3D. As a result, it's easily the nicest looking one in the series, and that's saying a lot. The animations are far more complex than anything in the previous games, huge flowing blood waves, dripping slime, dragons, giant snakes and more all await you if you can make it far enough.
Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins really is an excellent game - incredibly challenging, vivid graphics and another catchy soundtrack. With a game this memorable, let's hope Capcom wises up and decides to release it on some home consoles eventually so more people have a chance to experience it. After all, who wouldn't want to help Arthur fight the legions of evil in his polka-dot underwear one more time?
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
On a side note, I don't know why everyone is so down on the PSP, the Disgaea "ports" rock my socks, I like them far more than I did on the PS2, and realistically, that's reason enough to own it.
Add to it things like GnG, The Powerstone collection, the Darkstalkers collection....
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