Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower Apr 14, 2011 9:43:33 GMT -5
Post by Bytor on Apr 14, 2011 9:43:33 GMT -5
Who knew? Who knew what you ask...? Well, who knew that 2Dgraphics could look so freaking good on a handheld system! The colors are vibrant and alive. The characters all look amazing and the backgrounds are stunning and more expansive appearing than some 3D games I've observed. Of course, it is what it is. Certainly don't expect next-gen 3D expansive worlds but I do guarantee you'll not come away from this game (a pretty much direct port of a game over 10 yrs old BTW) thinking wow, what sucky (or I doubt even mediocre) graphics. Seriously it really does look that good. I purchased this game on a whim based on the various character models I saw while looking through games, and there are, if memory serves me, 18 different characters (ranging from souped up Japanese versions of Dracula and Frankenstein to more conventional demons types to robots and even a version of Little Red Riding Hood) to play and I found them all to look original and interesting (I especially loved the inclusion of two demons used often in Shin Megami games). The backgrounds are also, as stated earlier, original and alive looking and while not quite to the Blazblue standards this game is certainly wonderful to look at.
Put on some headphones and crank it up and you'll be magically transported to a video arcade of old. Sound is pumping, gears are grinding, people are yelling and in the background you can distantly hear Pac-Man eating ghosts, lol. To say the sound is solid is an understatement. It's not a huge overwhelming soundtrack but it sounds pretty much EXACTLY like a fighting game should! Great job!
Pretty straightforward, either play in Arcade mood and beat up people (seven battles will finish the character you choose) or play in tower mode in which you pick three characters to progress through a series of battles, some of which will have restrictions like no punching or kicking. What makes this fun is if one character dies you have two others to use. There are also three different modes to do each fight in which are different in the way your health bar works. Really not much unique here especially if you've ever played 2D fighting games before. Controls are for the most part easy to use and relatively simple, although stronger combo/attacks can be very tough to accomplish with the PSP controls.
Uh...well...let's see....win fights! Yeah! That's it!
A really fun way to waste some time. Don't expect a great game which will keep you immersed for hours and hours but do expect to have some fun and enjoy kicking some a$$ while watching some great graphics and some really fun and interesting characters who will use some awesome individual attacks.