Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection Review

Player(s): 1-2

Ghost ‘n Goblins Resurrection has recently been released for other consoles outside of Nintendo Switch. The game is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. I recently had a chance to sit down with the Xbox One version. This review is not going to go into much detail outside of the performance differences between the Switch and Xbox One version. Please see my Switch review of GnG Resurrection here on The Gamers’ Temple for my thoughts on the full game.


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The Xbox One version is honestly not that much different from its Switch counterpart. It’s actually a near duplicate. The visuals look the same and so does the resolution. I was expecting the resolution to be a bit better on Xbox One, but it’s actually identical. The Xbox One version has some minor flaws compared to the Switch version. The Xbox One version is overall dimmer compared to the super bright Switch version. I also notice a bit of a jittery framerate while the Xbox One version loads when starting from a save point. The Switch version disguises its loading overall better. None of this stuff is so bad that I would deduct points from the overall review score, but it is there if you’re really nitpicky and compare both of the versions side by side. As usual, the Switch version also has the advantage of being portable. About the only thing that the X1 version has over the Switch is that it has achievements, but they are the same as the built-in challenges that were already there in the Switch version.

It’s really too bad that Capcom didn’t take this chance to add online co-op to the game since it would have worked well for a console known for its online play. The pros and cons to the game are all still the same on Xbox One as they were in the Switch version. The difficulty can get annoying but still feels overall satisfying for the most part. If you still haven’t checked out this game yet and are a GnG fan then be sure to pick this game up. This game will kick your ass all over the place, so if you’re not a fan of difficult games, this game is NOT for you.

The Good:
+ Very fitting overall style – looks like a picture book
+ Overall sound is fantastic – sound effects and soundtrack
+ A good blend of Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
+ A good bit of replay value

The Bad:
- The Red Arremer is stupidly annoying
- Why no online co-op?

Final Rating: 88% - Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection is now available outside of Switch so you have no excuse not to try it!

 

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  •  · Switch 



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