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Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower
11 February 2006
Excerpt: The term “Arcade Perfect” is losing its effect these days as more and more consoles meet and exceed arcade standards. This situation is creeping over into the handheld world, and Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower is a perfect example of it. The 2D animations are bright and fluid, and there is no slowdown when the screen fills up with colorful effects from super moves. Everything the arcade had in terms of visuals has been done justice on the PSP.
Excerpt: Supernatural 2D Beat -‘em-up Darkstalkers, is less well known than a certain other Capcom beat-‘em-up. Known in Japan as Vampire Saviour, we haven’t seen a major console release in the series for some time – its heyday was the mid- to late nineties when it appeared on the Saturn and PlayStation. And what a fabulous, over-the-top, spectacular fighter it was. Morrigan the saucy succubus has since appeared in the Capcom vs.
Excerpt: It's been a long time
since I've played a Darkstalkers game. Actually, I've never played one
on a console, so keep that in mind while reading this review.
Darkstalkers has always been one of the more fun combo-laiden Capcom
fighters. While I found Marvel vs. Capcom 2 a fun game, I felt like I
was drowning in combos. Darkstalkers has a more basic combo system than
that game. I really like it, but the inability to link combos into
special moves is somewhat annoying.
Excerpt: In a nutshell, what Capcom has done here is take all of the characters and most of the backgrounds, music, and so on from three individual games (Darkstalkers, Darkstalkers 2: The Night Warriors, and Darkstalkers 3) and organize them in such a way that you can pick a character from one game and send them against characters from that or any of the other games.
Conclusion: The replay value of this game is limited only by the person who is playing. Some players will be playing Darkstalkers Chronicle for months to come. There’s so much to do in this title that it would take that long to unlock everything, then there is the wireless multiplayer mode. Seriously, this title could last a very long time. The only downfall is the awkward controls.
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower review (PSP)
23 January 2005
Excerpt: If family truly is the tie that binds, then Capcom's Vampire series is in desperate need of a much overdue divorce. For it's having been born in the ever looming shadow of the great Street Fighter 2 that the assorted Vampire games have found themselves on the raw end of a very large stick.
Summary: If you like 2D beat 'em ups then this game is certain to keep you satisfied. Capcom's dominance in the genre remains to this day and DarkStalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower is another superb game from them.
Dracula's entourage leap out of their coffins for frenzied nighttime fisticuffs
1 September 2005
Conclusion: While it may not technically be the future of PSP play, the bright, slick visuals and fluid fun of Darkstalker's vibrant cartoon charms certainly provide one of the sweetest PSP experiences available.