Conclusion: While there's no hiding the true age of Darkstalkers 3 and Night Warriors, the Darkstalkers Resurrection package serves them faithfully and backs them up with an impressively executed online experience. Fighting vets who prefer exacting mechanics will get more mileage out these games, but there's fun to be had here for beginners too, provided they aren't looking for 200+ hit combos that can be learned in 20 minutes.
Excerpt: Recognize everybody? You should. You've seen them all before. Darkstalkers is a really underappreciated series. Sure, it's getting some of its due in this re-release of Night Warriors and DS3 at the moment, and that's great, but there's something special about this series that's been lost over the years. And the reason for that is because many of the characters have transferred into other games.
Excerpt: Darkstalkers Resurrection is Capcom's newest attempt at reviving a classic series with a brand new, high definition release. Darkstalkers Resurrection actually includes two releases in its collection for the price of one game with plenty of new features added to the classic Night Warriors: Darkstalker's Revenge and Darkstalkers 3 .
Excerpt: The Darkstalkers series has been silent for far too long. While other fighters have found new life on modern consoles through rerelease compilations and HD updates, Darkstalkers' night warriors have found themselves stuck on the sidelines. Darkstalkers Resurrection finally rights this wrong by granting this venerable series the recognition it deserves.
Pros: Combat mechanics still fun today, Smooth and stable online play, Replay sharing with useful filtering options, Good tutorial modes for newer players.
Cons: The version of Darkstalkers 3 used does not include the series' full roster.
Excerpt: While Street Fighter has always been Capcom’s prize fighter, the company’s rep as a fighting-game powerhouse stems from several series. Among these is Darkstalkers , a brawler starring classic monsters and mythological tropes. Fans have been calling for a new installment and, perhaps as a gauge of interest, Capcom’s released this compilation of its second and third games: Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge (1995) and Darkstalkers 3 (1997).
Pros: + Includes two excellent fighting games that have stood the test of time., + Great tutorials for beginners and excellent GGPO-powered online play.
Excerpt: A 2D fighter classic returns on the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 that not only comes packed with classic gameplay but contains Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge and Darkstalkers 3 plus a whole wealth of features that once again brings this franchise back into the limelight in faux HD.
Summary: Capcom continua a restaurare le sue vecchie e gloriose saghe. È il turno di Darkstalkers che torna in digital delivery in un pacchetto decisamente ricco di contenuti; che sia il preludio a un nuovo episodio della serie?
Pros: Due giochi al prezzo di uno, Numerose nuove feature per il gioco online, Gameplay invecchiato benissimo
Cons: Decisamente più orientato al gioco online, Peccato per la versione liscia di Darkstalkers 3