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Guardian Heroes

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Video quality 9
9.0

Guardian Heroes

BluRay Authority
18 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Guardian Heroes was, is, and always will be a video game masterpiece. I’ve played a metric ton of side scrolling brawlers in my life, but few could even hold a candle to Guardian Heroes. The premise is simple, just beat the hell out of your enemies, survive the onslaught, and progress to the next area. Of course, this game makes things more interesting, as you have branching progression paths, varied playable characters, and a level-up system.
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Overall 8
7.5

Guardian Heroes Review

PlayDevil
5 January 2012
  • Summary: " Guardian Heroes " is an odd one. The remake is pretty weird, and the original is no looker, even in widescreen. Fans will hopefully go wild for it, but for people that have never heard of this long-forgotten Saturn game, I’d definitely recommend trying out the free demo before shelling out- whilst the core action is fun, this is not for everyone.
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Overall 10
10

Guardian Heroes

True achievements
29 November 2011
  • Conclusion: They seldom put this much effort into current games. The Vs mode adds to the replayability even further, as does the rpg leveling system. If you like 2d games/fighters/rpgs/anime/brawlers at all, you cannot miss this title, you owe it to yourself to give this gem a try. Its truly a unique experience, and one you will constantly crave more of.
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Review: Guardian Heroes (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
16 November 2011
  • Summary: : It’s like this: Guardian Heroes is basically one of the best beat-em-ups ever developed, the end, and unless you actively and passionately hate the entire genre you have no reason whatsoever to buy and love this game as your own. The plot’s still surprisingly good after all these years, the port of the game in general is solid, and the game features updated, clean high definition visuals as well as the original graphics for purists and a soundtrack that is still...
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Guardian Heroes

DarkStation
9 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Guardian Heroes is a retro game done right.  There isn’t too much that was changed or revamped in any way that would offend those who loved the original.  At the same time the game offers up features that, even by today’s standards, are innovative and enjoyable.  With a fun single player, insanely chaotic multiplayer, and a really enjoyable soundtrack Guardian Heroes is certainly worth your time.
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Overall 9
9.0

Guardian Heroes HD

Thunderbolt Games
6 November 2011
  • Excerpt: For the most part sidescrolling brawlers have failed to withstand the test of time. Nostalgia can easily cloud our judgment when it comes to X-Men , The Simpsons , and even Turtles in Time , but each was a product of its time and environment; the arcade brawler was designed to eat your money. The genre cared little about actual gameplay, instead offering a series of prettier stages, with nothing else to do than dodge in the Y-axis and punch criminals in the face.
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Overall 9
8.5

Guardian Heroes

Strategy Informer
5 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The elitist in me doesn't want you to play this game. You should have picked up a copy back when it was first released and saved my beloved Saturn from languishing in relative obscurity. Yet Guardian Heroes is too good a game to let this old fanboy's pride get in the way. It's an old school classic, with enough forward thinking to make it feel fresh after fifteen years and enough depth to ensure it'll be relevant in another fifteen.
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Side-Scrolling in Style

GameCritics.com
1 November 2011
  • Conclusion: My first Hard Mode attempt lasted a minute—literally.
  • Pros: Realizing that I was good enough to finish on Normal after my initial stumblings.
  • Cons: I don't like straining to see my character in a sea of enemies.
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Overall 8
8.1
Design 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
7.5

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
25 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Ever get a chance to play Guardian Heroes? Probably not. It was one of the most notable games on the Sega Saturn, a system that failed to ever gain broad appeal, but still has a dedicated following today. Fifteen years after its original release and Sega is now re-releasing the game with updated graphics on Xbox Live Arcade.
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Overall 8
8.0

Guardian Heroes

e-mpire.com
25 October 2011
  • Excerpt: The classic SEGA Saturn adventure returns to Xbox Live Arcade! Guardian Heroes™ features co-op and online play, multiple game modes, optimised graphics, and brand new achievements. Launch Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM73RYay5pc ...
  • Pros: - Nostalgic, - Online features, - Low price
  • Cons: - New artstyle is hit-or-miss
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