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.
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.
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...
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.
Excerpt: Guardian Heroes has been heralded as one of the finest beat-em ups ever since its release 15 years ago on the Saturn. Unfortunately, its scarcity has resulted in it not being played by a lot of people who wanted to play it, like myself. Until now, we’ve had to make due with the greatly stripped-down GBA entry, and just hold out hope that the beloved original would see the light of day again.
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.
Excerpt: I have a confession. Whenever I hear that an older game is getting re-released in high definition, I usually let out a sigh that’s fueled by disinterest. These things seem like cash grabs to me most of the time. Granted, there are some genuinely good remakes, but others are hardly better than the original.
Pros: HD resolution is clean and crisp, multiple plot decisions, character progression through leveling, smooth combat animation, multiple special moves
Cons: Nine lives isn’t enough on normal difficulty, skill point allocation is not saved, character unlocks restricted, versus mode is too hectic for 12 players, some input lag
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.
Excerpt: Chances are, if you have gaming friends that have been playing for a while, you have heard the name Guardian Heroes mentioned; probably more than once. This classic side-scrolling beat ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“em up is...
Pros: + Really one of a kind, + Branching story, + Deep and satisfying combat, + Added online play