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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.