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Guardian Heroes

BluRay Authority
28 January 2012
  • 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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Review: Guardian Heroes (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
27 December 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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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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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
8.0

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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Overall 9
9.0

Guardian Heroes Review

ztgd.com
20 October 2011
  • 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 ‘em up is...
  • Pros: + Really one of a kind, + Branching story, + Deep and satisfying combat, + Added online play
  • Cons: Story is still forgettable
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Guardian Heroes

Talking About Games
17 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Guardian Heroes is an interesting bit of video game history. Originally released for the Sega Saturn back in 1996 it was only available a couple of years before the Saturn was discontinued. Still, that small window of availability didn’t stop critics from praising the game or deter any fans from gushing about it on internet […]
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Guardian Heroes Storms Back From the Dead

1UP
14 October 2011
  • Summary: Fifteen years later, one of the Saturn's best games still rocks
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