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DuckTales: Remastered is a beautiful hand-crafted reimagining of one of the most cherished 8-bit titles of all time. Go back to one of the golden ages of gaming, now refined with a level of detail that will please the most hardened devoted Disney or retro Capcom fan alike. Featuring hand-drawn animated sprites, authentic Disney character voices talent and richly painted level backgrounds from the classic cartoon TV series, Scrooge McDuck and family come to life like never before. The gameplay retains the authenticity of its 8-bit predecessor; simple and fun, with slight modifications to improve gameplay flow and design. Embark on an authentic DuckTales adventure, as Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to exotic locations throughout the world in their quest to retrieve the five Legendary Treasures.
Not What I Expectedemptyhaven | Sept. 28, 2014 | See all emptyhaven's reviews »
I usually shy away from "remakes" or "remastered" editions of games, precisely because I am afraid that the sensibilities the game was built upon when it was being developed, won't necessarily translate well when you use contemporary development techniques. The 80s and 90s were different times, and we've really come a long way from that with what we have now.
So it is with great joy that I say this game lives up to a lot. And by a lot, I mean mostly the soundtrack and graphics. Gameplay is largely similar, but the update in look and feel was enough to get me past nostalgia and appreciate the game again for the fun it was.
I've been bugging everyone I know about this game, especially those who are younger than me. DuckTales was one of my favorite cartoons, and some part of me wants to bring that back for this new generation of children. This game is one way of bringing it back, I suppose.
Overall, this game is a lot of fun. There's a lot of good memories here (I played the original game), and now I can add more good memories of DuckTales and share it with a younger generation as well.
Worth all the diamonds of the amazonsturgeon2008 | Sept. 3, 2014 | See all sturgeon2008's reviews »
Fantastic game to play with family, its short easy to play and has a fantastic art style. If you've ever played the original then its a must purchase for the price.
I only wish it was longer.
Worth Purchasing just for the music and moreliquidsnake78 | May 29, 2014 | See all liquidsnake78's reviews »
Back when i owned a nes , i remember picking this game after listening to its awesome music . The game did not disappoint after that either. It is a solid platformer with great controls and variety loved the 8 bit graphics.
So now how is this remake compared to that nostalgia ? well here are the Pros -maintains the same flow of the original game -similar and simplified controls -enhanced music and sound effects -Detailed story and easier gameplay Sadly there are things that limit this from being a killer remake they are Cons -no 8 bit mode , would have been nice to have it at least as a unlock, like some games do or even a button to switch between the new and old mode you can still unlock the 8 bit soundtrack -the story focus kinda slows the fast paced game
Despite the shortcomings i would recommend buying the game , specially when on a good sale on greenmangaming
Short, sweet nostalgiaMarkDeejay | April 16, 2014 | See all MarkDeejay's reviews »
Ah, I remember playing Ducktales way back on the NES. It was great and I still have fond memories of it. But I wasn't sure a remake would give me the same memories... On the one hand it's pretty much an exact remake of the original, but with improved graphics. On the other hand it' might not translate well enough, and, because of that, might scare gamers off. I'm sorry to say it's the latter. First, let me talk about the things Ducktales does right. The graphics haven been upgraded with 2D HD sprites in a 2.5D world. It looks excellent, even if the backgrounds don't fit with the rest of the graphics. I personally think it would've been better if it was entirely in 2D. But that's a different story. The levels are exact replicas of the originals. Epic ! The gameplay is also kept the same. It's tough. But not too tough. Back when I was a kid it literally took me hours to complete a level. Maybe it was because I was too young and didn't fully understand games just yet, maybe because games were really more difficult back then. Ducktales Remastered tested my patience when I had only just started it. I was rushing through levels carelessly and I died several times in a matter of minutes. This is a good thing, mind you. It makes the game feel old school, in a certain way. But despite the game being somewhat difficult it's also very short. Levels can be finished within 30-60 minutes and since there are only 6 levels in total you should complete it in about 5 or 6 hours max. Then the controls. The controls are pretty good, but jumping on your pogo stick doesn't seem to work all the time. Plenty of times have I tried jumping down, followed by a pogo stick jump and the game just didn't register the button being pressed. It cost me more health than intended. Oh, and the voice acting... Man, the voice acting. The voice acting was cringeworthy. I understand it's based on the cartoon, but the dialogues in general were just terrible and childish. Same goes for the rest of the cutscenes. I skipped through them at one point because I couldn't take it anymore. Next time, no more voice acting please. Just a textbox would be sufficient. And maybe it's my memory, but I remember secrets being secrets in the original. Secrets in the remake are pointed out in obvious ways. All that's missing is a big arrow pointing to it. Like I said, it might just be my memory but I remember this differently. If I'd rate this game it would be a 6,5 or 7 at best. Ducktales is a decent game and still kinda fun to play, even now and especially if you have never played the original. But wait for a sale instead, because the current price is once again too high. Also, I think the Castle Of Illusion remake might be better in comparison. Let's just wait for that.
Good old side scrollersergebelanger22 | Jan. 21, 2014 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
You miss the time where side scroller fitted with nearly impossible to complete? This is the game for you.
You want to play with your kids? Fine, select Easy and you will have unlimited lives. You are not able to complete the game in one shot? Play on Medium. This will save the game after each level completed. You want the ultimate? Play on hard.
This is the exact same game as the original, but in HD. There is no little extra. Just do not expect anything else. If you agree with this. Play it. This game is simply made for everyone. From the nostalgics to the kids. Our Scrooge loves to speak though, but you can skip the cinematics if you are tired of them. There are 5 levels and completing these 5 unlocks the final level. You can unlock some artworks by getting money throughout the levels. However, unlocking everything needs completing the levels multiple times.
Globally, if you like the side scrollers, try this one. This will remind you the good old time.