Digital Foundry - Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection Switch: A Beautiful New Take on an Arcade Classic!

Genuine arcade royalty! Ghosts 'n Goblins is back, this time for Nintendo Switch with a stunning new direction in visuals, powered by Capcom's impressive RE Engine. John Linneman revisits the series' history and evaluates this new take on the classic gameplay.


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If it’s frustrating then it’s a faithful rendition of the original games!

It may be beautiful, but the reviews have been mixed. The word I hear a lot associated with it is, frustrating.

If it’s frustrating then it’s a faithful rendition of the original games!

If that's what you're after then yes. Gamespot's summary:

"Of course, every moment of Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection feels like it could be someone's breaking point. That's the series' legacy: the feeling it champions. If you have a strong nostalgia for these games and whatever feelings they inspired in you, it is a faithful homage. And Capcom deserves credit, to a point, for recreating a game that can stand shoulder to shoulder with Ghosts 'n Goblins, and Ghouls 'n Ghosts, as peers in excruciating gameplay. As entertainment, though, it is an artifact of a time long-past that I'm happy to remember, rather than return to."

I guess it depends where you're coming from, it can be divisive and a turn-off for some in this day and age.

Yes, that’s the point.
If that’s just "entertainment" you’re looking for, there’s plenty of other games in that genre!

Yeah, I mean, I suppose it's a very specific niche. Since all the games are intentionally designed for the player to adapt to movement, enemy patterns and tollish decisions like the conditions to reach the true ending.

Makes me wonder if there were a new Castlevania take on the classic games if new players will be into the stiff movement and jumping those games have.

I am so freaking pumped for this game. I have always loved this series. Over the last couple days I've even gone back and replayed Ghosts'n Goblins (arcade version), Ghouls'n Ghosts (Genesis version), and Super Ghouls'n Ghosts (SNES).

The original game is pretty rough by today's standards, but Ghouls'n Ghosts and Super Ghouls'n Ghosts are still bangers. Super Ghouls'n Ghosts is still the best game in the series though. It's the most balanced overall since it was designed as a home console game and not a quarter eating arcade game.

Still need to go back and give Ultimate Ghosts'n Goblins another shot. I haven't touched that game since its original PSP release. Just not sure if my PSP even works anymore...


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