Genre Action -> Adventure
Today's Rank 0
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Date 2006-09-08
Publisher S.C.E.E.
Date 2005-09-01
North America Retail Box ArtAfter a successful couple of outings on the PSone, it’s been a bit of mystery as to what’s happened to Sir Daniel Fortesque (deceased). In MediEvil: Resurrection, he returns from the grave yet again, for a welcome new PSP outing that breathes new life into his undead adventures. The MediEvil games don’t do anything especially original or taxing -- they’re simply very well designed action adventures with a nice line in comedy situations, particularly the craven coward that is Sir Dan himself. This PSP game is, however, completely new, with a much improved combat system and a lot more weapons to employ. Naturally the graphics are greatly improved from the PSone games, and indeed this could be the best looking of all the PSP launch titles, with some beautifully subtle lighting and impressively complex levels and enemies. The gameplay itself is a bit shallow, but played in small doses – as the portable format encourages – you’re unlikely to get tired of it before the end.As an extra bonus, there are also eight wireless multiplayer mini-games, none of which are of any real consequence but perfectly entertaining with a few friends. Comedy rarely works in video games but the amusing ineptness of the "hero" marks a welcome return for one of gaming’s lost sons. -- Harrison Dent

- Levels - 19 levels and gameplay locations that take place in Gallowmere. A fully functional Carnival zone featuring multi-level fairground style mini-games, offering hours of gameplay, and opportunities to earn gold to fund Dan's core quest.
- A multifunctional crypt room to new combat moves. The crypt features a gameplay manual, journal, a bestiary book and an artifact book, all of which are automatically updated with information as Dan's quest evolves.
- Mini-Games - 8 mini-games with more than 70 challenges divided among single-player gameplay and wireless multi-player connectivity via ad-hoc mode
- Combat Moves & Weapons - Have access to 20 weapons and an enriched combat & shielding system complete with over 100 moves and multiple combos that can be used
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