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GHOSTS'N GOBLINS GOLD KNIGHTS II Review

By , on August 17, 2010


GHOSTS'N GOBLINS GOLD KNIGHTS II
  • Publisher: CAPCOM
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 12 Aug, 2010
  • Size: 12.5 MB
  • Price: $0.99
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3 out of 5

PROS

  • Better virtual stick controls and customizable buttons.
  • New character to try out.
  • Fun new enemies and boss fights.

CONS

  • Stone Age 3D graphics.
  • Short gameplay; doesn't warrant individually purchasable cheats.

VERDICT

Gold Knights 2 isn't a dramatic improvement over the first title from CAPCOM, but the improved controls are appreciated and make it worthwhile for fans of the original to dive back in.


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Take a back seat Lancelot, Perceval is in the house! CAPCOM have brought back the Ghosts'n Goblins (GNG) franchise for yet another spin with Gold Knights 2 making its way on to the App Store. 

There was certainly a lot of room for improvement after the last outing, especially as it boiled down to being a fairly ugly and difficult to control re-imagining of the original game. One of the first improvements for Gold Knights 2 is the inclusion of a virtual stick to replace the tragic D-pad controls and the ability to customize button positioning to your own preferences. The controls still take up too much space making it hard to see all the action, but those used to GNG's style of platforming will finally find getting around to be much easier.

While Gold Knights 2 has gone for a different artistic direction with the dungeon and monster designs the same shameful murky Playstation-1-era 3D graphics are back. Once again, the game does feel smoother than the first, but at best this is splitting hairs and considering how short the game is it would have been nice to see more refinement in the visual style.

Ghosts'n Goblins Gold Knights 2 is still a fun platformer to work your way through and certainly an easier title than the first, but it's not nice to feel like you've been nickle and dimed on the quality and especially for the additional features like in-game purchasable cheats. If you liked the first Gold Knights then you should probably take the time to play the sequel; if not, take a pass.

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