VAMPIRE SAVIOR REVIEW

WE ARE THE NIGHT WE ARE DARKSTALKERS

DARKNOVAFORCE REVIEWS

VAMPIRE SAVIOR (DARKSTALKERS 3)

Part of VAMPIRE RESSURECTION

Platforms: Xbox 360/PS3/PS1/SATURN

Game Supports: Japanese, Spanish, German, French, Italian, and English text.

Audio Japanese only.

Supports 1-2 local versus and 8 in online lobbies.

STORY: This game has no story except endings for each character since in the 90s story wasn’t something necessary for a fighter. Is it a bad thing? No since the fighting is the most important aspect of this game.

GRAPHICS: The game looks really good even to this day and that’s all thanks to the filters that are available (crisp, sharp, and pixilation). The screen can be changed from full screen to an arcade cabinet. The characters still have the wacky animations when getting hit.

AUDIO: The voices are only in Japanese and they are good. Each character has their own theme that fits their stage which is really good.

GAMEPLAY:

GOOD: Vampire Savior is a fast-paced fighter that is similar to Street Fighter and the VS Capcom series in game play, but the cast of characters are from monster and fairytale movies. The game retains everything from Vampire Hunter which has normal, special, es(ex), and super moves. The motions in this game are the same as well and are a mix of Street fighter and Tekken. You have links, chains, cross-ups, and guard reversals at your disposal. However, this game has a new mechanic called the dark force which is a special ability that the character has and it’s timed so when using it make it count. This game also includes a tutorial. Online play is available and how smooth your experience is depends on both player’s pings, and all your online fights and local fights can be saved as replays that can be uploaded to YouTube. And you can unlock endings, art, and the original opening movie by earning vault points which you gain by playing the game.

BAD: There are still some crappy motions for some moves which have to be inputted perfectly or you will get the wrong move. Also the difficulty in arcade mode is off balance as at times it’s easy and other times it gets hard.

OVERALL: This is a really fun game to play either with friends or by yourself. And has really cool characters that you can play with. And between this and Vampire Hunter, Savior is the better game in my opinion in Resurrection. The only problems are the awkward motions for some of the special and super moves and unbalanced difficulty.

Likes: Graphics, music, game play, online, replays, wackiness, tutorial, unlocks.

Dislikes: Awkward motions for some of the moves, unbalanced difficulty.

Wish list: Make the awkward motions better, balance the difficulty, sequel.

Score: 4.5/5 REALLY GOOD!

Recommended for fans of: Vampire (Darkstalkers), Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, Blazblue, VS Capcom fighters, monsters, fairytales, Capcom, fighters, wackiness, Tom and Jerry.

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