Guest Author - Lisa Shea
Medievil Resurrection for the PSP lets you play the hero Dan, now resurrected 100 years later to take on a hoard of zombies. It's cartoony rather than scary, and has a nice witty theme.
There's a great deal of humor in this story. It's not the usual bloody-zombies-with-chainsaw type of mature title. Instead, you're a rather cute zombie, out to save the universe from an evil wizard who has been working on his diabolical laughter. The game pokes fun at all of the standard take-on-the-baddies type of storyline.
The graphics are quite nice, with a three-D world of skeletons, ogres, rolling balls, rippling rivers and other dungeony areas to wander around. You don't have to worry about complex key combinations here. You bash the skeleton with a sword. Maybe you bash the skeleton with a club. Sometimes you charge full speed into the skeleton.
I found the three-Dness a bit much sometimes when you were trying to keep track of three enemies who had surrounded you, turning to take down the one that was half dead. The game does try to auto target for you and provide little glowing dots to help you keep on track. It probably depends on your gaming style if you enjoy the fast-swirl of the world, or whether you prefer something a little more stationary a la most Mario world platformers.
The sound was good - usually you don't have much demand for high quality, poignant sound in a platformer but on the other hand it wasn't an awful soundtrack that I hated.
We purchased this game with our own funds for the purpose of doing this review.
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