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By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Action classic rises from gaming graveyard for new audience.

Game PlayStation 4 2019
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age 9+

oldie but goodie

This game is so fun and entertaining ! Lots of problem solving and hidden puzzles to unlock. Can be spooky but nothing your little ones can't overcome. If anything it teaches your child to brave, headstrong, and to never give up !

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It's hard to believe that it's been more than two decades since Sir Daniel Fortesque first rose from his tomb in the original title. MediEvil was a bit of a cult classic for its time, but it's also aged about as well as poor Sir Dan's corpse after being sealed away for a century. Fortunately, the PS4 remake does a great job of walking that fine line between staying faithful to the original and yet still making a number of tweaks and improvements to appeal to a modern audience. For the classic purists, the new version uses most of the original game's voiceover work, aside from a new narrator and a couple of extra grunts and grumbles from Sir Dan. It's also an almost shot for shot remake of the original's level design.

Unfortunately, sticking so close to the source material also means some of the hiccups of original have risen from the grave as well. While the camera has been significantly improved over the original game, particularly by giving players a certain level of control of it, the sometimes claustrophobic nature of some areas doesn't give the camera much room to move. As a result, it sometimes gets stuck in an awkward position with its view blocked by some part of the environment. And while combat is pretty much just button mashing with an occasional block tossed in for good measure, it can take a bit to get the hang of the timing. There's always a bit of a delay with your attacks, but it's actually a realistic delay, dependent on the size and weight of whichever weapon you're using at a given time. Despite these minor gripes, MediEvil is still a fantastically fun experience, best described as feeling like you're playing a Tim Burton film. While the original may not have aged well, this modern remake has polish and pizazz to give Sir Daniel Fortesque yet another lease on life.

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