MediEvil Resurrection (Pre-E3 2005)
Players: 1+ Player Game | Genre: Action
So, I love my PSP. Big time, majorly love it. A little unhealthily love it. I think that it is one of the greatest systems ever made and I can't wait to see what the competition does to attempt to meet how high Sony has placed the bar. The only thing that I am missing in this love affair with the PSP is a great platformer that I can pick up and play for five or ten minutes. The titles that are out for the PSP are great, but unless you have time for long gaming sessions (more than 20 minutes) you aren't going to get anything accomplished. Enter Sir Daniel (Dan, to his friends) Fortesque and my love for the PSP can continue.
Dan returns to the gaming world in MediEvil Resurrection, due out from Sony in September 2005. MER is a game that takes all the great features of the previous version and amps it up with additional charm and gameplay. Some of the new features include multiplayer modes and mini games (there are supposed to be 70 upon release.) But, I am getting ahead of myself. Who is Dan, you ask? You insolent fools!! Dan is an extremely vengeful, extremely dead knight reborn in a world that has been overtaken by an evil wizard and his undead minions. He will exact his revenge upon his current world by swiftly causing the destruction of these various and frightening minions.
The game play promises to be that of the previous version, typical action. There will be a variety of weapons to choose from and even the occasional ubiquitous puzzle to solve. The charm of charisma of MediEvil was one of the more endearing qualities (I mean, despite the unmitigated destruction of the undead) of the game and that should be prevalent in the new version. The whimsical environments and quirky characters remain in the newest visitation of Dan, but there is one major feature that I am most excited about. The game will auto-save. Not that auto-save is that amazing, but if you have played Ape Escape, you know why I am thrilled. No crazy load times to get out of the current level to save before you can turn off the system. What this makes of MediEvil is a potentially great game that you can pick up and play for a short spurt. I, for one, am pumped. Again, look for MediEvil Resurrection on the PSP in September.