‘DuckTales: Remastered’ review
By Angela Espinoza, Arts Editor
Being a ‘90s kid, I only managed to catch the tail end of DuckTales during its rerun days (Darkwing Duck was more my territory). But that didn’t change the fact that diving into a pool of cash, gold, and treasures was the greatest possible thing any child could comprehend. So, understandably, the Internet’s been pretty excited about DuckTales: Remastered, the updated re-release of the 1989 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) DuckTales game.
This HD update is nothing short of insane with regards to all the work that went into it. Every single visual has been updated; the once pixilated characters are now clear-as-crystal, hand-drawn individual works of art. The chiptune DuckTales theme song has been cleaned up and, perhaps the biggest deal of all, much of the original voice cast was brought back to record dialogue—that includes 93-year-old Alan Young, voice of Scrooge McDuck himself, and he sounds exactly the same as he did 20 years ago.
The game itself is truly meant for the nostalgic at heart. If you’re not inclined to play an old school platformer, then obviously the game’s not for you. As someone who is far too used to little-to-no penalty deaths, getting adjusted to a three-life system again is a bit nerve-wracking. The controls, while tight, also take some time getting used to, and can make playing occasionally frustrating.
All that said though, DuckTales: Remastered is a masterpiece in terms of updated games. The game is available on Steam, PS3, Xbox 360, and even Wii U… or should I say, woo-hoo!