Holiday video game guide: Something for 'Everyone'

Published: Friday, Dec. 6 2013 2:22 p.m. MST

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Rated E, PS3, XBox 360, Wii U

Based on the Disney cartoon that ran for four seasons in the late ‘80s, Capcom’s original “DuckTales” video game on the Nintendo Entertainment System became a minor classic of the 8-bit era. Now, 24 years later, it’s gotten a 21st-century makeover. Gone are the pixelated graphics and off-model character art from the original, and the HD animation that looks cleaner and crisper than even the “DuckTales” cartoon ever did.

Despite the fresh coat of paint, “DuckTales: Remastered” is still, at its core, the same title, which is both good and bad. Gamers familiar with the old-school platforming of the old “DuckTales” will appreciate how much of it feels the same. But the gameplay is pretty limited, especially in comparison with recent 2-D platformers like “Donkey Kong Country Returns” and “Rayman Legends.”

Ultimately, if just the mention of “DuckTales” doesn’t make you want to sing “woo-oo,” you might not be the core audience for this nostalgia-fueled blast from the past. For a more detailed review, click here.
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