Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ghost Battle


Typically, a Thalion will always ooze a superior visual and audio style. A quality which we all came to expect from the boys of the demoscene (or is that #demoscne?). Strangely, of all the Thalion games released for the Atari ST/e, I don't think I've ever played Ghost Battle. Which is odd because I'm such a fan of platformers and this reminds me of a mix of various games: Ghouls And Ghosts, Risky Woods, Stormlord and maybe a tickle of Shadow Of The Beast?

Ghost Battle sees you as the stereotypical muscle-bound hero who needs to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend who was recently whisked away by a giant hand. Yes, a giant hand!! So be prepared to travel through some of the most visually beautiful words, artistic masterpieces really. The ultimate goal is to kill everything in your wake, just in case you was wondering. The control mechanics first feel a little wooden and took me a while to master

Aesthetically, a beautiful game but it's the gameplay which matters and Ghost Battle is good but could be better. It's a little awkward but stick with it because a great adventure is hidden beneath the flashy graphics.

LINKS

 - 8BitChip perform their usual magic to release a hard drive installable game!
 - Take a read of this and lots more related stuff at the Thalion Shrine.
 - Demozoo lists a demo called Waiting The Falcon...  ;^)
 - Hey! I even recorded a cool video to watch!