Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower for
the PSP handheld entertainment system summons the return of Capcom's
greatest monster warriors to once again battle for control of the night.
This fierce brawler not only encompasses all 18 menacing characters from
the five critically acclaimed instalments of the franchise, it is also
remastered to include additional content with Wi-Fi functionality.
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower possesses a compelling cast of
monster warriors, each possessing their own unique fighting skills and
abilities including Demitri Maximoff, the Vampire; Jonathan Talbain, the
English Werewolf; Victor von Gerdenheim, the Frankenstein Monster; Lord
Raptor, an Australian undead hard rocker; Anakaris, the Mummy; Rikuo, a
Brazilian Merman; Sasquatch, the Canadian Snowman; and Felicia, the Cat
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower is basically an updated version
of the Dreamcast title with a few extras thrown in for good measure.
Being a 2D fighter, the cast is an eclectic and quite frankly, creative
crew of occult-types that, for the most part, are very well designed and
thought out. The title offers 18 different characters to choose from
each with an assortment of special moves ranging from easy to downright
Unlike other 2D fighter games, Darkstalkers offers gamers a twist
through the Chaos Tower mode that basically lets you select three
different fighters who must fight their way up the tower. This method is
also involves strategy on behalf the gamer who must select the most
appropriate fighter to fight while the other two fighters slowly regain
their health. Apart from the Chaos Tower, gamers can also play
traditional melee matches and also challenge their friends via the wi-fi
connection of the PSP.
Graphically, the characters are all well animated and feature a myriad
of colours and some great special effects. All the backgrounds in the
game have been professional designed and although don't interact with
the main game environment, they do help immerse you into the world of
the Darkstalkers Chronicle. The audio of the title also features a very
engaging soundtrack and also all the sounds of fighters fighting each
other from kicks, punches to special manoeuvres that all sound crisp and
In conclusion, the Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower isn't the
most adept fighting game on the market at the moment but it does pay a
homage to the games of yesterday such as Street Fighter and all those 2D
fighter games that are slowly disappearing. With easy to use gameplay,
an interesting storyline and great playability, the Darkstalkers
Chronicle: the Chaos Tower is a great little fighting game for the PSP.