Darkstalkers 3 (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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PSX Extreme
The graphics are pretty good, and since the games is made by Capcom you can bet your bottom dollar that the gameplay is an A+. The control is exquisite, doesn't take any time to get used to. As for the sound, it is as good as it gets, the music is pretty cool and goes well with the game. Now the dual shock is one of the best things in the game. It is excellently supported, and it's so good words can't describe it. Now for the modes in DS3, there is a mode where you can pick a character and modify it. There is an EX option which is obtained by fighting with your created fighter alot of times, there is also a picture gallery which is obtained the same way. Before ending this review, the FPS is great, there is little to no slowdown what so ever.
The Video Game Critic
Compared to the original game, Darkstalkers 3 is a noticeable improvement. There a many more characters, and they tend to be larger and better animated. At its core it still plays like Street Fighter 2, but its offbeat humor and macabre style give it a distinctive flavor. The fun, sometimes nightmarish backgrounds are highly detailed and a feast for the eyes. It's not the deepest fighter in the world, but fans of the series should flip over Darkstalkers 3.
Absolute Playstation
I enjoyed playing Darkstalkers 3 and found it very entertaining. There are lots of combo moves to learn and lots of characters to choose from without a whole lot of difficulty. It is a fun game and if you like this genre I'm sure you'll like Darkstalkers 3. But, like I mentioned earlier, it's not the best 2D fighting game I've ever played.
Overall, Darkstalkers 3 is an exceptional effort from Capcom on a gameplay and technical front. It's not the absolute best 2D fighter on PlayStation, but it's one of the best. I'm really surprised by how good a conversion it is, and can easily recommend it to fans of the genre, especially those who loved the arcade game.
Overall, Darkstalkers 3 is a lot of fun. It's easily the best fighter Capcom has put out in years. It doesn't fall prey to the cookie-cutter formula Capcom's been using to make the last few Street Fighter games. If you're a fan of Capcom-style fighters, or if you're sick of Capcom's recent cloning approach to fighting, Darkstalkers 3 is definitely for you.
Video Games
Für einen absoluten Spitzenplatz im Bitmap-Fighting-Genre langt es aber für die PS-Version von Darkstalkers 3 nicht: Man merkt das Fehlen etlicher Animationsphasen gegenüber dem SAT-Pendant deutlich und die Move- und Combo-Auswahl stellt sich insgesamt als nicht übermäßig zahlreich heraus, auch wenn das mit den ES-, EX- und Dark-Force-Moves oben einen anderen Anschein erweckt hat. Habt Ihr erstmal alle der zugegebenermaßen witzigen Specials, Sprüche und Posen (vier Stück pro Charakter) gesehen, läßt die Motivation etwas nach, da das Gameplay allein nicht genügend Substanz vorweisen kann. D3 ist eher was für Beat‘em-Up-Sammler und Capcom-Fans.
Mega Fun
Vampire Savior ist zweifelsohne die schöpferische Bestleistung aus der Darkstalker-Serie. Das Kämpferensemble ist nicht nur zahlreich, sondern auch überaus witzig, so dass man sich während der wüsten Keilereien des öfteren ein Lächeln kaum verkneifen kann. Es muss zudem wohl nicht erwähnt werden, dass Capcom es mittlerweile verstehen, ihre zahllosen Klopper mit einem sehr guten Gameplay zu versehen.
Super Play (Sweden)
Darkstalkers 3 lär väl knappast vara det sista beat 'em up-spelet vi får se från Capcom. Frågan ärdock om det inte är dags att röja lite i beat 'em up-träsket och förnya denna underbara spelgenre lite.
Power Unlimited
Voor een 2D beat'em up heeft Darkstalkers leuke features maar aan 2D beat'em ups heeft ome Kees inmiddels een broertje dood. De echte fans zullen echter weldegelijk aan hun trekken komen want Darkstalkers 3 is vergeleken met de meeste andere SF ripp-offs nog redelijk te doen.
Video Games
(PAL version)
Darkstalkers 3 ist nun keinesfalls schlecht, nur kann es sich im hart umkämpften Beat‘em-Up-Markt nicht gegen andere Capcom-Hits in dieser Ausgabe oder SNK-Schläger durchsetzen. Nur Prügelspiel-Sammler sollten mit einem Kauf dieser Vampir-Saga liebäugeln, alle anderen sind mit Street Fighter Alpha 3 oder Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter besser bedient, wenn es ein 2D-Fighter sein soll. Daran ändert auch der Original-Mode mit seinem RPG-Charakter (Erfahrungspunkte) nichts mehr, denn ein Fehlen von Survival und Time Attack ist andererseits wieder unverständlich.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
The port is very nicely done, with only subtle animation loss and some minor slowdown, but the game itself isn't all that spectacular. The new Dark Force options are cool, I admit, but the Original Character Mode is lame and the graphics aren't as impressive as Night Warriors. Wait for SFA3.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Darkstalkers 3 is a standard fighter, but I feel that the series has run out of steam. Although there is nothing wrong with it, this third game in the series seems to be dull and tepid when compared with its prequels. There are some nice special moves and the gameplay is as tight as ever, but many players will find themselves bored and seeking newer pastures.