Guardian Heroes is one of the best 2D beat 'em ups ever produced. As much as I love old Konami titles like the TMNT series, X-Men, and the Simpsons, they all pale in comparison to Treasure's classic Sega Saturn release. It's what Castle Crashers was seemingly modeled after, and I can't think of a game that's ever managed to completely top it within the same genre. So yeah, I like Guardian Heroes quite a bit before I even began to play the XBLA release. And I still like it a whole bunch after playing the XBLA release.