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Title: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Q on April 16, 2006, 18:06
We need a Castlevania topic here. So which 'Vanias have you been playing recently? I just accomplished LoI a week ago, and now playing Curse with some 65 % of the map completed. It feels better than Lament in many ways, but  I've been a bit disappointed about the realization of the game world. Some beautiful landscapes together with a bit more alternating "rooms" would've been awesome. The battle system and other stuff are actualized quite decently though, and of course I love the music. While still not completed the game, I'm not able to comment the story. But there's Dracula, so it seems ok to me. 8)
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Bloodreign on April 16, 2006, 19:07
Voted Dracula's Curse, I need to get back into playing that sometime, seeing as I've taken an extended break from anything CV related.
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: A-Yty on April 16, 2006, 21:09
Voted SotN, though I hope there will some day be a CV that'll surpass it.

I just finished DC while writing a walkthrough for it.
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Q on April 16, 2006, 23:11
One vote for Adventure. Somebody's not serious. :|
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Persläpi on April 19, 2006, 13:01
I voted Castlevania LoD. I really dont have that game yet, but i have Castlevania 64, and i voted LoD because it is "Version 2.0" about that game.
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Persläpi on April 22, 2006, 20:08
Quote from: "A-Yty"
I just finished DC while writing a walkthrough for it.
Dude, are wroting walkthroughs about the games? WOW. Im worting too about the Cv 64 and LoD. Duuuuude..
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Bloodreign on June 16, 2006, 14:02
Quote from: "Doppe"
Quote from: "Lord Quincey"
One vote for Adventure. Somebody's not serious. :|
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: A-Yty on June 16, 2006, 16:04
Quote from: "Bloodreign"
Quote from: "Doppe"
Quote from: "Lord Quincey"
One vote for Adventure. Somebody's not serious. :|

Note: meaning that he likely started playing video games during the most intense rise of 3-D gaming and thus cannot perhaps fully appreciate 2-D games.
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Christophe on June 16, 2006, 16:04
Sigh. Poor kid. I guess that the 70's wasn't that bad time to grow up if the option is N64 and 3d Castlevania. I choose Black Knight pinball game any time instead of any of these 3d games that got hit with the ugly stick.  There should be an option to vote for the Mario 64. It is at least a decent effort ;).

Correct me if I'm wrong but Castlevania equals good gamepaly in a good ol' 2d. This should not be too hard to understand even if you were born yesterday. Sheesh.
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Bloodreign on June 16, 2006, 23:11
Quote from: "A-Yty"


No, he's 12.  :)

Seriously though I see kids say that a lot and I always tell them without these old 2-D games you'd have no games likely out there today. 
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Christophe on June 17, 2006, 15:03
I'm doubtful that it would do much good ;). We have our own cultural icons: http://davesworld.gamesanimal.com/notorious.php?art=44 (http://davesworld.gamesanimal.com/notorious.php?art=44)
Kids of these days have no idea how such games were played. It was three lives and game over man! 

http://davesworld.gamesanimal.com/notorious.php?art=16 (http://davesworld.gamesanimal.com/notorious.php?art=16)
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Bloodreign on July 11, 2006, 15:03
I've run into so many kids that dislike the classics it isn't funny, trouble is though without these classics these kids today would not have gaming.

Agree or disagree?
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: ParasiteX on July 11, 2006, 17:05
Quote from: "Bloodreign"
I've run into so many kids that dislike the classics it isn't funny, trouble is though without these classics these kids today would not have gaming.

Agree or disagree?
I totally agree with that. :brow:
Nowadays kids don't even know how the games are really made. They just know that there is 3d -programs and in common "AUTOCAD", “C++” -languages which will make graphics and commands work.
How crazy must it be to see first videogame on consoles like NintendoWii or Playstation3? It's just impossible for them to suddenly understand such complex data. :|

 :P
Title: Vs: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Venetkoski on April 05, 2008, 20:08
Voted for CoD  :mrgreen:.. I really like it, and many dislike it.. Why is it so, or am I someway different from other people :P?
Title: Vs: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Azmodan on April 05, 2008, 20:08
Meh...it had good atmosphere and story (though a little too vague...) and the voice acting was top-notch. If it had good level design, I imagine it would've been something big.
Title: Vs: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: Peklo on April 05, 2008, 21:09
The combat engine needs to be completely revamped too (ooh vampire puns). I'm sick of lackluster hack 'n slash mediocrity. The thing is that it is not at all necessary to have an emphasis on combat (look at the N64 games), but they seem really caught on pursuing that direction, so it needs to truly excel at it, in that case.

I vote Dracula's Curse. Probably not any single game shall surpass it in my eyes, Castlevania or otherwise.
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: A-Yty on March 28, 2014, 13:01
If you would have the opportunity to give Castlevania/Akumajou a new title, what would you call it?
Title: Re: Castlevania: The General Thread
Post by: A-Yty on December 28, 2019, 13:01
Anyone who read the Castlevania Guide by Kurt?

https://www.amazon.com/Hardcore-Gaming-101-Presents-Castlevania/dp/1482742187