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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Zing Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:22 am

I agree about the music. I have no interest in the game, but I have listened to the soundtrack many times.

The following game's music was even better!
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:02 am

I played through LoI a few years back and enjoyed it. A lot of areas of the game did seem repetitive and boring, but I trooped through the game anyway. I played it some years back now, so I don't know how I'd feel about it today. I always wanted to check out Curse of Darkness, but I've read so many horrible things about it.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Flake Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:21 am

I have always felt that if the developers had just made Lament of Innocence's environments less repetitive, the game would have gotten great reception. There wasn't really anything else wrong with it.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Xeogred Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:45 pm

Is Curse of Darkness really that bad? I've always heard mixed things myself. Considering how awkwardly received LoI was, I guess Curse just floated by or something. Most people I've talked too seem to prefer LoI over it. I still want to check it out myself sometime though... maybe they fixed the environment issue?
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:02 pm

The review for Darkness on the Castlevania Dungeon, IIRC, says the environment issue is worse.

http://www.castlevaniadungeon.net/games/cod.html

Still, I will try it one day.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Xeogred Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:24 pm

I feel like I can just stop reading after the first sentence:

"At some point in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, there's a stage called the Tower of Eternity. It is fifty floors, which means you go through fifty identical rooms, fighting enemies over and over."

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Also to correct myself from earlier... is it LoI that didn't have any leveling? I'm seeing in this review that Curse "brings that back" so maybe I mixed them up. Come to think of it I think that's another reason why I got bored with LoI, there was no real reward for the endless back to back fighting.
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by Ziggy587 Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:55 pm

Also, the fighting in LoI wasn't nearly as fun as it was in SotN.
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by Xeogred Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:17 pm

Yeah, it's a weird thing since the game formulas are arguably pretty much dead on similar. But it just works so much better in 2D. It's kind of like how I'm a huge side scrolling beat em' up fan, but games like the Dynasty Warriors series just don't really do it for me and get old pretty quickly. Even though, in both cases, all you're doing is repeatedly button mashing your way through hundreds of enemies per level.

Retro Studios got it right with Metroid Prime, damn they did. Too bad Castlevania didn't turn out that way.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Flake Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:00 am

All this Lament of Innocence talk got me to buy a copy of it at the local brick and mortar the other day and I am taking this weekend to sit down and play it.

So far, it's been pretty fun. There are a few things that this game actually does very well that I did not give it credit for in the past.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Xeogred Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:15 pm

It definitely beats Lords of Shadows.
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