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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Stark Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:37 pm

noiseredux wrote:Dudes, a PSA: all of the Lords Of Shadow titles are now backwards compatible on Xbox One!! :0

Couldn't be happier with this news as I never finished LoS2. Also PSA for any that don't know: these games are fantastic. That's why I wear a button that says: "Ask me about 2010's Castlevania Lords of Shadow."
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Xeogred Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:42 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:I caved and bought a PS4 so I could get Castlevania Requiem. Any one else get this? I'm playing through Rondo right now. It's kinda cool that some of the sound effects come through the speaker in the controller. But is there no way to turn this off and just have all sound come through the TV speakers like normal?


Also, someone gifted this to me yesterday (very appropriate for Halloween!): https://www.discogs.com/Konami-Kukeiha- ... e/11427564

I'll be getting it because I'd rather play Rondo this way from here on instead of the PSP version, or busting out all those Wii controllers for the VC version.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by noiseredux Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:49 pm

Stark wrote:
noiseredux wrote:Dudes, a PSA: all of the Lords Of Shadow titles are now backwards compatible on Xbox One!! :0

Couldn't be happier with this news as I never finished LoS2. Also PSA for any that don't know: these games are fantastic. That's why I wear a button that says: "Ask me about 2010's Castlevania Lords of Shadow."


I wear one that says "ask me about Stark's 2010 beard," which feels a little too inside. Not as cool as your button.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by GSZX1337 Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:25 am

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/castlevania-symphony-of-the-night-rondo-of-blood-c/1100-6462051/

If anyone was still wondering about Requiem coming to Swtich:
GameSpot asked Konami about Castlevania Requiem's exclusivity and whether it was for a certain period. In a statement, a representative for the company said that, "as it stands, there are no plans to bring Requiem to other platforms--[Requiem] is a PS4 exclusive."
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by marurun Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:27 pm

Sony apparently has a PSP wrapper working for PS4, and speculation right now is that this Castlevania collection is literally the PSP ports put into his wrapper. Almost no actual development work or porting was done. Sony is basically offering Konami free money for almost no work at all. And that’s why it won’t come to Switch. Nintendo isn’t offering Konami free money.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Xeogred Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:37 pm

marurun wrote:Sony apparently has a PSP wrapper working for PS4, and speculation right now is that this Castlevania collection is literally the PSP ports put into his wrapper. Almost no actual development work or porting was done. Sony is basically offering Konami free money for almost no work at all. And that’s why it won’t come to Switch. Nintendo isn’t offering Konami free money.

But... Simon and Richter in Smash.

You're not wrong though, everything I've heard is that it was all Sony's work (or lack therof) that made this port. Konami as nobody should be surprised, doesn't give a damn to do anything thesedays. So on one hand it seems like it'd be hard to even blame Sony for this wacky port, they probably had jack crap to work with and no help from Konami or extra sources.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by samsonlonghair Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:51 pm

I watched an excellent YouTube video today on this Subject. I’m assuming most of us retrogamers are already familiar with the “My Life in Gaming” channel for their in-depth series on RGB video and getting the best possible picture from various consoles. Their videos are consistently thorough. My Life in Gaming tends to take a relatively neutral tone. They base their comparison videos on facts, they leave opinions to a minimum, and they admit when they do state opinions.

My Life in Gaming recently posted a video that covered every version of Castlevania Rhondo of Blood and Castlevania Symphony of the Night. They covered every port and remake - including the PSP and PS4 version. They admitted that they aren’t technical experts in PSP emulation, but they are aware that Parappa the Rappa in PS4 is based on the PSP version. They posted side-by-side videos of every version of Rhondo of Blood which showed a certain graphical error is only present in the PSP version and in the PS4 version.

My Life in Gaming could have roasted Konami and Sony based on this evidence, but they retained their neutral tone. Kudos to them for maintaining professionalism!

Search YouTube for “My Life in Gaming Castlevania” to see the video for yourself. Highly recommended! Sorry I can’t post a link right now; I’m on my smartphone.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Gunstar Green Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:13 pm

I'm not exactly sure why this is such a big deal. It's still making two popular Castlevania titles more accessible to people in 2018.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by marurun Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:43 pm

It's not a big deal, really, unless you don't own a PS4. I don't. And I think these titles would be great on Switch. And I'm just generally pissed at Konami for sitting on this massive pile of compelling IP and doing nothing with it because CASINOS AND MOBILE!
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by noiseredux Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:54 pm

marurun wrote:It's not a big deal, really, unless you don't own a PS4.


yup. That's the bummer here. I totally understand WHY it's a Sony exclusive. But I still think it sucks.
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