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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:24 am

Anyone ever beat the second quest / hard mode in a Castlevania game? I've beaten the hard mode in 1 and 4, but for some reason I never thought about playing 3. I was just watching it on AGDQ and Medusa heads are replaced with skulls that actually chase you (link). It's awesome to learn something new about a game you thought you knew everything about!

edit: Come to think of it, there's a lot I haven't done with 3. Which just seems kind of odd since it's one of my favorite NES games, and one of my favorite games of any console. I've beaten the NES and FC versions several times over, but I've never beaten the harder difficulty. What's more, I've only beaten it with Grant and Alucard. I've never played with Sypha. And even then, I've never really used Alucard or Grant. I usually just switch to them to skip something then switch back immediately. I really like playing as Trevor. But I should really try doing a solo run with the three other characters. And I should really try the hard mode.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by MrPopo Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:41 pm

Oh man, you never ran Sypha? Her magic does some crazy damage.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:03 pm

Started playing The Castlevania Adventure (GB) last night, and...whew...it is rough! The controls are horrendous, and it’s like your character is wading through water the whole game. I may have to emulate this one. Fortunately, the GB sequels seem much, much better.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by BoneSnapDeez Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:39 pm

That's the only GB one I have and holy hell is it atrocious.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:52 pm

MrPopo wrote:Oh man, you never ran Sypha? Her magic does some crazy damage.


I've seen speedruns, and yeah, I'm aware of what she can do. I just never dived into those three characters, for whatever reason.

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Started playing The Castlevania Adventure (GB) last night, and...whew...it is rough! The controls are horrendous, and it’s like your character is wading through water the whole game. I may have to emulate this one. Fortunately, the GB sequels seem much, much better.


I got really sick of how slow it moves. I ended up using a Game Genie code that "improves speed slightly."

FF7-3CE-E69

It makes the game a lot more playable, but it kinda breaks the difficulty in sections that rely on the speed.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by pierrot Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:53 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:Anyone ever beat the second quest / hard mode in a Castlevania game? I've beaten the hard mode in 1 and 4, but for some reason I never thought about playing 3. I was just watching it on AGDQ and Medusa heads are replaced with skulls that actually chase you (link). It's awesome to learn something new about a game you thought you knew everything about!

I was wondering what was up with those skulls. I caught the back half of that run, and sort of chalked it up to it being the US version. I've only played the Japanese version, but I did play a fair amount of the second loop. I don't remember any of those skulls, but I went the Alucard route, and stopped at the last stage before the castle, with the tower of falling blocks. I lost the war of attrition at that point. It didn't really help that I had essentially played all the stages in the game by that point, either. I went with Sypha on the first loop, so it also wasn't really as fun having Alucard with me. I still have my password from that playthrough, though. I don't think I've ever bothered to play the hard mode in any other Castlevania game.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:31 am

Oh, now I remember... I beat Bloodlines on the expert difficulty setting, and with both characters. I'm definitely gonna have to check out 3 on hard mode. I have both the NES and FC versions, I think I'd like to try and beat both on hard.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:34 am

I’ve beaten the second quest in Castlevania (NES). The only difference between it and the first is the addition of Medusa heads in places the y do not appear ordinarily. I didn’t think it added much challenge.

I will have to try the Castlevania III second quest sometime, though. That game rules.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ordinary Gamer Tue May 14, 2019 9:09 am

So we have Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Bloodstained Ritual of the Moon just around the corner, which is exciting. Did anyone else LOVE this new trailer for Bloodstained. Iga showing his fun side here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d79KArgmgcc
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Thu May 16, 2019 7:59 pm

The Castlevania Collection is getting bad reviews on Steam. Most of them are citing no controller mapping options and choppy gameplay. I don't know how they games play on other platforms, but that's a shame to hear. If I buy it, it will mostly be to get the digital book, which I would rather have on PC.
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