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4.36 stars 4.36/5 Stars Average score of 11 user reviews spread across 14 releases and 0 DLC

Symphony of the Night is fantastic game, simple as that 0

The Sony PlayStation is a great system, it can produce some pretty good graphics while also maintaining smooth and fun gameplay. Though the Castlevania games have always played great (excluding Simon’s Quest) and looked great at the same time, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night keeps the tried-and-true formula that made past game before it stand out, but created something more than just a great sequel. No, Konami not only evolved the series and threw it in unexplored territory, but they simply m...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Symphony of the Night, best 2D game ever made. 0

IntroToday I'm going to review one of my favourite games of all time:' Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.' A good 11 years ago Konami had released the game on the original Playstation, The game later was ported to the Saturn, Xbox Live Arcade, PSN and the Playstation Portable in a rehashed version of Rondo of Blood. The PS and Saturn version can be found in barging bins if you're lucky but if you really want to start playing right now you can either get it on PS3 or Xbox360 for 10 dollars on th...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The classic returns! 0

If you never got the chance to play this back when it was released over ten years ago, now is the perfect chance. If you've ever played any of the castlevania games on the DS, you'll have a pretty good idea of what's going on when you first start. However, Symphony of the Night is by far the best execution of the castlevania formula. If you've never played it, you absolutely owe it to yourself as a gamer to. It's absolutely that good....

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

(Old Review) Hack-and-Slash Dreams Come True 0

Please note: This is a reposting of a review I had written in 2006.  Its content has not been altered in any way.  Subsequently, it is in no way indicative of my current writing style, observational prowess, or critical standards and opinions.  For all we know, this was the zenith of my game critic career. Above and beyond the standard for downloadable games lies Symphony of the Night, a PlayStation classic much more a timeless adventure than a casual title for the occasional hobbyists. Though i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Everything the PlayStation Version Offers and More! 0

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (or SotN, as it’s often referred to as) marked a turning point in the history of the Castlevania series. Gone was the level-by-level progression that the series had already come to be known for, as SotN introduced Castlevania fans to a world not terribly dissimilar from that of Super Metroid in that it allowed for an almost entirely non-linear game play experience.Originally released on PlayStation, SotN is widely considered to be one of the best 2D adventure g...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Play this if you want to know what a man is. 0

The ShortPros- Reinvented Castlevania by taking the aesthetic and mixing it with Metroid-style exploration- Single-handedly invented the "Metroidvania" (or "Castletroid" if you're a tool) genre- RPG elements including leveling, gear, and currency all play a role in this new style- Fantastic 2D art mixed with some 2D and 3D backdrops make the game look good- Music is absolutely some of the best in the series with almost all new tracks- Long adventure, with the "inverse castle" twist still crazy-...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sublime. 0

Some people will try to sell you on the idea that Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is still the greatest game ever made. Disregard these people. Enter Castlevania without expectations and grandeur and you'll find that this game is still shockingly fresh, as many modern games now considered somewhat "innovative" are largely taking cues from this excellent game.For the uninitiated, Symphony of the Night is the first exploration-focused title in the Castlevania franchise, the game that adds the "...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Just goes to show how 2D gaming is a mainstay, regardless of the 0

In a time where 3D gaming was beginning to take over, the Castlevania series manages to once again shake the very foundations of the “current generation” (at the time) by bringing back the dying breed of 2D gaming with full force. SOTN is the first installment of the legendary series on a 3D platform, and it is nothing short of spectacular. Just the overall presentation of the game is mind blowing and just goes to show you how a little elbow grease and some imagination can go a long way. SOTN ta...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Ohhh i love the game but... 5

Yes i do love the game and so but when i bought it on xbla it is unplayable due to the controller on the xbox being fucked up. I mean the special attack that you do with up and triangle on the PS controller go off bu itself because of the D-pad on the 360 is not working. it is unusable....

0 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Amazing Platformer/RPG 0

I don't believe that I played anything else for about two months straight. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is highly addictive even today. Yes, it is 2D, but all of the greatest games were!Even though it's 2D, they used cell shading and some graphics to simulate 3D in the scenery. ALUCARD, the main character, DRACULA's hybrid son, must survive Castlevania by slashing, shooting, and blowing up whatever is in his/your path.And just when you thought you were done, just wait til the castle flips ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

New Console, Old Problems 2

            It’s rare that I find the time to return to classic games, and even rarer that I finish them. I’ve tried many established “classics”, and while I can appreciate the influence they’ve had, it is hard for me to ignore problems that have been solved in later iterations and generations. Symphony of the Night is one of the lucky ones that I’ve finished—perhaps due to the fact that it is on the XBLA for ten dollars—but that doesn’t mean it is without fault. No, for every instance of good ...

0 out of 2 found this review helpful.

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