Castlevania: Harmony of Despair ?

#1 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
#2 Posted by Jeust (10537 posts) -

That is promising... thanks for the news!

#3 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

Oh boy, a possible sequel to the worst friggin' Castlevania game I've ever played!
 
Ah, whatever, this is still great news. I'll pretty much take my "Metroidvania" any way I can get it.

#4 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Castlevania HD?
 
Score!

#5 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

Bout time. I'm starting to go through Castlevania withdrawal. 
@nintendoeats said:

" Castlevania HD? Score! "

-_- I see what you did there...
#6 Edited by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -

Another DS game? 
 
I'd rather have another 2D Castlevanie for HD consoles. They could sell it via XBLA and PSN.

#7 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -
@nintendoeats said:
" Castlevania HD? Score! "
You know what? That's a possibility. A very, very farfetched possibility... but also an awesome possibility. 
 
Either way, great news. I've been starving for some side-scrolling Castlevania goodness; especially after seeing footage and screenshots of Lords of Shadow, which looks like Prince of Persian War: The Colossal God's Shadow: Slightly Gothic Edition.
#8 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@Icemael: Well, remember how the first DS game was called "Dawn of Sorrow?" Could be the same thing...
#9 Posted by Romination (2777 posts) -

Yeah, but does anyone remember Harmony of Dissonance? (Well..I did, and so did you, so that answer that...) I just remember getting very stuck and giving up.

#10 Posted by evoxpisces1 (10 posts) -

Why am I the only one who loved Harmony of Dissonance???? I am THRILLED about this news!!!

#11 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

I enjoyed HoD more than the Sorrow games, but not as much as SOTN. We'll have to see. Watch after this comes out they'll do the crossover story Harmony of Sorrow.
 
I wonder how difficult it would be to turn monoscopic NDS games into stereoscopic 3DS games. I mean Sony has a patented method for doing that to older PS1/PS2 games, right? And doesn't Nvidia have something similar for PC games?
 
Castlevania would make a cool game in 3D due to the polygonal backgrounds. Also imagine the boss fights and effects.

#12 Posted by Hailinel (24272 posts) -

Well, we are about due for another DS Castlevania game, if it is indeed coming to that platform.  Regardless of the quality of Harmony of Dissonance, the quality of the last game, Order of Ecclesia, keeps me hopeful that the next 2D Castlevania to come along will be a fun game.

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#13 Posted by BeachThunder (11799 posts) -

That would be awesome if it's another DS game. Of course I still need to play DoS and OoE. But PoR was great. I wonder if this will actually be a 3DS game.

#14 Posted by evoxpisces1 (10 posts) -
OoE was amazing, PoR is decent too. I have not played the Sorrow games, for some reason they don't seem to interest me. But I'll give them a shot one day. HoD is my favorite and I'd be blissful if they made a DS sequel for it!
#15 Edited by Galamoth (91 posts) -

Now the rumor is that it's a 6-player XBLM game, in a Metroidvania style adventure... 
 
Weird.
#16 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@Galamoth said:
"
Now the rumor is that it's a 6-player XBLA game, in a Metroidvania style adventure...  Weird. "
Hrm, that image would really imply a portable outing, seeing as how those protagonists all performed on the GBA or DS. 6 players wouldn't make mush sense either. That piece of artwork is awesome though.
#17 Posted by xyzygy (9935 posts) -
@evoxpisces1 said:
" OoE was amazing, PoR is decent too. I have not played the Sorrow games, for some reason they don't seem to interest me. But I'll give them a shot one day. HoD is my favorite and I'd be blissful if they made a DS sequel for it! "
I've played Symphony of the Night, Aria of Sorrow, and Portrait of Ruin and Aria is the best out of them. Portrait is second, then Symphony, but they're still all awesome. I'm currently playing through Circle of the Moon.
#18 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" @evoxpisces1 said:
" OoE was amazing, PoR is decent too. I have not played the Sorrow games, for some reason they don't seem to interest me. But I'll give them a shot one day. HoD is my favorite and I'd be blissful if they made a DS sequel for it! "
I've played Symphony of the Night, Aria of Sorrow, and Portrait of Ruin and Aria is the best out of them. Portrait is second, then Symphony, but they're still all awesome. I'm currently playing through Circle of the Moon. "
You really need to play OOE if you get the chance. Quintessential Metoidvania.
#19 Posted by MercuryCrusader (257 posts) -

So...when's the next Castlevania game that isn't yet another Metroidvania or a 3D game of questionable quality?
#20 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -

Of course. A 6-player co-op Castlevania for Xbox Live. 
 
Wait, what?

#21 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@MercuryCrusader said:
" So...when's the next Castlevania game that isn't yet another Metroidvania or a 3D game of questionable quality? "
What else is there? If you want a classic Castlevania, your best bet is the "Castlevania Rebirth" game on Wiiware.
@Icemael said:
" Of course. A 6-player co-op Castlevania for Xbox Live.  Wait, what? "
+1
+1
#22 Posted by MercuryCrusader (257 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
What else is there? If you want a classic Castlevania, your best bet is the "Castlevania Rebirth" game on Wiiware. "

What do you mean "what else is there" as if the classic Castlevania style is absolutely not an option whatsoever.  Anyways, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth ruled. Could use more of that.
#23 Posted by frankfartmouth (1016 posts) -

I could go for a new 2D Metroidvania about every 6 months. There's no other franchise out there that's been able to pawn off the same recycled shit on me with such success. I never get sick of them. Great news

#24 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@MercuryCrusader said:
" @AgentJ said:
What else is there? If you want a classic Castlevania, your best bet is the "Castlevania Rebirth" game on Wiiware. "
What do you mean "what else is there" as if the classic Castlevania style is absolutely not an option whatsoever.  Anyways, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth ruled. Could use more of that. "
I'm just not a huge fan of the classic Castlevanias. The only one I have enjoyed was IV.
#25 Edited by Icemael (6314 posts) -
@AgentJ said:

" @MercuryCrusader said:

" @AgentJ said:
What else is there? If you want a classic Castlevania, your best bet is the "Castlevania Rebirth" game on Wiiware. "
What do you mean "what else is there" as if the classic Castlevania style is absolutely not an option whatsoever.  Anyways, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth ruled. Could use more of that. "
I'm just not a huge fan of the classic Castlevanias. The only one I have enjoyed was IV. "
Have you played Rondo of Blood?
#26 Posted by Fearbeard (826 posts) -

I'd love it if it turned out to be Castlevania HD, for XBLA or PSN.  A high def 2D Metroidvania?  Yes please.

#27 Posted by Wes899 (2107 posts) -

I think that's a terrible name. I'm hoping for a good looking 2d game on consoles.

#28 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -
@Icemael: I haven't.
#29 Posted by Icemael (6314 posts) -
@AgentJ: If you ask me, it's by far and away the best classic Castlevania. You should get it. It's been released on PSP in the three-game compilation Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (you get a 2.5D remake of Rondo of Blood, the original, 2D version of the game, and Symphony of the Night), and if I'm not mistaken, you can get it on Wiiware as well.
#30 Posted by nilsmueller (3 posts) -

Cool thanks for this news...

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