What Castlevania game are you playing right now?

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#1 Posted by AngeTheDude (774 posts) -

I just beat Harmony of Dissonance and I'm about to start on Symphony of the Night when I've taken a decent break from Castlevania games. Which ones are you guys playing now? Have you just beaten any? Any advice for a first time SotN player?

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#2 Posted by Bubahula (2224 posts) -

never played one... dont hurt me
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#3 Posted by Icemael (6845 posts) -
@Bubahula: Here's my advice: Explore. The other metroidvania games are pretty much linear experiences, though they have some minor exploration. In Symphony of the Night, however, you'll often have several paths to choose from, all of which lead you to stuff that'll help you get closer to the ending. The game doesn't guide you nearly as much as the other ones.
 
By the way, I'm currently playing through Symphony of the Night for the third time.
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#4 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@Bubahula said:
" never played one... dont hurt me "
You should fix that. I can't imagine that you don't own a console that has Castlevania on it (seeing as how essentially all of them do)
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#5 Posted by Seedofpower (4045 posts) -

I just finished the 3rd. About to play the first once i find a rom.

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#6 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@Seedofpower said:
" rom. "
...
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#7 Edited by JJWeatherman (14886 posts) -

I'm playing Order of Ecclesia. It seems pretty long as I have been playing it off and on for quite a while. Maybe I'll finish it one of these days.   :P

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#8 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@Seedofpower said:
" I just finished the 3rd. About to play the first once i find a rom. "
You disappoint me.
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#9 Posted by buzz_clik (7418 posts) -

Just started Dawn of Sorrow a couple of nights ago. I've never played a DS Castlevania before -- obviously playing Circle of the Moon in the GBA slot doesn't count -- so I'm quite excited about getting taters deep into a new adventure.
 
@Icemael said:

" @Bubahula: Here's my advice: Explore. The other metroidvania games are pretty much linear experiences, though they have some minor exploration. In Symphony of the Night, however, you'll often have several paths to choose from, all of which lead you to stuff that'll help you get closer to the ending. The game doesn't guide you nearly as much as the other ones. By the way, I'm currently playing through Symphony of the Night for the third time. "
True dat, exploration is key. I actually finished SotN the first time by rushing through, although I still really enjoyed it enough to play it again. My return play saw me taking the time to try and delve into every corner of the map. Needless to say, the rewards gained from acquiring certain pieces of equipment and knowledge led to one of my favourite moments in gaming. ;)
 
I think I've played it through 4 times, and even now all this talk makes me a bit twitchy.
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#10 Posted by AgentJ (8995 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" Just started Dawn of Sorrow a couple of nights ago. I've never played a DS Castlevania before -- obviously playing Circle of the Moon in the GBA slot doesn't count -- so I'm quite excited about getting taters deep into a new adventure.
 
@Icemael said:
" @Bubahula: Here's my advice: Explore. The other metroidvania games are pretty much linear experiences, though they have some minor exploration. In Symphony of the Night, however, you'll often have several paths to choose from, all of which lead you to stuff that'll help you get closer to the ending. The game doesn't guide you nearly as much as the other ones. By the way, I'm currently playing through Symphony of the Night for the third time. "
True dat, exploration is key. I actually finished SotN the first time by rushing through, although I still really enjoyed it enough to play it again. My return play saw me taking the time to try and delve into every corner of the map. Needless to say, the rewards gained from acquiring certain pieces of equipment and knowledge led to one of my favourite moments in gaming. ;)  I think I've played it through 4 times, and even now all this talk makes me a bit twitchy. "
Please do try Order of Ecclesia. It's my favorite of the bunch
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#11 Posted by animateria (3334 posts) -

Ecclesia definitely brought back the difficulty in Castlevania.
 
I'm in the process of beating it, though I did get distracted from some recently released games.

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#12 Posted by buzz_clik (7418 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" Please do try Order of Ecclesia. It's my favorite of the bunch "
Heh, I'm sure I'll get around to it at some point. I'll let you know when I do, eh?
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#13 Posted by Seedofpower (4045 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @Seedofpower said:
" I just finished the 3rd. About to play the first once i find a rom. "
You disappoint me. "
@Hailinel said:
" @Seedofpower said:
" I just finished the 3rd. About to play the first once i find a rom. "
You disappoint me. "
Both of you can get off your high horses, I own those games, i just don't own a working console anymore. The pass 5 I bought all broke.
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#14 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@Seedofpower: You quoted me twice, and I'm not sure why.
 
Are you aware that all of the NES Castlevanias are available on the Wii VC?
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#15 Posted by Seedofpower (4045 posts) -
@Hailinel: oops lol, i was trying to quote agentJ also. Anyways, yes i did but I don't want to buy a wii to play my classic nes games from my childhood. I got the old Nes consoles dirt cheap.
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#16 Posted by AngeTheDude (774 posts) -

I just beat Symphony of the Night and got all the XBLA achievements. What a draining experience! Getting the 200.6% map achievement was exhausting. I didn't enjoy the inverted castle as much as the first part of the game, but I still love this game. I'm glad I played it. I'm now starting on Aria of Sorrow.

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