What Castlevania Games would you Recommend to Noobs?

#1 Posted by Psykhophear (1137 posts) -

I've never played Castlevania games before in my life but now, after discovering the series through YouTube and gaming websites, I've decided to take interest. The only problem is, I'm not sure where to begin so for those who are familiar with the franchise, can you recommend me three to five games to buy and start playing? I heard Symphony of The Night is good. Very good. Please list them down in bullet points. Thanks!

#2 Posted by Redbullet685 (6198 posts) -

The only Castlevania Ive played and beaten was Symphony of the Night. So, that one.

#3 Posted by Superfriend (1639 posts) -

Yeah, play Symphony of the Night! That game is one of the best games ever, in my opinion. The GBA and DS games are kinda like Symhony, so they´re okay too. 
I would stay away from most of the 3D games, especially the 2 N64 games. They´re not good at all (I´ve played through both though, because my childhood kinda sucked game-wise)

#4 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

dont you mean Newbs  ? (newbie)
Noob is like an internet insult

#5 Posted by Jeust (11489 posts) -
  1. Aria of Sorrow
  2. Dawn of Sorrow
  3. Symphony of the Night
  4. Portrait of Ruin
  5. Order of Ecclesia
  6. Circle of the Moon
  7. Harmony of Dissonance 
#6 Posted by Shadowjester (100 posts) -

I am like you and never took an interest till here recently. I just bought Symphony of the Night on Xbox Live and I can't stop playing it. 
So yeah my reccomended list is short and matches what you've already heard.  :)
1. Symphony of the Night
I will have to check out the ones that Jeust posted. 

#7 Posted by Levio (1798 posts) -

Harmony of Dissonance was my favorite of the ones I've played.  Straight forward RPG with exploration elements and an ok story.
For GBA.

#8 Posted by limewizard (236 posts) -

Argh! Stop giving him those daft RPG ones. Give him some of this good stuff: 

  • Castlevania 3 (NES)
  • Super Castlevania 4 (SNES)
  • Castlevania Chronicles. (PS1)
Of course, unless you want to track down the original copies, you'll be playing these through an emulator. But it's all good. 
#9 Posted by x_XJules (300 posts) -

Castlevania IV 
Symphony of the Night

#10 Posted by Raven_Sword (4085 posts) -

Everyone one that I played was stupid ass hard, so I really dont know.m
#11 Posted by kevinski (517 posts) -
#12 Posted by bartok (2642 posts) -

Wait Portrait of Ruin was hard ? I honestly thought that game was about as easy as Symphony of the Night though Order of Ecclesia is one tough bitch.

#13 Posted by kevinski (517 posts) -
@bartok said:
" Wait Portrait of Ruin was hard ? I honestly thought that game was about as easy as Symphony of the Night though Order of Ecclesia is one tough bitch. "
The final battle can be quite difficult. Furthermore, Hard Mode is a bitch.
#14 Posted by JJOR64 (19550 posts) -
#15 Posted by Psykhophear (1137 posts) -

It seems that Symphony of The Night, Super Castlevania IV and some handheld games are the best choices. I'll look into it. Thanks guys, and I was not aware that noobs and newbies are two different things. My bad! :P

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