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!
What Castlevania Games would you Recommend to Noobs?
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)
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.
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.
I'd say that the most newb-friendly Castlevania games are as follows:
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
- Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
- Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
If you don't mind more of a challenge, however, then I'd recommend the following:
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
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