Which DS Castlevania is Best?

#1 Posted by FreakAche (2949 posts) -

I'm thinking of buying a Castlevania game to play on the bus, and was wondering which one I should get.

#2 Posted by Landon (4130 posts) -

Dawn of Sorrow is the best. The Portrait of Ruin played like it was a step backward and the 3rd one was a little too weird for me.

#3 Posted by JJOR64 (18907 posts) -
#4 Posted by buzz_clik (6914 posts) -

I've not played Order of Ecclesia yet, but out of the other two I'd also go with Dawn of Sorrow. I still enjoyed Portrait of Ruin, but the whole two character thing may have been too fiddly for its own good; the twin loadout system in DoS just seems like a much more elegant mechanic.

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#5 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -

Dawn of Sorrow is both the best and the most 'Metroid-ey' of the three. Order of Ecclesia's very good too, but I personally found it a bit too linear. It was almost like a throwback to the old Castlevania games because it's basically set out as a series of fairly straighforward 'levels', each with wildly different backdrops. Portrait of Ruin isn't bad either, but I'd definitely play the other two first.

#6 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

I enjoyed Order of Ecclesia the most. I certainly recommend it. Dawn of Sorrow is solid as well.

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