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#1 Posted by KnightsofRound (486 posts) -

I'm low on points right now, but I'm intrigued by the impressive reviews Shadow Complex has been receiving.
It's gonna have to wait until after Braid though...

#3 Edited by KnightsofRound (486 posts) -

The Triple Bonus Pack is only worth getting if you want the memory lamp.  The Killer Machine ring isn't really essential but I suppose it helps in some places.  The additional dream is neat too, but it's only worth it if you really liked the dreams.  Basically, if you want to be able to watch any cut scene from the game at any given time then it's worth the $2.50, although I personally feel like it should have been included in the game in the first place.
The Seeker of the Deep dungeon is worth getting if you're really into the game, but you will have to be ready for some extreme preparation.  The boss in this dungeon is hard as hell and you will have to do a lot of skill/level grinding to get adequately prepared to take him on.  There are also achievements for every 5th floor all the way up to floor 25, so that's an easy 50 points, but the other 50 you get from the boss will take a lot of time and hard work to get.  Definitely worth getting if you're a hardcore RPG player and you like Lost Odyssey a lot.
It's also worth noting that you cannot use the memory lamp until you get the Nautilus, and you cannot access the bonus dungeon until disc 4.

#4 Posted by KnightsofRound (486 posts) -
#5 Posted by KnightsofRound (486 posts) -

I saw this as well, but I decided to get the GOTY edition of Oblivion instead since it came with all the DLC.  I'll pick up Bioshock eventually.

#6 Edited by KnightsofRound (486 posts) -
@Eirikr said:
" Just don't ignore the older games. Alternate playing one in-between the portable games. "
You are referring to the originals, yes?  NES/SNES?  I am interested in playing these games, but is there any way I can play them outside of ROMs/Emulators?  I do not have a NES or SNES.

I've seen Castlevania Chronicles on the PSN, but I am not exactly sure what this is.
#7 Posted by KnightsofRound (486 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" @KnightsofRound: I see. since you already own that package, I'd play it through in chronologic order first. after that, maybe 4, circle of the moon or aria of sorrow, and then each of the DS games (dawn of sorrow and order of ecclesia first) "
Funnily enough, I actually tried to buy Order of Ecclesia a few months ago but my EB Games only had a used copy of it, and I do not like buying used games.

I have moved since then however, so I will give another look for it before resorting to online.  I was going to start there since it was the newest game.

I am tempted however to try and play the games in chronological order as best to my ability, starting with the GBA games before going to the DS ones.  I will most likely play Rondo/SotN first though, just to get acquainted with the series.
#8 Edited by KnightsofRound (486 posts) -
@AgentJ said:
" @KnightsofRound:
If you want to experience Castlevania, your best bet is going to be getting a DS. between it and the GBA (whose library the DS can play) there are 6 of the best Castlevania games ever made, including my personal favorites in Order of Ecclesia, Circle of the Moon and Dawn of Sorrow. 
I already have a DS w/ GBA backwards compatibility.  The reason why I haven't bothered with any of the DS Castlevania games thus far is that I wanted to make sure I started in the right spot.  The main reason I bought DXC was because I knew it had Symphony of the Night included, but I'm also willing to part with a bit of change to play the original version of that game.

Thanks to everyone so far for the responses.
#9 Posted by KnightsofRound (486 posts) -

I've been interested in the Castlevania series for a long time now, but due to the series' ridiculous backcatalogue of games, I haven't really known where the best place to start is.

I recently found Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles for ridiculously cheap so I decided I might as well start there.  I know this game has the original Rondo of Blood and (an apparently updated w/ new voice acting?) Symphony of the Night.

What I want to know is, should I start with the PSP update of Rondo of Blood, or should I start with Symphony of the Night?  I know the latter is arguably the most popular game in the series so I thought it may be a good place to start.

The only other problem I have is, does anyone know what the specific differences are between Symphony of the Night on XBLA, PSN, and PSP?  As far as I know the XBLA version has altered sound effects, the PSN version is the original PS1 version, and the PSP version in DXC has a new voice cast.

Many thanks to any and all replies that can clear some of this up for me.

#10 Edited by KnightsofRound (486 posts) -

I whole heartily recommend all of the following:

before sunrise (watch this one first)

before sunset (watch this one second)

lost in translation

vanilla sky (romance/thriller/mystery, don't be turned off from the lower overall rating, if you like movies with INSANE plot twists you will fucking love this)

garden state

edward scissorhands (mostly comedy/fantasy but has some nice romance stuff in the last portion)

what's eating gilbert grape (mostly drama, but romance as well - this movie is really touching though)

the notebook (someone already mentioned this, but despite what you may have heard people say about this movie it's really fucking good)

do it.