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The Formula is wearing thin 0

Castlevania’s 2nd installment on the DS implements yet another gimmick attempting to rejuvenate the formula: players can swap between two new heroes named Jonathan and Charlotte.  Unfortunately neither character possesses unique abilities of the sort seen in Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse.  Jonathan’s your typical Belmont wannabe and Charlotte’s your typical spell-casting magical schoolgirl.  Usually you control one or the other though they can called upon to perform special moves and t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dracula isn't so tough this time around. 0

Castlevania: portrait of ruin, is the second castlevania game to be released on the DS and its great. First and foremost, if your a castlevania fan then PoR is going to be a familier and easy experience. What makes PoR so forgiving is the fact that not only do you have 2 characters under you control, but the game is set up to make sure you can get tons of gold and get to a shop with little to no effort wherever you may be. The only time you might be challenged is at the last couple of boss fight...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the best in the series. 0

Well I'd like to start off by saying that this has got to be one of the best Castlevania games by far! I've never really been a fan, but I have played a good couple, so I know what to look for. The art style in this game is exceptionally detailed and of a certain anime look. The sound in the game is very nice, It has the original Castlevania music that we all loved, and it has a Crisp quality. One of my biggest pet peeves in the game would have to be the lag of the sound quality. This game ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Don't tell me, I think I know how this one goes... 0

Almost ten years after the ground-breaking Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was released for the original Playstation, Dracula’s labyrinthine, hazard-filled castle has yet again materialized from the ether to threaten an unsuspecting world. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, the latest installment in a successful spate of handheld Castlevania games patterned closely after Symphony of the Night, sees you back in the boots of a foppish young hero ready to whip his way through a ghoulish menagerie of...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great game for everyone who enjoy 2D action games. 0

Portrait of Ruin is the second Castlevania for DS, and while I'm surprised that it's worse than the first one, it's still a really good game. The main change from Dawn of Sorrow is that you have two characters, Jonathan and Charlotte. Jonathan is the warrior-type, while Charlotte is a magician. You'll probably stick with Jonathan, just pressing the R-button every once in a while to have Charlotte use a spell before disappearing again. The X-button, with which you swap characters, won't be used ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Even a WWII setting can't kill this vampire. 0

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin had great expectations from not only incoming gamers as myself, but the large fanbase it has held for a pretty long time now -- and it's easy to see why it has retained such a fanbase. Konami continues the Castlevania franchise on the DS for a second time, distinguishing itself from the 'Sorrows' with new characters, level design and even unique unlockables. Young Johnathon Morris and even younger Charlotte Aulin bear the lineage of vampire killers, a challenging o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Castlevania continues strong on the DS. 0

 Castlevania Portrait of Ruin is the second iteration of the Castlevania series on the Nintendo DS, the first one, Dawn of Sorrow, released in late 2005, was a success, at least critically the game was highly acclaimed. This sequel, released a little more than a year later at the end of 2006, follows primarily the formula and style found in Dawn of Sorrow, with more than needed new stuff to keep it interesting and fresh. The major change here seems to be the addition of a new character to play s...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Castlevania, again! But that's a good thing. 1

The second Castlevania game on the DS, the previous being Dawn of Souls, comes in the form of Portrait of Ruin. While Dawn of Sorrow followed on from the 2003 GameBoy Advance game Aria of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin is set in a time before these games, during World War II. Due to the devastation that has befallen the world, Dracula's castle has come back in to the world again. By taking control of not one, but two characters (Jonathan Morris, a mainly physical fighter, and Charlotte Aulin, a skille...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

"This game keeps the style of the series, but it's not original and the flaws are considerable." 0

This title is not even close in quality terms as symphony of the night, rondo of blood, or even bloodlines.It's another recycled style like Dawn Of Sorrow, and you might think the formula works, well... sort of. This game is not improving anything except the fact you can play with a partner. The game design is too generic and the boss fights are unfair and uninspired, there's no strategy to follow, and you just have to drop all your magic and that's it, very poor boss fights design. So sit back ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Casltevania Portrait of Ruin 1

I had just bought a DS recently and thought me being a huge Castlevania fan, what better to buy than one of the two out there.  So i picked up Portrait of Ruin.  I was kind of depressed with the lack of a touch screen use in the main storyline, but hey what could you really do with touch screen functionallity in a Casltevania game.  It was convienient to have the map always displayed on the top half of the screen instead of having to pause and look at the map to get that 100% area complete achie...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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