Which Castlevanias are you during Castlevania Month?

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#1  Edited By Gr1mace

My pals and I have officially declared October "Castlevania Marathon Month". We try and play through as many Castlevania games as we can get our hands on before the 31st. So which are you playing at the moment? 
 
I'm currently working through Order of Ecclesia and Dawn of Sorrow while at work. And SotN, Chronicles, and Legacy of Darkness at home. 

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#2  Edited By JJWeatherman

Since I haven't played Order of Ecclesia yet despite owning it, I may join your quest and play that one.   :P

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#3  Edited By Gr1mace

You totally should good ser. I'm about 60% through my first play through of it and am having a glorious time with the game.

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#4  Edited By VWGTI
@Gr1mace: 
 
Dude, I think that's totally awesome. I wish I had friends such as you guys.
 
I still haven't finished Portrait of Ruin. Need to get around to that.
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#5  Edited By Gr1mace

Hell if everyone had pals like mine everyone would sit around playing Castlevania. Which, probably wouldn't be too bad! 
 
Haven't played Portrait myself, though I've heard good things. Hop to it ser, its Castlevania Marathon Month! *'splodes*

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#6  Edited By Duo

Went through Legacy of Darkness......twice. Now I'm wondering if I should unpack the genesis and play bloodlines, or go way oldschool with Castlevania III

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#7  Edited By zeforgotten

Just went through Castlevania Chronicles on the PS3 (Downloaded from Playstation Store, obviously)

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#8  Edited By eroticfishcake

I've just about played a majority of them but I might replay SoTN for the sixth time when I get the chance.

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#9  Edited By AngeTheDude

I just beat my first Castlevania game, Super Castlevania IV. That was a bitch to beat!

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#10  Edited By keyhunter

Castlevania 64 is pretty dope.

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#11  Edited By ArbitraryWater

I could try to play Order of Ecclesia, only to get frustrated and give up when I reach one of the game's brutally hard bosses. Or, I could play Symphony of the Night, which is a far better game.

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#12  Edited By Hailinel

Sounds like some Order of Ecclesia, Castlevania III, Super Castlevania IV, and Judgment are in order.

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#13  Edited By Psyx2

I should play Portrait of Ruin sometime soon. I haven't even beaten the first boss.... yes I suck at videogames.

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#14  Edited By Hailinel
@ArbitraryWater said:
" I could try to play Order of Ecclesia, only to get frustrated and give up when I reach one of the game's brutally hard bosses. Or, I could play Symphony of the Night, which is a far better game. "
I honestly don't know why people complain about the boss difficulty in that game.  Yes, they're not easy, but when I ran into trouble, I did some leveling, got some better gear and tried different glyphs.
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#15  Edited By ArbitraryWater
@Hailinel said:
" @ArbitraryWater said:
" I could try to play Order of Ecclesia, only to get frustrated and give up when I reach one of the game's brutally hard bosses. Or, I could play Symphony of the Night, which is a far better game. "
I honestly don't know why people complain about the boss difficulty in that game.  Yes, they're not easy, but when I ran into trouble, I did some leveling, got some better gear and tried different glyphs. "
Yeah, even with grinding the bosses in OoE are more than capable of taking your health down in only a few hits, and when those attacks cover half the fucking screen no fun is had.
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Ecclesia was tough but I wasn't truly overwhelmed until Dracula, and then hard mode handed my ass to me. I dislike the old Castlevanias because the jumping and stair climbing mechanics make them unnecessarily hard, but the newer Metroidvania ones tend to be too easy. Ecclesia was a good balance.

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#17  Edited By ArbitraryWater
@SuperfluousMoniker: Wasn't Circle of the Moon pretty hard? That's what I keep on hearing from people.
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@ArbitraryWater: That one I haven't played. Maybe I should try it for Castlevania month!
 
Dawn of Sorrow was pretty had too at times.
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#19  Edited By Deusoma

I've been playing Order of Ecclesia all year as a portable backup for when I'm waiting for a train or something.

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#20  Edited By Hailinel
@SuperfluousMoniker said:
" @ArbitraryWater: That one I haven't played. Maybe I should try it for Castlevania month!  Dawn of Sorrow was pretty had too at times. "
Dawn of Sorrow was fun until I got to the ends of the boss fights.  Having to win battles by drawing the seals on the screen got aggravating as the game went on.
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#21  Edited By P4KO

Order Of Eclesia
Symphony Of The Night
 
Super awesome games

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#22  Edited By Sticky_Pennies

A few weeks ago I bought the XBLA version of SotN and 200/200'd the achievements.
It was just as much fun as I remember it. :D

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#23  Edited By Gr1mace

The difficulty on Ecclesia is one of my favorite things. Mostly because it's an honest difficulty. It's not hard for off screen enemies pot-shotting you or a super crappy camera. It's just hard, and can be over come by practice. 
 
At Dracula's Castle in OoE now. It's kind of slaughtering my plans for the others this month. Game is just too awesome IMO.

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#24  Edited By Duo

@ ArbitraryWater: Yes, Circle of the Moon is really freaking hard. lol
 
I'm tryin for all the achievements on the 360 SotN version, as well as going through hard mode on OoE.........wow. At some point I wanna sit down and grind through Castlevania III and wondering if I should go through Curse of Darkness.

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#25  Edited By Gr1mace
@Psyx2 said:
" I should play Portrait of Ruin sometime soon. I haven't even beaten the first boss.... yes I suck at videogames. "
I just started Portrait the other day. I'm digging so far, just after so much Ecclesia it feel very easy.
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#26  Edited By Gr1mace

I just have to say. The Large Cavern in Ecclesia is one of the most divinely difficult things ever.

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#27  Edited By Famov

I still need to beat NES Castlevania III. 
 
Kill me now. The second to last stage has this absolutely brutal stair climbing + pone pillar + gargoyle section. I'm not sure I'm hardcore enough for this game.
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#28  Edited By AngeTheDude

I'm currently going through Harmony of Dissonance, and I'm so lost. I hope I eventually stumble onto what I'm supposed to be doing. This is my first Metroidvania.

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#29  Edited By ryanwho

Im playing Dawn of Sorrow and it has nothing to do with this. 
The stylus aspect is so shitty.

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#30  Edited By CitizenJP

Nice, a Castlevania thread. One of my favorite videogame genres of all time hehe!! Well, when I get into the Castlevania mode, the ones I hit up and slay my way through are:
 
1.) Symphony of the Night
2.) Circle of the Moon
3.) Aria of Sorrow
4.) Dawn of Sorrow
 
Sad to say but I have yet to play Order of Ecclesia. :(

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#31  Edited By Duo

Who's up for an online Judgement marathon on Halloween?
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#32  Edited By Hailinel
@Duo said:
" Who's up for an online Judgement marathon on Halloween? "
You and I may be the only ones on the entire site that own that game.
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#33  Edited By Fallen189

Playing SOTN on my PSP at the moment. Just got form of mist.
 
Hard game.

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#34  Edited By yakov456
@AngeTheDude said:
" I just beat my first Castlevania game, Super Castlevania IV. That was a bitch to beat! "
In my opinion the best. I bought this when it first came out back in like 92, and I can't even count how many times I have gone through and beaten it in one sitting. One of my favorite games of all time.
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#35  Edited By Hailinel
@Fallen189 said:
" Playing SOTN on my PSP at the moment. Just got form of mist.  Hard game. "
I've been pondering picking up Dracula X Chronicles.  How long does it take to unlock Symphony of the Night, out of curiosity?
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#36  Edited By Fallen189
@Hailinel said:
" @Fallen189 said:
" Playing SOTN on my PSP at the moment. Just got form of mist.  Hard game. "
I've been pondering picking up Dracula X Chronicles.  How long does it take to unlock Symphony of the Night, out of curiosity? "
I may or may be playing the PS1 version on CFW.
 
Mostly may.
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I have to buy me the DS castlevanias 
I have no friends that game, Im jealous 

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#38  Edited By ImperiousRix

Might replay Portrait of Ruin, or I might go ahead and play the first one through just for kicks.

Buying Order of Ecclesia ain't out of the question, either.

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#39  Edited By Icemael
@ArbitraryWater said:
" @Hailinel said:
" @ArbitraryWater said:
" I could try to play Order of Ecclesia, only to get frustrated and give up when I reach one of the game's brutally hard bosses. Or, I could play Symphony of the Night, which is a far better game. "
I honestly don't know why people complain about the boss difficulty in that game.  Yes, they're not easy, but when I ran into trouble, I did some leveling, got some better gear and tried different glyphs. "
Yeah, even with grinding the bosses in OoE are more than capable of taking your health down in only a few hits, and when those attacks cover half the fucking screen no fun is had. "
Once you learn their patterns properly, most bosses are pretty easy:/
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#40  Edited By Whisperkill

I, I just dont like Castlevanias, the combat seems absoultley horrible to me.
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#41  Edited By Duo
@Hailinel said:
" @Fallen189 said:
" Playing SOTN on my PSP at the moment. Just got form of mist.  Hard game. "
I've been pondering picking up Dracula X Chronicles.  How long does it take to unlock Symphony of the Night, out of curiosity? "

It doesnt take long. It's a secret item I think halfway though the game that I had to lookup to find. If you're just looking for SOTN the PSN has it for 15$ I think. The DXC version of Symphony has 2 "new" familiars and a Maria mode, but sadly its STILL not the saturn version of the game. 
 
And more people need judgement >.> lol
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#42  Edited By evoxpisces1

Why can't every month be Castlevania month? 
 
With that said, OoE is very very fun, it was a very good blend of just about every 2D Castlevania in existence. Being fairly new to the series, I have yet to play SotN in its entirety. So with that said, I will be working on SotN, which I just started. 

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