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Best Castlevania game?
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>implying that's actually a castlevania game
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>>282619948
>implying you survived the crash
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tell me im wrong
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*Cough*
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>>282620268
But you're right
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You need to stretch the aspect ratio more!
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Don't mind me, just the best 3D Castlevania game comin' through.
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IV, Rondo of Blood, and SOTN. I haven't played beyond Aria of Sorrow though. Castlevania III (Japanese) is really damn close as well.
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>>282620578
>3d castlevania
>good
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>>282620268
You're wrong
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>>282620401
This is the only answer as far as I'm concerned. It single-handedly reinvigorated the stale franchise. It had a great soundtrack, including an easter egg if you put the disc in a CD player. It had tons of secrets, multiple endings and incentive to explore and repeat the game again.
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>>282620578
Silly me, wrong image.
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>>282619860
>dat aspect ratio
Thanks for giving me eye cancer
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Among the really old/classic ones, Super Castlevania IV.
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Name a flaw
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>>282620073
Not cool, bro, not cool
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>>282620856

Yeah it was great, but I got bored real quick after it. That's possibly because I didn't really sit down and play the Castlevania series until last year and I played them one right after the other. Doing that with the Classicvanias is fine, they're pretty quick games and since you always have to watch your ass, you don't have time to be bored. The Metroidvanias one after another just doesn't work, I think.
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>>282621004
>genesis
That was hard
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Casuals.
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>>282621004
Genesis
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CotM > AoS > all the other metroidvanias in the series
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>>282620981
>>282620436
Sorry. Just grabbed the first one I saw on google images.
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>>282620731

I enjoyed the remake

I'm not sure why it gets shit on all the time.
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>>282621271
there's nothing wrong with it
i just personally prefer the 2d art of the original
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>>282619860
Tough call. I would probably pick Rondo, but there are several respectable choices available.

>>282620856
I love SotN, but it does have much more obvious flaws than the better classic-style Castlevania games. Granted, this is partly due to SotN being more ambitious and having more features and mechanics to fine-tune and balance, but it's still hard for me to say that it was necessarily an improvement from its predecessors.

So far as the exploration-focused Castlevania games go, I also feel SotN was finally surpassed by Order of Ecclesia.

>>282620906
I don't remember this game very well for some reason, but I know I enjoyed it.
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III is my favorite. Being able to traverse the levels with Grant with ease for once, then switching to Trevor in the boss fights was the best.
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What did you gentlemen think of Castlevania Lords of Shadow? I just beat it a couple days ago.

The combos didn't seem to work on most enemies and bosses since anything bigger than a generic zombie is almost impossible to stagger and it had as many puzzles as ten zelda games combined, I was frustrated and annoyed throughout pretty much the entire playthrough. The monsters felt really generic without any Castlevania flare, goblins, trolls, snow goblins. It felt like a first edition D&D monster manual than anything from the Castlevania series. And the final battle was with Satan. I know Castlevania is about fighting monsters from every sort of religion and mythology but fighting Satan himself felt oddly out of place for me. I didn't like it.
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>>282621773
OoE had virtually no exploration at all though. The great majority of stages were straight paths with little side corridors and small hidden areas.
You didn't even get a large multi-area stage until the castle, and that was the final stage.
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>>282621907
It's the worst shit to have graced this earth and not a castlevania in any form. Even Castlevania 64 was more Castlevaniey.
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>>282620578
Haters gonna hate. Good taste.
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>>282621907
LoS was the franchise killer. It sold stupidly well for no reason whatsoever other than hype and marketing, so of course Konami decided that ALL GAMES FOREVER in the series will be LoS based.. and the next two games set in the universe bombed.

Goodbye Castlevania.
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>>282619860

Classic style: Castlevania III
Metroidvania style: Symphony of the Night or Aria of Sorrow.
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I've played Castlevania before but never really got into it that much. Which one should I start with? Just the first one, or does it not really matter?
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>>282622293
>tfw you're favorite game series is killed
>you could only watch
there is no god
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>>282622521
>SotN even being able to compete with AoS or CotM
>not even mentioning CotM
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>>282622540
The Metroidvania ones, because it's a better genre
Symphony of the Night, Aria of Sorrow or Order of Ecclesia are all good choices. SoN is more barebone, being the first one.

If you just want a platformer with no RPG elements, then I guess Super Casltevania 4 on SNES. Or Vampire Kiss/Dracula X/Rondo of Blood (which are the same game).
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>>282621213
Glorious game. I must have beaten it like fifty times over the years.
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>>282622540
The series has two big divides. The classic arcade style sidescrollers and the 'Metroidvania' exploration types.

For the action games I would recommend CV1, 3, Super IV, Bloodlines or Rondo of Blood.
For the exploration ones there's Symphony of the Night, Circle of the Moon, Aria of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia.

There's a loose connecting plot over most of the games, but it always boils down to "There's Dracula, kill him".
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>>282623010
So much wrong in this post. Ignoring the stupid shit about the Metroid ripoffs being better, Dracula X on SNES and Rondo on PCE are not the same game. At most, they share a story. The levels are completely different and of course the music is different as the SNES did not have a CD addon.
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>>282619860
Did you get it, /v/? I got it
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>Harmony of Despair would have been comfy as fuck on the Wii U
>nope

Could have had an actual working couch co-op mode too unlike the eye straining PS3 version's.
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>>282622540

Doesn't matter but if you like challenging platformers, play the first one, the third one (Japanese version, it's much much better and aside from the intro, ending, and party member text when you meet them you won't need to know Japanese, and there's a patch if you want it for those bits), IV, Rondo of Blood, Bloodlines, and Castlevania Chronicles.

For Metroidvania, play SoTN and any of the others that strike your fancy.
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>>282624502
What Castlevania game is on the Wii U?
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>>282623556
First of all metroidavias are superior and you are a faggot, and second Dracula X is a remake of Rondo, but no one as PCE emulators because it's shit, so I assume that anon is going to play the SNES version.

>and of course the music is different
pls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHzduvrSPy8&index=3&list=PLC80981F647D97D1E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzrvBANyArs&list=PL5CA2C0AF0CBCEB05&index=4
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>>282624850
Aren't those mutiplayer coop games on the Wii/U?
they look amazing, but I assume it's shit due to having a gimmick instead of being an actual castelvania.
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Super Castlevania 4. It's fun because of air control and 8 way whips.

Then Rondo of Blood and SOTN tied for second.
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>>282619860

Rondo of Blood and Bloodlines are the best Classicvanias.

Best Metroidvanias are Aria of Sorrow, Lament of Cement, and Portrait of JONATHAN! CHARLOTTE!
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>>282623678
Cool Needledrop reference!
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>>282625036
Yeah, those sound like two different arrangements. I prefer the music in Rondo. Also, PCE emu is fine with mednafen.
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>>282624850
There isn't one outside of Virtual Console games, of which it has all the NES, SNES, and GBA games.

Play play Castlevania Rebirth in Wii mode, which is a pretty damn fun game and great call back to the classic series (it's based on the GB Castlevania Adventure but shares virtually nothing with it outside of the plot).
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sotn
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>>282625620
They sound like a CD quality and a SNES chiptune

Also I prefer the SNES music for this one, it has more punch even though less quality
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>>282625802
>the 3DS doesn't have Master System VC
>so we only get the inferior Game Gear version

An now I'm reminded that Sega stopped fucking supporting the VC ages ago. And it takes forever for their 3D Classics to hit the US.
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>>282625810
Meant that you can also play Rebirth.

Which also reminded me that you can play Rondo of Blood in Wii mode as well. Don't know if Bloodlines was ever put on the Wii virtual console.
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>>282625802

>this isn't castlevania....
>dracula plz go
>tfw I left my vampire killer at home

I like the art on this box, and how the hero doesn't really look all that engaged in battling dracula. He's not really having second thoughts, he's just kinda there.
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Best Castlevania music ahoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbgGxQGd4I4

If you disagree you don't know shit about video games
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>>282626129
that popping... god i hate it so much. couldnt listen.
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The one no one ever talks about.
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>>282621213
This. I love CV4, Rondo, Bloodlines and SotN. But this sucker is the one I replay the most.

>Dat choice of music
MT-32 is best, but I love this track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Q8adTaR6Q
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>>282626407
Because it's terribly mediocre.

Pretty bad when the N64 ones were the best versions of a 3D Castlevania, and those were riddled with problems.
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Are the 3D Castlevanias the only bad Castlevanias?
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>>282626095
It's more like

>Sigh, ancient evil always awakens on movie nights...
>You just sit back and relax hun, I got this
>We'll be back home finishing The Breakfast Club in no time
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>>282626961
Simon's Quest is utter shit, don't let the contrarians tell you otherwise.
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>>282627187
Has some bitchin' music though. Kenichi Matsubara is a fantastic composer.
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>>282626407
I liked it. It had my favorite alternate mode.
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>>282619860
I love the fuck out of CV but I could never beat it. I'm stuck on Dracula. Hell, I can't even REACH Dracula. The room with stairs and the flying hunchbacks and those white birds all over the fucking place pisses me the fuck off.

And by that I know that anyone that gets mad at Death or the room with the two knights and the medusa heads never reached the place I am.
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>>282627474
>Bloody Tears always gets all the accolades
>The night theme and ruins of the castle never get any mention ever
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>>282627906
Dwelling of Doom, nigga.
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>>282627906
The town's theme is pretty good too.
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>>282625980
Is not
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Elder God Tier:
Super Castlevania IV

High Tier:
Bloodlines
Dracula's Curse

Mid Tier:
Rondo of Blood
Adventure ReBirth
Sharp X68K Castlevania
Belmont's Revenge
NES Castlevania
Dracula X

Low Tier:
Legends
Simon's Quest

Shit Tier:
The Adventure

Beyond Shit Tier:
Castlevania 64

Not-Castlevania Tier:
Any Metroidvania
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There are people on /v/ right now that think Metroidvanias are the only true Castlevania games.
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