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Can we talk about the best Castlevania game ever made?

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Can we talk about the best Castlevania game ever made?
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Someone called?
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Eric Lecarde
Alucard
Genya Arikado

Could Mozart still be alive?
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>>285452783
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i just beat the boss rush level with shaft the priest, now i'm stuck on the clock-tower level where you have to cross the falling bridge and bats carrying swords fly into your ass
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>>285453045
I hope you're playing on pc engine and not the remake...
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>>285453045
Jump forward, and turn around to attack the bats coming from behind you while you're in the air. Don't pause to attack them.
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>>285453365
The PSP game has the unlockable original Rondo of Blood plus the saturn version of Symphony of the Night which has the Maria mode the ps1 version didn't get.
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it had the best arrangement of Vampire Killer and i fucking love it, i cant get a fucking pc engine emulator to run on my pc cause im a fucking idiot however
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>>285453831
Hmm, I didn't know that. Do you have to beat the shitty remake to play the original though?
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>>285454069
You can unlock it by doing something in stage 4 IIRC.
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>>285454069
yeah but i'd assume you could just use a save state to access all the unlocks
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>>285454048
I forget where but you can download a rar file that when unrared it's ready to go you just run the emulator and you're all set.

I'm sure you can google around and find it.
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>>285454069
>>285453365
The fuck is wrong with the remake? I found it to be pretty damn good. I thought some hit boxes were even better defined.
Is it disliked cuz the graphics?
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>>285455407
It's not the psp remake that blows, it's the snes "remake" that blows.
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>>285456503
Oh yeah, that one really fucking sucks. Weird for a big name SNES title to be so bad.
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>>285454048

I don't know how to do it either. I'm also retarded.
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That's not Chronicles
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>>285454048
Best part about that version of Vampire Killer is the Rising Force solo near the end.
01:16 - or 01:20
Note by note from the Yngwie Malmsteen song.
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>>285454048
>>285456881

Dudes what? There is an exe that automatically emulates the game and has been around for like 15 years.
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>>285456754
its only because from the pc engine the Snes version was a downport
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>>285457198
Not with the homo art, it isn't. The original version is better.
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>>285452446
But that's not Dawn of Sorrow?
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>>285457291
In what way other than sound quality?
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>>285457291
The SNES version isn't even the same game.
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I must agree with you OP, Order of Ecclesia was in fact the best.
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>>285457542
the fact its not even the same game
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>>285457610
I agree, Circle of the Moon was the best.
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>>285457640
That's what I was getting at.
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>>285457421
I like his red haired sprite more. Music sucks though
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>>285456503
The PSP remake is even worse, honestly.
>any and all challenge removed
>beautiful pixel art replaced with shitty models and texture work comparable with early 90's 3D
>overproduced orchetstral soundtrack
>unbearable framerate
The original runs at a smooth 60, has some of the best 90's pixel art and a kickass metal/neoclassical metal soundtrack

Didn't warrant a remake in the first place, as it still plays better than every Castlevania released since.

The Metroidvania style games have no challenge whatsoever anymore.
It's all about equipment.
Get a Grim-some shit from one of those flying skulls in the inverted castle in SotN and you can finish Dracula in 10 seconds flat by just standing still and tapping attack.

>wtb new main entry classic 2d castlevania
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>>285458013
How is the PSP remake worse? Its the only way to legally obtain the game outside of Japan and contains the original version AND SotN.

It is easily the best Castlevania compilation available.
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>my face when OP is a tasteless pleb
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>>285457267

I think I got it now. I didn't know about the Bios. I'm excited to pop my Rondo of Blood cherry.
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>>285458013
>any and all challenge removed
What the fuck are you talking about? Games are almost identical.
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>>285458290
What bios? I'm talking about an executable file that is specificall Rondo of Blood for the PCE.
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>>285458195
I'm talking main game only.
Can't argue with the included games, but they're so cropped and tiny that you may as well emulate them in 16:9.

>>285458297
lolno
Enemies, bosses included, go down faster and you can take more hits.
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>>285458542
Really? They felt really similar even though I played them almost in a row. Honestly didn't know that, I'll play them again.
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>>285452446
I agree. Rondo of Blood has no equal. I'm probably the only person alive who doesn't like the whip control in IV.

The stages are the perfect length, the bosses are all interesting, there are multiple paths to take but it's still simple fun, difficult but adaptable..
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>>285458262

>muh animu gurl

Confirmed for 14. I actually liked Ecclesia but if you like it for Shanoa, you're retarded
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>>285459231

From a gameplay perspective, I do think Rondo is the best, but I think IV has easily the best aesthetics and atmosphere. The soundtrack is fucking amazing. It's a shame the game is so easy. I enjoyed it as a kid but it doesn't present enough challenge anymore to be enjoyable.
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>>285458262

I'm playing through this one right now. It's probably in my top 3 Castlevania games. Just got to the castle and beat that wall boss. Games been kicking my ass but it's incredibly satisfying to play. Art style is fucking amazing too.
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>>285458542
You do know that the original resolution of Rondo is insanely small, right? You can't really properly resize a game with hand drawn sprites.

Not saying it doesn't suck, but there ain't much they could have done aside from re-drawning every single sprite to fit the psp proper.
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>>285453831
>>285454069
Its not the saturn version, its the playstation version with a maria with a different moveset.

>>285454069
You find the older games as secret unlocks in levels. Also the game isn't shit outside of the graphics.
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>>285459714
Actually, you can emulate it at 1080p and above, filling the whole screen with 5xBR and a retro filter to get a modern pixel look.
I completed it in this manner again just a few months ago.
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>>285460251
The pixels stretch, for hand drawn pixels to properly render at any given definition they have to be drawn to that size.

While I agree it looks better in 1080p, you're still getting the same amount of information you would at any other definition, just more stretched to fit the screen. And yes, filters do alleviate the problem of stretching, just not entirely.
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>>285453365
>>285453449

just got to my beloved, annette. very cool boss fight, how it utilizes the swarming bats, though it's pretty basic pattern recognition at first. music is thrilling too.
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as this seems one of the only decent threads on /v/ now and on the subject of psp remakes, is the tactics ogre for PSP a remake, new game or port?
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>>285463375
Port of the PS1 version.
It's been given a similar localization to what FF Tactics: War of the Lions received.
I believe it was done by Alexander O. Smith and his company - the people who did FF9, FF12 and so on.
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