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Any of you guys play this? It got a pretty high score on metacritic

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Any of you guys play this? It got a pretty high score on metacritic and I'm digging the protagonist

I've never played a Castlevania game, though.
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>>285565448
bump for vidya
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>>285565448
My second favorite DS Castlevania behind Portrait of Ruin, but that's an unpopular opinion around here I think.

Order of Ecclesia can get really difficult. Some area require smart play or it will kick your ass the first time around.

Ultimately it's a platform action game. If you're looking for that, you'll have fun
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>>285565448
>It got a pretty high score on metacritic
I'm sure you care.

>I'm digging the protagonist
She's just a pretty door mat.
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Played this game on an emulator on my phone, Great game.

DAT ENDING ;_;
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its freaking great anon, instead of being trapped in the castle like all others metrovanias you have several smaller levels on the world map
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Last good Castlevania game.
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>>285565448
Pretty great, honestly the best Castlevania on the DS. Gives a good challenge, combat is fun, glyph system is cool.

You can also do level 1 runs on hard also if you're into that.
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It's interesting.
The other Metroidvanias do not take place in separate sections (portrait of ruin does have separate levels).
It's somewhat difficult. You need to really understand when you need to avoid an attack. Some of the bosses are incredibly difficult until you know how to handle them.

I would highly recommend it.
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>>285566409
>DAT ENDING ;_;
Here, cry some more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyBcHUe4WeQ
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>This is the last good CV game they made
>2008
>Seven years ago

Kill me

Shanoa a best, by the way.
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Best song for best girl

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pyXRV7wkeyo

OoE is a fantastic game, OP, but kind of a strange choice for a first CV. I can't think of any reason why it's a bad choice, but it's a strange one.

The rune system is pretty different from every other game. The difficulty curve is pretty great for a Metroidvania though. Some of the bosses are quite challenging

Dat crab
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hear me,Dracula! I am the morning sun, come to vanquish this horrible night!
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Just bought bloodlines for my genesis off eBay.
What am I in for?
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Additionally to what the other guys said, it also has the best soundtrack of any Castlevania game if you ask me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHyHWHIL2Nc
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>>285565448
It has been a long time since I last played it, but I remember it being very good. I also remember this one setup that let me kill the final boss in 2 or 3 hits. IIRC the setup puts you at 1HP and each attack you do has a large chance to instantly kill you, but your damage output is insane.
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>>285565448
Let your dick guide you, OP.
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>>285568436

WORLD TRAVALAN
ERIC LECARDAN
SPEAR POLE VAULTAN
RISING WATERAN OH GOD DON'T DROWN
LITERAL LEANING TOWERAN
SCV4 FANBOY SHITFLINGAN

I fucking love this game. Got my copy for $6.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKJsfwHObvw
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>>285568436
It's the best 16 bit castlevania and the true Castlevania 4.

Highly reccomended. Easily makes the top 5 in the series.
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>>285568595
Very well.

There aren't nearly enough raven haired qts in vidya, so I'm doing it.
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>>285565448
It's OK and I recommend it, but it's VERY overrated.

I don't understand why OoE was and is so acclaimed, PoR recycled too much stages, but in OoE was fucking INSULTING, it has by far the worst maps of all metroidvanias.
Pic obviously related , I still don't believe they put that level in the game, and sadly all the rest are pretty fucking sad too.

>M-muh hard
So if the enemies in CoD killed you in one shot all of you'd forgive the ridiculous linearity?

It's the typical game made fast to make money easily, not a bad game, but VERY disappointing for the saga's standards.
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>>285568650
I got mine for $40
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>>285568436
It's essentially what CV4 SHOULD have been.
That's not saying CV4 is bad, but bloodlines is the true successor to CV3.
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I just remember so many people bitching about the crab boss, even though he's really not that hard at all.
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>>285565448

It is literally the only game i remember playing on the DS.

I remember liking it a lot. You'll like it even if you never played a Castlevania game.
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>>285568436
Phenominal game and essential go any genesis collection
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>>285568789

It has less to do with hard and more to do with well balanced difficulty

Bossfights in Metroidvania are fun as hell because of the way the controls work but you don't really get to feel stumped in most of them other than OoE. They also have some really good Classicvania style enemy placement in some places in this game. Yeah, I'd prefer one big map to the broken up stages but all in all this game was fantastic.

I'm probably letting my dick cloud my judgement to some degree, but even without that I feel the game is very good.
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>>285569027

He's not that hard once you figure out how to fight him, but he is a difficulty spike and will trash you if you just go ham on him unlike the previous few bosses and most Metroidvania bosses that early in a game.
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>>285568436
Stage 3 music a best for tense atmosphere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwB71kLmuKE
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>>285565448
the vast majority of the levels are overly linear and simplistic and most boss fights are really boring. Looks and sounds good though and there are a handful cool abilities.
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>mfw playing through CV2
Great music, looks great except for the fucking bats being invisible at night, but jesus fucking christ that night and day cycle.
Wouldn't be the least bit horrible if you could actually go into the buildings in the towns at night but NOPE.
And the cryptic bullshit yada-yada.
Trying to do this completely blind. Got laurels, garlic, and a stake. Fuckit, going to try the first mansion again.
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2nd best castlevania after sotn
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I think the classicvanias are better than the metroidvanias.

Then again I'm more of an action guy than an RPG fan.
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>>285566106

>PoR
>unpopular opinion

Nigga, I loved that game. DoS, PoR, and OoC got me into Castlevania ages ago when I found all three of them at a garage sale for $10. I'm just so sad now that Castlevania is basically dead. The only one that comes close to the metroidvania style is Mirror of Fate on 3DS/PC, and it's kinda mediocre.
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>>285569596

>Most boss fights are boring

I will fight you
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>>285569604

>Invisible pits! It's a great idea, the kids will love it
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>>285570217
name some. Even Drac himself is predictable as fuck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4UfssyDdhE
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training room is the best platforming castlevania has ever had.
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>>285570321
Oh christ what
I thought the fall-through blocks were tedious enough
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>>285565448
>>285566106
>>285570078
OoE is widely considered to be the worst DS Castlevania by most players. It's still worth playing, but the linearity, bad level design, artificial difficulty (stemming both from bad design and awful controls), coupled with some of the worst music in the series and very bad character design (which is saying a lot considering how weak DoS and PoR were, but I'd take the bland anime designs over a deviantART-tier Kojima impersonator any day)

So yeah, play it, but don't expect much. If you want the top-tier DS Castlevania play Portrait of Ruin.
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>>285570371

Crab
Landshark
Drac, motherfucker
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>>285570696
>very bad character design (which is saying a lot considering how weak DoS and PoR were, but I'd take the bland anime designs over a deviantART-tier Kojima impersonator any day)

You can't be fucking serious. You must actually be the only person alive that actually believes this.
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>>285570696

>most players
>A R T I F I C I A L D I F F I C U L T Y
>bad music
>bad character design, but PoR is great!

Holy shit this post, kill me
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>>285570696

>bad character design

I actually liked the art style a lot. It was refreshing to not have to look at dumb uguu anime portraits.
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>>285570696
What the fuck am I reading?
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Most sexy back in all of Castlevania
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>>285570696
Meanwhile, on bizarro /v/
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>>285571270
agreed
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First this thread has people shitting on super castlevania IV and now there are people saying OoE is the worst DS game. I think I am leaving this thread and never coming back fug you all.
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>>285569604
There is a fan fix with better translation and the cycle done better.
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>>285571629

No one was shitting on SCV4 you baby

Unless you consider saying "It's not the BEST CV EVER" to be shitting on it, in which case we don't want you.
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>Shanoa could transform into a sexy demon lady
>that feel when the demon lady enemy says 'Lets play cute little kitty'
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>>285571994

Game was full of fetish fuel

Those enemies that grab Shanoa and drain her energy. Oh god.
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Albus is a cool character and Albus mode is fun as fuck
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>>285571270

To be fair there's not a lot of competition
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>>285565448
its really fucking good

kicked my ass in a few spots
story was ok as well
definitely recommended
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>>285568436

Get ready to fall in love with Yamane, Bloodlines is her best and she really used the sega chipsound to the limits
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>>285572194
Well I only noticed thus two
>>285572421
How about second sexists back in all of gaming?
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So, anyone knows what your savefile unlocks in Judgement and viceversa?
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>>285565448
Once you're done with that, try playing Dracula X Chronicles for the PSP. It's 3 games in 1 (granted one's the original Rondo of Blood), two of which are classic Castlevania and the other is a redubbed and retranslated Symphony of the Night. You have to unlock Rondo of Blood and SoTN, but it'll give you a good taste if classic Castlevania.

good night, sweet prince
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>>285570696

>OoE is widely considered to be the worst DS Castlevania by most players.
>which is saying a lot considering how weak DoS and PoR were

I will fight you and your shit taste.

>hating PoR's music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xm0NBvV6zA&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a51LpTcG1TI&
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2YOCMH4L58&
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>>285573463
Reading comprehension, mate.

When I said "weak" I was referring specifically to the bland but inoffensive anime style character design in DoS and PoR, and how it still managed to be better than the character design in OoE, which used a shitty Kojima-knock off.
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>>285573812

Except all Castlevania styles are good. While I have my own preferences, I can still like the anime designs in PoR and DoS, while still liking Kojima's designs and OoE.
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>>285566630
>>285566960

Harmony of Despair was good.
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>>285566106
OoE isn't that hard once your understand how important using and exploiting enemy weaknesses is.
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>>285572889

What's number 1, then?
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>>285574015
>Except all Castlevania styles are good

OoE's art style was awful. I understand that Shanoa is your "waifu" or whatever, but it was still awful. Her design stands out as particularly bad, tied only with Albus.
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>>285574567
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>>285574561
Super Smash Zelda
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>>285574567

This taste is so shit I can smell it from here
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>>285574567

Man I don't even like Shanoa Charlotte is superior, but she's god a fine design.
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>>285565448

It's the only Castlevania I've played on DS and oen of the first I played overall, and I really enjoyed it. Expect a tough game, but one with gorgeous graphics.
Play it on original hardware so you can appreciate the graphics, 3DS and emulators blur it all to shit.
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I still dotn get why they didnt use the more serious artstyle for PoR, is was pretty nice
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>>285575494
Does it not play well on the actual 3DS? That's what I was thinking about playing it on. It's only 20 bucks on Amazon, after all.
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>>285575828
Try to appeal to Japanese players.
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OP here

while we're talking about castlevania games, what do you guys think about those Lords of Shadow games for the PC?

I think that's what they're called, at least.
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>>285576053

Well, it plays perfectly fine, it's just that I hate that playing DS games on the 3DS blurs the graphics and the graphics look great.
I also find it uncomfortable to use the d-pad on a 3DS but that's just me.
If none of that sounds like an issue to you then there's no problem playing it on a 3DS.
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>>285565448
People hate on this game? I loved it only thing for me was that the ost wasn't as memorable compared to the others. Not saying it was bad just missing something. Gameplay is great haven't played in a long time.
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>>285565448

I thought it was the worst DS Castlevania but it still miles better than the 3ds game. Boy did spain fuck the franchise up forever.
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>>285576240

If you're going to play them, Mirror of Fate (the 3DS port) basically tells you the origins of Alucard and Dracula, while Lords of Shadow 1/2 have you playing as Gabriel and Alucard, respectively.

MoF is more like the traditional Metroidvania, what with having backtracking, being a sidescroller, and having item upgrades you need to go back for. LoS1/2 are 3D action games that aren't quite like previous Castlevanias.
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>>285574567

What was so bad about it?

You just sound like you're being contrary for the fun of it. Really low quality bait.
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>>285569596
that's creepy, I just finished that boss in CotM, still in the boss room in fact with his headless body
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>>285576089

But japs love castlevania and Dawn sold like shit on Japan
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>>285568436
3, Rondo and this are the holy trinity of CV
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>>285576240
I did like los but idk how I feel about los2. I do understand that they more or less took a little bit of everything from other games but it wasn't too bad. The lore was pretty good too with only 3 games counting the 3ds one and it didn't get too confusing like some of the instances in the Iga games. Design was cool concept art was cool. The renders for character faces were kind of strange I didn't really know what they were trying to do honestly. I see Why people Call It A Shitty rip Off Of this AND that. But I have to Admit that as a 3d game it did pretty good compared to the other 3d castlevanias.
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The only real downside to Shanoa is that she's bland as fuck for majority of the game. She literally has no emotions for a good 90% of the game
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>>285565448
It's the second best metroidvania behind symphony and 3rd best castlevania behind IV and Symphony.

Fuck trying to get those medals though. The only one I have is of that wall demon thing
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>>285576240
The first one is a great game, though I kept searching for that Castlevania feeling.
The bosses are cool but it went full retard at the end
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>>285577157
You should equip the ring that ups your str but drains your HP to 1 and transform into a robot whenever you would get hit.
I got them all on my first hardmode playthrough, but Frankenstein and the Centaur were pure bullshit
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>>285568650
Dont remind me of the water anon
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>>285577397
Pretty much this.

It's actually a really good game on it's own. Combat is pretty shallow but it has a few really strong points like beautiful levels, a lot of variety in goals, lots of bossfights etc.

It's just not much of a Castlevania game aside from a few rather hamfisted parallels. And good god is the ending retarded.
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>>285565448

Didn't like it because of weak level design. I like exploring and some of the maps in this game were so small you would literally enter for the first time ever, get to the other side and you would have 100% in it already. Game was more focused on combat which I still did not like because you had to pause mid fight to switch for the right counter abilities. It was tedious.
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>>285577157
Dracula X is the best Castlevania, faggot
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>>285577894

> because you had to pause mid fight to switch for the right counter abilities.
lrn2glyphsleeve

>>285578002

>Butchered port is best castlevania
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>>285565448
This was the last good Castlevania they did, and its one of the best also. main character have really great animations and voice. one of the top girls of all the series for sure.
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What did /v/ think of Circle of the Moon?
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Why did Lords of Shadows 2 sucked so bad? All they had to do was take the first one and improve it.
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>>285578174
I never got past Death
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>>285578174
It's the best handheld castlevania.
Aria of Sorrow is good but circle had better level design and bosses.
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>>285578174

It was okay.
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>>285570696
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So /v/, Bloodlines or Super castlevania 4
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>>285578181
Well, the first one was GoW so that's why.
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>>285578057
Akumaj┼Ź Dracula X: Chi no Rondo is a port?
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>>285570696

I agree with everything except for the art style. It was much better than the bland anime.
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>>285578174
Tie with AoS. great game
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>>285578174
Best of the SOTN-style castlevania games, though AoS is amazing as well.
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>>285578578
Bloodlines is the definitive 16 bit castlevania but CV4 is still good.
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>>285570696
>is widely considered to be the worst DS Castlevania by most players.
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>>285578174
The OoE of the GBA Castlevanias.

An okay game in general, but paled in comparison to Harmony and Aria, with AoS being the best GBA Castlevania and CotM being the worst
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>>285570696
I think you landed on a different dimension. OoE here is fucking great
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>playing as a female protagonist

Back to tumblr please
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>>285578578
Having played both countless times, I'm going to have to side with Bloodlines. It has more of the makings of a true castlevania game.

To be fair, CV4 is not nearly as easy as some people make it out to be but it's gameplay is far more simple and stress free.
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all three of the ds castlevanias are great

the first two are a lot closer to SOTN then ecclesia, the latter being a little bit more influenced by classicvanias then metroidvanias
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Prior to playing OoE I had only played the Classicvania games so this was my first experience with Metroidvania. To be honest, I wasn't a big fan. I'm not really sure what I disliked about it, but it just didn't grab me the same way the classic games did.
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>>285578578
Super had more variety thanks to mode7, but Bloodlines was stylistically superior.
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>>285578174
Fucking amazing. A great mix between classic difficulty and the content and replayability of the newer style. 2nd favorite Metroidvania behind SotN itself. Also has a good unique art design without resorting to anime like the laster games do DS onwards.
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>>285565448
I never beat it. It was stolen,along with my copy of portrait of ruin when my house was broken into.
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>>285569027
I had more problems with the Giant Skeleton to be honest.
The real challenge is when you are trying to get fucking Eligor fucking medal
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What are objectively the top 5 castlevanias?
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>>285579263
AoS
OoE
SotN
Bloodlines
Dracula Curse
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>>285579263
1. Romeo of Blood
2. Symphony of the Night
3. Bloodlines
4. Dracula's Curse
5. Aria of Sorrow
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>>285579263

sotn and the three ds entries, and dracula x (rondo)
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>>285579448
>OoE in the top 5
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>>285579263

1. Lords of Shadows
2. Castlevania 64
3. Castlevania Judgement
4. Portrait of Ruin
5. Dawn of Sorrow
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>>285578589
Dracula X/Vampire's Kiss is a butchered port.
Dracula x chronicles is a remake
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>>285579263
>objectively

Stop.

People weigh difficulty, combat, exploring, level design, linearity/non-linearity, artstye and music differently.

Castlevania has produced enough good games to give everyone a different favorite.
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>>285579450
>Romeo of Blood
Its Rodolfo of Blood you cucumberhead
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>>285579450

>Romeo
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>>285579509
Portrait of Ruin is absolutely fantastic though. It doesn't deserve to be in your troll list like that.
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>>285578994
>implying Albus isn't the ONLY reason I play that game
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>>285579132
portrait of ruin is a sequel to Bloodlines and Rondo of Blood though
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>>285565448
Albus is more fun to play as.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Icu_UvaUeM
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>>285578921
>>285579067
>>285579450
>>285579448
Is bloodlines really that good?
Is it actually better than Super 4?

I've never played it but I'm an avid fan of the series.
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>>285579448
>>285579450

literally wrong
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>>285579502
I'm glad it makes you happy, it means you have good taste
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>>285579650
THIS!
Albus mode is the best player character in all of castlevania, with POR Richter as a close secondin my opinion.
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>>285579650

I love Albus, the most powerful playable Castlevania character ever created.
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I miss castlevania. I love the gameplay.
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>>285579645

>Baww you cant possibly like Lords of Shadows because it wasnt developed by my Japanese overlords uguu~

Fuck off it was a great game and it felt like a classic Castlevania.
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>>285579826

I think the sisters from Portrait of Ruin are the second most powerful characters. You swipe at enemies on the touchscreen to kill them.
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>>285579263
In no order
Rondo
Genisis
Dracula's Curse
Aria of Sorrow
1
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>>285579679
Its less flashy than Super for sure but its much more solid and replayable. also music and controls are better
>>285579826
No, he was too overpowered to be fun in my opinion.
also lets not forget that the best part of OoE is the hard mode. the game really shines there
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>>285579914

the guy you're arguing with isn't wrong

the guy he quoted tried to post the worst 5 games

you seemed to completely miss the joke and honestly believe the reboots are in the top 5
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>>285579263
1. Symphony of the Night
2. Dracula's Curse
3. Dracula X
4. Bloodlines
5. Aria of Sorrow
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>>285568436

I wish John Morris actually wore those clothes in the game. That is an amazing vampire killer getup.
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I like Dawn of sorrow and Portrait of ruin more, but this game is harder and lots of fun also op.
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>>285579650
You are forced to play with Albus dub.
Why the fuck you can't access the menu with every alternate character when playing castlevania?
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>>285580098
>he was too overpowered
I think you're supposed to play hard mode with him. He isn't nearly as OP there.
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>>285580165
PoR had one of the best spritework in the series though. bakgrounds also were fantastic
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>>285580103

Lords was an excellent game and deserves a top spot. People who hate it are butt blasted weeaboos and Iga babies who constantly spout ''GoW clone!'' without even playing the game. Castlevania did 3d action adventure before God of War for fucks sake.
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Is this the most overrated game in the series?
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>>285579263
SotN
RoB
3
CotM
Super
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>>285580227
Dunno, I felt like even hard mode was too easy. maybe its because of the huge attacks he have from the start
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>>285580103

>People cant have different opinions than my own.
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>>285580379

it's not like it's unjustly judged to be better than 1-3, it actually is

they just kept making better games after it for awhile
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>>285580379
No, SotN is
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>>285570696
>flashback to 2008-09 /v/
>anons praising the shit out of OoE
>now
>OoE is widely considered to be the worst DS Castlevania by most players

WHAT HAPPEN?
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>>285580379
No, it is really good, it just has a few issues. One being it's just too easy, and the 2nd (stemming from the first) is that the sprites are too fucking big. The whip takes up like 25% of the screen, and with the mobility and whipping action, it makes for a very easy game. I can usually deathless run that game as long as a part or two that uses cheap instant deaths don't take over.
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I made it to Dracula but could never beat him. I'm such a casual
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>>285580379

Go away Arin.
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>>285580479
I thought it was pretty tough starting from lvl 1 and getting 1 hit by everything. I mean, it was waayy faster than Shanoa's gameplay but it wasn't really easier, it was just less tedious.
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>>285580616
>neo /v/
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>>285580616
Neo-/v/ didn't play them when they were released, so they aren't blinded by nostalgia
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>>285580616

People grew up and acquired better taste. OoE was in fact the worst DS game.
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>>285580538

it's the internet, not some liberal "both answers are equally correct" hugbox
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>>285578298
Man when that game came out I had the original gba I couldn't see shit.
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>>285565448
It's very good.
Not so popular.because it is very hard too.
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>>285580616

All games are fun when you are underaged.
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>>285570696
Artificial difficulty??? In a game???? Are you telling me games aren't entirely artificial????
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>now OoE is widely considered to be the worst DS Castlevania by most players
>OoE was in fact the worst DS game
Christ I'm fucking dying
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>>285581057
>2008-2009
>underage
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>>285580654

I found OoE's drop-kicking Dracula to be way harder than most of his giant transformations.
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>>285581164

Yes anon 2008 was 7 years ago. Most of /v/ was 10 years old back then.
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>>285580616
OoE is a beatiful game with tons of POTENTIAL, but it doesn't quite get to the part of being really great.

They tried to branch away from everything being the castle, but the areas outside it were bland and flat. Then when you get to the castle, it's much MUCH smaller than even the GBA Castlevania games.

Another thing being the gameplay itself. The rune system was interesting, but halfassed. Attack magic was generally shit, and with how you can spam moves, bosses and enemy in general are damage sponges.

Pros to it are absolutely beautiful sprite work and pixel art in general. Goddamn the art and animations are gorgeous. A generally good OST, best song in the game was the remixed CV3 song in the secret obstacle course area.
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Albus >>>>>>>>>>>> Shanoa.
His mode is incredibly fun, especially if you learn to utilize all his abilities. Some of the boss fights will look like something from cuhrayzee when he starts flamekicking through their attacks.
It's a shame there's not going to be a game about him.
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>>285581151
The DSvania trilogy was pretty odd. DoS was just re-using a lot of shit and ideas from AoS, PoR tried to do quantity over quality, and OoS tried something very new but just didn't have the time or budget to be all that great.

I wish Metroidvanias weren't dead and Konami actually gave them time and money to finish the games.
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>>285581372
I can't leave this place
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>>285581339
Agreed. Though I haven't finished all that many Castlevania games.
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>>285581426

I didn't like how the minions and transformation were plain shit. There's no reason to use the catgirl transformation or that little jiang-shi when you can just zoom across the map and LA LA LA LA LA LA everything to death.
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>>285574567
While Shanoa's design is questionable, the artstyle is beautiful, reminiscent of the Ayane Kojima artstyle back when the series had a budget.
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>>285578174

9/10 bretty good

Card system was fun, had some good fights.
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>>285578578

There's nothing wrong with Super but I feel like Bloodlines is the more solid title overall.
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>>285576861
>Japs love castlevania
What Dimension are you from anon? This franchise has always performed better here in the west than in japan.
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>>285578936

>Worse than HoD

For fuck's sake that game is horrible what are you smoking

The music is broken, the visuals are awful, controls are stiff... did you really like beig an interior decorator that much?
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>>285565448
OoE was pretty good. The level design is utter shit though and it's amazing that the only thing they had to do to make the yearly copy-paste Metroidvania hard was just up the damage on everything. Same enemy designs and bosses were no harder than before. Everything just hits harder.

Still, the constant rehashan took its toll and pretty much none of the metroidvanias had good level design. OoE had some of the most egregious copy-paste shit to boot
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>>285579263

>objectively

I dunno

Subjectively though I'd say

OoE
Bloodlines
CotM
CV3
PoR or AoS
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>>285579914

That list had Judgement in it
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Remember Castlevania Judgement.

Good times.

Good times.
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>>285582640

Its a good game. Is like Power Stone but with Castlevania characters, has a nun Shanoa and an amazing soundtrack. Whats not to like?
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>>285582537
>no SOTN

oh come on none of the other metroidvanias you listed even came close to it.
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>>285568717
LOL.
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>>285580357

Again, Judgement was on that list
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>>285568928
Colourful short boss rush? Thanks, but no thanks.
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>Judgement is a bad game casual journalist didnt like it

Wow just wow. Since when does /v/ care about igns opinion?
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>>285583034
It's a bad game because it's an actually bad game.
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>>285582740
>>285582640
>>285582887

64 is worse than judgement

that should be the item of note
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>>285570696
Too many edges.
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>>285582761

Judgement had its faults, but playing as Dracula in that was fun as hell. Especially seeing him get revenge in his story mode.
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If you dont like C64 and Judgement then you are not a real fan of the franchise.
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>>285573812
OOE art style was quite different from Kojima's. And it leagues better than genericness of DOS and POR art.
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>>285583034

The game is absolute shit in both the gameplay and design departments, and it's characterization of beloved characters is straight fucked
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>>285582865

I disagree. I feel like they all expanded on it quite a bit. SotN isn't bad at all but it felt much less polished than those games and was less interesting overall. Also pretty much the easiest of all of them. Inverted castle was an okay gimmick but kind of bland compared to the gimmicks of the games I listed. Also, enemy placement isn't very thought out in that one, and you have overall fewer options for your character.
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>>285580616

Most people like OoE, that poster is being a shitposter.
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How does it feel to know that the most obscure Castlevania game has the best song in the entire series that nobody has heard until this post was made?

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU-K8YG3tss
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A reminder that Castlevania is forever dead. You can thank Europe for that.
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>>285584998
Metroid and Castlevania are dead

the genre is dead and only indie games will make this kind of gameplay
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>>285584431
but anon that's not
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtsiVqENodg
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>>285584431

it's no vampire killer
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>>285581149
Organic difficult is true difficult, I'm sorry anon, you have shit taste if you like artificial difficulty
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>>285565448
I don't play female characters.
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>>285585426
>artificial difficulty
>2015
>still believing in Santa
>still believing in God
>still believing in artificial difficulty
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>>285585293

>indie games

They are not so bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eujm3ZQWjdk
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>>285565448
It's fun. Worth a try for sure. Just don't expect too much.
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>>285585406
Vampire Killer is the weakest of the "important" Castlevania tracks.
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>>285585426

I like my difficulty with pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
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>>285585795
>>285585426
I prefer to grow my own difficulty.
>>
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>>285585426
what about transgenic difficulty?
>>
>Search Curse of Darkness
>0 results

Guess I am the only one who loved that game.
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>>285586152
OPTICAL SNACK SHOT
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Shanoa is mai waifu
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>>285586495
Busted ratchet whore compared to Charlotte
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>>285585293

I thought they confirmed 3d and 2d metroids were being planned
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>>285565448
It's a pretty cool game, but it does have one big flaw in the copypastaing done to make the levels. It ranges from you simply noticing that you're in the same tunnel you saw a few rooms before with the same tree and the same pot you can break for coins, to noticing it happening several times in the same room, to entire large rooms being completely copied multiple times with only the placement of the enemies being different in each one.
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>>285586932

Look at this pleb. Gets a flash of thigh up a skirt and falls in love.

A true gentleman only turns in a panting horny wreck over a properly exposed back.
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>>285587845
probably more Halo Prime games
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Is a pretty good game.
This thread has convinced me to go an replay it.
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>>285588252

>3d and 2d

Do you have reading comprehension problems in addition to your shit taste?
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HOW DARE YOU
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>>285590668

EVEN FORGETTING...
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>>285591076
WHO RAISED YOU
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>>285591251
YOU
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>>285591392

GLYPH IN BULLET
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>>285565448
best castlevania.
rest are meh in comparison. especially the crappy older ones with the bad controls.
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>>285591629
STUPID DISCIPLE
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>>285591629
AS IF YOU COULD HIT ME
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>>285591797

Bait should be laid with subtlety, anon. Put some effort into it.

Back in my day, trolling meant something.
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>>285567305
I never was able to beat the crab...
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>>285592459
SHANOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGHGHGFKGLL
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>>285592609
YOU THINK YOU CAN DODGE THIS?
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>>285592595

Just focus on avoiding attacks and go bananas on him with some hammers when you get the chance.
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Just got the bad ending of Rondo of Blood
Yay
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>>285592678
Of course I can, I got the Albus Medal.
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>Get Nitesco 60% into the game
>All other glyphs are completely useless compared to it so there's no point in collecting new ones

t-thanks konami
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>>285593836
>Nitesco
>Not killing everything with Rapidus Fio
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DARK INFERNO
>>
DANCE WELL WOMAN
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ANAL RAIN
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>>285565448
Shanoa is so beautiful
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>>285568463
HOLY FUCKING SHIT DOES IT HAVE TO BE GOOD
...
Sorry, not even close
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So I looked up the meaning of the name Shanoa and found this
> the back or rear of anything, grim or forbidding in aspect, hard, harsh, or severe, difficult to endure, perform, fulfill, etc, rigidly restrained in style
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>>285570696
>>
BLOOD ART TECHNIQUE
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>>285579263
4
Symphony of The Night
3
1
Rondo of Blood
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>>285580379
Still the third best Castlevania before 3 and SotN
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>>285570998

dat... back...
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>>285597826
I feel bad for Brauner, his power literally awakened because their daughter were killed.
His only sin was being Jew
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>>285598942
>His only sin was being Jew

Romanian jew.

I like how the in game Brauner follows pretty well the real Victor Brauner artstyle
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