The Castlevania Thread

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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin drops in NA on Dec. 5th.

Preorders at EB/GS get a 20th Anniversary CD Sampler.

And aside from that. I absolutely love the series.

Some of the best music ever.
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  • Septimus PrimeSeptimus Prime Grammar Fhrer Joined: Posts: 5,722
    Yes, it's the best series ever, right above Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, and Street Fighter for me.
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  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,137 mod
    The new one is off the hook. Old schoolers will love it and the stuff in it.
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  • psychochronicpsychochronic 5 fingers in a fist Joined: Posts: 1,854
    This thread wants me to install Konami Collectors Series: Castlevania and Contra for PC. To this day, I still haven't passed Aria of Sorrow, Circle of The Moon, Symphony of The Night and Chronicles yet, I've beaten Harmony of Dissonance. :looney:
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  • eviljevilj Joined: Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭✭
    what's the cd sampler come with? tracks from old games? if so that is going to be sweet.

    POR looks like it might surpass sotn, something dawn of sorrow almost did, but not quite imo.
    Yes, it's the best series ever, right above Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, and Street Fighter for me.

    Yeah I agree it's one of the best series. I'd put it almost as high as those you listed.
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  • SuperkingSuperking dat cosby dolemite Joined: Posts: 2,248
    November 16th is the day for Gallery of Labyrinth. :D
    DS: she's looking hot in that interview, fuck, keep in mind, i don't have yellow fever, i just know a hot girl when i see one, gonna rape her and call her julia chang
    Superking: lol
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  • Rico!Rico! SRK's Chauvinist Joined: Posts: 694
    Super Castlevania 4 is the best
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  • StabbyStabby 北丐 Joined: Posts: 4,064 ✭✭✭
    The bonus things you unlock in PoR are insane.

    I-N-S-A-N-E.
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  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,137 mod
    The bonus things you unlock in PoR are insane.

    I-N-S-A-N-E.


    You don't even know the half of it! :)



    The CD sampler I believe is just a music sampler.
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  • HeaTHeaT mindgames Joined: Posts: 3,168 ✭✭✭
    November 16th is the day for Gallery of Labyrinth. :D

    what is this, never heard of it...

    im probably going to try to pick up curse of darkness soon, although i dont know why, i hardly touch my ps2 anymore...

    im outi

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  • Geese PantsGeese Pants No thanks..... Joined: Posts: 15,129 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wait............I pre-ordered PoR yesterday.
    Is the CD sampler one of those online only deals?

    I got Curse of Darkness for Xbox, but have'nt played it yet...........silly me.
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  • SuperkingSuperking dat cosby dolemite Joined: Posts: 2,248
    what is this, never heard of it...

    It's the name of the Japanese version of Portrait of Ruin. lol

    I posted it since I'm going to get that instead of waiting 2-3 weeks for the US version to come out.
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  • Chozen1Chozen1 Joined: Posts: 716
    castlevania chi no rondo & symphony of the night ftw O_O
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  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,137 mod
    Portrait of Ruin is lookin good!

    I liked Dawn of Sorrow... the music in PoR sounds way better from the stuff I've heard...
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  • DropKick MurphyDropKick Murphy Wtf is SLEEP?! Joined: Posts: 483
    Dawn of Sorrow was the hotness. I cant wait for PoR.
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  • JohnnyJohnny True fan of KOF and FOTNS Joined: Posts: 101
    The Castlevania series will always be one of my favorite series. I have beaten every game that is out there. Can't wait Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. Should be great.
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  • TGCTGC RC for the Scrubs Joined: Posts: 556
    Nice, i think i found my reason to get another DS (my brother lost my other one, haven't been tempted to get one yet)
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  • DragonSamaDragonSama . Joined: Posts: 587
    Konami really needs to release a Castlevania collection that has all the NES, SNES, and Genesis games on it. And include Rondo of blood and release it in the states.

    I guess Konami just hates money.
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  • ZorZor Limited Edition™ Joined: Posts: 239
    The Castlevania series is still my most favorite. Even over MGS and FF. I liked Lament of Innocence & Curse of Darkness ok, but ultimately I wish they would keep them all in 2D. It just doesn't feel right any other way to me. I know it'll never happen at this point, but I would still pay 50, even 60 bucks for a new 2D Castlevania game on a console. SOTN is still my favorite game of all time. POR is looking incredible though.
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  • Omega ViscantOmega Viscant TIMTravel>TimeTravel Joined: Posts: 4,069 mod
    DoS rocked me hard. Can't wait for the next one.

    I still like Metroid better tho.

    ...seriously.
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  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 12,163 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just watched the trailer for Portrait of Ruin... and Christ this game looks amazing. I can't wait to get my hands on this game. @_@ Tag team action ftw~
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    Apparently SotN is getting released on XBL Arcade. should be pretty cool for those that have a 360 but have never played Symphony before.
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  • MechZZMechZZ Joined: Posts: 1,657



    PoR looks so fucking amazing...
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  • DropKick MurphyDropKick Murphy Wtf is SLEEP?! Joined: Posts: 483
    I would kill 5 babies for PoR. My Ds is so lonely right now.
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  • FuddFudd High Level Parking Joined: Posts: 1,200 ✭✭✭
    I've been out of the Castlevania loop for a few years, but I still think the series is great.

    What is your guys' favorite sub-weapon?
    I'm a holy water man, myself...
    It's just too cool. The cross gets an honorable mention, definitely.
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  • Septimus PrimeSeptimus Prime Grammar Fhrer Joined: Posts: 5,722
    Dagger.

    I'll rarely pick up Axe or Holy Water if I need it (or if I'm playing LoI), and I pretty much just try out the other ones and conclude that Dagger owns them all. The boomerang Crucifix is okay, too, but it costs too many hearts to use (as does the screen-clearing version in some games).
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  • pIGadOkeNpIGadOkeN hot mess Joined: Posts: 1,582
    i'm going to buy a ds lite and dawn of sorrow just because i heard about portrait of ruin. castlevania is too serious.
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  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,137 mod
    Yeah, I'm excited too.

    Holy Water is my fave subweapon usually.

    Or the cross boomer!
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    My favorite sub-weapon is Agunea. Holy Lightning owns.
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  • 1/2Man1/2God1/2Man1/2God Norris Slayer Joined: Posts: 629
    Aww I was gonna make this thread but I thought I was the only one who cared about Vania. Oh well anywayz the one for DS I think is called the Dawn of Sorrows is the best one I have played so far. I didn't play Curse of Darknes but I heard that It was pretty good.
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  • crimzonflamecrimzonflame Jabroni Joined: Posts: 340
    What can you do with the touch screen?
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    Big Castlevania: Portait of Ruin spoiler:



    That's it, I'm getting a DS as soon as this is out.
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  • Professor JonesProfessor Jones Joined: Posts: 213
    The bonus things you unlock in PoR are insane.

    I-N-S-A-N-E.

    Tell us more !
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  • StabbyStabby 北丐 Joined: Posts: 4,064 ✭✭✭
    Check the youtube link if you want to know half.

    Besides that, there are other characters you can unlock.

    And this shit is known before the game even comes out. I hope Soma is in it.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    I really really hope PoR is two player. That shit would be so hot.
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  • DropKick MurphyDropKick Murphy Wtf is SLEEP?! Joined: Posts: 483
    I hope Alucard is in it. Not the toned down DoS Alucard either, Im talking SoN gangsta Alucard. That nigga is so BOSS.
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  • Duck StrongDuck Strong Yin to all Yang Joined: Posts: 7,225 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That seals it, if I can play as ******* I'm getting this for sure.
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  • SuperkingSuperking dat cosby dolemite Joined: Posts: 2,248
    I really really hope PoR is two player. That shit would be so hot.

    It is already, that's what the Wifi will be for or at least lan play.
    DS: she's looking hot in that interview, fuck, keep in mind, i don't have yellow fever, i just know a hot girl when i see one, gonna rape her and call her julia chang
    Superking: lol
    DS: julia chang for life
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  • Septimus PrimeSeptimus Prime Grammar Fhrer Joined: Posts: 5,722
    Yo, we need an SRK Castlevania team.
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  • H-F BladeH-F Blade O_O Joined: Posts: 1,045
    I've been a Castlevania fan since childhood and the last one that I played through was Lament of Innocence. Is Curse of Darkness any good? I see a bunch of gaming sites gave it some pretty low ratings. =\ I haven't played through SOTN though. <.< But Portrait of Ruin looks so awesome. I might get a DS just for it along with Dawn of Sorrows.
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  • Septimus PrimeSeptimus Prime Grammar Fhrer Joined: Posts: 5,722
    If you liked Lament of Innocence, you will like Curse of Darkness. It's almost like a longer, more robust Lament of Innocence but with a simplified (meaning shittier, since this is SRK, and we love our combos) combo system. It's still fun, though, and the Devil Forging system is pretty cool (and extremely useful).

    Dawn of Sorrows is an overall great game, and I highly recommend it.

    Symphony of the Night is the best game ever made, bar none.
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  • ioio Joined: Posts: 1,408
    i just pray that the new game has a better weapon system than dawn. i really didn't like that the enemies dropped rare.....food. other than that it was a close second to the greatest of all time, symphony
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  • eviljevilj Joined: Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭✭
    This music for this game already sounds like it will be better than DOS.

    DOS had maybe 2 good tracks imo. Lost Village and Wizardry Lab.
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  • Septimus PrimeSeptimus Prime Grammar Fhrer Joined: Posts: 5,722
    i just pray that the new game has a better weapon system than dawn. i really didn't like that the enemies dropped rare.....food. other than that it was a close second to the greatest of all time, symphony
    Co-sign. I also didn't like how upgraded versions of your weapons were straight up better than their previous forms, leaving you no incentive to keep your old shit (or any upgrade system in general). One of the great things about the weapon system in SotN is that, even if you get a weapon with a higher attack rating, there are still others with different, and sometimes unique, attributes and abilities that make you want to try them all out (for example, Mourneblade is relatively weak, but it drains HP while Sword Familiar is really strong but that's it) until you get the Crissaegrim.

    Plus, it also blows how you have to give up unique souls for certain weapons, forcing you to play the game again if you want everything.
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  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,137 mod
    Haha, at the PoR spoilers... Ya'll don't even know the half of it!

    There seems to be a lot of stuff that will cater to fans of the older games in the series.

    Looking forward to the game's release in Dec. :)
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  • StabbyStabby 北丐 Joined: Posts: 4,064 ✭✭✭
    Sep,

    Since the main character can't use souls (only skills), I'm sure that this game will be more weapon dependent. DoS/AoS were all about stealing the souls.

    Also--

    Richter or Julius-- which is the better Belmont? I've gotten into an argument with a friend over this, all sparked by the wikipedia entry on him--
    Richter is largely recognized as the most powerful Belmont, and is one of the more popular Belmonts with fans.

    Which is utter bullshit. Julius, at the time of DoS and AoS is in his 50s and still the strongest character in the game. And HE KILLED DRACULA.
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  • eviljevilj Joined: Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭✭
    Simon with the flame whip is the best belmont.
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  • HeaTHeaT mindgames Joined: Posts: 3,168 ✭✭✭
    man, seriously, i really might have to buy a DS for the castlevanias, that is the only reason i bought a gba, for castlevanias that came out for it...this series is too good, plus sotn one of the greatest games of all time...

    im outi

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    ps...has the black ds lite or light whatever it is, came out yet?
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  • MarkManMarkMan FOR THE COMMUNITY! Joined: Posts: 5,137 mod
    I'm going with Julius as the strongest as well. I can't wait until there is finally a 1999 CV title. I mean he's THE one that supposedly destroyed Dracula for good. So I'm looking forward to that.

    And yes the Black DS lite came out in early September.
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  • H-F BladeH-F Blade O_O Joined: Posts: 1,045
    If you liked Lament of Innocence, you will like Curse of Darkness. It's almost like a longer, more robust Lament of Innocence but with a simplified (meaning shittier, since this is SRK, and we love our combos) combo system. It's still fun, though, and the Devil Forging system is pretty cool (and extremely useful).

    Dawn of Sorrows is an overall great game, and I highly recommend it.

    Symphony of the Night is the best game ever made, bar none.
    Well I have been out of the Castlevania loop for a while so I guess I'll be picking of Curse of Darkness and then start saving for a DS to get DoS and PoR. Hehe.
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  • The MullahThe Mullah lk kara throw repeat Joined: Posts: 2,578 ✭✭
    how can simon not be the best belmost of all?
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