CASTLEVANIA: the long campaign against dracula.

1 : Anonymous2022/01/14 14:45 ID: s3u0sz
CASTLEVANIA: the long campaign against dracula.
2 : Anonymous2022/01/14 15:20 ID: hsmyqkc

I haven't played any of the newer ones but SOTN is one of my favorite games of all time. Do they hold up?

ID: hsn0rxr

The GBA and DS Castlevanias are great. Aria of Sorrow is especially incredible.

ID: hsngour

To add to this, Order of Ecclesia is in my opinion the BEST fusion between classic and Metroid style gameplay.

I would highly recommend giving that one a go.

Also, if you haven't played Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and you are looking for a new installment in the saga, you won't be disappointed.

ID: hsn6hne

None of which are “new” though

ID: hsnmnt2

God I remember having a GBA light and would hide under the covers at night as a kid to play SotN. Don't think I ever completed it but was extremely high level through many hours of childish dedication.

Might revisit it 😀

Edit: I'm actually stupid. The one I played was Circle of the Moon lol so ignore that post!

Second edit: Did a youtube search and I definitely did manage to kill Dracula. Maybe my memories going.

ID: hsns6pz

Well everyone is saying it's really similar so, I can understand why. I'm going to have to try these out.

ID: hsn1zs3

if you like SotN then the two Sorrow games are quite similar. Circle and Harmony are solid but not quite as smooth, and the last two DS games get a bit more fragmented and linear. but they are all well-made I think.

ID: hsoeviy

castlevania SOTN is on xbox 360 and xbox one im pretty sure its the same just with different controls. its my favorite one too!

3 : Anonymous2022/01/14 15:34 ID: hsn0t4x

It's crazy how simple the Simon's Quest map is when looking at it from this perspective. I would always get lost in that game as a kid.

ID: hsn4dkx

I picked up the anniversary collection and get lost as an adult too

ID: hso9foq

LOL - Simon's is and SOTN are my favorite. Looking at Portrait of Ruins and looks like a freaking year long game.

4 : Anonymous2022/01/14 15:48 ID: hsn2wny

Isn't this only half of the SotN map 😉

ID: hsn40nt

I hid both as an Easter egg! Just flip it upside down to see it.

5 : Anonymous2022/01/14 16:28 ID: hsn960r

No Bloodlines. Sad Panda.

ID: hsn9kw5

I was partway through that and Chronicles when I suffered Castlevania map burnout... they will be finished eventually!

6 : Anonymous2022/01/14 18:27 ID: hsns0ry

This was well done!

I actually want to see a Metroid one now.

ID: hsntra0


7 : Anonymous2022/01/14 15:44 ID: hsn2fw6


8 : Anonymous2022/01/14 16:14 ID: hsn725q

Wow, I didn't realize the original game was so short. I've never finished it, it looks like I was only a few rooms away from Dracula.

ID: hso8hg2

The first one is completely beatable (even without emulating and using save states). Castlevania 3 on the NES is impossible though.

9 : Anonymous2022/01/14 19:29 ID: hso1cy3

Cool! I made it much farther in the original than I thought!

10 : Anonymous2022/01/14 19:41 ID: hso3bep

Aria of Sorrow was my SHIIIIIIIIIIITTTT

11 : Anonymous2022/01/14 19:47 ID: hso46o4

It clearly shows when the metroidvania was born.

12 : Anonymous2022/01/14 21:13 ID: hsohnjo

This image reminds me of the first half of Ori and the Blind Forest.

13 : Anonymous2022/01/14 21:25 ID: hsojjtw

Dracula’s pose be like:

Behold! My real estate with xxxx floors and xxxx sub-basement

14 : Anonymous2022/01/14 14:57 ID: hsmv997

Portrait of ruin was fun

15 : Anonymous2022/01/14 14:46 ID: hsmtnqb

A simple collage of the CV maps I've made recently:

ID: hsn0ncr

I had a feeling I recognized your work. I'm obsessed with your Final Fantasy VII collages.

ID: hsn2azx

ever since I finally learned Photoshop I'm obsessed with jamming small pictures into one huge picture

16 : Anonymous2022/01/14 17:06 ID: hsnf65k

Damn the early games were linear as fuck

ID: hsnu77b

1 and 4 have no choices, 3 has a few branching paths, but 2 is fairly open in terms of order. it just isn't obvious because the map is a big line, so you just walking left/right long distances a lot of the time and sequence breaking isnt super fun as a result.

17 : Anonymous2022/01/14 14:47 ID: hsmttr7

Is this a actual game

ID: hsmu59q

it is 12 games, spanning NES, SNES, PS1, GBA, DS

ID: hsnid1r

There is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow as well, which was released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC!

It is really awesome (as all Castlevania games are) and I really recommend looking it, and all of them, up. Oh, and there is a second Lords of Shadow game as well, but it is just...meh, unfortunately.

Also; check out the Castlevania show on Netflix!

18 : Anonymous2022/01/14 22:17 ID: hsorgdy

Really makes you think about that map complexity. The first one is a joke compared to the last few. Those actually seem quite on par with modern titles like hollow knight. At least they seem similar in size. Altho I imagine hollow knight might be larger side by side. Such a massive game.

19 : Anonymous2022/01/14 22:20 ID: hsortrj

Order of Ecclesia is in fact as linear as I remember it, in comparison to the other portable games. Level 1 Hard Mode really lets the new combat system shine though.

20 : Anonymous2022/01/14 23:35 ID: hsp2pg9

I had Dracula's Curse on the NES. I hated that last section, jumping around as the blocks fell. No way to speed things up and the slightest mistake meant starting over. Never did beat that fucking game. Always got killed by Dracula and rage quit after being frustrated with blocks...

21 : Anonymous2022/01/14 21:34 ID: hsokzz4

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