You like Castlevania, don’t you? Part IV

A MOST AGREEABLE PASTIME

Castlevania_-_Symphony_of_the_Night_(gamebox)Symphony of the Night is not just hands-down the greatest Castlevania game of all time, but I also consider it one of the top 5 greatest video games of all time. It is not just the original Metroidvania, but it’s the pinnacle of subgenre. Great looking backgrounds and enemies, incredible level design, a large array of interesting locations and a crazy boss for each of them, an amazing soundtrack, and more items than you’ll ever find no matter how many times you play. Seriously, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve beaten this and I’ve still never gotten that damn Crissaegrim (the ultimate weapon in the game, only found through random drop), which angers me to no end, because I let a friend play my copy of this back in high school and he literally found it by accident within minutes. Someday…

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People complain about the voice acting…

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3 thoughts on “You like Castlevania, don’t you? Part IV

  1. I love that your reward for “completing” the game is a brand new game — castle turns upside down, enemies and boss fights are rearranged, a new character is playable. Man, what a stellar fucking game this was. I’m glad I have it readily available on my Vita.

      1. Since you say you’ve played through the game already, I’d say venturing into the Saturn version wouldn’t be too jarring. It’d be all about seeing new content instead of relying on twitchy-reactive gameplay.

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