Connect to original timeline

#1ParanoiaDragonPosted 7/18/2009 10:47:29 PM
There are 2 ways I think this game can connect to the original timeline, & be a reboot.


Spoilers for those who have never played any other CV's!

1-Since it takes place during the "end of days" it could be in the far future, after Soma dies, & some mask aborbs the power somehow, & then that mask basically starts it all over again with Gabriel becoming the new Drac

2-it's like Star Trek, & Death/Pickard leads someone else to the power, rather then Mathias, & that power happens to reside in a mask, maybe after Walter's death....though, not sure how the stones would factor in, unless the mask is made out of them!
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#2Reginleif20Posted 7/18/2009 11:11:35 PM
It's very unlikely that it's part of the CV timeline

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#3randomname3Posted 7/19/2009 7:33:03 AM

The developers have said this game takes place in medieval Europe, so I don't think there is any chance this game will be set in some fictional post-apocalyptic universe.

And I am really hoping it doesn't connect to the Iga timeline in any way. If Dracula is in the game, I want him to be Dracula, not the bastardized "Mathias-Dracula" character that Iga transformed him into.

#4ParanoiaDragon(Topic Creator)Posted 7/19/2009 10:41:25 AM
I love the original timeline, so, these are just my thoughts on it, & with the description saying "the end of days" it just got me thinking a bit.
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#5HokutoNoBenPosted 7/19/2009 2:27:02 PM
Honestly? I would prefer that this game, and anything stemming from it, remain separate and unto itself. That way, everybody could stand to be happy.

I mean, it's not like the Original/616 Marvel series and the Ultimate Marvel series impact each other, beyond the fact that they share some things in common. Why can't it be the same for this game and the IGA-vanias?
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#6ParanoiaDragon(Topic Creator)Posted 7/19/2009 3:42:09 PM
That's true, although, for me, it depends on if the Igaverse will continue or not. If Iga is done, then that makes me a sad panda.
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#7TheGivingTreePosted 7/19/2009 4:21:00 PM
What makes me sad is how.. somehow Iga became Castlevania when it was around far before he came to produce. And seeing how he butchered the series you would think people would be relieved. Everything good outside of SotN came before him, all the popular and loved Belmonts, the premises of the games, all he did was take the Metroid formula and slap it onto a CV title and all of a sudden hes the greatest thing ever. Even adding Alucard wasn't new or original, they already did it in CV3. So in the end Iga =/= Castlevania, it was better off without him, and will do far better without him. One great game doesn't make up for 11 mediocre, drawn out, uninspired, convulsed storyline driven games. Face it people hes not that great at all, mediocre at best.
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#8HokutoNoBenPosted 7/19/2009 5:22:09 PM
Well, there's also the "flip side" of the equation, that must be taken into effect.

The sad truth is, for the longest time, Castlevania/Akumajo Dracula was a "B-level" franchise in the Konami pantheon. If it wasn't for IGA, it's very likely that Castlevania would have faded into obscurity over the last few years.

Just because a video game series has a very noble (re: vocal) following, doesn't mean it can't get effectively "laid off". Don't believe me? The last game the Mystical Ninja/Ganbare Goemon series received was that DS game years ago. And it doesn't look likely to get another renewal from Konami any time soon (unless that Pachislot Casino game counts).

So, yeah. He may have been just a part of what made SOTN so great, and the quality of his games may not please everybody, that much I will agree on. But to give credit where it's due, IGA probably was the single largest advocate for the CV series, even when the top brass likely couldn't give two ****s about the franchise, beyond letting IGA bang out a GBA/DS game on a yearly basis.

So, in essence, even this game, Lords of Shadows, is largely owed to the fact that IGA kept the series "alive", as much as he has. I doubt a HD "re-envisioning" of the franchise would have ever occurred, if Konami didn't at least see that the CV franchise is still some what viable.
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#9ParanoiaDragon(Topic Creator)Posted 7/19/2009 8:42:16 PM
Ofcoarse, for me, I grew up with the original games, before the Castleroid stuff was introduced. And I liked the games, but, they didn't blow me away, though, Rondo was always my favorite. But, once I found out that games from SotN onward were mostly Metroidish, that changed alot, & it became one of my favorite series, & I actually started paying attention to the timeline, whereas, before, I didn't care as much. Also, because of all the Castleroids, & my appreciation of the timeline, I now appreciate the older games more now, then I did when I was a kid. So, Iga did something to get me into the series!

Will I enjoy LoS? I hope so, even if it is totally unconnected to the original timeline, but, only time will tell, & I like games to connect to eachother, unlike most Final Fantasy games, which is why I'm more into RPG's that connect, like Ys, Suikoden, & Lunar. This whole long timeline that Iga is partially responsible for, is very intruiging to me!
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#10TheGivingTreePosted 7/19/2009 10:20:43 PM
I can't say I completly agree with that, the CV series pre SotN was still a huge franchise it was well known and sold very well, SotN/Iga didn't save it, it was basically to CV what FF7 was to FF. FF7 didn't save the FF series, it just made it more mainstream and appealing to fans (which drew in a giant crowd of Rpg players who started at FF7 and hail it the best game ever because of it) And I personally find FF4/6 to be superior with 7 probably being 3rd. But anyways my point is, CV was fine without Iga although we can't know what direction it would have went without him, I personally see his coming as a huge downfall of the CV series considering the only game I really like from him was Sotn while the others were just mediocre and some just terrible (HoD... I can't stomach even the thought of this game.)

And i understand your comment drake about series continuing from each other, but that is what is going to happen, this is going to be the first one, and now they have in mind that it will be an ongoing series, so this time the story will actually be good, well developed and you might actually even care about characters and what happens this time around. The closest they came to that was with LoI and that is laughable in terms of how bad and cheesy it was, the directing and producing of the cut scenes and voice acting was barely tolerable.
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