Which is more in spirit with the Castlevania series in your opinion

#11Bahamut_10thPosted 3/5/2013 1:05:14 PM(edited)
People put their hate towards Legacy of Darkness in first plane and let it blind them to the facts. That game had more traditions tied to the old games than any other 3D castlevania to date. (Unless you count the 3D side-scrolling remake of the 2D side-scroller Dracula X >_>)

Power Ups in their very Castlevania 1-ish glory? Check.
Sub-weapons? Check.
Collectable required to use sub-weapons? Check. (Even if they're not hearts. Same function.)
Linear stage progression? Check.
Bad jumping? Check. (It's funny because it's true)
Arrangement of classic tracks? Check.
Classic Dracula battle (at least the first stage) in 3D form? Check.
Death as a boss? Check.

This is specially true for Legacy of Darkness, and not "Castlevania 64", because they addressed the 'emptyness' in the first.

It's pretty much what one would expect of a 3D Castlevania had SoTN not have been made. Of course, no one expected frustrating controls, but I'm pretty sure Konami didn't think 'oh let's make sure the controls are bad'.
The only real black sheep in the game is the 'Resident Evil moments' of the Villa and the quit-indulcing Nitro quest.
#12nonexistingheroPosted 3/5/2013 1:06:27 PM
Castlevania 64 at least looked and felt like a Castlevania game in every way.

LoS is like God of War based on Castlevania mythology.
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#13CronoDynePosted 3/5/2013 1:08:51 PM
Forget the game titles and terminology and play the games:

Whether you hate it or not, you know Castlevania 64 and LOD are Castlevania games meant to be Castlevania games.

Whether you hate it or not, LOS could be any game (which wasn't even meant to be a Castlevania game).

It's obvious what game is more in spirit with the Castlevania series.
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#14CronoDynePosted 3/5/2013 1:10:09 PM
nonexistinghero posted...
Castlevania 64 at least looked and felt like a Castlevania game in every way.

LoS is like God of War based on Castlevania mythology.


Not even. Beyond simple name usage, the mythos is completely altered.
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#15guedesbrawlPosted 3/5/2013 1:27:11 PM
NoNameAtAll posted...
64 games at least had old music, for what it was worth.

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#16omegaslash14Posted 3/5/2013 2:39:41 PM
nonexistinghero posted...
Castlevania 64 at least looked and felt like a Castlevania game in every way.

LoS is like God of War based on Castlevania mythology.


Why is it that idiots keep comparing this game to GoW? like its some completely revolutionary action game? If anyone has played any action game besides GoW they can tell LoS just follow the simple template for any action game.
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#17VyersPosted 3/5/2013 3:13:06 PM
omegaslash14 posted...
nonexistinghero posted...
Castlevania 64 at least looked and felt like a Castlevania game in every way.

LoS is like God of War based on Castlevania mythology.


Why is it that idiots keep comparing this game to GoW? like its some completely revolutionary action game? If anyone has played any action game besides GoW they can tell LoS just follow the simple template for any action game.


A template that is molded after God of War. The genre is popular because of GoW. Not DMC, not Bayonetta, not Dante's Inferno.
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