Is the hate for Castlevania justified?

#61kirusuPosted 3/6/2013 7:30:13 AM
MagiusNecros posted...
kirusu posted...
the more i read these topics, the more i think that some of the people did not read the reviews. if this game was really that great, why would you question the scores of other game reviewers not giving it a 10/10


The game in itself is average to slightly above average. It's not the best, but it's not terrible either. And for Mercury's FIRST handheld game mind you, it isn't a failure. And I liked the story even if it was predictable.

And I quite enjoyed the combat. Boss battles were my favorite part about the game.

And Simon because he looks so awesome.


i can understand that. wonder if they got simon's theme within this game. oh well i wont be bothering myself with this game. its just amazing how some people here are acting like babies, just because someone bad mouthed a game.
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#62MagiusNecrosPosted 3/6/2013 7:32:49 AM
kirusu posted...
MagiusNecros posted...
kirusu posted...
the more i read these topics, the more i think that some of the people did not read the reviews. if this game was really that great, why would you question the scores of other game reviewers not giving it a 10/10


The game in itself is average to slightly above average. It's not the best, but it's not terrible either. And for Mercury's FIRST handheld game mind you, it isn't a failure. And I liked the story even if it was predictable.

And I quite enjoyed the combat. Boss battles were my favorite part about the game.

And Simon because he looks so awesome.


i can understand that. wonder if they got simon's theme within this game. oh well i wont be bothering myself with this game. its just amazing how some people here are acting like babies, just because someone bad mouthed a game.


There isn't any classic themes in this game, but the music fits the atmosphere.

If I could capture gameplay footage I would record it with classic Castlevania music just for fun.

For me the Dracula battles were some of the hardest I ever fought.

Harder one I've fought was in Serio's CV Fighter. Since it has 3 phases and the 3rd is ridiculous.
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#63kirusuPosted 3/6/2013 7:37:18 AM
MagiusNecros posted...



There isn't any classic themes in this game, but the music fits the atmosphere.

If I could capture gameplay footage I would record it with classic Castlevania music just for fun.

For me the Dracula battles were some of the hardest I ever fought.

Harder one I've fought was in Serio's CV Fighter. Since it has 3 phases and the 3rd is ridiculous.


i wish i could abandoned my love for that girly castlevania simon belmont, and metroidvania style. i love them both. and you fight dracula in this game? awesome. lol CV fighter. please dont tell me you are that die hard. i mean some of the music was good in that game, but oh my god simon's theme and alucard's.
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#64MagiusNecrosPosted 3/6/2013 7:38:45 AM
kirusu posted...
MagiusNecros posted...



There isn't any classic themes in this game, but the music fits the atmosphere.

If I could capture gameplay footage I would record it with classic Castlevania music just for fun.

For me the Dracula battles were some of the hardest I ever fought.

Harder one I've fought was in Serio's CV Fighter. Since it has 3 phases and the 3rd is ridiculous.


i wish i could abandoned my love for that girly castlevania simon belmont, and metroidvania style. i love them both. and you fight dracula in this game? awesome. lol CV fighter. please dont tell me you are that die hard. i mean some of the music was good in that game, but oh my god simon's theme and alucard's.


I just like the battles.

You fight Dracula twice in MoF. Both fights are hard and really awesome.
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#65shogohPosted 3/6/2013 7:43:32 AM(edited)
There isn't that much hate, look at the reviews, most of them are good. Most of the players on the 3DS boards are used to Metroidvania games based on ALL past Nintendo handheld Castlevania games. Those games were all successful. They went ahead and changed that just to reach a mass market. They are not taking care of their own customers. They are failling business 101.
#66AtalalamaPosted 3/6/2013 7:44:18 AM
Classic Castlevania? NO.
"Metroid" Castlevania? NO.
Early-3D Castlevania? Possibly. This is weighed between the N64 & PS2 titles.
Lords of Shadow? Maybe.

In the first one they stripped everything that made a Castle the vania, and built a gothic action game around God of War. Not bad by any means (and the original storyline was beginning to get cluttered)...but they forgot to re-include several things back (like the friggin' music! This from a company who released an 18-CD compilation set of the music in Castlevania for the last 20+ years and still remixes these same classic musical compositions for Pachislot games). I've yet to play the 3DS game to see how I like it, though.
#67TerotrousPosted 3/6/2013 8:01:45 AM
It's clearly not castlevania and I don't think any of the changes are for the better but it seems okay.


If you want Castlevania on 3DS though get Hotel Transylvania, which is likely better than this game.
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#68ZarethPosted 3/6/2013 8:41:15 AM
Emperor_Z posted...
As a video game, it's okay. It's basically a 2D God of War, though that may be overselling the combat.

As a Castlevania game, it's bad.

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#69ZarethPosted 3/6/2013 8:46:31 AM
Oni_Taedo posted...
Why is everyone hating it?
It's not Metroidvania, it's returning to the greatness the series used to be, shouldn't you all be happy?


I don't understand this argument at all. Lords of Shadow feels absolutley nothing like the classic Castlevania games to me.
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#70Fou LuPosted 3/6/2013 8:53:04 AM
Nope, it only comes from those people that think IGA's copy/paste abominations were awesome, which they weren't.
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