How easy is the original Castlevania (without VC save states)?

#1QuantumWolfPosted 4/7/2013 4:02:01 AM
A couple months back I've downloaded Rondo of Blood on my Wii, and after on-and-off-again playing, constant deaths, tries over and over again, I've managed to beat Death, the CV1 Boss Rush and Shaft. Stage 6 and Shaft's ghost is just whooping me though.

It makes me wonder how I'd fare with the original Castlevania.
---
Pokemon Black FC: 3740-3024-4512
#2CSplitterPosted 4/7/2013 4:28:51 AM(edited)
It's not that hard actually. It's certainly harder than most modern games. You will die but with a little patience, you'll pass through most things. Just don't rush into things.

However, there's a hall full of medusa head that leads to a boss. You might want to have a stick in your mouth to bite during that.

EDIT: It's harder than Rondo. Though, IMO, Rondo of Blood is the best design Classicvania.

Try to do suicide runs on Shaft's ghost to see the pattern. Your biggest enemy in that fight is you being nervous probably.
---
TakayaNoriko: Back in my day, we pressed buttons that didn't do anything because we thought it would give us special power-ups. And that's the way we liked it!
#3SMASHKING84Posted 4/7/2013 4:33:56 AM
If the game can be made easier with save states that proves it was fake hard all along,imo
---
Jirachi is the best pokemon
Please check out my pokemon lp:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty0G7lOSuaU
#4QuantumWolf(Topic Creator)Posted 4/7/2013 4:37:22 AM
Yeah, I sure screwed up.

I guess because I figured, with the original Castlevania's pattern following the same lines with Dracula's Curse, Rondo of Blood, Adventure Rebirth, Bloodlines and Chronicles, it would be the same. You know, once you've beaten one, you can beat the other.
---
Pokemon Black FC: 3740-3024-4512
#5SMASHKING84Posted 4/7/2013 4:40:13 AM
But really as to someone who's played cv 1&2 along with the metriodvanias
i feel cv 2 is much harder then any of those games.
---
Jirachi is the best pokemon
Please check out my pokemon lp:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty0G7lOSuaU
#6CSplitterPosted 4/7/2013 4:45:01 AM
SMASHKING84 posted...
But really as to someone who's played cv 1&2 along with the metriodvanias
i feel cv 2 is much harder then any of those games.


CV2 is also quite worse than the original. Now 3 is harder than both and retains the original's core sound while exploring new territory with different characters.
---
TakayaNoriko: Back in my day, we pressed buttons that didn't do anything because we thought it would give us special power-ups. And that's the way we liked it!
#7trenton97Posted 4/7/2013 4:51:33 AM
As easy as her
http://searchdominica.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/nun1.jpg
---
After I finish life the first time, I'm doing a challenge run.
LttP>everything else.
#8nonexistingheroPosted 4/7/2013 5:01:04 AM(edited)
SMASHKING84 posted...
If the game can be made easier with save states that proves it was fake hard all along,imo


That's such a dumb thing to say. Part of true skill is to consistently being able to perform at the same high level. Thus, a game demanding that, has true difficulty. There is nothing hard or impressive about beating a game that has saves & checkpoints every few seconds/minutes.

Aside from that, every single game can be made easier with save states.
---
Read the mania: http://www.fanfiction.net/~nonexistinghero
In SA2, it's Super Sonic and Hyper Shadow.
#9SMASHKING84Posted 4/7/2013 5:04:06 AM
nonexistinghero posted...
SMASHKING84 posted...
If the game can be made easier with save states that proves it was fake hard all along,imo


That's such a dumb thing to say. Part of true skill is to consistently being able to perform at the same high level. Thus, a game demanding that, has true difficulty. There is nothing hard or impressive about beating a game that has saves & checkpoints every few seconds/minutes.

Aside from that, every single game can be made easier with save states.


so super meat boy was easy?

fake difficulty:taking control out of the players hands.

i tell you what,you play an 100 hour rpg without saving once and tell me saving ISN'T meant to give people breaks when they need them.
---
Jirachi is the best pokemon
Please check out my pokemon lp:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty0G7lOSuaU
#10SMASHKING84Posted 4/7/2013 5:08:02 AM
also play lost levels and tell me that game is ANY easier with save states.
trust me it's not.
---
Jirachi is the best pokemon
Please check out my pokemon lp:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty0G7lOSuaU