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File: d7871d0af998c03⋯.png (144.6 KB, 800x282, 400:141, Castlevania.png)

File: 1cd7e7e6501c737⋯.png (56.96 KB, 300x169, 300:169, Netflix's Castlevania.png)

File: 0243d80f45643c5⋯.png (159.96 KB, 270x368, 135:184, Classicvania.png)

File: 4a0ea364ba2af9c⋯.jpg (24.63 KB, 314x317, 314:317, Metroidvania.jpg)

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739101  No.16538345

Die monster. You don't belong in this world!

t. Richter Belmont

What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets. But enough talk… Have at you!

t. Dracula

This will be just a simple thread discussion about all things Castlevania, which includes every game in the franchise from Classicvania to Metroidvania, and even Arcadevania and Pachinkovania. This also includes discussions about miscellaneous things in the franchise, aka the merchandise, the Netflix TV series, drama CD's, novels, and mangas. Also, here's my Castlevania-related question for today; what do you think is the best equipment for both Jonathan Morris and Charlotte Aulin from Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin?

Here's what I have in my save file:

LV. 99 & HP/MP Hard Cap Jonathan Morris Equipment:

>Weapon: Vampire Killer

>Sub-weapon: Cross

>Body Gear: Lorica

>Head Gear: Attica Helmet

>Legs Gear: Samurai Leggings

>Accessories: Magus Ring, Assassin's Cape

>Dual Crush: Greatest Five

LV. 99 & HP/MP Hard Cap Charlotte Aulin Equipment:

>Weapon: Tome of Arms X

>Spell: Spirit of Light

>Body Gear: Robe Decollete

>Head Gear: Holy Veil

>Leg Gear: Artemis Shoes

>Accessories: Sorceress Crest, Venus Brooch

Note: Discussions about spin-off titles like Kid Dracula is also allowed.

f9bcef  No.16538364

one of my favorite games as a kid next to the Mega Man series. killer soundtrack too. is any of the playstation ones pirateable, like legally?


eade76  No.16538374

>>16538364

Legally? No. This was the reason why Emuparadise got axed by Nintendo. However, most PS1 isos and download links for emulators are readily available on the interwebs.


524599  No.16538379

File: 63aa6846d98303f⋯.png (125.32 KB, 558x556, 279:278, ClipboardImage.png)

>the Netflix TV series

video games?


374ac6  No.16538391

Why care about Jonathan and Charlotte sets when you can play superior axe armor mode?


b12e9f  No.16538396

>>16538391

>No constant JONATHAN CHARLOTTE

>no relying on a partner like some pussy faggot, soloing draculas castle

>be a hot babe in a cool medieval armor while doing so

Axe Armor should get her own game.


399b85  No.16538401

>>16538345

How pozzed is the Pozflix series?


f9bcef  No.16538404

>>16538374

>Nintendo

same shit, different day.


374ac6  No.16538426

>>16538401

One of drac's bitches is some nogerian and it had muh church is evil but otherwise not that much. The first season is ok, but the second is trash. It wastes a bunch of time on oc vampires discussing irrelevant vampire politics and then Dracula commits suicide


63f10e  No.16538429

File: 3d8cd7fcc448b4e⋯.jpg (1.39 MB, 1920x1080, 16:9, LET IT DINE - Naomi.jpg)

>>16538374

Or just search for emuparadise workaround and download them from emuparadise.


c83dd3  No.16538439

Anyone play randomizers? I had fun with a PoR random run.


534708  No.16538524

>>16538401

Very pozzed but in a subtle way as its main focus is misanthropy. Season 1 isn't how I would handle an adaptation of CV3 but it is 4 episodes. Season 2 is dogshit and it is only 8 episodes long. It is very illogical and inconsistent with its characters and story which is often mistakenly attributed as depth. It spends a good portion trying to paint Dracula as morally superior to humanity and heroes are only sparing humanity from well-deserved retribution. Season 2 is also inspired by all of the bad parts of GoT, pre-emptively.


216ec4  No.16538590

>posting the Netflix show

>posting an edgy Indians fan fiction that shits on the source material

Kill the thread


b12e9f  No.16538604

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>16538401

Season 1 is four episodes of okay animation(I really liked the cyclops fight in episode 3) and not much else of note. I haven't bothered with 2.


df85e5  No.16538624

>>16538401

i watched the whole thing. the writing is offensively bad, somehow even worse than the poz.

>>16538426

>It wastes a bunch of time on oc vampires discussing irrelevant vampire politics and then Dracula commits suicide

accurate summary of the series, or the second season at any rate


d7ae3e  No.16538633

>>16538391

>tfw Portrait of Ruin let's you play 3 completely different playstyles other than the main one

Why can't vidya be like this, anymore? Also:

>Portrait of Ruin

>let's you go to different worlds via magic paintings

I can't believe my 13 year old self never knew the Super Mario 64 similarities at least concept wise.

>>16538379

>>16538590

Please, anons. OP said this would be a discussion about EVERYTHING Castlevania. Even if it means discussing about the show from Netflix, the same kike-led corporation that gave the world "Dear White People", for crying out loud.


d7ae3e  No.16538642

>>16538439

>Anyone play randomizers?

No, but I did watch Vinny from Vinesauce play a Symphony of the Night randomizer, once. And goddamn it, I can't even tell if he's pretending to be bad at playing vidya or he really is just that bad at playing vidya.


524599  No.16538669

File: 5ccb29bb920b1da⋯.png (159.34 KB, 600x535, 120:107, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16538633

>disguising tv on a video games board

waste of dubs and way to shit up an otherwise good thread take that non video game garbage back to your honeypot >>>/tv/


cde8c5  No.16538674

File: 64c2ce437584951⋯.mp4 (814.34 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, [Vinesauce] Joel - Reactio….mp4)

File: b9a937938aaeb66⋯.mp4 (6.31 MB, 1280x720, 16:9, Joel needs MILK!.mp4)

File: b098c4f9d60c624⋯.mp4 (7.23 MB, 640x360, 16:9, Happy Happy Joy Joy - Vine….mp4)

>>16538642

>Vinesauce


01b23b  No.16538684

>>16538401

It takes a series that has shown, time and again, the The Church/Christianity as a boon for the heroes and branch of support and sacrifices it upon the altar of atheism.

It's shit. It will never not be shit.


01b23b  No.16538691

>>16538684

>the The

Nevermind me, I'm a retarded faggot


ea0a9a  No.16538823

So is there any combination of items more broken than the shield rod + alucard shield?


b2d83a  No.16538903

File: e0ae7b2f5cfff44⋯.jpg (57.08 KB, 318x536, 159:268, trevor_full_body.jpg)

>>16538401

Basically agree with everything everyone else has said about the anime on nflix. Season 1 good, Season 2 bad. My man Hector was introduced well, but later on the feminist vampire cuckolded him because they wrote Hector like a naive child. Issac was cool, kinda wish they kept his Curse of Darkness look, but it still worked for me. Dracula was a bitch and everyone else was fine enough


86b30e  No.16538912

Invidious embed. Click thumbnail to play.

Is anyone here excited about Blasphemous as well? Having Konami not release any 2D Castlevania titles on the 3DS was a real disappoinment, but this game captures the design of the GBA and DS games really well.


b12e9f  No.16538930

>>16538912

Looks interesting but it reminds me more of like Slain than Castlevania.


ea0a9a  No.16538935

>>16538912

Yeah it caught my interest back when the early footage was shown, looks rad as hell.


c1cba5  No.16539218

File: 5fb301556b5741f⋯.jpeg (140.42 KB, 1200x1200, 1:1, goemon_comfy.jpeg)

Friendly reminder that Goemon is the superior Konami platformer series. CV is a tad overrated these days.


d99cf4  No.16539271

>>16538401

S1 shows some legit, if sloppy promise of good conflict and good clashings of ideals and shit.

S2 is a slow descent into a shitshow. The heroes become largely irrelevant until the goddamned finale, Dracula more or less mopes and is broody until he commits suicide, Hector and Isaac are placed in from Curse of Darkness, entirely rewritten (Isaac is a nigger because m-muh diversity), and made to be largely both idiots and ultimately irrelevant to the plot of Drac vs Wallachia. OC vampires are either bad distractions at best (Viking bitch who dies as pointlessly as he lived), or full-on tumblr bait at worst (Carmella, who is stronk independent vampire who don't need no man). Character development potential dries right the fuck up and is swapped for shitty Buffy the Vampire Slayer-esque banter, even when the time period makes that shit awkward as fuck. Action scenes are nice. Power balance is genuinely fucked (Sypha being able to out-magic Dracula. Ex-fucking-SCUSE ME!? Dracula needed a year because instead of enslaving souls all on his own, he just uses cadavers and his two bitch boys to do it becuase he can't because REASONS I don't fuckin know).

It's shit, anon. It's total shit. Avoid.


c6296a  No.16539295

>>16539271

And just think, we are getting a DMC cartoon from this hack.


e21f12  No.16539343

>>16539218

Goemon only had 3 games released outside of Japan.


5a7b38  No.16539362

>>16538633

>Even if it means discussing about the show from Netflix, the same kike-led corporation that gave the world "Dear White People", for crying out loud.

It's a shit series from top to bottom. No, the supposedly better first season isn't good either.

There, that should cover any discussion needed of it.

>>16538903

>Basically agree with everything everyone else has said about the anime

<produced by and created entirely in the (((west))) by Frederator Studios

Might want to check up on what anime is.


b12e9f  No.16539372

>>16539271

Carmella was in Lords of Shadow, right?


5a7b38  No.16539375

>>16538364

>pirateable

>legally?

Nigger what?

>>16538404

Are you that fucking stupid to not search for the dozens of other sites that still host downloadable roms and isos?


c1cba5  No.16539448

>>16539343

Technically 5, the first Gameboy Goemon got localized in Europe as part of a collection, and the second Gameboy game came out in America with the title Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (don't bother, it's kusoge).

Anyways, that shouldn't stop people from playing his games. 2 and 4 on SNES and Dynamite on Gameboy Color can be enjoyed without a faq, and the NES games got translation patches. 3 on SNES is also very good and pretty much 2D MNSG (the good one, on N64), but is text-heavy with adventure elements.

I started the DS game, the series' swan song, the other day and it seems really good too, but has way more reading than the other Goemon games.


e21f12  No.16539505

>>16539448

Goemon games are easy enough to bumrush through without knowing japanese, you're not wrong. I've played most of them but only really played through SNES Goemon 1 and 4, got stuck on the 2nd SNES one with the mecha fight bullshit.


5925ca  No.16539830

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File: 410c8a78e2121ac⋯.gif (3.96 MB, 680x400, 17:10, e15649b582c98a3deb516b13a1….gif)

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>>16538930

Slain x Dark Souls from what I can see.


9fdde2  No.16539850

>>16538364

legally you can pirate any software that hasn't been sold in the pirated format for more than 4 years for the purpose of preservation and archival (US copyright loophole that was introduced in the mid-2000s). To wit, you can legally pirate a rom of an NES game from 1985 but you cannot legally pirate a 3ds-compatible cia of said game if Ninty is currently selling it in the eShop


534708  No.16540333

File: b0494084589a95e⋯.png (3.43 MB, 2842x1400, 203:100, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16538903

>Issac was cool, kinda wish they kept his Curse of Darkness look, but it still worked for me.

Isaac is a Gay Angry Nigger. He is the worst part of the show. His attire is based on his look before Dracula dies.

>>16538345

I admit that I'm more familiar with the Metroidvania variant. What should I play to get into Classicvania?

>>16538823

Maybe the Duplicator+ Elixir +Power of Sire but most likely not.


e31d4e  No.16540356

File: 7c6a9fca82a624f⋯.jpg (889.19 KB, 2597x1188, 2597:1188, 7c6a9fca82a624ff98bc6080ef….jpg)

There was a thread already and didn't include the shitty netflix garbage >>16522367

Also, OP is a faggot

>>16538401

Pic related.


5a2b2f  No.16540360

File: 4f0ec9aee7064e4⋯.png (52.19 KB, 136x162, 68:81, spongebob tired.png)

>OP's funny meems


b2d83a  No.16540363

>>16539362

You are correct my friend, did a disservice to the Japanese. I thought I saw Netflix label it as an anime so I didn't give it much thought


990eb3  No.16540380

>>16538401

>>16540356

i've seen the first season (didn't even know there was a second one before reading the other posts) and it's pretty okay actually. there's an evil priest with his lackeys and he basically fucks everything up. he's only a plot device though, the series is not about him. the situation gets kind of sorrowful and grim, which makes for pretty great atmosphere. i went into it expecting pozz but it's okay. don't listen to the butthurt catholics too much


b2d83a  No.16540383

>>16540333

Isaac was not that bad, him being a slave and befriending Dracula are interesting. Isaac from CoD was just as devoted to Dracula, but that's all we know about him

>Gay Angry Nigger

I would be pissed if I was a slave, black and hated by other niggers


990eb3  No.16540384

>>16540380

nevermind, i've seen both seasons just never even realized there were two seasons.


524599  No.16540390

>>16540333

>I admit that I'm more familiar with the Metroidvania variant. What should I play to get into Classicvania?

Play the first game and play Rondo of Blood and the Japanese version of III (Akumajou Densetsu). Only play 2 for the novelty but don't expect it to be good. Play Super Castlevania 4 if you want a casual version of the game and don't bother with Dracula X. There is also the supper fun Bloodlines on Genesis.


859b85  No.16540391

I prefer classic castlevania over the metroidvania shit we see today. They should release a new castlevania in the old style like mega man X did


e31d4e  No.16540392

File: af51d819e7b5c12⋯.png (1.08 MB, 1300x650, 2:1, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 26eb4a55ac4eafc⋯.jpg (42.42 KB, 385x389, 385:389, 26eb4a55ac4eafcd0bbcf478b3….jpg)

>>16540380

>>16540383

>Defending the netflix show

Yeah, this thread.

>>16540380

>the series is not about him

<He just killed one of the most important characters in the franchise

<And pissed off the main antagonist

<Which just becomes a suicidal faggot in the end

Castlevania threads are better when you consider the kikeflix show to not be part of the franchise.

Reminder that this angsty pajeer is the produced of the show. The same faggot who did that shitty Power Ranger reboot that entirely misses the point of the show in pro of edginess. The same faggot that wants to make a DMC show.


b2d83a  No.16540397

>>16540392

Lmao not defending the entire show, i'm just not a jaded faggot and can see the small positives in this series.

For real why did they fuck Hector up so badly and screw that vampire chick


ff07ae  No.16540401

>>16540380

>he's only a plot device though

I really abhor this kind of thinking. What's the fucking point of making a 'Castlevania' show if you're just going to ignore establish lore and plot points in favor of making your own? Just to latch onto something established and well liked to leech some of it for validation and money? Terrible right from the very premise.


e31d4e  No.16540430

File: 91bf3500e8175bc⋯.jpg (84.91 KB, 900x720, 5:4, how do you do fellow castl….jpg)

>>16540390

Wasn't the western version of Castlevania 3 better than the jap version in term of gameplay? The western version fucked with censorship in religious icons and the font being shit.

>>16540397

>i'm just not a jaded faggot and can see the small positives in this series.

<I would be pissed if I was a slave, black and hated by other niggers

Sure thing, anon. They could have made Isaac deeper without making him an angsty nigger, and that's definitively not good. There's not a single good thing from the show.

>>16540401

It's just an (((adaption))). Then you can do whatever you want regardless of the source material because you have your own agenda.


990eb3  No.16540435

>>16540392

>defending

why's it gotta be one or the other? i said it was okay for what it was, not like i praised it to no end.

>>16540401

>What's the fucking point of making a 'Castlevania' show if you're just going to ignore establish lore

you get to see the characters in their element. that's really the point of most of these movies/cartoons. at this point it would be foolish to expect these things to be perfect. just pirate and take it for what it is.


524599  No.16540438

>>16540430

>Castlevania 3 better than the jap version in term of gameplay?

Maybe if you are a masochist. The Japanese version is closer to the original game in terms of difficulty. Same is true of the US version of Haunted Castle. In the Japanese and EU version you take one two two point of damage per hit. But in the US version of HC you lose 1/3 your health bar being hit by as basic enemy.


b2d83a  No.16540441

>>16540430

How would you have made Isaac then?


216ec4  No.16540446

>>16540392

>lol, Bulk and Skull are totally lame

>I mean, sure the actors genuinely loved the series and sentai and stuck with the show till the end

>but fuck em, I want them to OD on some random drugs

>also, fuck morphing. That’s lame too

>actually, fuck the power rangers, I’m just gonna use the name


ff07ae  No.16540463

>>16540435

>you get to see the characters in their element.

the characters don't exist in a vacuum, though. they exist in their universe because of their universe. plucking them out and plopping them into your own little story is some fanfiction tier garbage writing.


e31d4e  No.16540465

File: 3b5873ec7689ca8⋯.png (199.92 KB, 460x215, 92:43, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16540435

>i said it was okay for what it was

And that's the thing, it isn't. It's shit as a castlevania adaption. It's a shit show with shit animation. And it's pozzed to hell and back.

>you get to see the characters in their element

Holy shit, and what is their element exactly, then? Atheism? Dindus? Suicide wishes? Enlighten me, faggot.

>>16540438

Ah, yeah, but still, it's not that bad. Speaking of which, what about the castlevania legacy collection recently released? If something, I can't believe they didn't include Rondo.

>>16540441

The same as in the game but with a backstory. In that regard, the concept of Hector was better, it was basically the same with the story being a bit deeper as for why Hector joined Dracula and a possible explanation as to why he left.

Instead Hector was turned into a fucking bitch when I was waiting for him to go bananas and betrayed Dracula on his own.

The whole dindu slave was bullshit tackled in, and the story could have work quite as well by having him being a sadistic animal torturer to contrast on Hector instead of him being a dindu who just wanted muh revenge. But for that you actually needed to have Dracula not being suicidal and act like he did in the games.

Just refer to the better thread >>16522367


524599  No.16540478

>>16540465

>it's not that bad

for people who have played sense they where kids in the 1980's sure. But I personally prefer the toned down version which is still hard, just a bit more forgiving.

> I can't believe they didn't include Rondo

Yeah its a shame but I think it's because they wanted to still sell Castlevania Requiem.


990eb3  No.16540481

>>16540465

>pozzed to hell and back

clearly you haven't seen real pozz.

>what is their element exactly

idk, fighting in dracula's castle maybe?

>>16540463

guess so.


534708  No.16540483

File: 4219bac962e8658⋯.png (249.71 KB, 328x500, 82:125, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16540441

Instead of posting my autistic rant on why season 2 was shit, let's start with actually making the character resemble his canon counterpart instead of writing Enrico Pucci.


b2d83a  No.16540484

>>16540465

Good ideas. In the games Hector and Isaac are basically the opposite sides of the same coin. Isaac doesn't value life as sees it as a tool, while Hector values all life in its entirety, which would show why they Hector betrays Dracula. I wish the show stuck with Hector and Isaac being taken in while young, with Hector being older and Isaac being jealous of Dracula placing more faith in Hector.


534708  No.16540504

>>16540481

>idk, fighting in dracula's castle maybe?

I guess that is why most of the show dedicated to bullshit vampire politics.

>clearly you haven't seen real pozz.

<At least, he used lube.


e31d4e  No.16540506

File: 152262d14157630⋯.png (147.59 KB, 220x288, 55:72, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16540478

>but I think it's because they wanted to still sell Castlevania Requiem.

And by doing so we missed an actual official port of Rondo for the PC. I wouldn't be as mad if requiem was ported to PC. Then again, I'd rather have an Harmony of Despair on PC.

>>16540481

>clearly you haven't seen real pozz.

Niggers, misandry and atheism is not enough for you, I guess.

>fighting in dracula's castle maybe?

Which only happened in the second to last episode, for less than 5 minutes ending in the most anticlimactic way? When your Drac is suicidal you know your entire fucking plot is shit, and nothing like Castlevania. Not even in SOTN he did something like that.

>>16540484

See? It's really fucking easy to write without tackling shit that isn't part of the canon. But considering the writer, I couldn't expect less.


b2d83a  No.16540517

>>16540506

I am curious at least to see in Season 3 if they will follow the story of Curse of Darkness. They will likely butcher it unless Hector realizes he has been a massive faggot and escapes during the first episode. Having to grow his powers in order to survive from feminist bitch, Isaac, and Trevor at first.


dd8f96  No.16540518

>>16540506

SotN only had something like that in the end, and even then, if Dracula survived that you could argue he would try to redeem himself on account of realizing that his son was right and he was being a tremendous asshole.


ff07ae  No.16540524

>>16540506

>Harmony of Despair

This is the only 2D Castlevania I have yet to play since I couldn't get it to load on RPCS3, am I missing anything?


534708  No.16540527

>>16540524

It is fun but broken as hell and lazily made.

Soma > everyone else


216ec4  No.16540528

File: 80871b672dd1bec⋯.jpeg (163.71 KB, 584x1200, 73:150, AE2D7F02-E31B-4FA7-A60C-1….jpeg)

>>16540524

If you had a friend to play with who like Castlevania as much as you it was a fucking blast to play. It was fun to play on the giant maps and hunting down the monsters you’d need to grind to build your character up to run the maps faster. If you didn’t then there wasn’t much of a reason to play it.


216ec4  No.16540530

>>16540528

Messy post but you get my point. I’m going to bed.


752be4  No.16540535

>>16538345

>the Netflix TV series

Thread automatically shit when you added that bit and you didn't consider the vast amount of Pedowood shit review sites talking about it more than the video game series and didn't ask yourself that it's merely just a coincidence because they are totally not being paid to talk about any abortion that comes out of Jewflix's gaping asshole? And fuck your 1 and done OP.


c83dd3  No.16540560

>>16540528

Anyone have a good rip of it for PS3 with the unlock code applied? All the DLs I can find are just the demo.


ac6e14  No.16540722

File: 474ccd232313819⋯.jpg (22.97 KB, 334x298, 167:149, Portrait_of_Ruin.jpg)

>>16538345

Since Nintendo is selling New 2DS XLs (refurbished) for cheap, I decided to pick one up and christen it with Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, while I put a lot of time into it, I never did quite complete it, so I plan to put some time into it soon,


14409a  No.16540734

>>16540722

All three are worth a play, and with flash card you also have the option of cheating for bypassing things like the seal mini-game if you want. That said, the seal tutorial actually has use for sequence breaking. For PoR hold R on "New Game" for SHOTA.


58069c  No.16540843

>>16540524

Is HoD viable in solo? All I've seen is groups rushing to the end and stomping everything like it's diablo.


534708  No.16540855

>>16540843

>Is HoD viable in solo?

Not really. It is balanced around 4 co-op multiplayer. If I remember correctly, there were rooms that can only be accessed with another player. It is possible with grinding.


14409a  No.16540876

>>16540843

Could've sworn the base game was free and not the DLC parts but I'm just confused. It's that the trial version and full game are the same and you can just unlock it on a modded PS3.

As for the game itself, you can play solo and I did at least beat Dracula, but it is definitely more multiplayer-oriented and certain paths are either needing multiple players or specific classes, can't remember which. It's also heavily about the grind where you'll be re-playing the same maps over and over for rare things, and even with DLC there's only 11 of them. I really wish they'd allowed for randomized maps or even tried for random open world like Terraria or old-school Classicvanias where you have a good part of it set outside the castle.


534708  No.16540883

>>16540876

I just wish that it was on PC so that mods can fix this buggy mess and the online wouldn't be shit.


4eb942  No.16541525

>>16540506

>official port of Rondo for the PC

Technically there is no official port of Rondo on anything, they just released emulators packaged with ROMs, although there is 3D PSP remake which is mediocre compared to original. At least they made English translation in those ROMs I guess, good thing you can just apply English fan-patch to the original PCE ROM and play it with proper emulator on PC.


e31d4e  No.16541662

>>16540876

>Wanting randomized crap

If something, an stage builder would have been nice. Imagine Castlevania Maker.

>>16540883

The sole reason I want it on PC is for a Castlevania game night here on /v/. Imagine. In fact, my best memory of HoD is with /v/ to celebrate the announcement of the kikeflix show, imagine

>>16541525

I have an standalone installer for the PC with Rondo running in an emulator and since it seems to be tweeked specifically for rondo, it runs perfectly, along the english translation.

My point is, having an official PC release, port or not, of Rondo, would be great.


732450  No.16542986

>>16540560

>PS3 with the unlock code applied

Do you have a hen modified console? All dlc is available on psndl.


59f219  No.16543046

>>16538604

>okay animation

That's generous


4c9502  No.16543241

>>16540734

If you're using a flash cart, you might as well get a DoS rom with the fan patches applied.


000000  No.16543331

>>16539850

Even more reason to pirate everything.


c83dd3  No.16543384

>>16542986

Tried on emulator since it runs fine, though I do have a late slim PS3 I never got around to hacking. Is there a good guide?


e31d4e  No.16543469

>>16543384

This is what I used years ago when CFWing mine.

https://archive.is/MHMS1


11f945  No.16543472

>>16543384

https://www.psx-place.com/threads/tutorial-ps3hen-the-great-ps3-hen-all-in-one-guide.24369/

Console models required different hacks. Personally I softmodded a fat with ps3exploit, and a slim with HAN… and now there's HEN.

The big difference between fat and slim softmodding, is that a slim will never have full access to its hardware like a proper custom firmware. What you will be able to do, is not mounting games from an external HD, but installing re-signed PSN content (pkg files). You would have to download both HoD and the dlcs from that PSNDL site, re-sign them all on your pc and move them over with FTP.

If you stick to the emulator, try downloading a dlc PKG file, and look for an 'install package' command. Either it works as is, or it will tell you the credentials aren't right so you'll have to re-sign it (in which case, just ask).


c7b4e0  No.16543740

File: 1a7d8d7212f7730⋯.jpg (Spoiler Image, 963.93 KB, 889x1255, 889:1255, Back vore.jpg)

>>16538642

No idea how anybody can still watch him. The new fanbase he's attracted since 2014 has made him unwatchable.

>Gets stuck in game, missing something very obvious.

>Person points out said obvious thing.

>Vinny responds by going on a passive-aggressive whiny rant about "just do X dude lmao!"

>Entire chat is spam of 4head, once again latching onto anything the guy says in a desperate attempt to get noticed.

It kills me knowing that there's going to be an epic reference to his stream and other YouTubers in Bloodstained. There's nothing worse than streamers and YouTubers forcing their shit into crowdfunded games.

Also Shanoa is best girl.


c8544c  No.16543807

so which castlevania has the best post game bonus mode and why is it AoS julius mode??

I like how you don't level up by killing monsters you only level up by grabbing the orbs that drop after killing bosses


9d3fac  No.16545072

>>16540734

>SHOTA

LOL. Speaking of Japanese Jonathan's voice, here's his other notable roles. As well as Japanese Charlotte's notable voice roles:

Japanese Jonathan Morris (Takahiro Sakurai):

1. Cloud Strife

2. Sasori from Naruto Shippuden

3. Suzaku Kururugi from Code Geass

4. Rohan Kishibe

5. Griffith

6. Osomatsu Matsuno

7. Reigen Arataka from Mob Psycho 100

8. Tentomon

9. Edward Cullen's Japanese dub voice

Japanese Charlotte Aulin (Yumi Kakazu):

1. Ririn from Bleach

2. Ayame from Inuyasha

3. Sayuki from Initial D

4. Dante from Fullmetal Alchemist (not Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, obviously)

Interesting, huh?


ea0a9a  No.16545116

>>16545072

>griffith kishibe the vampire killer

This is as neat as wesker's VA playing kira.


14409a  No.16545148

>>16545072

Don't forget Dracula is voiced by Norio Wakamoto (Mechazawa in Cromartie, Chiyo's dad in Azumanga for example). Also in SotN and OoE, the latter especially sounds great.


524599  No.16545189

>>16540506

> official port of Rondo for the PC

But you can emulate the game easily. I'm more disappointing that there isn't going to be a official handheld port for Rondo and Symphony for the Bing Bing Wahoo.


2e8cf4  No.16545492

>>16543740

At least Vinesauce doesn't have like, a dedicated character for it. Just a green shroom with a capital V on the front.

I mean, at worst, we get a green myconid monster.


747bde  No.16546100

>>16543740

Vinesauce was never good anyways, even before 2014. The only good /v/ streams were Scourge's Flyin' Castle, House of Vidya, and ps1/brop.


78d0eb  No.16548092

File: 525dfc56b012972⋯.png (161.14 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, Boss_1.png)

File: 52cbb4dfff4f3d2⋯.png (206.5 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, ZA WARUDO!!!.png)

File: 495edf3e2fe8f72⋯.png (77.28 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, What can I do for you.png)

File: 47905654b9a083c⋯.png (233.11 KB, 800x450, 16:9, IGAvania Menu.png)

File: ca61298895bca47⋯.png (287.06 KB, 800x450, 16:9, IGAvania Relics.png)

Have you anons ever heard of this newly released Nintendo Switch exclusive known as "Timespinner"? It's practically a DS Castlevania-esque game with SOTN mechanics, JRPG spritework, and DIO magic. If you look closely at its map design, it's straight up the same map design of Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia. Trying too hard, maybe? I don't know, I don't really care though because it looks sort of nice.


2d783c  No.16548116

File: 436a8c85b05b719⋯.png (15.99 KB, 1240x292, 310:73, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16548092

Isn't that the one game that was fine mechanically but had the story handed off to some Californian company with every character being brown and/or gay, shill-kun?


4c9502  No.16548124

>>16548092

>switch exclusive

It's been on steam for a while, dude, and it's pozzed as hell.


e31d4e  No.16548130

File: 511f1fbbcfe58ec⋯.jpg (173.97 KB, 1074x1068, 179:178, d36769d9962c818026fb75ddf1….jpg)

>>16548092

>Switch exclusive

What?

>>16548116

It is, and it's a shame, because it's actually good. I bet some good ol' modding can fix it, but nobody gives a shit.


7be2ab  No.16548131

>>16548116

>some Californian company

Silverstring Media, as I recall. So not just any, but cancer incarnate.


64119f  No.16548134

File: c74d0fa72a3627d⋯.jpg (59.51 KB, 1024x1004, 256:251, Cat Closeup.jpg)

>>16548092

How the fuck did they get away with this? I haven't seen the gameplay but those menu screens are pretty much plagiarism.


06b302  No.16548146

>>16548092

>Nintendo Switch exclusive known as "Timespinner"

First of all it's not an exclusive.

Second of all the story was written by the indie clique shitheads and the dev made heavy changes to the game so it would match the "progessive" script.


5925ca  No.16548234

File: 197bd08c2ff7719⋯.png (189.06 KB, 256x337, 256:337, awful.png)

>>16548092

>>16548116

I have never gone so quickly from "that looks interesting" to "never mind fuck it".


5955df  No.16548284

>>16548130

Holy shit, did they bioengineer a metroidvania STD.


d94234  No.16548356

>>16546100

>brop

Oh hey, that's me. I'm still around, and still stream vidya sometimes. Just not as much as I did in 2009.


dcdae8  No.16548403

>>16548130

>>16548116

It's been nearly a year, how is there no Gunvolt type "Original English" mode where the writing is not straight out of tumblr?


e31d4e  No.16548822

>>16548403

The "original english (japanese voice mode)" was made because of the backslash the tumblr translation received. This game was conceived as it is. Even though it's true the writing was outsorced, the dev was aware of what it was and even accommodated games asset for it.

So it will not get an "original english patch" because the text you see is how it is intended. It can only get something decent out of a mod, and that would mean remake the whole story using the assets already available, like a rewrite


524599  No.16548865

File: 8087cf0141bcf4c⋯.jpg (32.99 KB, 450x510, 15:17, Remove_faggots.jpg)

>>16548822

To be fair, if a naive foreign developer was fooled into thinking progressive storytelling was profitable to market to a general American audience I could reasonably understand why they would capitulate. But the fact they submitted is a sign they likely have the poz. Ether way that shit game get a hard pass.


e31d4e  No.16548958

>>16548865

Just skip all story bits, and you are in for a pretty decent time. I will wait for a good mod, and I could try to make one myself if I knew how to.


0933eb  No.16549134

>>16548130

>The mothers would often take multiple lovers, often from outside the clan, to grow our number.

Did whoever write this realize that women don't get triple pregnant from having trains run on them, just life-crippling STDs?

>Unprovoked response to designate the character as bisexual

In less than 5 posts, I became excited for a game, and so completely repulsed. I'm disgusted and impressed.


00f462  No.16549164

>>16548092

>>16548116

>>16548130

It's incredible how the character portrait alone instantly sets off an accurate warning signal in the mind.


bc4613  No.16551097

>>16538903

>Issac was cool […] still worked for me

Anon, I can appreciate a good bait and they can give me a hearty chuckle. But this time you've gone too far.


63b32a  No.16552710

>>16548116

>>16548146

Whenever people point this out, it paints a wrong picture of the game. The dev himself is a pozzed as fuck faggot as well. He's not innocent of this.


ca1ec7  No.16552781

File: 6f2459348c02711⋯.jpg (216.1 KB, 1280x960, 4:3, HhRV8q2.jpg)

>>16548130

>>16548092

There is no need for such retarded political progressive caca in videogames, i fucking hope whoever wrote this ends up begging for low end jobs in the streets of Portland


48aed0  No.16552856

>>16548822

Could I at the very least easily skip all the dialog or is there no escaping it?


e21f12  No.16553232

>>16548958

Why play a game that is shit by default? Even if mods fix it the game itself is still pozzed to fuck, why play a game from a developer that doesn't respect your time? That's like playing a modded Bioware game.


2953e2  No.16553269

File: 9a6e5f16e693fbe⋯.jpg (241.98 KB, 640x360, 16:9, when you hire fujoshits fo….jpg)

Everything made after SotN was shit. Now we have netflix gay nigger vampires because of post SotN canon. Even in SotN Alucard was way faggier than a monster-killing protagonist should be.


2953e2  No.16553273

File: 95ec2b45e0c2f9d⋯.jpg (409.85 KB, 1189x1424, 1189:1424, angry-old-person.jpg)

>>16538633

> EVERYTHING Castlevania.

>netflix series

>Castlevania


36f6ef  No.16553278

>>16553232

Because gameplay-wise it's apparently alright and cutting that crap out (or better yet modding it into a wholesome story) makes it worth a play.

>>16553269

The graphical style of Symphony and Aria is great though. Dawn and Portrait are the sucky ones visually, while Order remedied things. All 4 games are fun to play.


8c8912  No.16553328

File: f61ee639e9e5cde⋯.jpg (848.48 KB, 2597x1188, 2597:1188, (((castlevania))).jpg)

>>16553273

still counts, cause the owners of the Castlevania name licensed it out. Now who's to blame?


e21f12  No.16553346

>>16553278

If you modded it to remove the pozz I could see that, someone would have to devote their precious time to it though when they could just make their own software instead.


36f6ef  No.16553358

>>16553346

Modding a game is much easier than making one from scratch, especially when the issues in this case are artwork and text. Just sub in Moon Man portraits saying "nigger" over and over and you're golden. Tangentally, it'd be easier to fix a NISA localization in most cases than to start from the Japanese version depending on things like script rendering.


e21f12  No.16553368

>>16553358

Not everything is a simple replacement if you have to go through someone's coded mess to add something first, Doom already has tools to make it braindead simple to mod unlike say pozzed unity game #xxxx.


4c9502  No.16553382

File: 9593eb90e80d028⋯.png (295.57 KB, 559x527, 559:527, Julius_HD.png)

>>16553269

Post-SotN gave use the best, most masculine Belmont.


2953e2  No.16553461

>Dracula removes kebab by any mean necessary up to 1460

>his semitic false god, posing as the creator of the universe, backstabs him by exiling him from daylight and by having dirty peasants murder his waifu for his "blasphemy" of siding with antagonistic chthonic deities to remove vile turkroaches

>he consequently becomes a fedora tipping edgelord and starts terrorizing christcuck peasantry, with his former kebab-removing methods, for what they did

>then circa 1491 Sonia Belmont/Trevor Belmont&gang go to his castle and slap him in the face so hard they knock him out for a century

>when he wakes up Christopher slaps his shit twice

>a century later so does Simon

>a century later Richter tries too but dresses like a fag and therefore gets the big vampire gay in his second attempt, giving Dracula's son, Adrian, who's stuck in his rebellious teenage phase for nearly half millennium and had the brilliant idea to bear his father's title in reverse to show how much he hates daddy, an opportunity to show "it's not just phase mom!" by beating his dad pshhh… nothing personnel, old man

>Dracula is consequently redeemed by his remorse after realizing how much of a negative impact his edgyness had on his apparently homosexual son and decides to no longer curse humanity with red&black-wearing darkness-lurking rolemodels, and finally passes over after half millennium of unlife fueled by torment, blood and late medieval orchestral equivalents of linking park

>Belmonts, having no longer a purpose to battle against edgyness with counter-edgy manly BDSM outfits, disband their Clan and stop reproducing

>a century later some past Hungarian booty-call of Dracula decides to be the new edgy Princess of Darkness in the stead of the now redeemed and gone Dracula, but some Belmutt offshoot of the vampire hunter clan briefly goes "begone thot!" on her face and the issue is quickly resolved leaving only mortal kikes in charge of all evil, bourgeois degeneracy, rulership from the shadows and ritualistic blood-drinking

That's how the franchise should have ended (and started). Every franchise-milking sequel should be confined to in between eras battling secondary antagonists and Dracula loyalists.

Retconning is never good.

Dracula before the 1400s IS NOT FUCKING DRACULA!

Nobody who played Castlevania for its aesthetics wants to play cyberpunk vampires in space.


36f6ef  No.16553471

>>16553368

>making a Doom mod

>modding a proprietary game

>making a game

The relative difficulty does not change, and frameworks like Unity are more homogeny.


e21f12  No.16553512

File: 2a9fc37f9e4ae9c⋯.png (385.07 KB, 1194x850, 597:425, screenshot.PNG)


36f6ef  No.16553531

>>16553512

I'm already fucking conversent on Doom modding, what's your point?


000000  No.16553540

>>16553461

That reminds me of an old interview from Iga to EGM for the release of Lament of Innocence where he said that he wanted to make a Castlevania taking place in a cyberpunk future, where Dracula would be a computer virus and the Belmont at that time would be a vaccine program, in a virtual world generated and controlled by a computer, inspired by The Matrix.

That movie is cancer, and it affected the japanese minds more than anyone else.


2953e2  No.16553547

File: 910d5750b3aa404⋯.png (288.41 KB, 680x634, 340:317, notpepe.png)

>>16553538

For how long?


301448  No.16553551

File: 4d8a02d2d5147dd⋯.gif (792.69 KB, 480x368, 30:23, 4f456639fee45034f516ae3f4d….gif)

Why are castlevania fans so spiteful towards one another? NESfags hate the fans of Super, X68,000 fags hate everyone, etc. Why can you losers get along and enjoy the gothic atmosphere of the games and the promotion of wholesome, Christian values?


4c9502  No.16553562

>>16553471

>modding a proprietary game

>making a game

>The relative difficulty does not change

>>16553358

>Modding a game is much easier than making one from scratch

Are you going to make up your mind anytime soon?


e31d4e  No.16553579

>>16552856

Pretty sure you can skip the cutscenes by pressing start.

>>16553232

The game is good when it comes to gameplay, it plays like a slightly washed down version of OoE, but it's a shame the story is pozzed to hell and back. It's not like you are going to buy it, right, anon?

>>16553551

Personally, I like most Castlevania games, from the NES, to the obscure consoles and specially metroidvania. Only because I have a preference doesn't mean I need to shit on the other, because it's still a good game except Castlevania 2, the idea is what would become Metroidvania in the future, but the execution is beyond flawed.

I guess my problem is when fags pretend a game or genre within the franchise is better than the other, like CotM faggots who thing CotM is the second coming of Jesus.


36f6ef  No.16553581

>>16553562

I get what you're saying now, and yes, starting a mod for Doom is harder depending on the scope of it. A TC can be on par with making a new game. Mods vary and obviously it's easier to fix a broken Doom mod than to mod a proprietary game. But in the first place, it was about mods vs. making a new game, and it's extremely one-sided in what's easier.


4c9502  No.16553598

>>16553581

I'm not the guy you've been arguing with, one look at our IDs should tell you that. I'm just pointing out the contradictions in your posts. You first state that modding a game and making one take very different amounts of skill and effort, which I agree with, but you then go on to say they are about the same difficulty. You say one thing then say something the exact opposite.


2953e2  No.16553608

>>16553551

Lots of original good games and lots of newfags that learn about the franchise from fujoshit gay-vampire romance fanfiction.

trevor_being_bitten_by_isaac_oficial_artwork.jpg

can't find atm but I can assure it exists and yes it's extremely gay


e31d4e  No.16553632

>>16553608

This was exactly my point. I don't know how a muscular guy in a loin cloth is less gay than that, but keep following your bara dream, faggot.


36f6ef  No.16553641

>>16553598

Content trumps ID and you raised a valid point.


2953e2  No.16553758

File: b921982a51c93b4⋯.jpg (106.85 KB, 424x855, 424:855, conan-the-barbarian-art-fr….jpg)

>>16553632

>cloths make the man

>schlomo said that masculine nudity is gay

Keep schliekhing to your gay headpats, Stacy.


e31d4e  No.16555650

File: 1f365eecbbd117a⋯.jpg (85.44 KB, 500x688, 125:172, 1e353w.jpg)

>>16553758

>masculine nudity


dcc896  No.16555698

File: 80855aa347e5d0e⋯.jpg (1.07 MB, 980x1348, 245:337, Rule 63 Frank Frazetting.jpg)

>>16553758

Here's a better version of that image for you.


bc4613  No.16557779

>>16540333

How come we only ever got the first two chapters of this translated?


216ec4  No.16587540

File: 8aed6458957a825⋯.jpeg (231.81 KB, 850x1200, 17:24, 29DD0D49-BA6A-4D8D-A7EC-6….jpeg)

After beating SotN and the GBA games I’m finally onto Dawn of Sorrow and holy shit is it good so far.

>dat 10/10 ost

>god tier sprite work

>right off the bat getting weapons that are fun to use

I feel like this is going to be a real good time. After this I’ll play PoR and then Bloodstained will be out.


6592b1  No.16587571

>>16555698

>dude, dude, what if we turned a male character

>INTO A FEMALE CHARACTER

>DUDE THATS HOT

kinda the reason video games is dying considering everything right down to boats have to turned into cute anime girls for you to give a shit about them. Thanks to people like you we have a never ending surplus of Female Broly's and

>Female Protagonist

tags


ea0a9a  No.16587576

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>16553551

I think its mostly shitposting, except LoS/Netflix fans, they can get crucified.

Besides, theres a thing that unites all of us, and thats cool ass music.


049253  No.16587604

File: 97f25610d456d9d⋯.jpg (347.4 KB, 900x1200, 3:4, Death_Dealer_IV_Frank_Fraz….jpg)

File: 2ed981a0c9cac67⋯.jpg (424.52 KB, 799x1202, 799:1202, Invaders_Frank_Frazetta.jpg)

File: 8441be457ea7e4a⋯.jpg (432.35 KB, 1267x1600, 1267:1600, Conan_the_adventurer_Frank….jpg)

>>16555698

>>16587571

>>16553758

>>16555650

I like Frank Frazetta and I hope Castevania returns to dudes with barbarian physique.


5a7b38  No.16587606

>>16587540

Emulating or on real hardware? If it's the former, then be sure to get the patches that fix the busted luck stat and automate the drawing of pentagrams. Believe me, that gimmicky shit is painful to do with a mouse.

>>16553551

15 years ago, it was sort of understandable, as Metroidvanias were pretty much the only things we got. Now it's really fucking pathetic as the whole franchise is basically a reanimated corpse only to exist in compilations and an irredeemable gothic street shitter netflix show, which some fags here seem to enjoy bullshitting themselves into liking.


ea0a9a  No.16587619

File: 80ad7bb718bcdd6⋯.jpg (46.12 KB, 720x696, 30:29, one of these days pig.jpg)

>>16587604

>castlevania

>returning

Anon, smash was the farewell to the belmont's holy adventures.


216ec4  No.16587655

>>16587606

Real hardware so I haven’t been having any issue


230ffa  No.16587670

>>16538345

Dart and Stone Circle are horrifically underrated subweapons in PoR.

If you can aim, dart decimates anything it can hit though some enemies just don't have sweet spots for some reason. Dart also costs virtually nothing to throw, so it's just pure constant bullseye kills if you get good with it. It also can help trivialize early hardmode by just blasting through enemies defense with it's bullseye hit. It also would make the magus ring a wasted slot that you could just use on more int or damage.

Stone Circle is just constant damage in all directions combined with a strong projectile screen. It also costs very little to cast and only needs to be cast once per every few minutes. Also you can still hammer your target with tome damage when its out. If you master the spacing, timing, and getting in and out, stone circle is basically an all purpose defense/offense spell that makes mp beyond what you need to cast it, irrelevant.

I don't know if either of these are the most optimal, but they're definitely disgustingly effective if you're using them properly.

Also why aren't you suggesting Berserker Mail you coward? You aren't planning on getting hit, are you?


ca6cbb  No.16588457

>>16587670

Dart when fully upgraded does always bullseyes regardless, and you can backdash-cancel to put them out insanely fast with your back to a wall. That was instrumental in killing level 1 hard Death and still took too many attempts. The other strong one is, shuriken? The other nice utility spell is time stop, and that in particular has the Dio Brando effect on projectiles Jonathan throws, so penetrating weapons will act like stopped hurtboxes.


4c9502  No.16588565

>>16587540

How's that "draw these not-pentagrams if you want to kill the boss for real" treating you?


224140  No.16588606

I never played a Castlevania or Metroid game. I have a pos 3ds, which one should I start with?


9579b2  No.16588664

>>16588565

Aren't there romhacks for that?

Speaking of romhacks, any good ones that don't throw a bunch of bullshit at you constantly to make it "harder"?


216ec4  No.16588822

File: 5b03faa8433058b⋯.gif (396.25 KB, 150x249, 50:83, BC4D2E4D-9CCE-44D3-B096-50….gif)

>>16588565

Not terribly but being a bit of an artist I’ve developed confident, quick, and precise strokes. I can see where a lot of people wouldn’t like it though. Really, the only thing I’m not liking are that some of the bosses feel more tedious than hard or interesting.

also, I’m liking all the monster girls.


216ec4  No.16588875

File: 806908a6fea2a93⋯.jpeg (452.93 KB, 619x819, 619:819, 4971DCDB-64AA-4C9B-95ED-C….jpeg)

File: 24411e8e663c2a7⋯.jpeg (301.77 KB, 600x800, 3:4, C4B8A456-375B-495C-AC97-A….jpeg)

>>16588822

Also, dunno why, but I wanna fug Celia


534708  No.16588902

>>16588875

>Muh evil must exist for good to exist

This is one of the most retarded character motivations in the series. That or mistaking Dracula's body parts as Dragon Balls.


216ec4  No.16588928

>>16588902

She seems like one of those bad guys who is to much of a retard to be a legit threat but not so evil you couldn’t break her crazy with the power of your dick.


bc4613  No.16588953

>>16553551

Because LoS fags are deluded and as hard as I've tried, they are beyond help. Putting them down is a mercy at this point.


ea0a9a  No.16588981

>>16588902

>not collecting the dracula parts to resurrect him just so you can kill him again extra hard

I will not allow you to trash talk simon's manliness.


534708  No.16589002

>>16588981

I was talking about Maxim.


7d8d2e  No.16589025

>>16589002

Jesus, how many times did that plot get re-used in castlevania then?


b716af  No.16589087

File: 85e22c59bf6bf13⋯.jpg (165.49 KB, 1090x1028, 545:514, 1556219466961.jpg)

Is nobody looking forward to Bloodstained?


b716af  No.16589100

>>16589087

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9L_SSs9wig

Based to put the shit talk on blast and try to fix everything the fans were mad about


ea0a9a  No.16589196

>>16589087

We had a thread about it, im personally waiting for release to see if theres any problems with it, hope its good because i wanna play it.


e31d4e  No.16589501

>>16589025

Richter did it. Under Shaft control, but he did it.


c51ff5  No.16589546

>>16589087

I am, but I'm sad that Miriam has bloomers.


2e8b47  No.16591946

>>16588606

You've got a computer, so emulating most of the series is an option.


301448  No.16592401

>>16588953

Tell us a horror story anon.


bc4613  No.16593534

>>16592401

A few months ago I actually playing aria of sorrow.


216ec4  No.16596755

>>16589087

4 more days till we know if it’s good, though it’ll probably be a little longer before anons beat it and can give in depth reviews. Lord knows we won’t be getting any good opinions on the game from anywhere else. Sounds like the replay value will be there so at this point I’m just hoping for a fun castle to traverse, a lot of monsters to fight, and competent gameplay.


aa1a94  No.16598300

File: 675195ddcfdeab2⋯.jpeg (91.98 KB, 640x360, 16:9, F8E258CA-CE3D-4DC0-806F-8….jpeg)

>>16588606

Symphony of the Night is a solid start to metroidvania, though it’s not perfect. The inverted castle isn’t terribly fun to traverse and explore which sort of makes the end game drag a bit. The GBA games would be next on the chopping block, though Circle of the Moon can be skipped even though I personally liked it. Then once you’ve hit the DS games you’ll be getting Castlevania at its best if you like the Iga style. Keep in mind that a big part of the games is starting off a slow weakling but one thing Castlevania is really good at is slowly building you up and really making you feel the difference of every powerup you get as well as your own gameplay getting better.


216ec4  No.16600205

>be a bit weirded out by the radio silence on bloodborne when this close to release

>an interview comes out today

>dev says that a majority of the work was done by DICO

>never heard of them

> decide to look them up

>they mostly develop assets and phone games

… this is going to be interesting.


64119f  No.16600219

File: 8bcd9b09e073abb⋯.jpg (48.23 KB, 470x459, 470:459, 1550220349494.jpg)

File: e655fc5a0e31c30⋯.jpg (25.29 KB, 480x480, 1:1, 1550221570943.jpg)

>>16600205

>bloodborne


1255c2  No.16601512

File: 827bd6cc9ed374b⋯.png (86.29 KB, 903x983, 903:983, me right now.png)

>>16552781

>There is no need for such retarded political progressive caca in videogames

This got me thinking for a bit. What is "progressivism"? What does it even to be "progressive" in the modern, Western leftist and liberal mind? It surely can't just be justifying the most degenerate and deviant sides of human beings and then call anyone who opposes it as "oppressive bigots", can it? I mean there had to be a reason why it was put in the English language. Now unless if it was coined in by some English kike immigrant from the Middle Ages or Renaissance, then I would definitely understand why it's a very shit social philosophy to begin with. Then again, I could be wrong. I would like to know more about it's historical origins, to be honest. Maybe some of you anons ITT can help?


e21f12  No.16601561

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>16600205

At least you'll have part of the explanation if the game ends up being shit.


e21f12  No.16601583

>>16601561

I mean besides kikestarter and Iga.


534708  No.16601641

>>16548116

>>16548131

>Silverstring Media, as I recall. So not just any, but cancer incarnate.

Why would you hire someone to do this? You basically do most of the hard work but those faggots get the credit.


4c9502  No.16601801

>>16601512

They use the term to mean they strive for social progress. That they wish to throw out old social values that are "holding us back" so we can accept new, "better" values. It's why they always liken their ideals to love and joy and acceptance, and their opposition to hate, anger, and rejection. The way they see it, or at least say it, is that their ideals will lead to a happier, friendlier, more loving society for everyone, so it is "progress" towards a utopian society.


50bfb8  No.16602874

>>16543241

What do they do?


e31d4e  No.16604897

Invidious embed. Click thumbnail to play.

SOON

I'm hyped and that makes me scared


216ec4  No.16605119

File: c71a3219f258676⋯.jpeg (215.76 KB, 700x921, 700:921, 18F98A34-C341-48A7-865A-D….jpeg)

>>16604897

In two days we’ll know just how good of a game director Iga is. If you look at the people working on the game they are all pretty unproven and WayForward only came in towards the end to help clean up some animations. It’s looking very good though, so we’ll see what happens. I am happy that the enemies look pretty aggressive, especially considering the last interview with Iga where he was talking about making the game easier.


43a14d  No.16605165

>>16538912

the game looks good visually but the writing comes across as edgy and tryhard instead of dark and mysterious


216ec4  No.16605168

>>16605165

I couldn’t put my finger on why I didn’t like it but I think that’s exactly it.


d636f5  No.16605224

File: 792255750730132⋯.jpg (1.48 MB, 2048x1223, 2048:1223, Goya - Procession of Flage….jpg)

>>16538912

It's looking better with every update and gradually qualming my concerns. It seemed like a over the top edgefest but now that we're seeing something besides gore, I feel like there's some sincerity to the aesthetic, the developers are using imagery and themes significant to their culture and that does give it a unique flavor. They also recently showed voice work and that's also pretty good in terms of setting the tone, the VAs are probably all no names but it's done seriously and I think that's a sign they're not tainting the game with memes and shit. And, most importantly, the gameplay seems solid even if it revolves around a basic skill set.

As is, my main concern is that there's probably not gonna be much new stuff to see once the game is out given all the stuff they've shown so far.

>>16604897

I didn't quite realize how close to release this game was. Seems a lot better judging from that video. Still disappointed it's not 2D but they're at least taking advantage of the 3D graphics. Still think the voice work is a mistake especially with the meme casts; I'd be okay with it in principle but everyone making "anime sounds" is just annoying. And hopefully the graphical revamp applied to every NPC because in a previous build they all looked leagues behind Miriam in terms of detail.


30ec25  No.16605260

File: 972dceaafe5229e⋯.jpg (17.04 KB, 417x337, 417:337, 972dceaafe5229e7bd22806001….jpg)

>>16604897

I really hope they have hotkeys in the PC version, having to tediously scroll through menus to find the item you want is not fun in the slightest. Having to open up menus to swap weapons and spells also completley fucks the flow of combat.


ff07ae  No.16605279

File: 5fe521770dde931⋯.gif (15.54 KB, 410x359, 410:359, w3dc5hu32v.gif)

>>16604897

>2.5D

did they use PoE's mud engine?


e31d4e  No.16605364

>>16605119

Also consider this >>16600205

>>16605165

>>16605168

What is the argument of the game? I usually just like the use of religious figures, edgy or not, specially christian figures. You have the bloodiest part of a lot of cultures, but you don't see stuff like this often.

>>16605224

>my main concern is that there's probably not gonna be much new stuff to see once the game is out given all the stuff they've shown so far.

Yeah, looks like an straight forward platformer rather than an exploration kind of game. My main frip is that you only use one weapon, even if you can upgrade it.

>>16605260

Most if not all castlevanias after HoD had some kind of sleeve, where you can easily change what you have equipped on the flight, like Glyphs for Shanoa and Souls for Soma. I'm willing to bet the game does have something like that.

And even then, the menu looks like the simplest one so far, nigger.

>>16605279

Probably. I gave up on that when it was clear it was going to be a 2.5D game. I have hope for everything else, though.


d636f5  No.16605456

File: db5ceb6d615ac1a⋯.jpg (843.43 KB, 1920x1041, 640:347, ss_88e0cdb23bd866be78c2349….jpg)

File: 5a2793308a621c9⋯.jpg (380.17 KB, 1920x1041, 640:347, ss_770720a3db9408ae7ae6625….jpg)

File: e9c37a6148764c9⋯.jpg (278.89 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, ss_1c2370b2b19dabc1bf5ac4d….jpg)

File: fcd677d519e6d32⋯.jpg (256.65 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, ss_ff3af12a75d51c2551e93ed….jpg)

File: 05f5a4d2c9ae84f⋯.jpg (292.72 KB, 1920x1080, 16:9, ss_933510ac0fd13c6bd4ecc4c….jpg)

>>16605364

>What is the argument of the game?

You mean the plot/premise? It's set in a isolated land heavily inspired by Inquisition Era Spain, particularly Seville. When the game was announced, the backstory mentions the pope equivalent turning his throne around due to the congregation being a bunch of fuckin' casuals and after years of sitting on his ass waiting for a divine sign he eventually turns into a tree that grows and bursts out of the great cathedral. Greedy bishops and cardinals have that tree cerimoniously burned for days and then a "race" for the throne starts but they get swallowed by the ashes. After a lot of time passes, a storm washes the ashes and out comes everyone now turned into a monster.

Now, given what we've seen from the latest build there also seems to be a sort of revenge story going on given the MC is apparently the last one of his order or, at least, that's what the tutorial area got me thinking.

As for imagery, I think it's worth underlining that it's not all torture and accusation, virtues like charity, humility and duty are represented like the "kissers of wounds" who help the sick and injured and even the MC who's also part of a order.

>looks like an straight forward platformer rather than an exploration kind of game

From the little they've shown there seems to be some Metroidvania aspects like paths that can only accessed with keys or abilities acquired later.


216ec4  No.16605477

>>16605364

Yep, I was the one who pointed that out. That’s why this game is really going to show how much Iga contributed to the development. He got some no name Japanese phone dev doing the brunt of the work, but the fact he had several other devs contribute enemies and animation shows he knows a big part of what’s important in these games. It is a little worrisome that Iga’s already talking about a sequel but considering all the free post DLC they are including I think this will be a full game with nothing held back.


216ec4  No.16606762

File: 322d98fba45a499⋯.jpeg (1.56 MB, 2560x2048, 5:4, AFE89683-BD98-45D6-A029-D….jpeg)

Now that I’m replaying PoR I remember my biggest gripe with it. The exploration is very unsatisfying compared to SotN and PoR (dunno about OoE as I never played it back in the day but its next on my list). In the other Iga games the castles were complex and had you revisiting locations with new powers to get further. In PoR everything feels so linear. There isn’t much challenge to getting around and mostly everything is open to you from the get go, not to mention you can get some OP weapons right off the bat making it a cake walk.

The OST, gameplay, and sprite work make it worth playing, but it’s just not as fun to explore and feels a bit streamlined.


59f219  No.16606877

>>16605456

The plot sounds pretty autistic in a bad way tbh


d636f5  No.16607526

Invidious embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>16606877

Yeah the initial draft of the setting is very heavy-handed but, in their defense, they seem to be tweaking it for the better like changing the land's name from a rather cheeky 'Orthodoxia' to 'Cvstodia'. Anyway, it's still in a alpha stage of development so there's still plenty of room for polishing.

Meanwhile, Bloodstained is out tomorrow. Let's see how that turns out, I don't have much I'm interested in so I do hope Iga delivers.


b375b3  No.16607621

>>16605260

I saw some gameplay and it has up to 8 quick change slots that allow you to change your entire loadout. Meaning all equipment and shards.

This allows you to change everything on the fly very easily.


fc31b0  No.16607683

>>16606762

Ecclesia has worse exploration than the others from the same era. Most of the game is pretty linear. Only at the end do you get a proper castle, but at that point you pretty much just sprint through it since you have almost all the upgrades.

I don't remember having any issues with PoE's exploration. It's great for sequence breaking thanks to the various helpful bugs. The bug that doubles your jump height in particular is extremely useful, and it's so specific yet useful that I can't help but wonder if it was put there on purpose.


e31d4e  No.16607752

File: 0acc319ff96a9c1⋯.png (62.71 KB, 820x950, 82:95, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 4c12a3f219695d1⋯.png (45.32 KB, 1400x924, 50:33, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 9def58bb9ed526a⋯.png (10.33 KB, 460x200, 23:10, ClipboardImage.png)

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File: 39763f3d1699077⋯.png (12.46 KB, 300x460, 15:23, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16607683

>Only at the end do you get a proper castle, but at that point you pretty much just sprint through it since you have almost all the upgrades.

First pic related is Dracula's Castle in OoE. Second pic is Dracula's Castle on AoS. Do the comparison, OoE Castle is simply lackluster, have around 3 or 4 areas, and most of them are basically corridors.

That said, OoE exploration felt better than PoR, for the simple fact that OoE at least had more areas you had to backtrack for villager's quests. The levels are short as fuck, yes, but there were charm to them, like the skeleton's cave. Compared to PoR, that has one linear castle and 8 linear worlds, 4 of them being basically recolors, then I'd say OoE feels a lot less linear and a lot less samey.

PoR had a lot of good ideas, that were better adapted in OoE, both games are stupidly short and have stupidly short worlds, but each have their pros and cons. Portraits are bigger than individual segments in OoE, also OoE has way too many corridors, but OoE also have better variety of enemies and scenery, contrary with the 4/5 different scenery you see in PoR, particularly better distributed through out the story, with unique stuff like the skeleton cave and the prison.

Only thing I think excels completely in PoR is Nation of Fools, and that was so criminally underused.


2ae417  No.16607761

>>16548092

youre being sarcatisc?


216ec4  No.16608073

>>16607752

I think another issue with PoR is that the enemies sometimes feel haphazardly slapped into levels. In the other games the enemies tended to feel “right” where they were. In PoR you’ll go to a location where the enemies don’t tend to fit the theme of the level.

I really hope Bloodstained gets the exploration right. I forgot just how important it is to that Metroidvania style. If the castles aren’t jam packed with secrets and both interesting and difficult to explore, then the game gets old way to fast.


216ec4  No.16608638

File: f30afcc8da2b8c5⋯.jpeg (491.32 KB, 750x1198, 375:599, 18BA3C33-A57D-46A4-80DD-E….jpeg)

Looks like there’s a review embargo on Bloodstained for a day 1 patch that’s supposed to fix a lot of the bugs and rebalance some things hopefully not for the worst.

On a side note, it’s funny how “journalists” are starting to realize how much people dislike them.


e31d4e  No.16608684

Well, since the day is a day away from being released and who knows how long till it gets to be pirated I think it's on GOG though, here's the link to last year's demo.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MSNwHgw5RIiDGEpY-lGK7Van-1SN0zlB/view

You can also change the settings in the .ini in AppData\Local\BloodstainedRotN\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor

>>16608638

Heh. Well, there's more exposure to the media now and it have always been proved that Journos are always wrong. Thanks phoneposter


98a56c  No.16608780

>>16607752

>linear is good or bad according to whatever argument I'm making

These games have been purposedly made different because the buyers didn't want clones of the previous games.

Never in the history of retrokids, you ever realize that everyone played each title to nausea and they were willing to try things different for the sake of experimentation. Gaming is not one perfect formula for each genre, because time affects the formula's freshness.


216ec4  No.16609094

File: 323bbc6395b388a⋯.png (1.04 MB, 639x937, 639:937, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16608684

Not bad, but definitely not perfect.

>plays like castlevania, just 3d

>can actually look kinda nice

>not shying away from bosomy women

<enemies are either over or under designed (probably due to the move to 3d allowing them to go crazy with what they throw on enemies)

<EXTREMELY EASY, more so than most of the Igavanias, most Castlevania's start somewhat difficult but get easier as you power up allowing you to really feel the progression (hopefully they add a hard mode)

<Miriam shouting with almost every single attack gets grating

If the exploration is right then I think the good outweighs the bad as is, I just hope there's some challenge in there.


216ec4  No.16609114

>>16609094

Oh, and

>holding up causes Miriam to pose

<no ability to swap between sets


e31d4e  No.16609237

>>16608780

If that was true me nor anyone else would be looking forward bloodstained. Nobody would have liked Megaman 11 either.

I said both games have pros and cons for a reason despite being the same genre and being the 2 last games of the DS castlevanias, so I'm not saying they are good or wrong, I'm literally saying they did things differently and thanks to that they have distinct feels.

>>16609094

>>16609114

Didn't find Miriam voice annoying, mostly fitting to the action, movement, or damage. It isn't trying hard to be japanese voice acting either, as another anon previously mentioned.

Seeing how it's just a demo and what I've seen from gameplay footage so far, the full game add a lot of things, like the ability to swap between sets and, hopefully, better level progression. If the demo felt easy, was probably because they wanted to cram as much gameplay as possible. Plus, as far as I know, the ship is the first level so it is also understandable for it to be easy, like, say, Castle Entrance in SOTN.

Finally, I must admit the music grows on you, although I wouldn't say just yet if it's forgettable.


39a209  No.16609451

>>16609114

<no ability to swap sets

What are you talking about? There is a shortcut with 8 slots for that.

Maybe you haven't unlocked it yet.


216ec4  No.16609495

>>16609237

>>16609451

Well shit, that’s one more to scratch off the negatives then. Just a couple more hours to go. Hopefully the (((journalists))) don’t try and campaign against this one too much.


85adf6  No.16609522

>>16607752

PoR was such shit. I loved it when I first played it, but replaying it I realized the levels where tiny compared to what I remember.

>>16608073

A lot of the new enemies where the size of fucking bosses but died in a few hits. Especially in the first painting. It just made the whole game have no weight to it.


e31d4e  No.16609655

File: e5ae9ac687335f1⋯.png (242.52 KB, 600x479, 600:479, ClipboardImage.png)

File: bf24c252b705dc6⋯.gif (1.64 MB, 512x288, 16:9, POR_Greatest_Five.gif)

>>16609522

I personally think PoR was underrated. The amount of content and the ideas it had, wasted or not, along sidequests and scenery made it an unique castlevania.

The amount of spells, subweapons, weapons and equipment was really great without relaying on mechanics like souls/glyphs, and that's specially true for a castle and portraits so small. I also loved the concept of the portraits even if they were under use, like Nation of Fools and the Dark Academy. Pretty sure no other castlevania had an Egyptian theme like Sandy Grave did. And there's also all the content in Nest of Evil, even if it's a linear world of challenges **which OoE did better*.

And then there's the whole coop thing they tried to go for. If it had a fully fledged coop mode for the main story it could have been perfect, and you have dual enemies like the sisters and Dracula/Death in a single fight, which was pretty nice. There's also the extra modes like the sister mode, which is fun, and the Richter/Maria mode. And speaking of which, the Richter fight was fun as hell, probably one of the best fights in castlevania, along with Julius fight in AoS.

And then there's the ton of hidden and small features like the pose Jonathan and Charlotte strikes when you hold up, or spells like Greatest Five having modern sprites of Leon and Trevor Belmont.

All in all, PoR is pretty good, even if it suffers from critical flaws like being so linear and being so small, abilities under used and concepts gone to waste like the whole coop thing. At this point the game having anime portraits is obvious


216ec4  No.16609680

>>16609655

A lot of those reasons are why I think the game is still good even if the exploration is a bit lackluster. I do disagree about the Richter fight though. It isn’t bad but his AI is pretty easy to fuck with. If you do a medium jump and he jumps after he’s wide open for an attack, then you dash back and repeat. He’s also very easy if you use several of the weapons that reach him even with his sub weapons. Still, he’s not the worst boss ever and will at least try to close the gap after a couple of jumps


216ec4  No.16609684

>>16609680

Oh, and all the side missions help pad out the short game with stuff to do and unique enemies to find


4c9502  No.16609693

>>16609655

Why the hell is Juste part of the "greatest" five, anyway? He's barely a blip on the Belmont radar.


e31d4e  No.16609706

File: 0eeeb73b0bf1d74⋯.png (305.18 KB, 300x687, 100:229, ClipboardImage.png)

File: 86bf798cfda4dbd⋯.png (347.79 KB, 288x406, 144:203, ClipboardImage.png)

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File: eddd086104406ba⋯.png (1.83 MB, 1197x900, 133:100, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16609680

>>16609684

Fighting Richter in low levels and before completing the optional portraits is pretty brutal. If you don't cheese him he actually attacks relentlessly.

As for sidequest, I think the worst ones were the weapon mastery ones. And well, I liked the concept of weapon mastery, but the execution was painfully tedious instead of feeling natural, to the point that a whole playthrough can mean only mastering a single sub weapon unless you farm them.

>>16609693

There aren't a lot of Belmonts in the first place, and a shitload of them are non-canon. Going for the safe side, they have Simon, Trevor and Richter, which are more than iconic. Leon, as shitty as it is, was the first Belmont. Julius is not born yet, and the rest are non-canon, like Christopher and Sonia. That leaves you with Juste to make 5.

Want to know something funny? Probably an error while localizing the game, but when you find the spell, the description says 4 legendary warriors. I guess the non-legendary one is Juste.


64119f  No.16609710

>>16609655

PoR is my favorite DSvania. It also has the best music of all the DS games (Yuzo Koshiro probably helped)


05defd  No.16610060

>>16609693

Isn't Juste supposed to be one of the strongest Belmonts, because Trevor really wanted to fuck a mage?


977ea2  No.16610088

File: 1ee805d8e8ed0c4⋯.jpg (252.48 KB, 1873x2553, 1873:2553, drac.jpg)

>>16609706

Christopher isn't non-canon, they just forgot about him around the late 2000s. If he's non-canon, did Dracula just decide to stay asleep for the entire 200 years between CV3/CoD and CV1?


653a7b  No.16610109

>>16610060

Hey dont talk shit about trevor's lusting after sipha, thanks to that belmonts got magics and simon got blonde hair.


05defd  No.16610132

>>16610109

I'm not talking shit. I too would bone the everloving fuck out of a cute mage that I rescued and fought alongside.

It's just a shame the spawn is a giant faggot. Are we sure Maxim isn't the actual Belmont successor?


a80a4f  No.16610427

File: 73325c492bed223⋯.mp4 (13.74 MB, 1080x720, 3:2, [TAS] Castlevania Harmony ….mp4)

File: 5eebc1a2e0276e1⋯.gif (6.68 KB, 180x80, 9:4, HOD_Stellar_Sword.gif)

File: d1f404e3207b454⋯.gif (18.89 KB, 184x108, 46:27, POR_Stellar_Sword.gif)

>>16610132

>Are we sure Maxim isn't the actual Belmont successor?

Probably. He also has this pretty cool sword called the "Stellar Sword" which gives him

a pretty cool "Kage Bunshin no Jutsu"-esque effect in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance. As well as a very useful "Critical Art" in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.


d636f5  No.16610574

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>16609094

>EXTREMELY EASY

Seems that way from the footage I've seen, bosses seem very passive and do little damage Alfred appears to be a exception, he litters the area with status affliction crap and I'm surprised to see how easy it is to poison them. Other than that, Miriam remains leagues above every other character in terms of model quality.

Couple of random notes, the game copies a plot gimmick from SotN - kill apparent bad guy and get a bad ending - and there's a LOT of Ars Goetia demons which is pretty neat.


b26dcf  No.16610819

File: 677e6d4ba44e24e⋯.png (717.71 KB, 1200x1157, 1200:1157, ClipboardImage.png)


524599  No.16610865

File: f608c440407308f⋯.png (43.9 KB, 1358x146, 679:73, ClipboardImage.png)

did I make a mistake? :^)


1fc545  No.16610872

>>16610865

Yeah you should've gotten it on GoG so you could've given it to me for free


524599  No.16610874

>>16610872

>it's on GoG

oops


1fc545  No.16610878

>>16610874

Refund it and switch to gog before it's too late


e31d4e  No.16610953

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>>16610088

He have been inactive for a long fucking time. Also, I guess it was easier to use Juste's sprite than making a new one for Christopher. I also think that Juste is more famous, even if as a blunder.

>>16610427

How is Juste a failure, though? He was extremely powerful, Maxim got himself being controlled by Dracula because he thought Dracula's body parts worked like dragon balls or something.

>>16610574

Well, doesn't really change my opinion on the game since I was expecting it to be easy, a shame it isn't hard

>Ars Goetia demons

Nice.

>>16610819

Not my screenshot :(

>>16610865

Get it on gog, nigger.


216ec4  No.16611005

File: 0eb8df1fece67b7⋯.jpeg (261.02 KB, 950x1270, 95:127, 42DEC360-1F86-4DC9-98CB-3….jpeg)

>>16608638

I just realized another reason why this nig was so butthurt. Journalists had to buy their own copies of the game and weren’t sent review copies. Reading around it sounds like it was that way across the board and that it’s becoming a common occurrence with a lot of them saying this hasn’t been the first time this has happened recently.

>>16610574

Have you caught any censorship yet?


5d01b3  No.16611148

>>16610574

Hopefully the hard and nightmare difficulties make the enemies more aggressive.


b26dcf  No.16611195

File: 7154e21afd6cb79⋯.mp4 (248.11 KB, 480x360, 4:3, QUARK EVIL LAUGH [360p].mp4)

>>16611005

>Access "journalism" is dying

>All because "Journalists" kept being as pleasant as a mouth ulcer

>Almost anyone with 10k subscribers on youtube are getting more and more access to review copies


524599  No.16611200

>install game on external hard drive

>has audio issues that make it unplayable I assume dude to USB 3.0.

>install game on internal HHD or SSD

>BUT THE AUDIO STUDDERING STILL EXIST

>drop all the settings to low and issue still exist

well fuck the game is unplayable shit.


2e15d5  No.16611203

File: b163ccc5c6ddaaf⋯.jpg (12.89 KB, 222x293, 222:293, 1489199743851.jpg)

Well this fucking game just dropped completely under my radar, I guess I should've checked out this thread more frequently.

>>16608638

>the tired sentiment of "journos are not to be trusted"

Haha holy shit. This made my fucking day. This retard understands that his intended audience doesn't trust him, and instead of trying to write reviews that would give the reader a reason to change that opinion he passive-aggressively insults and ignores them. I'm sure this has been said at least since the days of GamerGay but the vidya press is such an indicative little microcosm of journalism at large, and all I can do is laugh about it at this point.

>>16611005

>Journalists had to buy their own copies of the game and weren’t sent review copies

>it’s becoming a common occurrence with a lot of them

This is also pretty great. I mean, are they really surprised that this is becoming a trend? They must know that their audience is miniscule compared to the eyes that could be put on to a game from a youtube video or a twitch stream, why would a publisher or developer even bother with them anymore?

>>16610574

I would never expect a metroidvania to be particularly challenging, they've all been relatively easy since SotN with the possible exception of OoE depending on what your standards for difficulty are. When compared to any classicvania they're all pretty much baby-tier, difficulty was never really the appeal of these games.


216ec4  No.16611214

>>16611195

>>16611203

Better yet, in his follow up article he laments that if they would have sent review copies the game could have sold so much better and that not a lot of people knew about it outside it’s core audience… it’s a top seller on steam.


e31d4e  No.16611221

>>16611200

If you have it on GOG upload it, fag.


c967d3  No.16611228

File: 35a3dfc87800e61⋯.jpg (374.68 KB, 709x1001, 709:1001, 7f50ef41da660c034261da35d0….jpg)

Is it ok to start this franchise with SOTN? 3 days ago i played the important metroid games (zero mission, samus returns, super, fusion) one after another and now i want to start with castlevania because even though i've played several "metroidvanias" i've never played the games they rip off. Finding a SFW pic of samus is absurdly hard, this was the best one i could find and even then the artist forgot to draw her mole.


524599  No.16611230

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>>16611221

pay attention


04b9f3  No.16611235

Is Bloodstained any good?


216ec4  No.16611236


e31d4e  No.16611246

>>16611230

Holy shit. Hope you learned your lesson.


718a8e  No.16611248

>>16611228

Anon, from one metroidfag to another, play AM2R if you haven't already, it's fucking amazing. Second of all I'm as confused as you, most I've played is a miniscule amount of SOTN and a bit of Super Castlevania 4.


c967d3  No.16611255

File: 55c871c86675a44⋯.jpg (154.25 KB, 800x1362, 400:681, 55c871c86675a440a6ed710be3….jpg)

>>16611236

danke

>>16611248

I only played samus returns because i emulated the other metroid games on a 3DS, i'll play it after i'm done with castlevania.


05defd  No.16611259

>>16611228

Was I mistaken by starting Metroid with Zero Mission? I felt Samus was very top heavy in her control and it made for some very annoying boss fights like Mother Brain's and that alone was enough for me to not try Super, Fusion, AM2R or Axiom Verge.


2e15d5  No.16611264

>>16611214

Delusions of grandeur and importance are essential in what makes a journalist a journalist

>>16611228

Go for it, if you want to get into the Iga games it's where you should start. >>16598300 pretty much sums it up, despite the reverse castle being a bit of a slog playing SotN first will let you appreciate the refinements of the later games.

>>16611248

AM2R is great, it's no wonder nintendo C&D'd a 2D metroid that's better than anything they could make in current year + several years


05defd  No.16611292

Also

Classicvanias play order

>CV1

>CV3

>GB Castlevania(I forget the name, but it has great music for a GB game. Belmont's Revenge or something)

>Super CV4(You can skip this if you find it too easy)

>Bloodlines(Second personal favorite)

>Rondo of Blood(PCEngine. Personal Favorite)

>Dracula X(Basically rondo of blood but much harder and with a few changes altogether. I dig it but not as much as Rondo)

Metroidvanias

Pretty much release order, you can skip Harmony of Dissonance if you feel like it, personally I'm not a fan of Dawn of Sorrow at all.

Fangames

>Spectral Interlude

>2hu vania(My personal recommendation is skipping the first game and playing the second)

>Lecarde Chronicles 2(In my opinion, what Simon's Quest should have been)

>Castlevania Fighter

3Ds

>N64 duology: Alright games. Not my favorite 3D platformers but they're fun.

>CoD: I really like it. Haven't played Lament of Innocence

>Lords of Shadow 1: Basically it's a harder, prettier God of War 1. Some bosses try to be Shadow of the Colossus and it ends up being the worst parts of the game because it's literally 5+ minutes of a scripted climbing animation while the camera is shaking violently and the music is trying to keep you awake. There's a puzzle box sequence later in the game that I really enjoy and I feel is the reason the game is worth playing.

>LoS2: I didn't get much into it. It's pretty rushed and incomplete.

Hall of shame

>LoS: Mirror of Fate: Worst of the Castlevania games, worst of the genre probably. Haven't played something I've actively hated this much since like Enemy Unknown.


b26dcf  No.16611297

>>16611264

I still choose to believe that Nintendo waited till the game got a full release on the net before C&Ding it. Nintendo has never struck me as a company that goes out of its way to fuck over fan works too hard.


718a8e  No.16611298

>>16611255

>I only played samus returns because i emulated the other metroid games on a 3DS

makes sense

>>16611259

I started out with Zero Mission as well, I'd say it's quite hard for beginners, once you've beaten it once, it'll be a lot easier on repeats. I'd say get through it because Super and AM2R are true delights to play. Never played Fusion (very much intending to, I just haven't found the time or remembered to play it) or Axiom Verge (heard from friend who kinda introduced me to metroid that it was pretty cool but haven't seen much) so I can't comment much on them.

>>16611264

>it's no wonder nintendo C&D'd

honestly, I think it more boiled down to Samus Returns being in development and Ninty not wanting competition or detraction from sales because people could just play AM2R, which was totally free instead of SR. Was still a shitty move, honestly I wish ninty was like Sega and hired the fan game makers as actual devs instead of their autistic approach of "BURN IT ALL DOWN"


c967d3  No.16611306

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>>16611259

I don't think so, zero mission is my favorite, probably because i ended up finding almost all the missile/health upgrades and even the three secret upgrades gravity suit, space jump, plasma beam on my own, i even got a few of them using the morph ball's bomb boost instead of getting them the way you're supposed to, for example there's a missile upgrade in kraid that you need the ice beam and ledge grab upgrades for, but when i first came across it i ended up killing the mook like usual and bomb jumping my way up there, and i only realized what i did after i left said place. The postgame is pretty cool as well, playing as a "defenseless" samus and sneaking around the pirate base was great.

>>16611264

I will, thank you.


05defd  No.16611316

>>16611306

I suppose I could give ZM a second try.


524599  No.16611324

>>16611316

I'm not a big fan of ZM. I actually prefer playing the NES game.


05defd  No.16611331

>>16611324

As a world class faggot, I have a big aversion to playing NES titles that aren't the Ninja Gayden trilogy or Castlevania 1/3.


718a8e  No.16611340

>>16611292

Say anon, what's the best way to play Rondo of Blood and SOTN? I know Rondo had that port on the PS4 and that remake on the PSP (i think the original was on that as well but it might've just been SOTN that was on it as well)


c967d3  No.16611348

>>16611324

I'll give it a try as well, i went with zero mission because there was a premade cia for 3DS without ghosting and color corrected.

>>16611331

You're missing out, solomon's key, kunio-kun/river city ransom and metal storm are great games.


05defd  No.16611353

>>16611340

I personally just played Rondo on the PCE since I like emulating PCE games since they have the best fucking music, and for SOTN I just played the PS1 title. I think there's a better option for SOTN, but Rondo is really good on the PCE. You can even play cutie pie Maria.

>>16611348

I guess I can try.


374ac6  No.16611358

>>16611340

The port on ps4 is alright, it uses the voice overs from the psp remake. There's a translation patch for the pc engine release that does the same, but I couldn't find an iso that worked with it. https://www.romhacking.net/translations/846/


524599  No.16611367

>>16611348

The NES original is archaic in some respects but it's also this limitations that make it comfy. Zero Mission does way to much hand holding and the tacked on additional content and story sorta feels a bit shoehorned and overbearing. I like ZM, just don't love it.

>>16611331

Anon the classic Mario games are top tier games.


2e15d5  No.16611383

>>16611340

Just emulate them both on mednafen


216ec4  No.16611411

>>16611248

is v.1 of AM2R okay to play? I downloaded it before nintendo pulled it down and I'm wary of the fan patches.


c967d3  No.16611428

>>16611292

I think i'll go with all the 2D games and ignore the 3D ones had a bad experience with LoS 1, why isn't CV2 listed? And is it ok to play the dracula X versions of rondo and SOTN instead of PCE and PS1?

>Lords of Shadow 1: Basically it's a harder, prettier God of War 1. Some bosses try to be Shadow of the Colossus and it ends up being the worst parts of the game because it's literally 5+ minutes of a scripted climbing animation while the camera is shaking violently and the music is trying to keep you awake. There's a puzzle box sequence later in the game that I really enjoy and I feel is the reason the game is worth playing.

I wouldn't say harder, it's just not as refined as GoW 3 or even 2 same shit with dante's inferno, the giant goat demons you can ride hurt you just by touching them (thankfully you can cheese them with the square-square-triangle combo because dante's scythe has an absurdly long reach), and visceral did not implement mercy invincibility when you get knocked down, so getting hit even once by those conjoined twins made of gold or the futa demons is a death sentence, at least on the hardest difficulty, at least the music for the ice titan is amazing. I'm ashamed to admit i got stuck for several hours on the chess game against the vampire loli, the only tabletop game i've played is yugioh.


718a8e  No.16611481

>>16611411

I believe there's a version 1.4 (fan made, but I've played it and it was good) on reddit though if your a fan of insane difficulty, I recall the first patch nerfed the Omegas a bit, though even post patch it took me a good hour or so to beat the first one on my first go.


524599  No.16611513

File: 0b5899f8d19acea⋯.jpg (1.38 MB, 1500x2121, 500:707, __samus_aran_metroid_drawn….jpg)

Great fan game but one thing I don't love about AM2R is how the Ice beam is handled dude to its physic engine and a few of the other minor wonky things due to the nature of the engine. From what I understand its still far better then the Nintendo remake according to those who had played it.


29196f  No.16611537

>>16611513

AM2R was made by someone with passion and an understanding of Metroid. Samus Returns was made by a group of people claiming they had passion but just wanted a paycheck.


653a7b  No.16611582

>>16611353

You.can play as maria on the psp remake aswell.


e31d4e  No.16611607

File: 63136c5c00a4198⋯.jpg (1.11 MB, 1080x1525, 216:305, 1447065639367-0.jpg)

>>16611228

Yes, SOTN was the game that started it all, since then you can go chronologically if you want.

>>16611292

> you can skip Harmony of Dissonance if you feel like it

I'd say anyone is better off skipping CotM than HoD. HoD is at the very least easy to finish without having to deal with wanky shit controls.

>>16611297

Is this sarcasm? Like, my god, they have C&D dozens of fan projects before completion, particularly stuff like pokemon romhacks and the such. AM2R could have got a lot more updates if it wasn't for the C&D and their official Metroid 2 remake was garbage compared to the fanmade.

>>16611340

I had an standalone installer of Rondo simplified for retards and made in a emulator of the PC engine and the translation already on the room. I wish I still had the installer, an anon uploaded it for me in a previous castlevania thread so dunno where to get it from anymore

SOTN is better to play the original PS1 release, best everything including the original voices instead of the new cast.

>>16611428

>had a bad experience with LoS 1

LoS is not that bad, but definitively not the best 3D castlevania. I'd say that if you like metroidvania, give CoD a try, probably the best 3D castlevania in a lot of aspects.

>I wouldn't say harder, it's just not as refined as GoW 3 or even 2

I would say it is. The combos and block system worked wonders and there are nice things you can pull. Not as good as DMC, but definitively better than GoW.

>>16611582

I don't think that alone was worth it.

I always wanted a restoration project on the PS1 version that added the cut stuff like everything they added in the Saturn version plus a playable version of Maria.


2e15d5  No.16611617

File: 3837459046296dd⋯.png (389.97 KB, 994x955, 994:955, Maria_Transparent.png)

>>16611582

>>16611353

Objectively the cutest character in the entire franchise excluding the kung-fu fighting maid enemies. The first time I played Rondo I was surprised at how much easier the game is as Maria, her range and the upward ark on her attacks makes her a breeze to play compared to standard whip attacks as Richter. It's funny because if you want an easier time in the game you've got to play as the little girl. I always wondered if that bit of, I guess, meta-humor was ever intended by the devs.


e31d4e  No.16611646

>>16611617

I THINK devs just wanted to appeal to a female demographic, not the sweaty dude in loin clothes and a whip, but the cute fun girl that goes around with her animals. She defeating Dracula is hilarious, and I like how all the fonts are changed to pink cartoony stuff in contrast to Richter.


05defd  No.16611672

>>16611646

What about a sweaty tomboy in lion clothes and a whip?


2e15d5  No.16611762

>>16611646

That definitely makes sense. I can't see it really working though, even with a playable girl character I don't see the general themes of Castlevania games appealing to girls.

>>16611672

Fuck, I want a CV fangame with a thicc tomboy Belmont now

>>16611607

>give CoD a try, probably the best 3D castlevania in a lot of aspects

Been meaning to emulate that for a while. Is Lament of Innocence worth playing? If I understand correctly it's the first game canonically, I really want to play through it once just because of that, but then I also don't want to play it because it just looks like a shittier CoD.


524599  No.16611781

Pornhub embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>16611762

Akumajou Succubus


bc4613  No.16613621

>>16611762

>it just looks like a shittier CoD

It sort of kind of is. It's interesting when you play LoI and CoD in context of one another because it shows how much they learnt from LoI going into CoD.

CoD was fantastic though, just a very straight forward, no frills, fun game where you run around collecting and making armor and weapons, exploring, and fighting a very decent variety of enemies and bosses.


d64859  No.16615481

>>16613621

>straight forward

Long hallways with ten of the same enemy

>no frills

no depth

>collecting and making armor and weapons

grinding for rare drops

>exploring

more hallways

>fighting a very decent variety of enemies and bosses.

They run out of variety around Cordova, followed by mostly recolors. Even before that, there are hundreds of ghosts and blazes. Later bosses are damage sponges without enough attack variety to justify the time they take to kill.


e31d4e  No.16615490

>>16613621

>a very decent variety of enemies

I love CoD, but this is not true.

>>16615481

>Muh hallways

>Muh grinding

<What's the steal mechanic

Kys.


d64859  No.16619215

>>16615490

>Muh hallways

Great argument.

>What's the steal mechanic

Not enough to get everything.

>Kys

Sooner than play that shit again.


000000  No.16619318

What is the best version of SotN?


4ef525  No.16619693

>>16619318

Saturn, if you're going to replay the game multiple times.


4ef525  No.16619700

>>16611537

>AM2R was made by someone with passion

Yes

>and an understanding of Metroid.

No. It becomes quickly evident that it's an unimaginative, repetitive standalone romhack. But as you said, retrokids fellate each other to aggrandize their egos, it's all their reason to be there in the first place.


b3805d  No.16632107

File: ac05808ff0e277a⋯.png (1.04 MB, 1280x720, 16:9, ClipboardImage.png)

>>16548130

>no one will make a more complex gay character than Thomas in Deadly Premonition

>instead they have to virtue signal how diversity is our strength or how they need to fuck literally thin air to satisfy their liberalism quota

Handing off the writing to Californians was a mistake


3182d9  No.16632297

From a purely gameplay prespective, is Timespinner any good? Worth a pirate?


8dd0e1  No.16632435

>>16632297

Yeah, it feels good to play, abilities are cool, and damage output is creative. It{s like OoE with SOTN. Give it a try.


5a7b38  No.16633230

Invidious embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>16619318

PS1 original. Don't listen to this nigger >>16619693 the Saturn port runs like shit and is an overall slower game.




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