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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #90 on: March 17, 2015, 04:15:13 AM »
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Well, if we're going by "face" thing, then I don't think Konami ever had the "face" franchise that they were associated with to extent of Nintendo and Mario or Sonic and Sega.

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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #91 on: March 17, 2015, 08:49:25 AM »
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How could everyone forget Konami Man? :)

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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2015, 10:36:34 AM »
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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #93 on: March 17, 2015, 10:52:32 AM »
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It may be dead but I hope not :(

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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #94 on: March 24, 2015, 09:59:49 AM »
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All signs are pointing to dead, but my stubborn, if not flat out spoiled nature and fan girl tendencies refuse to loose hope.  Something will come about.   
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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #95 on: March 24, 2015, 11:14:15 AM »
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If my 7 hours of playing Bloodborne are any indication, From Software has the juice now.

All Konami has to do is make the call (they wont make the call because they're idiots and will give Castlevania to another cheap D tier developer, probably Rebellion or something.).

And if there's any Castlevania news from Konami at all this year, iim %92.3 sure it's gonna be Castlevania Lords of Shadow Remaster collection, it's literally a matter of when the announcement is gonna be made.
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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #96 on: March 31, 2015, 08:44:38 AM »
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I don't think it's dead. It's merely a matter of Konami deciding which direction they want to go. I'd be ok with some mobile games because at the very least, it could be a gauge of interest and they wouldn't have to worry about packaging and shipping so there'd be a bit less overhead involved with those.

We're also entering a new console gen and there hasn't been a console gen yet that hasn't seen a Castlevania game. Konami rarely has a CV game ready at the beginning of a gen so I'd bet they're still working with the consoles and seeing what's possible.

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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #97 on: March 31, 2015, 11:28:45 AM »
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Konami seems to have also forgotten Contra.

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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #98 on: March 31, 2015, 04:08:20 PM »
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Hard core uprising was great. They need to do that with cv.
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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #99 on: April 01, 2015, 08:29:48 AM »
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I think it's safe to say the series is dead. Truly OOE ended the series for me, and it wasn't a bad game to go out on for 2D Castlevania. As much as I didn't mind LOS 1, it felt like a PC game ported to PS3 and I'm just going to forget about that 2.5D Castlevania Other M abortion that succeeded it.
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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #100 on: April 06, 2015, 09:50:14 AM »
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It's dead Jim.

Some people just don't want to see it. But the corpse is right in their front.

Castlevania is dead.

Well... considering I've got Ori and Axiom Verge JUST this year, I don't really care anymore. I'll just keep replaying the ones I like and move forward with the superior indie/smaller budget games.

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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #101 on: April 06, 2015, 06:04:24 PM »
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Basically classic Castlevania from a business perspective is not worth resurrecting. Too many disgruntled hardcore fans to deal with.

The smart thing to do which I said time and time again from the beginning of LOS: Let MS have consolevania in the form of LOS, but leave classicvania/metroidvania to nintendo handhelds, as they've always made them decent games. This way they would have kept both strains of CV alive and nobody would have gone hungry. I'm no businessman, but by cockblocking the hardcore fans that have supported your franchise for decades, you reap what you sow.
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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #102 on: April 06, 2015, 06:28:10 PM »
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From a business standpoint, I think the smart thing would be to hd remaster SOTN as everyone knows that game. That would be a good transition to the 2d Castlevania.

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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #103 on: April 06, 2015, 08:39:48 PM »
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Basically classic Castlevania from a business perspective is not worth resurrecting. Too many disgruntled hardcore fans to deal with.

The smart thing to do which I said time and time again from the beginning of LOS: Let MS have consolevania in the form of LOS, but leave classicvania/metroidvania to nintendo handhelds, as they've always made them decent games. This way they would have kept both strains of CV alive and nobody would have gone hungry. I'm no businessman, but by cockblocking the hardcore fans that have supported your franchise for decades, you reap what you sow.

No offense but with that logic, Konami should allow different divisions to create CV games while IGA create his own as well instead of handling the series to IGA all alone for 7 years from the very start. It's like saying that Tim Burton should allow to make his own Batman movies because he has his own hardcore fans while Christopher Nolan create the Dark Knight trilogy at the same time or Sam Raimi should allow to continue his Spiderman films while a Spiderman Reboot(The Amazing Spiderman 1&2) is in the works at the same time.  :P

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Re: Do you think Castlevania is dead?
« Reply #104 on: April 07, 2015, 01:15:34 AM »
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No offense but with that logic, Konami should allow different divisions to create CV games while IGA create his own

What's wrong with that logic? Just because IGA was in charge for the series for 7 years doesn't mean that people who also happen to like his games think that's a good thing. It might be more beneficial for Castlevania to become a meta-franchise. There are series who pulled this off very succesfully (Megami Tensei). Technically, there already exist three sub-franchises under the Castlevania name: the main branch of Castlevania which is the classic series, and two side-branches, the "Dracula X series" (SotN and its descendants) and the LoS series. Plus there's Kid Dracula and the Pachislot series, as well as numerous one-offs. At this point, Castlevania has diverted so much from the original series that they might as well embrace this concept.

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