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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Last post by The Puritan on September 28, 2023, 11:07:33 PM »
Finished Nocturne. I hated it at first. You all know how Netflix Netflixes in terms of their leanings and worldview, and let's just say it's little different here. It was annoying and kept me from enjoying the entire first half. I was pretty close to dropping this because just about everything I hated about the first series had carried over.

Then something happened near the end of episode 5 that brought me right back. Bridged right into Richter becoming the badass we know and love. Almost everything went uphill after that and culminated with a cliffhanger. Now I'm as hype as I remember being at the end of Season 1 of the first series.

That said, I've been down this road before. So for now, I'll just be satisfied with Nocturne's first outing and be prepared to hate what comes next.
Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania The Lecarde Chronicles May 2013
« Last post by Aceearly1993 on September 28, 2023, 10:58:41 PM »
It seems unfair to undust the article so old that is more than a decade, but we got maintenance role from MIG himself and we're working on modern compatibility of the game in order to cover the original version's discontinue after it got smashed by DMCA. LC2's remodel was pretty successful so I myself think at least I should do something in order to make the game (LC1) not being "lostware" forever.

The Issue We Need Additional Helps

- Add in-game GUI and functions to freely edit controller input in the game (like in reworked LC2)
- Make the game's data compatible to 289.3 or higher versions of Clickteam Fusion. This is because the game will break in following places if the game's project file is loaded in 289.3 or higher versions:
   - One background will break in Hunting Ground part 2 sub boss (the hive)
   - At several places contain large swinging spiked balls, their collision will break (Science Hall part 1, part 2, Katharina's quarter part 3 have them)

- Several music clips and sound effect clips are needed to be replaced in order to get around copyright infringement risks (the original game got panned by DMCA takedown request in 2018 so unfortunately the changes to sound clips must be made, regardless how they fit so well into the game). This case needs additional helps from composers/sound effect creators.

Check our (rework) progress and do not hesitate to make feedback:
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Last post by X on September 28, 2023, 10:02:00 PM »
Legends say they’ll break the 4th wall by resurrecting Richard Pryor to play Dracula… 🦇 🕯️ ⚰️ 🕯️ 🦇 #DracWash

This already sounds better then anything Netflix could do. Besides we already have Blacula, the blacksploitation flick from the good 'ol 70s  ;)

Anybody here watched it yet? I don't have netflix :cry:

No. I haven't. I find it's best not to cry over milk that's gone sour before it even spilt.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Last post by Gunlord on September 28, 2023, 09:15:13 PM »
Anybody here watched it yet? I don't have netflix :cry:
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Last post by Reinhart77 on September 27, 2023, 07:57:22 PM »
First seven minutes are up on youtube for those who don't want to wait a day or don't have Netflix.  Sweet stuff imo.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Last post by zangetsu468 on September 26, 2023, 03:17:53 PM »
Legends say they’ll break the 4th wall by resurrecting Richard Pryor to play Dracula… 🦇 🕯️ ⚰️ 🕯️ 🦇 #DracWash
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Last post by Flame on September 26, 2023, 02:34:29 PM »
I've always been pretty forgiving about artistic liberty, as long as i enjoy the ultimate work.

I can't say I'm feeling any which way about this tbh. If this is setting up rondo, im not sure why they felt it was needed, other than to drag out Richter's arc. Which means most of the season will be original, which is ok, but yknow, why bother then. Might as well take some of the side Belmonts who dont have a lot going on and use them for original stories. if its just a massively deviated Rondo, then Im not sure I get that either.

I get the feeling that they simply don't want to keep using Dracula unlike the games, because it cheapens him as a character. it's something you can get away with in an NES/SNES game series with little story, based on old B movies which themselves had really loose continuity, with belmonts all being pretty interchangeable, but when you have a proper narrative structure, it becomes kind of an issue to bring him back after you've already written him in a specific way and kind of ended his arc. Which is their own fault if they wrote themselves into that corner. I wonder if they will find a way to shoehorn Dracula into what so far, seems like a plot devoid of him.

my guess is they'll instead find a way to convolute him back in a Symphony adaptation. hell, with how they changed death, and with Death showing up in Symphony in the way he does, I wouldn't be surprised if they give him a greater role in that. Some plot between Shaft and Death.

Either way, we'll see how this goes.

also it has to be said

It's not like they're race-swapping for no reason whatsoever, given the time period they arguably have better reasons for the ethnicity changes than they did in the original.
They raceswap because it's Netflix. A California based production company, with all that implies and carries with it. If there is not at least one (or more) raceswapped significant character(s) or subversive element (such as religion bashing) it just wont get made at all.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Castlevania 64 Promo Stickers
« Last post by LuxKiller65 on September 24, 2023, 05:21:50 AM »
given out at shops in japan back then
Off Topic / Re: Music you've been digging lately
« Last post by Abnormal Freak on September 23, 2023, 05:48:09 PM »
EOS has some good stuff. Only really heard Crimson and Purgatory Afterglow, but by far the best song I've heard from them is "Twilight". Like that's a top ten death metal song for me.

Just stumbled on this band Wargasm, digging this song a lot. It's like early 2000s electroindustrial-tinged nu-metal mixed with Lords of Acid and digital hardcore. And the singer's cute and sounds a bit like Poppy.

Hardcore Gaming 101 / Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
« Last post by JR on September 22, 2023, 10:55:47 PM »
I just recently got my custom racing arcade cabinet set up, so I've been playing lots of AB Cop. I want whatever drugs were involved in the making of this game; I can't even begin to explain it, but it's crazy in a hilarious way. The bikini girl in a dog kennel being held captive by a circus clown is the most wtf moment for me.  :-X

Played a lot of Turbo Outrun, too. It's not as brutally hard as Outrun was, but the turbo button may as well be the "hold my beer" button, because it'll definitely cause wrecks, lol.

Also got a PC with an external drive specifically for lightgun games on my TV. Played through Time Crisis and the first two HotD games so far. Still trying to get my lightguns to work for Operation Wolf and HotD remake though.  :-\

Also just bought the most recent Getsu Fuuma Den and Ghosts N Goblins Resurrection. Plan on starting one of those soon. 
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