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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2023, 09:15:13 PM »
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Anybody here watched it yet? I don't have netflix :cry:

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« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2023, 10:02:00 PM »
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Anybody here watched it yet? I don't have netflix :cry:

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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2023, 11:07:33 PM »
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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.

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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2023, 06:32:22 AM »
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Watched it.  I have a lot of thoughts and will rewatch it again so I can articulate said thoughts properly without going on knee jerk reactions.  Overall though, I’ll go with cautiously optimistic and it helps that it’s its own story instead of trying to be an adaption of Rondo (or some really odd adaptation of Bloodlines starring Ritcher instead of John and Eric, lmao).

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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2023, 06:48:05 PM »
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It had it's moments - but I'm not a fan of most of the characters. They don't seem to have much chemistry together. 
As the person above said, it got the Netflix treatment - Heavily. Could have done without a lot of the back stories that basically felt nothing like Castlevania.
I kept hoping to get that SOTN feeling but it never came.
Came out of it feeling like I left a lecture.

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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2023, 07:48:14 PM »
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Yeah, I'm not sure I'll watch it, but I am curious. I'll probably just look at clips and read spoilers.

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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #51 on: September 30, 2023, 06:10:49 AM »
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I'm on episode 5.
Seems to be doing a lot of world building and backstory

I like that it shows Richter's mom and the fact that he's either french or American.
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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2023, 09:48:02 AM »
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I came super close to putting it on in the background while I work on music n stuff yesterday.

I decided to put on that Physical 100 show instead. Haha

Guess I'm just not a belieber of this new take on Richter yet.
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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2023, 01:22:57 PM »
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Saw the first three episodes, and I like it so far. I've always liked the art and animation of this series, and this season looks great. The writing feels different enough under the new writer, and the new setting and characters are a breath of fresh air. Definitely what the series needed after season 3.

I know a lot of you guys here hate how much the  Netflix Vania deviates from the source material, but I mind that less as long as they are telling a good story, and so far I'm far more invested in the first three episodes than I ever was at any point in season 3.

I'll continue to watch more, good first impression for sure.

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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #54 on: September 30, 2023, 02:26:04 PM »
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Is the animation any better than seasons 3 and 4 of the original series? I'm going through those seasons for the first time and it's really noticeable how much CGI-made-to-look-like-handrawn-art is used, especially in S4 where it's outrageously ugly at times. It looks and feels cheap, and I've seen speculation online that it was due to COVID in season 4's case. S1 was so deliciously animated, it's surprising how progressively worse the art and animation gets the more popular the series became.
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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #55 on: September 30, 2023, 04:58:48 PM »
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I remembered this wrong, I was talking about season 3 in my last post but I meant 4... honestly, the storylines in those last two seasons felt so underwhelming to me that I already forgot these basic details. I don't know how this Nocturne season will turn out but I already like it a lot more than 3+4.

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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2023, 08:25:35 PM »
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Just watched all the episodes... not a fan at all. The animation is pretty great but the framing is pretty terrible at times and the story and writing is just awful. Richter is a sidekick for like half the season... it has absolutely zero to do with either game hes in or even anything in those games... like wtf

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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2023, 03:36:08 PM »
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Watched all of it. It's basically high-production fanfiction.

It's not an adaptation (or if they're trying to make it be, it's a really bad one), but rather true to its "Base on Castlevania" even moreso in this new series than in the original Netflix show. It's a whole lot of socio-economic politics w/ vampires in a thin Castlevania shell. It feels like it would be better branded as an story in the Vampire the Masquerade world.

Animation is good, but I feel like there are more instances of quality drop that are glossed-over by flashy FX to make it seem more seemless than it actually is. That could just me being nitpicky though. Environment illustrations and still images are still very high-quality and some of the best shots.

The story is all over the place. They just inject all this weird fluff into the world for no reason other than to pad interest, but without having enough interesting game-relevant content to balance it out. That's why I say I see it like high-budget fanfiction. Hate what they did with most of the game-based characters, except Olrox where they actually made him interesting.

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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2023, 04:09:47 PM »
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Two episodes in and it's pretty crap, and then I get to the singing burial and feel like shutting this shit off for good, lol. This is boring.
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Re: Nocturne release date announced
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2023, 07:16:59 AM »
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I just watched most of the last castlevania episode... yeah I'm glad I didn't commit to it. Again, I watched most of the last episode and all I thought was "what in the hell am I watching?" Maria using f words (instead of "good always wins" in a baby voice"), black Annette (look why not make a new character?), random enemies that I question why not use some more familiar ones, no Dracula, no giant castle, and for some reason making the Rondo Maidens fighters...

I mean Richter and Maria look good and it's cool to see Richter using Juste Belmont powers... but not enough to save it.

If you liked it, more power to you. I just wasn't into it.

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