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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #75 on: May 12, 2021, 08:05:17 PM »
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Grant deserved much better tho :(
He's like the punching bag of the franchise, Lords of Shadow reduced him to a rando knight and in one of the Pachikovanias they didn't even bother modeling him and just showed his NES sprite or some shit, can't remember rn tho



yeah i did a ctrl+f and read through the part of the interview about grant. it made me pretty damn sad how they didn't even give a reason. just, "hes not in the show!!!!"
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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #76 on: May 13, 2021, 03:38:30 PM »
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4 episodes into the new season, and, without reading too much of this thread, I'm cautiously optimistic. I stand by what I said about Season 3: above all the character deviations, the worst part was that it went nowhere because it was too busy setting up the NEXT season to go somewhere.

And at the very least it feels like that journey is now underway.

Also Saint Germain's tux showed up. Squee.
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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2021, 04:36:15 PM »
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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2021, 04:45:02 PM »
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Well anyway, I like how the main cast ended up being in this season, although Carmilla's final scenes could be treated better than how
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I also like how Saint Germain looks a tad bit similar to Dawn of Sorrow Julius during his flashbacks.




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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #79 on: May 13, 2021, 07:27:49 PM »
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Urgh, I gotta rant, and maybe I did so before, but is anyone else angy about that one knight being a ripoff of Artorias from Dark Souls? Why couldn't they have used a CV knight, like even the owl night woulda been more faithful to the games than Artorias.

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2021, 03:59:11 AM »
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was the best moment of this season, and almost made up for all the source material deviations I disliked starting Season 2. For a few minutes, everything truly felt like Castlevania. And although I knew this was the final season, I still hoped we'd get an ending that moved everything closer to the status quo of the games i.e. setting up the Belmonts' eternal war with Dracula. Because that's what Castlevania is all about, right?

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As Alucard says, "It's been a strange ride. I'm happy it's over." I definitely did not hate all of this adaptation; I'd watch it again in fact. But I'd stop at the end of Season 1 and just imagine that everything afterward follows the games we know and love.

Now if you'll excuse me, imma get off this soapbox and go back to pining for new games.  :'(

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2021, 10:08:05 AM »
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Finished season 4. Not much I want to say but

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2021, 04:04:22 PM »
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As Alucard says, "It's been a strange ride. I'm happy it's over." I definitely did not hate all of this adaptation; I'd watch it again in fact.
I agree. It was fun. But not the kind of fun I'll want to revisit in some time.
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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #83 on: May 14, 2021, 09:39:42 PM »
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So, is this last season worth the watch? I skipped season 3 after I heard all the things in it. You do you but please Castlevania is a story about fighting monsters in a giant castle.
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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2021, 01:52:12 AM »
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I definitely enjoyed it more than Season 3 myself.

I hold by my ideas that this sort of thing would be way better served as a movie, or fewer, but longer, episodes, like an OVA.

As someone who liked Lords of Shadow, my take is always that it's interesting to see where they go with the source material.

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Overall, better than Season 3, way better- In fact, You could say it feels like 3 and 4 should've been one long season, with some of the inbetween cut out.

I do definitely hope they do more. I'm not expecting a whole animated franchise out of this or anything, but overall, I was pleased enough with the whole thing that I would be curious enough to want more at some point. Taking the story up a hundred or two hundred years later.

Hopefully slightly smoother animation when we get there.

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« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2021, 07:56:59 AM »
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I do definitely hope they do more. I'm not expecting a whole animated franchise out of this or anything, but overall, I was pleased enough with the whole thing that I would be curious enough to want more at some point. Taking the story up a hundred or two hundred years later.

Me am feel the same way. Me am happy Castlevania is being talked about again. Aside from Simon & Richtopher inclusions in The Smash Brothers & like a couple random digital releases, the series hasn’t had any real attention whatsoever.

For all it’s flaws at least they didn’t turn Trevor into Alucard & make Dracula a Belmont..........

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #86 on: May 15, 2021, 06:42:58 PM »
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Once again I have to give credit to the art which was fantastic this season. Unfortunately the same can't be said of the dialogue and story... is it too much to ask for writing that doesn't sound like an edgy rendition of mahvel movies?
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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #87 on: May 16, 2021, 01:49:01 PM »
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So, is this last season worth the watch? I skipped season 3 after I heard all the things in it. You do you but please Castlevania is a story about fighting monsters in a giant castle.

If you skipped season 3, you might as well skip season 4 also. There's not much new you're going to get from things. I've honestly told people who are more interested in the parts of the show that were more in-line with the games to just stop after season 2, and pretend Alucard went into his eternal slumber in his coffin and that Hector wasn't kidnapped and fucked off to somewhere quiet. The end.

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I'm glad it's done and over with. I'm glad some people enjoyed it and hope it leads to continued interest in the games and the rest of the series enough to get Konami to finally make a new game that isn't a Chinese knockoff exclusive. Other than that, maybe if they do a spin-off with Simon, they'll hopefully have a better writer than Ellis.

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Re: New Castlevania Season
« Reply #89 on: May 17, 2021, 08:55:12 AM »
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If you skipped season 3, you might as well skip season 4 also. There's not much new you're going to get from things. I've honestly told people who are more interested in the parts of the show that were more in-line with the games to just stop after season 2, and pretend Alucard went into his eternal slumber in his coffin and that Hector wasn't kidnapped and fucked off to somewhere quiet. The end.
Yeah, I think I'll settle for watching some clips or skipping around for the areas I'm interested in.

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