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Re: Lament of Innocence isn't actually that essential to the story
« Reply #75 on: November 05, 2018, 04:57:13 AM »
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I really love LoI on numerous levels.  I find it interesting as well how it tries to address Dracula’s history in the games itself - is he Vlad III, is he a sorcerer who made a deal, why is it he comes back every 100 years?  Why do the Belmonts in particular keep fighting him.  I also love Lament for its general aesthetics, as well as story.

Same. It's only shortfall imo is that the in game character models looks nowhere near as beautiful and ornate as the artwork. Mathias in particular suffers from this. His artwork portrait looks so beautiful and his character model looks clumsy in comparison. In fact, LOI deserves a proper and complete remake, not just an overhaul.
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Re: Lament of Innocence isn't actually that essential to the story
« Reply #76 on: November 05, 2018, 05:14:28 AM »
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As with SotN’s clunky original dub, I see the slightly clunky models as part of LoI’s charm.  Also remember how old it is now.  The complaint about repeatative gloomy corridors is to me part of the aesthetic, and makes me feel more like I’m running about an old castle. 

  I’d actually prefer a sequel to LoI than a remake.  A new story involving Leon and Mathias.  Joachim is another great character who I think was under utilised, and deserved a return. 
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Re: Lament of Innocence isn't actually that essential to the story
« Reply #77 on: November 05, 2018, 06:07:46 AM »
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I thought the game looked quite good for its time.

A lot of the Castlevanias could use updated releases.  If Konami was smart (lol) they'd make a set of standardized reasonably high-end graphical assets and then remake most, if not all, of the games, and release them at monthly intervals, and then release a boxed set.

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Re: Lament of Innocence isn't actually that essential to the story
« Reply #78 on: November 05, 2018, 09:46:29 AM »
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The character models for LoI are fine to me (Castlevania don't need to be inundated with pretty boys) and Isaac's look in CoD was taking things way too far  :P. The only character model that I feel needs to be revisited is Sara. She needs a revision badly. She's way too Japanese-looking for a European woman (or whatever European country she supposedly comes from). Another aspect of the game I'd want to see fixed is the ability to pause the game and use the potions from within the menu--NOT being forced to use potions during fight moments. This was an big issue for me, although it was fixed in CoD.
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Re: Lament of Innocence isn't actually that essential to the story
« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2018, 11:28:27 PM »
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The character models for LoI are fine to me (Castlevania don't need to be inundated with pretty boys)
Seriously? Mathias' 3d model looks really removed from his artwork though. His 3d model's face looks like Testament from Guilty Gear. Obviously it was a limitation and budget constraint, but it really doesn't fit. At least Rinaldo's and Leon's look somewhat similar, although not 100% accurate. Sara's 3d model at least looks closer to her initial artwork.

Oh yeah, the potions. I never worked out what those gems you can buy from Rinaldo did either. I remember using one and thinking wtf was that.
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Re: Lament of Innocence isn't actually that essential to the story
« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2018, 12:41:35 AM »
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Oh yeah, the potions. I never worked out what those gems you can buy from Rinaldo did either. I remember using one and thinking wtf was that.
They're used with the Jewel Crush accessory.
http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/Jewel_Crush
Ruby and Diamond are the most useful ones.  You can use the hidden duplication cheat to give yourself multiple Diamonds, which is cool.

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Re: Lament of Innocence isn't actually that essential to the story
« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2018, 02:37:14 AM »
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They're used with the Jewel Crush accessory.
http://castlevania.wikia.com/wiki/Jewel_Crush
Ruby and Diamond are the most useful ones.  You can use the hidden duplication cheat to give yourself multiple Diamonds, which is cool.

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No wonder, I tried it in a quiet place, with no enemies  :-X
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