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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Localization stuff you liked?
« Last post by theplottwist on June 11, 2024, 08:43:06 PM »
"Castlevania", the name itself.

I like "Demon Castle Dracula", and that the castle itself is called "Castle Dracula", like in the Stoker novel. But giving it the name "Castlevania" made it stand out immensely. Sounds like something you should be really scared of if it existed for real and appeared out of nowhere.
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Carpathian Night Starring Bela Lugosi at the Dreamhack Indie Playground!
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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Localization stuff you liked?
« Last post by Eric Roman on June 09, 2024, 09:53:34 PM »
#konamisealofquality  ;D
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Hardcore Gaming 101 / Re: What game(s) have you been playing lately?
« Last post by zangetsu468 on June 08, 2024, 07:49:30 PM »
I’ve played through and completed a second cleared game(third playthrough) of Triangle Strategy).

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Quite frankly, not so much a fan of games where you’re unable to acquire the true ending on the first playthrough. It feels like a cheap way of lengthening replay value, unless the difficulty settings keep increasing with each subsequent playthrough.

After a year long hiatus, I’m going to start putting time back into TOTK and continue playing Metroid Dread on Dread Mode with no upgrades.
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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Localization stuff you liked?
« Last post by LuxKiller65 on June 08, 2024, 06:43:49 PM »
My favourite are consumer support and limited warranty on page 24 and 25.

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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Localization stuff you liked?
« Last post by Abnormal Freak on June 08, 2024, 02:46:20 PM »
The original SOTN translation was good. Much better than the redo and all the handheld games where enemies have terribly generic names. At least SOTN brought some imagination into the mix.

Granfal(l)oon > Legion
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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Localization stuff you liked?
« Last post by Eric Roman on June 07, 2024, 12:24:50 PM »
Good post.

All of CastleVania III: Dracula's Curse, which fired my want for a Nintendo Entertainment System in the first place.  Akumajou Densetsu, in all its full un-emulated glory, arrived too late to be as impactful or creativity-inducing/defining as that game and the contemporary Nintendo Power coverage surrounding it. 

The English name of Dracula Densetsu II, CastleVania II: Belmont's RevengeRRRRRRGH.

How the voiceover performances of Symphony's First Edition have aged.  You guys got fucking Alucard to voice your fangame, fer chrissakes!
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General Castlevania Discussion / Localization stuff you liked?
« Last post by Kaneda on June 07, 2024, 06:46:47 AM »
I know Konami gets a lot of flack for some of the questionable changes or additions they made in localizations. Those manuals are pretty ridiculous in the old days. But is there anything among all the crap that you do like?

For me...

*Calling the main weapon the "mystic whip". Vampire Killer is cool and all, but it sounds a bit modern for a game mostly set in the middle ages.

*Adding the "Tomb of Terror" detail into Dracula's grand plan in CVIII. Pretty metal.

*Making Super Castlevania IV a sequel. I've said it elsewhere, but I think it wraps up the loose ends from Simon's Quest and it's so vastly different from the original that reducing it to another retelling feels like a letdown.

*Giving some of the SCVIV bosses specific names rather than generics. I'm thinking Rowdain, Koranot, Sir Grakul, and Puweyxil. Not Paula Abghoul and Fred Askare.

What are yours?
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It's stuck with Sony, unfortunately. Best we can see would be a PS5 remaster.
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