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Re: Castlevania Advance Collection
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2021, 05:30:22 PM »
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Dang, no bestiary for Dracula X haha. The little videos of the special attacks was kind of nice.

Wish we had full artwork of all the DSS cards, unless those can get unlocked somehow?

Interesting that you can pull out the encyclopedia that includes any item in the game, not just the ones you’ve found.  Might be useful when playing the Japanese versions. 

Also interesting that most games have a “gadget” that displays certain information when you attack or find something.  Means they must have monkeyed with the code or are monitoring it somehow, but it just leaves me wishing for more. 

Also, got to love the little sprite video at the end of the trailer with Nathan, Juste, Soma, and Richter all facing off against some Medusa Heads.  Of course, that just makes me want to be able to play as the heroes in each others games.  Juste and Nathan still need to appear in an All Stars game like Grimoire of Souls or Judgment.

Now I got to wonder what game they might "sneak" into a DS collection.  Maybe Legends will get a shot, but probably more likely be original version of Chronicles.
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« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2021, 12:09:22 AM »
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Circle of the moon finally has monster encyclopedia packed alongside the game in some form, which is a plus.
Other than that it's really nothing to talk about this set of collection. I wish there was enhanced music at least in music player, but nope. Just the same ol' original music clips. They didn't even bother to encrypt the music clips!
It seems they really didn't care about Castlevania IP at this point, as they just copy and paste pre-existed things altogether.
I wonder where will the Castlevania go as an IP?
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« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2021, 07:12:59 AM »
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I’ll be playing the European version just so I feel like I’m playing something I haven’t before.  I know Harmony of Dissonance has a different translation for item names, but not sure how much other text is differently translated.  Some things weren’t as badly censored in Dracula X, which has a different name and cover art.  What other differences might exist in the Euro version?

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Re: Castlevania Advance Collection
« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2021, 08:24:30 AM »
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hot take: most screen features in DS games were tacked on and unnecessary, and ports like the ZX port end up proving it. And most second screen game features can easily be relegated to a menu
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« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2021, 01:36:18 PM »
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Not really a hot take. There was recently a reddit Q&A with one of the DoS developers, they were basically forced by Konami to make use of the touch screen as much as possible.
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« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2021, 02:27:44 PM »
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Circle of the moon finally has monster encyclopedia packed alongside the game in some form, which is a plus.
Other than that it's really nothing to talk about this set of collection. I wish there was enhanced music at least in music player, but nope. Just the same ol' original music clips. They didn't even bother to encrypt the music clips!
It seems they really didn't care about Castlevania IP at this point, as they just copy and paste pre-existed things altogether.
I wonder where will the Castlevania go as an IP?

Pretty much my opinion as well. A neat thing they also could’ve done was add descriptions to the Harmony of Dissonance beastiary, but that might require too much effort on their end. They could’ve hired me to write some stuff up, I would’ve done it for free

Otherwise I know this has been brought up before but not including Adventure ReBirth is a huge missed opportunity. It’s possible it could be included with a DS Collection but who knows when that will be released, if ever. I’m almost tempted to dust off & set up my Wii just to play it again since it’s not available anywhere else

Maximillian Dood on youtube started a movement to free Marvel vs. Capcom 2 & have Capcom re-release it, and it’s actually gaining some traction. Not just by fans but actual Capcom employees, so there’s a chance. I just wish there was the same movement for Adventure ReBirth to get a rerelease (it’s literally locked on Wii, can’t buy it anymore so if you missed out then you’re shit out of luck), but the passion for it just doesn’t exist.
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« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2021, 03:17:32 PM »
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After seeing that encyclopedia and that it sometimes showed enemy or item names in the margines of the play screen, I was disappointed that touching on those names didn’t cause the related encyclopedia entry to pop up automatically.  That could have been kinda like what some of the Dual Screen games did with showing enemy stats on the second screen.  Or better yet, they could have filled the blank spot with a formatted encyclopedia entry as if it were a second screen on the DS.  Wonder if they’re taking feedback for suggestions for future updates?
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Re: Castlevania Advance Collection
« Reply #52 on: September 24, 2021, 04:33:43 PM »
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I’ll be playing the European version just so I feel like I’m playing something I haven’t before.  I know Harmony of Dissonance has a different translation for item names, but not sure how much other text is differently translated.  Some things weren’t as badly censored in Dracula X, which has a different name and cover art.  What other differences might exist in the Euro version?

No gameplay-wise differences in the EU version of Dracula XX (Vampire's Kiss), just the logo. GBA games are mostly the same in EU version gameplay-wise but Circle of the Moon has sub title removed from the title screen for some reason.

 
And well, Japanese Circle of the Moon has different experience points requirement for each character level. It's 20% less in Japanese version.
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Ummmm... I was wrong. Seems that in-game music are in a separated place from the streamed files. Further increases the difficulty to mod music.
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Re: Castlevania Advance Collection
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2021, 05:35:16 PM »
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I honestly forgot how hard Dracula X could be. Holy shit. That window of invincibility after getting hit doesn't even clear a Medusa Head's attack so I end up getting double hit by every other MH.
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« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2021, 08:30:09 AM »
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Oh, I didn’t think about Trophys until I got one.  Wonder if they’ll add enough spice to the game for something new.

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« Reply #55 on: September 26, 2021, 11:14:05 AM »
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I honestly forgot how hard Dracula X could be. Holy shit. That window of invincibility after getting hit doesn't even clear a Medusa Head's attack so I end up getting double hit by every other MH.

I remember that too. It's kinda the same deal in Rondo. It's like the one hit you take and since you can't move another enemy right behind the first gets in a hit likewise. This killed me a number of times it was so annoying  >:(
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« Reply #56 on: September 27, 2021, 08:25:02 AM »
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Am I the only one who thinks some Dracula X tracks like Bloody Tears, Cemetery & Den actually sound better than the Rondo versions?

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« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2021, 09:57:51 AM »
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Nope! You're not alone there. But to me it's gotta be Vampirekiller. The Rondo version has those horrible gaps in the song that ruin the pacing whereas the SNES version has none of that.
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« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2021, 11:05:39 PM »
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grinding made easy with rewind.  i guess i might use it if i wanted to get a card or souls collection trophy.  i did them once before, no sense in doing it again.

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« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2021, 11:48:20 PM »
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I honestly forgot how hard Dracula X could be. Holy shit. That window of invincibility after getting hit doesn't even clear a Medusa Head's attack so I end up getting double hit by every other MH.

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