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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: The meaning of "Shanoa", cracked.
« Last post by Reinhart77 on June 12, 2022, 08:04:58 AM »
might be worth replaying with this in mind.  hope we get a DS collection this Halloween!

i did some google translating of the Japanese descriptions of the cats in Grimoire of Souls for the Castlevania Wiki, and found it funny how Maria and Shanoa have different names for some of the same cats.  Maria just makes up names for all her animals, but I suspect Shanoa knows the cats’ “true names” ha.
General Castlevania Discussion / Re: The meaning of "Shanoa", cracked.
« Last post by zangetsu468 on June 12, 2022, 05:37:36 AM »
My first language was French (initially I never spoke English as a child), I barely dented reading your post and as soon as I read the name Chanoix, I immediately came to the conclusion of 🐈‍⬛ .. For those who don’t speak French, the pronunciation of the name Chanoix is almost identical to “Chat Noir”, it makes perfect sense.

I would go one step further to Plotwist and say that Chanoix(Chat Noir) meaning black cat is indeed code itself for Shanoa’s identity, essentially her being a witch (just look at the PAL game/ box art with ‘Das boots’!!). Some of the witches in CV even turn into black cats when they’re killed.

We also should never forget one of Shanoa’s most appropriately titled side-quests, “Tom & Jewelry”.
Castlevania Timeline of course  8)

Physically acquiring a brand new, sealed copy of Dawn of Sorrow was damn near impossible in AU, for non-extortionate pricing through a retailer - that’s one win. (This was due to Atari distribution ordering too few copies and botching Konami’s au supply at the time.)

In-game achievements would namely be completing POR(regular & sisters mode) & OOE on level 1 max cap hard mode, as well as getting to Dracula with Richter/ Maria & Albus, respectively, in the same mode. (EDIT: Getting some of the boss medals, in particular rebooting the save file and then being rewarded with the Dracula medal felt pretty bada$$).

Beating CV Chronicles for PSX and especially killing that damn werewolf(stuck on the most difficult A.I. on the PlayStation version) with the triple-cross was also a huge monkey off my back.

Lastly, back in the day before speedrunning was a thing, blitzing LoD and finding all the lost children in Henry’s mode was satisfying.

EDIT^2: I was going to create a separate post for this but cbb: Dreaming about OOE approximately 5 years prior to it’s release. Call it a vision, prophecy, or whatever.(… Eerie, I know)
First look?? Barely even consider this a teaser, but not loving the Spike-Esque hybrid design
I call it here now, seeing the trailer again and listening to the voice lines they included to me it looks like our boy isn't doing very well. So here's my guess: they are gonna mashup Rondo and Sotn, and Richter is embarking on a quest to .. resurrect Dracula and prove himself worthy of whatever (Annette's love, the Belmont name). God i sure do hope I'm wrong

Maybe he's going to Whitby to pick a fight with him. God I hope we're both wrong.
Hardcore Gaming 101 / DRAINUS
« Last post by Aceearly1993 on June 11, 2022, 06:55:26 PM »
Out of any clue, Team Ladybug decided to make a shump instead of 2d metroidvania or 2d action title. At first I wonder if it's going well given the medicore reception of Deedlit, but in the end it's good enough for their first shump game.

I wonder what else will be their next 2d game title.
I was "in charge" of the Castlevania Wiki for a short while (only active admin).  There weren't a lot of active editors at that time and the previous admin (who I think was the creator of the wiki if I'm remembering it correctly) basically told me that I seemed to be doing a good job at expanding the wiki, handed me the keys, then was never heard from again.  I mostly concentrated on the item or monster pages, and let other users handle the biography pages, for which they had a lot of passion.  I had a lot of fun doing research for it, especially figuring out which items and monsters were carried over from previous games, which wasn't always apparent with different translations and localizations.  I'm thankful other admins were able to step up though.  I'm not the greatest at group collaborations and am best left alone to my own pet side-projects.  I still enjoy wiki-ing there, though I come and go as I please.
Can't wait for more OC like trashbrand to waste time.
The laugh at the end is giving me Castlevania: Dracula X password vibes.  Must be Dracula, but it's odd that I can't be sure if he's even in this show.  Love the logo animation at the end also.
I still feel pretty chuffed about breaking a million points in Castlevania Chronicles original mode.
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