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Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Legends - Transfusion
« Last post by Eric Roman on March 19, 2023, 06:37:23 PM »
I like that the wokeists can’t complain the title isn’t inclusive.

Eventually realized what you did there.  D’OH! XD
Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Legends - Transfusion
« Last post by Eric Roman on March 19, 2023, 06:30:36 PM »
There’s always been media that was organically “Politically Correct”/“Progressive”, they’ve just been forgotten long enough to serve a recent narrative that #SomethingNeedsToChange (in a heavy-handed and offputting sorta way). 

Perhaps it was because I enjoyed Sailor Moon more than DBZ that I was a proponent of the Girl Belmont concept months before I learned that game was happening, I just wished what came out was worthwhile.  (Similar to how High Guardian Spice spent more effort virtue-signaling than building an awesome show.)

Sonia Belmont deserved much better than what she wound up with and that is why I am in support of any work attempting to elevate her blown opportunity.
Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Legends - Transfusion
« Last post by zangetsu468 on March 19, 2023, 05:00:27 PM »
I like that the wokeists can’t complain the title isn’t inclusive.
Fan Stuff / Re: Has anyone modded CV3 to bypass the map screen yet?
« Last post by Foffy on March 19, 2023, 04:11:27 PM »
The closest I've seen (it still uses the map) is the linear hack. It turns the playthrough one where you have to play every level in the game. In a way, this bypasses the "map screen" by letting you play every level, but I don't think that's what was being asked specifically here. The map screen is still there, but your choices are removed: both options for the next stage are the same one.
Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania Fan Art (use Spoiler Tags for the pics)
« Last post by Eric Roman on March 19, 2023, 10:48:47 AM »
Gahdamn that's some hot stuff up there, where do you show the rest?

Teenage* PowerRangerPosing CastleVania WAIFUS!

(*Except for Shanoa & Sypha, I'm pretty sure they can hit the bars.)

(How to Spoiler tag attachments? ._.)
Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Legends - Transfusion
« Last post by Eric Roman on March 19, 2023, 09:59:35 AM »
Not that it wasn't warranted; by this point I'd been conditioned to expect marked improvement with each release, but this post-Symphony thing was no successor to Belmont's Revenge and smarts of Alucard cashgrab in retrospect.  An early teaser of greater disenchantments down the line... 

(Since coming upon this thread I'm currently inching/wincing through the extended rewrite of my initial impressions for a refresher.)

Caveat: Legends (or Other Disagreeable Title Here) was someone's cherished initial CV experience. 
Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Legends - Transfusion
« Last post by darkmanx_429 on March 19, 2023, 08:56:20 AM »
Cheers to you getting back in The Game, so to speak.  I would strongly recommend you play Legends to get a feel for how trash it was (>)) compared to what came before, that way you can better calibrate your sense of how much ass your efforts will actually be kicking. 8)

Yeah that game gets ALOT of hate.
Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Legends - Transfusion
« Last post by darkmanx_429 on March 19, 2023, 08:55:08 AM »
my biggest suggestion would be to have the camera snap directly to the player, or even move in front of it, instead of lagging behind Sonia like that. that kind of camera movement can make precise platforming very tricky.

I can adjust that. Simple.
I remember trying to re-balance the sound channels, so both the voices could be audible and the music not being way too loud, but it's pretty hard, since the original show's sound channel had music on its own (and trying to remove it with an AI doesn't work perfectly most of the time, as it cuts out some sound effects and such), and to some degree I wanted to switch focus on the added music from the games (since Castlevania games always were known for godlike melodic and melodramatic soundtracks), so I decided to settle on what sounded acceptable for my ears (being able to hear characters' voices and listen to the added music without any distractions). Maybe I just got so used to it I didn't notice it.  :P

In any case, thanks a lot for the feedback! I'll see what can be done to improve the sound balance.

It's a 4 hour long film, so 15 gigabyte file size should be excusable, I hope. You can download it pretty fast from the main link on Dropmefiles.

well take it from me if you got a blu ray with 5.1 6 channels. you can get the audio without the music. I myself took both Chinese movies monkey king 2014 and monkey king 2 2016 and removed the Chinese and then Dubbed them in English. most of Monkey king 2014 was done with the soundtrack, but part two was done with blu ray 6 channel audio. some sounds I was unable to remove. but most of the 28 minutes I did for MK2 before my pc died and they did a Dub of their own. lol was clean audio.

I will link the download in this reply if anyone wants to see them in English. also proof I know what I'm saying. you can watch the second movie online but got to download the first probably because of the two hour run time.

anyway if you should be able to rip the blu ray audio and use a program like Audacity to get the center track from the 6th audio channel track. it would be really nice to her the voices better. I did enjoy the old school Castlevania audio in the show. I plan to watch more now that I downloaded the 15gb file. take care

Monkey King 2014 English Dub.

Monkey King 2 2016 28 minute English Dub.
I never realized Castlevania has it's own "Should Moon or Venus kill Beryl"

Does now! XD

Tally another with the "where's Grant?", "Dracula's War Council made no sense", "WTF new random monsters instead of harvesting the Monster Dictionary", "Carmilla's clique was a waste of effort (even if Lenore's the hottest thing this side of Venus Weed)", and "the final season could've been A LOT shorter" sentiments. 

Slogra and Gaibon aside, after the three-part was finally done, disaster was to follow...according to my perspective, of course.  We're left in the end with a noteworthy, high-quality production accessible to everyone.  At the expense of those who know better.  Ey, they tried and it was an honest to goodness try. 

But it's one of those things I'll have to grin and bear forever (like so many things I've lived to see spoil).  As Portrait of Ruin, the adaptation had a lot of potential and awesome stuff going on but wound up tremendously flawed if you're showing up with expectations so calibrated as N's marketing commanded. 

Then we have scenes like this:

Cleopatra: Carmilla's house is on fire.
Guts: Yeah, I'm tired of fighting.  Let's elope.
::they leave::


Or one of my favorites:

::gets hung up on::

I'm intrigued to see this edit, it'll be fun to see how it runs with the fluff excised. 

Unlike how the Rondo preview left me curious about what of its robust cast and worldview will be ignored and supplanted.
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