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Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« on: November 30, 2013, 01:13:39 PM »
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Hey so I'm new to the forum so I apologize if this has been done before.

Anyways as the title suggest, what is your preferred style in Castlevania: Classic or Metroidvania?

I prefer the Classic style personally, but that's just me. Anyway, feel free to leave your opinion.

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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 01:27:07 PM »
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You're forgetting ColoxOfWarVania. That's important too, you know.
And make a poll! It's always interesting to gauge the current Dungeon demographic from their Castlevania tastes.

But for me? I was born and raised with Metroidvania, and I shall always live by it. You Classicvania worshipers are brutish and unrefined, incapable of understanding the merits of a clearly superior design and losing yourself in your own derisive single-mindedness... All right, just kidding.  ;D
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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 03:39:06 PM »
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I like both. I'll play a Metroidvania every now and then, but what we really need right now is to go back to CV's roots with classic retrovania-style gameplay.
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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 08:13:00 PM »
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Yeah this was asked before a while back. The poll resulted in a little over half the people saying they liked them both equally http://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/index.php/topic,5149.0.html though out of those willing to commit to one or the other, ClassicVania stomped Metroidvania with a 20 to 5 score. Personally I love them both, though I find the good ClassicVanias (which is nearly all of them) to be a bit more rewarding.

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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 08:52:37 PM »
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Both but if I had to choose I'd go with Classicvania.

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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2013, 12:19:25 PM »
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Metroidvania.  I would have no problem with every Castlevania game being that way.

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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 01:47:45 PM »
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I like both.  I think I'd go with Metroidvania though if I absolutely had to pick one over the other...but I do agree with Ratty that the Classicvania games are much more rewarding.  It feels like a bigger deal to survive all the way through one of those...but still, I'd say both or Metroidvania.

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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 06:29:12 PM »
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I don't have a preference. I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of the classics, but I love the exploration and replay value of a Metroidvania. However, I'd enjoy the classics much more if they take what Rondo established and expand upon it. In fact, they'd be absolutely brilliant like that. I'm talking multiple playable characters (more than 2 preferably), tons of stages and alternate routes, tons of bosses (maybe even give each stage its own set), tons of secrets to find, multiple endings, etc. Now that would be a Castlevania game. :D
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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 12:32:50 AM »
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I don't have a preference. I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of the classics, but I love the exploration and replay value of a Metroidvania. However, I'd enjoy the classics much more if they take what Rondo established and expand upon it. In fact, they'd be absolutely brilliant like that. I'm talking multiple playable characters (more than 2 preferably), tons of stages and alternate routes, tons of bosses (maybe even give each stage its own set), tons of secrets to find, multiple endings, etc. Now that would be a Castlevania game. :D

My only real beef with Rondo was the stages were somewhat sort. They could've lasted longer with an extra segment or two put in there.
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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 12:18:38 PM »
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Classic grab a whip and go action. What is it with these gauntlets and summons. All I want is a boomerang
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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2013, 01:41:00 AM »
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^^LOVE this post!  ;D

Agreed. Classicvanias is where it's at for me. they're less bloated, better designed, and more of a challenge IMO. Symphony is the only Metroidvania I can honestly say I love.

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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 05:05:12 AM »
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^^LOVE this post!  ;D

Agreed. Classicvanias is where it's at for me. they're less bloated, better designed, and more of a challenge IMO. Symphony is the only Metroidvania I can honestly say I love.
lol thanks and I should edit my post to exclude symphony. I'm a huge food collecting junkie in that one
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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2013, 04:20:34 PM »
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I honestly really like both styles. They have their own merits. Classicvania is much more challenging in general and has a much tighter focus in its game design. Metroidvania is much looser, but it has the exploration element and snappier combat. If I had to choose one style to play for the rest of time, though, I'd probably pick Metroidvania just because it has a lot more replayability with all of the alternate characters and extra modes. Castlevania 3 is one of my favorite Castlevania games, though.
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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2013, 04:44:50 PM »
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I like both, there are certain Classics I would put over SOME metroidvania's such as Super Castlevania 4 and Castlevania rondo of Blood, but over all I prefer metroidvanias more since there is generally far more to do such as exploring and finding secrets and weapons.



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Re: Do you prefer Classic style or Metroidvania style?
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2013, 04:19:35 AM »
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I like both but I prefer the Metroidvania style!

Many years ago I saw in a TV show Castlevania (I didn't know the name that time) Symphony of the Night and Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance. From that moment I realised that those games are made for me :)

I mean huge Castle to explore, enemies from different mythologies, backtracking, progression, cool story - it is just too good.

I played all "RPG" Castlevania games on emulators (I am sorry about that) but 2 years ago I bought Nintendo DS lite and now I have CotM,HoD,AoS,DoS,PoR,OoE and I am happy to say that it is awesome to play them everywhere I want :)
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