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Which Castlevania Game(s) Are You Most Skilled At?
« on: August 03, 2015, 02:47:21 AM »
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For me, I find Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse to be the easiest one to play, despite its very challenging nature. It's funny that I can play through that game with ease, and yet I get owned easily in Castlevania and the later levels of Super Castlevania IV -- not to say that they're cakewalks, but I just never liked the controls on those games as much as the third installment.

I'm probably the worst at Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, though, because of how badly done the adventure RPG concept was applied.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2015, 02:59:46 AM »
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Welcome to the forums!  ;D

I think I'm skilled at Aria of Sorrow. I can pick it up anytime and finish easily since I have the castle map stuck in my brain.

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 03:13:18 AM »
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Castlevania Chronicles, Arranged mode. I'd tackle the harder Original Mode but I'm lazy and too easily distracted.

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 04:05:15 AM »
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Castlevania Chronicles PS1 (JP/JP-PSN version)
Some additional points like the bats in block 8-2 and Medusa Boss invulnerable glitch fix in western versions are actually a painful experience for me, but I eventually get through Original mode for 10+ loops in Western version and 40+ loops in JP version

The game just has so much magic power that attracted me, made it THE all-time favorite for me in a long time, until I acknowledged the presence of Rosenkreuzstilette series

When it announced to be available in JP PS STORE last year, I was so happy that I screamed for 5 minutes. Then there are DIFFERENCE in JP PSN version that make my lone journey worthy. I'm so happy that they fixed most of the glitches, but in dark-side, damn! The Medusa Boss invincibility also fixed thus make a more difficult battle than I remembered earlier, but for overall experience I really enjoyed the game, for my past, for now and forever.

EDIT: Found my progress, it has issues loading with Psxjin emulator (I played mainly on the PSP with custom ROM) and I can't remember the exact number how many loops I get through in the past 3 years

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 10:19:53 AM »
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I'd have to say SotN or RoB. I can beat SotN with full map coverage in about a day or two. I have everything in RoB memorized, which makes for an easy playthrough with Maria.

I'd say I'm the worst at Bloodlines.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 10:25:40 AM »
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I don't have to worry about mad skillz when playing a Metroidvania as those titles don't require a whole lot of practice to play. Castlevania II and Super Castlevania IV I've played the most. I can go back to any of these and rock 'em. Castlevania Dracula X for the SNES would be a close second. I've played it a lot as well but not really enough to ingrain it as I did with the others. Same with CV III for that matter. CV I even less as stage 4 is either do or die for me.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 05:21:26 PM »
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Symphony of the Night and Lament of Innocence, most definitely.

How not to be a dark lord: the answer to that is a terribly interesting answer that involves an almost Jedi-like adherence to keeping oneself under control and finding ways to be true to yourself in a way that doesn't encourage the worst parts of you to become dangerously exaggerated and instead feeds your better nature. Also, protip: don't fuck with Alchemy or strike up any deals with ancient Japanese Shinigami gods no matter how tempting the deal or how suavely dressed the Shinigami is.

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2015, 10:27:17 PM »
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If difficulty is included then in terms of Igavania I'd say OOE>POR/AOS

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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2015, 04:01:49 AM »
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@Ace Apparently in the Japanese version you can use sub weapons to break blocks, whereas you can't in the western version.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2015, 04:46:00 AM »
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Castlevania 1 and 4. I go full on beast mode with those games.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2015, 05:50:59 AM »
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@zangetsu Yes, and the different hit detection of cross/knife. In Block 3 boss fight, when the fight begins one can jump at the top of two short pillars, throw a knife/cross to the boss at highest position, and the knife/cross will get him, in English versions the trick doesn't work
JP PSN version still applies the trick, but the hit detection when using subweapons against fake walls had been fixed, like English versions
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2015, 05:57:35 PM »
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@Ace that's good to know :)
Btw after 3 years I played it last night and got up to level 13, the clocktower. Have never been able to beat the boss so I'm going to give it a crack again!
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2015, 07:10:49 PM »
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Is it strange that I'm such a bad Super Castlevania IV player? That game is technically one of the easier Castlevania titles.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2015, 07:17:30 PM »
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The ones that require no skill.

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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2015, 07:43:01 PM »
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Is it strange that I'm such a bad Super Castlevania IV player? That game is technically one of the easier Castlevania titles.

Same deal for me when I first played the game. The only reason I got so good at it was because I loved it so much I just could not stop playing it.
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