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Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« on: August 23, 2015, 06:02:58 PM »
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Basically the games developed by KCEN and KCEK and why.

Personally, I'd say the Saturn version of SOTN, but that's cheating since it's a port and not an original game. With that in mind, I'd say the the original on the 64. It was the second Vania I've played, and I've loved it ever since. The horror elements and atmosphere are spectacular, obviously taking it's atmospheric approach from SC4. The gameplay is very satisfying, and while the control layout can be confusing, they actually work very well on the 64 pad. Plus, it has something I love but don't see done well so often: Linear level progression yet the levels themselves are nonlinear and require some exploration. My only problem is really with Rosa in Reinhardt's story.

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 06:20:58 PM »
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I like the concept that the "Dracula" which vampire hunters first meet at throne room is not real Dracula but merely an impostor of him, though his dressing and personal atmosphere is very Dracula-ish.
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 06:31:31 PM »
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I like the concept that the "Dracula" which vampire hunters first meet at throne room is not real Dracula but merely an impostor of him, though his dressing and personal atmosphere is very Dracula-ish.

I liked that twist as well.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2015, 06:53:07 PM »
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I'd have to say Legacy of Darkness. Though I'd really need to play the 2 n64 games again to decide for certain. But I honestly really liked them when they released, but I can understand the elements that drive people crazy. It's kind of a guilty pleasure.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2015, 07:00:59 PM »
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"What's your Favorite" thread, with a twist.
This probably should go on the "Classic Castlevania Threads".
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2015, 07:19:07 PM »
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I got your back, Jorge :D

I'm not sure if it counts, but my favorite 'unpopular' Castlevania would probably be Legends. I know it gets crap for messing with the timeline and all, but I thought it had pretty nice music and action for a Gameboy game.

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2015, 07:25:29 PM »
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LoD all the way!  (Also happens to be the one that has the most realistic depiction of Dracula, according to Game Theory!)

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2015, 07:48:13 PM »
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I got your back, Jorge :D

I'm not sure if it counts, but my favorite 'unpopular' Castlevania would probably be Legends. I know it gets crap for messing with the timeline and all, but I thought it had pretty nice music and action for a Gameboy game.

Legends did hved a lot of good going for it. The soundtrack is really good, and a female main Belmont hasn't been done before or since. Plus, its control emulates SC4's without the multi whip well. I do really like Sonia too, wish she didn't have to be retconned.

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2015, 09:09:56 PM »
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For me, it's a tie between Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness and Castlevania Legends.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2015, 09:14:15 PM »
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CV64/LoD. That's pretty much it for me.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2015, 12:48:52 AM »
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Which games do you consider to be unpopular?

Edit: Also, if everyone is saying CV64/LoD... can they really be considered all that unpopular?

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2015, 01:13:29 AM »
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I'd say CV64. I had no gripes about that game when it came out, and still don't now. (Liked LoD as well, but it seems to get more recognition anyway) Any issues the game had are minor to me, and the game still kept the right feel of the series.

After that, I'd say Adventure. It gets crapped on quite a bit, but honestly, I'd pick it over Legends. For some reason, Legends is my least favorite of the GB games.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2015, 05:51:58 AM »
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LOD is the best 3D Castlevania imho, no bs. I reckon I've played it as much as if not more than SOTN.

I also love Vampire's Kiss aka XX, which many Rondo purists seem to despise. VK>Rondo imo.

I do like COD but I also see its shortcomings which I don't for the titles above.

I hear people saying Legends but not sure what else is hated.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2015, 07:52:15 AM »
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Which games do you consider to be unpopular?

Edit: Also, if everyone is saying CV64/LoD... can they really be considered all that unpopular?

Basically the games developed by
KCEN:
SotN Saturn, Legends
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KCEK:
64, LoD, CotM

You can also include games like Adventure, CoD, or Dracula X/VK/XX, even Harmony of Dissonance gets some flack or is ignored compared to the other GBA and DS games.

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2015, 08:35:03 AM »
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@Freeman Cotm really? I've never heard this, I've only ever heard people praise it. Back in the day when IGN's reviews weren't blockbuster oriented they gave it 9.6
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