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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2015, 12:05:38 AM »
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That's it! I have to say, HC would probably be in my top 3 arcade games but I haven't played it enough. With the right version I'll give it a good play through.

I thought it was pretty damn awesome, especially the music when I first played it back in the early 2000's.

I often wonder if the fact Simon has a wife inspired part of the Worlds of Power "Simon's Quest" book where he mentions his wife being kidnapped by Dracula: http://www.vgmuseum.com/mrp/multi/collect-wop.htm
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2015, 12:33:19 AM »
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I often wonder if the fact Simon has a wife inspired part of the Worlds of Power "Simon's Quest" book where he mentions his wife being kidnapped by Dracula: http://www.vgmuseum.com/mrp/multi/collect-wop.htm

Could very well be. I've read that book but I've completely forgotten about that one tid-bit.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2015, 12:53:23 AM »
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Could very well be. I've read that book but I've completely forgotten about that one tid-bit.

The last time I read the book was 20+ years ago, though I have many flaws memory doesn't seem to be one.
If it serves me right, Simon defeats Dracula (as per Cv1) but doesn't scatter his ashes to the 4 winds. Thus the count is not fully defeated and the curse he puts on Simon is still persistent, in addition to his wife Linda Entwhistle not being rescued.

The maiden he sees (spiritual entity) as per SQ who tells him to collect the body parts of Dracula, is actually his wife in this story.

I also seem to recall that one of the body parts in WOP is "the brain" (and I was sure one was a fang/tooth) being the element (or both) which conflicts with the game itself.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2015, 09:53:11 AM »
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I also seem to recall that one of the body parts in WOP is "the brain" (and I was sure one was a fang/tooth) being the element (or both) which conflicts with the game itself.

Haha, now THAT I do remember. And I also remember thinking as I read that section; "A brain? Don't remember that in CV II"
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2015, 02:36:09 PM »
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Haha true...Timothy Bradley that was the kid's name.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2015, 02:51:12 PM »
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Order of Shadows. I thought it was a great effort considering the platform they had to work with. I wouldn't have minded a heavily Remixed/Remastered version of the game for actual handhelds.

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2015, 04:22:07 PM »
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Order of Shadows. I thought it was a great effort considering the platform they had to work with. I wouldn't have minded a heavily Remixed/Remastered version of the game for actual handhelds.

I really liked Order of Shadows as well - I played it on my computer on an emulator so that probably helped (trying to play it on an actual old phone would be a lot harder), but considering when it was made and what it was made for, it turned out quite well.

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2015, 03:04:34 PM »
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I remember being kind of impressed by OOS. The soundtrack was awesome, the graphics were appealing, and getting multiple weapon pickups is a great addition. Can't say I've played it, and the gameplay looks pretty slow, but seems fun enough. Really wanna play it

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« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2015, 06:12:01 PM »
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I would love a re-release of OOS for 3DS. This would tide me over nicely until the next game...(Dreaming much??)
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2015, 06:16:53 PM »
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It would have to be released as Wiiware as it's not a very big game.

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« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2015, 07:05:07 PM »
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It would have to be released as Wiiware as it's not a very big game.

Ahh all the more reason for me to spend my $1.50 which I just can't get rid of!
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2016, 10:08:25 AM »
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My favorite unpopular Castlevania is Castlevania Adventure. But only with my CVA Quick Fix patch. It fixes the walking speed and weapon degradation when hit problems and makes it more playable.

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2016, 04:30:16 PM »
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CotM, Dracula X for the SNES, and Legends.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2016, 05:35:08 PM »
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My favorite unpopular Castlevania is Castlevania Adventure. But only with my CVA Quick Fix patch. It fixes the walking speed and weapon degradation when hit problems and makes it more playable.

I've played using the patch and it does make the game so much more fun! I understand why they made the walk speed slow, but I don't understand the weapon downgrades. The game would still be pretty damn challenging with no downgrades because of the platforming, but your patch deos turn a good (at least in my mind) game into a great one

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2017, 06:40:04 PM »
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Dracula X is my favorite of the unpopular CV games. Runner-ups are the 64 games and Vampire Killer.
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