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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2017, 10:35:13 AM »
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If you were over here in NA then you could get a Coke from a machine for that exact amount of change. Then you'd be rid of it, lol.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2017, 07:31:08 PM »
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Dracula X is my favorite of the unpopular CV games. Runner-ups are the 64 games and Vampire Killer.

This is the second unneccessary necropost we've had on this thread.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2017, 10:24:54 PM »
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Necroposting here is less frowned upon than it is in the "main" boards since this sub-board exists to keep repeat topics from cropping up in the main boards. Necroposting does no harm and serves to keep the same topic from showing up over and over again, so I say let the plebs practice their low-grade necromancy here.

Or do you really prefer winding up with 50 of these threads? This thread is good. Let the zombie live.

Unless it tries to bite you. Then kill the fuck out of it.
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Re: Favorite "Noncanon" Vania
« Reply #48 on: August 02, 2018, 07:05:12 PM »
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Some minor thread necromancy here, but I didn't feel like making a new version of something which already exists on the Classic Threads category.

I'm gonna say, despite the wonderful and rigorous discussion we've had over the last 24 hours about Legends, that, somewhat oddly, my favorite "unpopular" or noncanon game is actually Order of Shadows.

It's playable fanfiction of the highest order, and one of the few games of any format I ever enjoyed enough to write a proper review for. Man, I miss the Chapel of Resonance... And how long has it been since I've gone by Alec? Time flies.

Still, fullest kudos to Konami USA for making something that looked, played, and felt like a proper Castlevania on a 2007 era flip phone Java platform-- that's no easy feat. Essentially everything wrong with it and every compromise made comes down to the fact that this is a game that was on a platform probably best known for running trademark-infringing clones of Snake, but viewed through the other side of that same lens, it's amazing how much they were able to pack in to something which, frankly, was in no fit condition to run a game as complex as Castlevania.

I actually STILL have the phone I ran the game on for that review. It doesn't work because all of AT&T's back end software changed in the eleven freaking years since I bought the phone, but I still have it. I was utterly unwilling to part with it. I also dug God of War Betrayal on that same device for the exact same reasons.
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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #49 on: February 08, 2019, 06:36:06 AM »
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I like most of the unpopular Castlevania games, of the ones I've played at least.

I played through Haunted Castle via the Japanese PS2 release and turned all the lives into health. I didn't find it especially difficult, and it was fun, even if it is an admittedly sloppy game.

All three NES games are classics. People who whine about the "terrible" controls can plug off. It may be the worst of the three, but Simon's Quest is still good.

I actually like Circle of the Moon more than Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow. The latter two are just too derivative of SotN. Circle of the Moon has more originality than the other two GBA games, and I like that it puts up something of a challenge.

Legacy of Darkness is the best 3D Castlevania game I've played thus far (and I suspect it'll remain my favorite of the 3D ones). Haven't played the first N64 Castlevania yet.

Dracula XX is no Rondo, but shouldn't be compared to Rondo so much to begin with, since it's basically an entirely different game. It's not among the best of the classic games, but it's still fun.

Castlevania Adventure is straight up good. I'll never understand why people talk as if it's garbage. Yes, you move slow. Big deal. The controls are tight, the level design is solid, the music is great, and the difficulty is healthy but fair and surmountable.

As for the unpopular ones where I agree with the consensus, Castlevania Legends deserves its reputation. I like the characters, story, and music just fine, but the gameplay is junk. The worst is how the game handles spawn points. You scroll that point off screen by one damn pixel and back and there's the enemy again. I hate that kind of nonsense. I'm also pretty meh on Lament of Innocence.

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Re: Favorite "Unpopular" Vania
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2019, 07:14:11 AM »
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I think my favourite unpoular CV game is 'Akumajou Dracula X68000', or 'Original Mode' in 'Castlevania Chronicles'. People give it shit for having scaling difficulty and a soundtrack made of MIDI files, but I don't mind that. Enemies should get tougher in later stages. As for the MIDI soundtrack, I think that the SC-55 versions of the MIDI files are some of the best music in the series. Seriously, just listen to Simon's Theme, it's so good!

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