The Lost Village (know as "The Village That Disappeared From the Map"
in the Japanese version) is one of the few levels that reveals Dawn's
slightly futuristic roots. Amidst the snowy forest is a village,
complete with snow covered vans. This is where Yoko and Hammer reside.
A variation on the Alchemy Lab, I suppose. There doesn't appear to be anything particularly "magical" about this area though.
Garden of Madness
Garden of Madness is much like the garden area from Lament of Innocence
- cold, dank, and overgrown with vegetation. There's a sealed room here
that can only be opened near the end of the game
Demon Guest House
of the most original levels in Dawn of Sorrow is the Demon Guest House.
Filled with demonic clowns and other grinning, maniacal creatures,
there's also a weird sliding tile puzzle that alters the arrangement of
some moving rooms.
Your standard, underground, water-filled region. Look closely at the background and you can almost make out creepy human-like figures in the rock. Maybe. Or it could be my imagination.
It's a chapel.
prefer the Japanese name, "The Tower of Sinners". This primarily
vertical level is meant to be a prison, complete with a coliseum at the
Cursed Clock Tower
It's a clock tower. Once again, there's not much to say, although you fight the Zephyr here instead of the standard Grim Reaper.
A recreation of the first level of the original Castlevania, complete
with the same music. Except the stage is kinda falling apart.
much the equivalent of the Top Floor from Aria of Sorrow, the Pinnacle
holds some of the most difficult monsters in the castle.
Mine of Judgment
This would be a fairly boring area, except for the return of Slogra and Gaibon, whose fossils can also be found in the rocks.
true final stage, The Abyss is hell. The initial areas have the
standard flames. Others are bathed in cold, blue fire. Still other
sections have wood paneling with strange, black columns that almost
resemble large bugs. Some of it's downright creepy, and it's easily the
coolest part of Dawn of Sorrow.
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