Category: Game Review

Review: Castlevania – Lament of Innocence

Finally, we have a change of pace in the Castlevania series! Once again, Konami decided to make an attempt at a 3D Castlevania game. The result is Lament on Innocence for the PS2. Chronologically the first Castlevania title, this game shows the earliest Belmont ancestor and explains the origins of Dracula – all in wonderful 3D-style graphics. The game does...

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Review: Castlevania – Harmony of Dissonance

The next stop on the Castlevania series is another GBA title; Harmony of Dissonance. This is a review that I’ve been EXTREMELY excited to write because this game is actually a direct sequel to Castlevania II – Simon’s Quest – One of my favorite games in the series. The game features the character of Juste Belmont, Simon’s grandson. Two years...

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Review: Castlevania Chronicles

Next up in the Castlevania review series is one of the more rare and obscure Castlevania titles; The Castlevania Chronicles. This entry is yet another remake of the original Castlevania game featuring Simon Belmont. Released for the Sony Playstation, this game takes full advantage of all that console has to offer. The graphics and sound are on par with Symphony...

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Review: Castlevania 64: Legacy of Darkness

The other night we had an wonderful Autumn thunderstorm. Everyone in the house was asleep and the atmosphere was perfect to start the next chapter of my Castlevania playthrough. Technically, the next game released after Symphony of the Night is actually an old Game Boy title called Castlevania Legends. I do own this game but since its release, it’s been retconned...

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Review: Castlevania – Symphony of the Night

The next installment of my Castlevania playthrough is complete. The legendary Symphony of the Night! This title is a classic and is often considered one of the “must-have” Playstation titles. This is the game that revitalized the Castlevania series and set the bar for many of the future installments in the franchise. Symphony of the Night is a direct sequel...

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Review: Castlevania Bloodlines

For this installment in my Castlevania review series, I’m going to talk about a rather obscure chapter in the history of Castlevania. Today, I’m going to discuss Castlevania Bloodlines. If you’re a Castlevania fan who’s never heard of this game, don’t feel bad. This title was only released on the Sega Genesis and never received very much promotion. As a result,...

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Review: Castlevania – Dracula X – Rondo of Blood

  The next stop in my Castlevania series playthrough is the mythical “Rondo of Blood” (also known as “Vampire’s Kiss” in the UK). This game was originally released on the TurboGrafx-16, a system I never had any experience with growing up. Long hailed as one of the best Castlevania games of all time, I was always very curious about it,...

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Review: Super Castlevania IV

  Every time a new console hits the scene, game developers naturally make it a point to bring their most beloved franchises to the new system. So when Castlevania fans got a taste of just what the Super Nintendo was capable of, they were excited. It seemed like the SNES was going to be the perfect home for their favorite...

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