X-Play's Favorite Castlevania Games of All Time

Posted: July 21, 2010
X-Play's Favorite Castlevania Games of All Time
X-Play's Morgan Webb goes through X-Play's Favorite Castlevania Games of All Time including Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Symphony Of The Night, Aria Of Sorrow, and Castlevania: Order Of Ecclesia.

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  • alexfred693

    Simon's Quest is alright, but I'm pretty sure most of us would rather see Super Castlevania 4 or Bloodlines in its place. The rest of them are solid, though.

    Posted: June 14, 2012 4:58 PM
  • Arencey

    I actually like castlevania 2, yes I have seen avgn's review on it, I actually saw it before I heard x play's 2 cents about the game and decided to try it out because despite his complaints the game looked cool with all the rpg elements. It may be their list but personal taste only goes so far, some people simply have bad opinions on things, if they didn't little kids wouldnt love bad games, seeing as how I enjoyed the game and x play are the proffesionals around here I agree with them.

    Imo the worst game in the series is castlevania HD, I hate to say this but konami doesn't know how to design multiplayer games..? When you go online there is no need to play, just join someone else's game and sit there until they beat hard mode for you, the game just doesn't work with the rpg elements, people with the best gear can easily solo everything on hard mode for you(and they will) so there is no challenge or teamwork involved.

    Posted: September 3, 2010 2:47 PM
  • Lord_of_Vermillion

    Simon's Quest is a horrible game, introducing features to the series that would later pop up in Symphony of the Night doesn't mean diddly squat since that doesn't make a game good or bad, Simon's Quest is simply a bad game with a bunch of frustrating elements thrown in.

    If you're going by "introducing the series" to certain element then Lament of Innocence is both a *much* better game and did more interesting stuff (that worked and wasn't just an annoynce) than Simon's Quest.

    But hey, it's your list. People will always disagree with other people's personal lists.

    Posted: July 23, 2010 7:44 AM
  • infestedandy

    I get that Simon's Quest first displayed the non-linear gameplay of Castlevania favorites like Symphony of the Night, but it was unequivocally garbage. Its redeeming factors pale in comparison to the things you have to endure to have a good time. Actually, the AVGN (Angry Video Game Nerd) got it completely right and I highly recommend his review on it.

    The first Castlevania was hard but excellent. II was horrible and III redeemed some of the Castlevania name, but not much. There were some other incarnations on the GameBoy and such, but we can ride right past those. Now on the Advance, Harmony of Dissonance was simply okay, but Aria of Sorrow was excellent as was Circle of the Moon. From there all the side-scrolling Castlevania titles went even higher. Symphony of the Night, even today is amazing, Dawn of Sorrow is superb, Portrait of Ruin is great, and Order of Ecclesia is equally awesome.

    Now... Harmony of Despair is on its way and my fingers are crossed. It's something new, it's something I think every Castlevania fan has wanted, and I hope they don't mess it up. I don't mind fighting familiar bosses over the course of familiar levels, but length, enemy variety, and equipment are key to the success of this game. If we just get one easily traversed castle with a few enemies then the experience will be short lived and severely lacking. With that said, I can't wait!

    Posted: July 22, 2010 3:20 PM