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Castlevania; November Game of the Month
Topic Started: Nov 3 2014, 10:09 AM (494 Views)
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I've played it. Actually, I'm the one who nominated Castlevania and for good reason. Even before I had an N64 memory pak, I would play the first few levels over and over killing monsters with either Reinhardt's whip or Carrie's spells. Of course, getting that memory pak later on showed me just how much fun the rest of the game was. Sure it had it's tough parts (not a negative for me), but save points were aplenty and, save for that hedge maze section, it never got to the point where I wanted to put down the controller and quit. Having an interesting story with some memorable characters as well as a day and night system (which determined which ending you got for each character) certainly helps as well.

This game has gotten quite a bit of hatred amongst many Castlevania fans and, of all the complaints I've heard, the only one that seemed fair was this game's camera problems. Sure I could argue that many games of that era made you wrestle with it's camera, but I have to remember that not everyone grew up in that time. When you're used to the games of today, it's pretty easy to turn up your nose at bad camera controls. And even those who were around at the time might have skipped 5th gen's 3d games entirely for the same reason.

But, for those who still enjoy firing up their N64 systems and playing the 3d classics it offered, I say give this one a try. It actually got favorable reviews back then and I think it deserves them. I've never played Legacy of Darkness before so maybe that's the better game, but Castlevania is much cheaper and is great on it's own.
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