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HamburgerTime Yes, mancubi are people too. from Scenic Mars City Relationship Status: I know
Yes, mancubi are people too.
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Sep 14th 2019 at 4:02:06 PM

That must have been intended, since it's one of the few dark elemental types.

"Less With The Sweet and Awesome, More With the Stabby-Hurty."
HamburgerTime Yes, mancubi are people too. from Scenic Mars City Relationship Status: I know
Yes, mancubi are people too.
Sep 14th 2019 at 6:19:42 PM

I also wonder if it was intentional that three of the guardians of the second round of paintings are 3/4 of the major Universal Studios Monsters - The Creature, the Mummy, and the Wolfman.

Dracula is not a stage boss for obvious reasons.

Edited by HamburgerTime on Sep 14th 2019 at 8:34:32 AM

There's nothing that needs mending/Just follow my words, they will lead you to the ending.
Sep 15th 2019 at 7:16:36 AM

Probably.

All 3 are also major recurring Castlevania bosses in general, even if they're also mooks about as often as they're not in some of the RPG ones.

HamburgerTime Yes, mancubi are people too. from Scenic Mars City Relationship Status: I know
Yes, mancubi are people too.
Sep 18th 2019 at 8:59:09 PM

I'm probably giving the plot-irrelevant bonus dungeon more thought than it deserves buuuuuuuut...

...the Nest of Evil is one of Brauner's paintings, and is staffed primarily by the bad guys from Dawn of Sorrow. So they were Brauner's subordinates originally? Wonder how Celia got her hands on them.

There's nothing that needs mending/Just follow my words, they will lead you to the ending.
HamburgerTime Yes, mancubi are people too. from Scenic Mars City Relationship Status: I know
Yes, mancubi are people too.
ShirowShirow Play Langrisser from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Play Langrisser
Sep 22nd 2019 at 2:13:09 PM

Well holy fuck Grimoire of Souls is playable for us canucks early.

Gonna spend some time with it then get back to ya'll.

Bleye knows Sabers.
HamburgerTime Yes, mancubi are people too. from Scenic Mars City Relationship Status: I know
Yes, mancubi are people too.
Sep 22nd 2019 at 4:24:28 PM

Finally got the Stellar Sword for the first time! It's meh for the reward for such a tedious quest. Decently strong, but it doesn't have the range of the Vampire Killer, the hitting twice ability of axes, or the ability to attack while walking of its own DOS counterpart, the Valmanway.

There's nothing that needs mending/Just follow my words, they will lead you to the ending.
ShirowShirow Play Langrisser from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Play Langrisser
Sep 22nd 2019 at 11:14:58 PM

Really surprised by how well the control scheme for Grimoire of Souls works. It's still no match for a controller, but you can still pull of some cool moves with a decent level of precision.

It's seemingly going the Opera Omnia route and making the gacha elements your weapons and equipment instead of characters. I'm conflicted about this. It's an objectively better deal for players since they don't have to worry about missing out on their favorite character to play as and all the characters get to have a lot more focus and expanded movesets as a result of them being guaranteed to be available to all players... But there's a primal instinct in me that loves collecting the different characters and screaming "MINE!" when I get a new team ready.

It also means the chances of getting out-of-left-field characters made playable is significantly lower. I miss Castlevania Fighter.

Bleye knows Sabers.
WolfThunder Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Before the storm closes in, the wolf howls at th
Sep 23rd 2019 at 1:06:02 AM

[up] Which characters are in the game thus far?

The storm has now resided, the wolf now rests.
ShirowShirow Play Langrisser from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Play Langrisser
Sep 23rd 2019 at 9:27:31 AM

Not sure if they're actually acquirable yet but Shanoa, Charlotte, Jonathan, Soma and Maria all appear prominently in the cinematic intro and title screen.

You start off with Alucard and Simon joins after the tutorials.

There's a lot more talkplot than I thought there would be. 1999 is mentioned in the opening scrawl.

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HamburgerTime Yes, mancubi are people too. from Scenic Mars City Relationship Status: I know
Yes, mancubi are people too.
Sep 23rd 2019 at 9:07:20 PM

Beat POR today. Still awesome. I think I'll try a NG+, which I've never done before - I actually didn't even know they existed in Castlevania; always thought the little bat that appears above a cleared file was just... to show you cleared the file.

There's nothing that needs mending/Just follow my words, they will lead you to the ending.
HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Sep 28th 2019 at 7:48:54 PM

Cross posted from the Castlevania animated thread:

....Right, I just found this, but it's two years old, and it's likely it's been posted somewhere already. Nonetheless, here I go:

T'was fun.cool

Now, it's likely this vid was posted here at some point, and if so, feel free to ignore it.

Everyone is XEHANORT
ShirowShirow Play Langrisser from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Play Langrisser
Sep 28th 2019 at 11:52:44 PM

God I wish Van Helsing was a better movie.

The Castlevania netflix series at least means a good non-game adaption of the franchise exists though and I can stop squinting at Van Helsing and pretending it's Castlevania.

Bleye knows Sabers.
HamburgerTime Yes, mancubi are people too. from Scenic Mars City Relationship Status: I know
Yes, mancubi are people too.
HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Oct 1st 2019 at 7:33:55 PM

So Gamerthumbtv started his perfect Castlevania timeline.

And bloody hell, he's gonna all in:

That's right. You're not imagining the young blonde lady on the thumbnail. He's including Legends. Not only that, both Kid Dracula games made it in. He flat out says he's gonna include every single game in the timeline. I'm curious to see how this is gonna play out to be honest.

Everyone is XEHANORT
ShirowShirow Play Langrisser from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Play Langrisser
Oct 1st 2019 at 7:54:51 PM

I'm all for my girl Sonia getting some recognition but that's an hour long video I can't see it being worth it.

Especially if it doesn't do Castlevania: The Arcade. I only know about it because it has a killer rendition of Bloody Tears

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HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Oct 1st 2019 at 7:59:35 PM

[up]

They might do it. When I say he's putting everything in, I mean everything.

This opening video showed a clip of Desmond Belmont from the Order of Shadows Mobile game, and I already mentioned it had Kid Dracula.

It looks like he's really gonna try to include everything. I bet Judgement will make it in as well.

Everyone is XEHANORT
Oct 1st 2019 at 8:02:16 PM

It's always Bloody Tears. I mean, it's a great song, but how many games have Wicked Child in them? That song was also amazing, but you never hear it used.

ShirowShirow Play Langrisser from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Play Langrisser
Oct 1st 2019 at 9:15:03 PM

Heart of Fire's probably my fave Castlevania track, don't go talking to me about Bloody Tears' overexposure.

It's funny how it's not actually a song we get to hear in HD surround very often. By the time we upgraded past chiptune soundtracks Castlevania had mostly been relegated to handheld systems and the two PS 2 games didn't actually use it to my knowledge.

Probably the first time the song was in all it's audiophile glory was... Castlevania Judgement.

Bleye knows Sabers.
Yumil Mad Archivist
Mad Archivist
Oct 2nd 2019 at 5:15:06 AM

could be worse. Your favorite song could be belmont's themes from lords of shadow. Good luck hearing that one ever again somewhere.

"when you stare too long into the abyss, Xehanort takes advantage of the distraction to break into your house and steal all your shit."
HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Oct 5th 2019 at 12:59:01 PM

Part 2 of Gamerthumbtv's Perfect Castlevania timeline:

It still uses the inferior classic Isaac instead of his better animated version, but that probably can't be helped. I wonder if both Rosalee and Julia will undergo a Race Lift like Isaac did, or if they'll just both be cut. Only time will tell.

It does include Grant, but due to his Demoted to Extra status in the kinda sorta anime series, he doesn't confront Dracula in this rendition.

Anyway, next time, it's Order of Shadows like I mentioned before. I know little of that game, so I'm interested to see Thumbs rendition of it.

Everyone is XEHANORT
ShirowShirow Play Langrisser from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Play Langrisser
Oct 5th 2019 at 11:05:16 PM

Nobody knows anything about order of Shadows. The most notable thing about it is that it had Three Belmonts!

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HandsomeRob Completely trustworthy from The world that never was Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
Completely trustworthy
Oct 8th 2019 at 1:56:32 PM

Random question:

Do we know what powers Vampires have as a whole?

I get the feeling it's not very consistent from game to game, so I want to get something of a consensus on what they are normally capable of.

Everyone is XEHANORT
Oct 8th 2019 at 2:00:48 PM

Follow up, how do you make a vampire in the Castlevania universe?


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