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Ah, nothing like defeating Richter Belmont by pieing him in the face...
That must have been intended, since it's one of the few dark elemental types.
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
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.
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.
Edited by HamburgerTime on Sep 21st 2019 at 11:13:05 AM
Well holy fuck Grimoire of Souls is playable for us canucks early.
Gonna spend some time with it then get back to ya'll.
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.
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.
Which characters are in the game thus far?
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.
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.
Cross posted from the Castlevania animated thread:
Now, it's likely this vid was posted here at some point, and if so, feel free to ignore it.
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.
Death By Pies for Richter once more. GOD I love this game.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
could be worse. Your favorite song could be belmont's themes from lords of shadow. Good luck hearing that one ever again somewhere.
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.
Nobody knows anything about order of Shadows. The most notable thing about it is that it had Three Belmonts!
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.
Follow up, how do you make a vampire in the Castlevania universe?
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