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Karxrida Unapologetic Fates Fan from Darkness within Darkness Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Unapologetic Fates Fan
Sep 1st 2020 at 12:28:15 PM

So after some shenanigansnote  I started up Circle of the Moon. I was caught off guard since I forgot how small the GBA screen size was, but I can still see everything and that game looks great. It's also pretty good about starting off super quickly, plus it let me figure out how the controls worked without tutorials.

Only complaint so far is that your jump arc is really shallow unless you're dashing, and dashing is a tad awkward due to GBA limitations.

Edited by Karxrida on Sep 1st 2020 at 12:30:40 PM

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Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
My love, has dressed me like a clown
Sep 1st 2020 at 12:31:21 PM

The controls in Circle of the Moon are stiffer in comparison to the other games, dashing is simple in Aria and Harmony to my recollection.

Also, look up how to do the card glitch. It'll save you a lot of time later.

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HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Oct 16th 2020 at 10:35:55 AM

Was reading through the YMMV page for the entire Castlevania franchise when I came across this section for Hilarious in Hindsight:

* Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • The fact that Iga believed that Sonia and Alucard settling down in Legends and having a child believed to be Trevor from III would ruin the Belmonts' family history by making them descendants of Dracula could definitely be seen in a different light thanks to Order of Ecclesia.

Was wondering what it is about Order of Ecclesia that makes IGA's decision about Sonia so funny. Is it connected to Wygol village (aka Belmont Town)?

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Jaryl from Austria Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Oct 16th 2020 at 10:38:20 AM

I feel like the Lords of Shadow reboot would probably be a better fit for that?

ShirowShirow Eat the rich from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
Eat the rich
Oct 16th 2020 at 10:44:43 AM

My incredible annoyance with Lords of Shadow doing that plot twist while my fave Belmont is left out in the cold speaks that yes, Lords of Shadow is a much better fit.

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HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Oct 16th 2020 at 11:12:16 AM

It mentions Lords of Shadow too just under that point.

I was fully expecting that myself, so the part about Ecclesia being there caught me off guard.

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FrozenWolf2 The Man, The Myth, The Legend from ?????
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
Oct 18th 2020 at 9:02:28 AM

Dude... that would be Salt

"He's devious and amoral and unreliable and irresponsible andů and definitely not to be trusted."
Draghinazzo My love, has dressed me like a clown Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
My love, has dressed me like a clown
Oct 18th 2020 at 9:03:39 AM

I've seen people defend the 64 games, but to me, there's just zero appeal to them, even back in the day. Nowadays they're even more dated, obviously.

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HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Oct 18th 2020 at 11:41:01 AM

I just look at the 64 games as having poor luck mostly.

The video sums it up really well: a team with no experience in making 3D games were tasked with making a 3D game, but weren't allowed to really figure things out so their first attempt bombed. They got better, but as is often the case, their bad first attempt left people ignoring them.

The fact that Circle of the Moon did so well and IGA still took it out of the timeline bothers me.

With some other games, there's a sense of not being quite up to snuff, but in this case, it really makes me think that he just got rid of anything that didn't fit HIS story. It kinda makes me think he should have been in charge of more games, or acted as a consultant so that the games could be sure to fit his vision, since that seems to be the only way to not get retconned out by him.

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Rynnec Killing is my business Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Killing is my business
Oct 18th 2020 at 5:56:43 PM

Circle of the Moon really is an oddball story wise. A game where three literal who vampire hunters with no connection to the Belmonts at all swoop in to defeat Dracula, and Dracula's already had a history with one of them prior? Out of all the games Iga ejected from the timeline, Circle made the most sense.

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HamburgerTime The Merry Monarch of Darkness from Dark World, where we do sincerely have cookies Relationship Status: I know
The Merry Monarch of Darkness
Oct 18th 2020 at 6:19:10 PM

Yeah, Iga kept two categories of games in his timeline: "the classics" and things that he personally worked on. As such I have to say I'm inclined to treat his statements as his own (ego-fueled) opinion rather than Official Canon; had the series continued, who knows what his eventual successor would've done?

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