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Red Carpet Executive Member
| "Re(1):The Dracula X Chronicles Thread" , posted Wed 24 Oct 07:49|
I love the original to death, and it's surely the best Dracula game (at least of the 2D variety) of all I've played (which is basically all of them except Dracula 2~The Cursed Seal). The 2.5D remake seemed unnecessary and ugly from what I saw, but if you can just suffer through it and unlock the truly stellar original I'm sure you'll be fine. A soundtrack that's top-class even for a Dracula game, which were invariably great at least up through the Playstation Dracula X, splitting levels, a billion secrets, difficult but not cheap, just the right amount of story...
I've taken to playing a Dracula game every year around Halloween, and this year it'll probably be the SFC one since I did Dracula X last year, but what a good way to pass the witching hours in October.
Red Carpet Regular Member
| "Re(2):The Dracula X Chronicles Thread" , posted Wed 24 Oct 15:37|
I played a 75% completed build demo at the Games Convention and I have to say that they translated the game properly to 3D, I know there are some changes later in the game, but everything felt the same in terms of gameplay etc. like the original. The demo let you play the first 2 levels, including the secret one.
I played the demo inside out. It showed it was a 75% completed build, there were some little details to be polished.
It's a decent update, but it would have been better if it was a hi-res 2D remake. The graphical update is not breathtaking, it just works. It feels a bit like this remake isn't neccesary but the bottomline is that it really is! Forget the abusive eBay auctions of the PCE original, now you've got the best old school Castlevania in the series in it's former 2D glory as an unlockable and a 3D remake with new cutscenes and arranged music, plus symphony of the night with extras!
Not gonna buy a PSP for this one alone, but if I had one, and maybe I end with one, I would buy it right away.
GAZEROCK IS NOT DEAD