Rated 10 out of 10 by TheUltimateYoshi Best Castlevania Game to Date!
Ignore the people who constantly get mad because of riddles and all of that, it adds more gameplay, the story is the best so far with many twist i didn't expect, controls are simple and easy to get used too, as well as this game leads quite a challenge, with it's wonderful new sprites, and music, it adds a nice feel to the game, not to mention for the first time ever there is a Over world map. there are over 20 areas to explore as well as extras, and the best part is even with all of this Dracula's castle is still very big, which made me happy, i would recommend this game to everyone i know. Some songs made a triumphant return including 8bit music, instead of songs in the game like Portrait of ruin had this game has all 8bit soundtracks, and more soundtracks then PoR had, i love to listen to the classic whip thrashing music to this new game. So as i said by far the best so far, why aren't you on your way to buy it right now?
Rated 0 out of 10 by dragontamer272 I'm so looking forward to this one
I'm a huge fan of the Castlevania franchise (Thanks Konami for creating such an amazing series/franchise), I like it because of the mosters, the music, everything. When I heard the confirmed rumors about a third Castlevania game, I was excited, that I went through all the games I own from the series and played them again, I even want to dress up as one of the Belmonts for Halloween. I'm also surprised that in this game, you play as a woman throught the whole game, while most of them you play as a man. Now, another difference in this one is the "Artwork", it's not in Anime Style like the previous Castlevania DS titles. I guess fans complained about it and that they wanted to go back to the Realism Human Gothic Style which I don't mind, but I also did enjoy the Anime Style artwork. Overall, this is still going to be great.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Sagethegamemaster Read
In my opinion as a gamer, I would have to say that Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is overall a very good game. Although the weapon, spell, and relic count dropped drastically, the challenge of the game is more than enough to make up for the loss. The game is a little to short, and the storyline isn't the greatest, but I would still highly recommend getting this game. Some of the glyph abilities and unions will blow your mind when you see them. I have to say that Dracula was way to easy to beat, that is if you did it the way I did in 5 attacks at level 52. There are still all kinds of hidden treasures and rooms just like all of the other Castlevania's. Starting off in the game, you may seem disappointed like I was, but progressing through the game will make you think otherwise. That is all I want to say.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Elyk the Dark Another great entry!
After loving Dawn of Sorrow, I expected great things from Ecclesia. I was right, mostly. The game is full of Castlevania goodness, from the spooky enemies to the incredible character sprites. The music is also great, especially with headphones on! However, the game has some flaws. The Glyph system seems to be a poor substitute for the Soul system in previous titles. Also, switching between Glyphs is a pain, and making Glyphs stronger is very time consuming. Bosses no longer give you their powers once defeated, which is a bummer. However, there are quite a few Glyphs to track down, giving the game some replayability. The game is much more challenging than previous titles, but thankfully most bosses can be conquered by learning their attack patterns. The World Map works well enough, I miss exploring one huge castle. (However, the last stage is enormous!) The story is not really that good, but it is fine, considering this is more action-based than its predecessors. Despite its flaws, this is still a very good entry. Like any good Castlevania game, there is plenty to do after you beat the main game. Two new dungeons and a few secret modes await you! So, despite the flaws, this game is well worth your time. Enjoy!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Vampyrekiller29 Finally....a new castlevania!!!!
Having played Castlevania since it came out, i cannot express how much this series has done for me. And now IGA and his awesome design team have made a brand new game to the legendary series. From everything i have seen, this game makes me drool like a thorazine patient. I like how they incorporated a new strategy element into the game (The glyph system), as well as added a world map (reminds me of Curse of Darkness...wicked game). All in all, Order of Ecclesia promises more of what makes Castlevania such a divine pleasure to play....Power to the Slayers!
Rated 0 out of 10 by SaikoNinja Castlevania, once more.
Castlevania: OoE simply is a game that every Castlevania fan must get. Although this game follows the same mechanics for the most part as it did in Dawn of Sorrow and Portrait of Ruin, the charm still lies with that very detail. Why fix something that's not broken? One of the more interesting aspects of this game is that for the first time, the protagonist of the story is not a male character, but a female one. If you were a fan of or enjoyed the previous Castlevania DS games, this one is also sure not to disappoint.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Roxas358 Easiest Castlevania (In my opinion ^_^)
This is the ONLY Castlevania game I have actually played and beaten! I have played other entries (mainly older) and I have never gotten past the first boss ( I know LAME!!!) Anyhoo, if you are a fan of Castlevania you will like this game. It has that old timey Catlevania NES feel, but it's more RPG level up, collect items feel. Also if you beat Dracula at the end you unlock another Character. I haven't really 100% completed everything, but I hope to eventually!
Rated 8 out of 10 by Cruiser The game is hard but good
The game is worth buying. It took me 3 weeks to reach the last level and last boss fight. The game is definitely a little too hard for the younger crowd. The game in my opinion is better suited for adults who have been playing a long time. A lot of patience is required. Trial and error in defeating the bosses. Don't make plans on beating the game right away. Very technical game. Again, overall it is good and worth the $10 I paid for it used.
Rated 0 out of 10 by TheUltimateYoshi OMG AT LAST!
A huge Castlevnia fan, i've been looking foward to this game before it was anounced, with a similar system to airia and dawn of sorrow, this is gonna be awsome, i've been asking gamestop when it was comming out each week i went, now i have the date and i am as happy as ever, also with the new word map this should extened gameplay a lot which makes me very happy
Rated 7 out of 10 by Arikado or Alucard Castlevania how close you've come to being put in your grave.
Out of all the basic Castlevania games for the DS out there this one is by far one of the worse releases ever. Not only is the story cliche "The main character gets amnesia and is sent on a mission to retrieve something' but everything else is rather pointless. The game goes back to the old adventure days of Simons quest in the fact that you have a main town you can go back to, where you can interact with villagers and buy items, and equipment. However, as for equipment you are never allowed to get real physical weapons. All the weapons in the game are nothing more than magical glyphs that the main character Shanoa can absorb off enemies and find trapped in statues. As compared to previous Castlevania games the amount of weapons has dwindled drastically, usually you would be able to find 30 Swords, 10 Rapiers, a Handful of axes, maybe a gun or two, spears, whips, and shields and such. However, your limited to 3 different versions of each distinctive weapon, 3 Hammers, 3 Swords, 3 Rapiers, 3 Shields, 3 Scythes, and it's rather boring having to use the same weapon over and over. As for magic, you get two forms of every type, 2 Fire, 2 Ice, 2 Light, 2 Dark, etc etc. Although the exploration has seemed to improve by giving you a variation of wooded areas and mountains, which seemed to be reused a few times with different color schemes. The game is basically "let's just get a Castlevania out there for the fans" and nothing more than a sell out game. Of course the sprites are pretty, which are either reused from Portrait of Ruin or Symphony of the Night, or they are new and exciting, but that's that.