Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles
Insanely Difficult = ZERO fun
Castlevania is reaching new lows, in my humble opinion. Dracula X Chronicles has a fairly simple side-scrolling game play that should be semi-interesting and challenging. Alas, the result is an extremely difficult game in which you move a fraction as fast as your enemies and your "special" weapons almost never match-up against the bosses with any success. Remembering the first 3 Castlevania games on Nintendo, I can tell you that my weapons seemed MUCH more effective against level bosses. In Dracula X, once you have a boss down to 1/3 of his life force, he always seems to unveil some invincible attack that Jesus Christ himself couldn't deal with. Oh, and compared to the DOZENS of times YOU have to hit a boss, he gets to wing you about five times before killing altogether. If that sounds fun (and fair), by all means, buy the game. Personally, if this and Lords of Shadow (a God of War rip-off) are the best this sagging franchise have to offer, I suggest saving your money.
To all people who talk down about this release... First off, your precious little HD 3d PS3 and XBOX 360 games would NOT be here if it were not for games like these. CLASSIC 2d sidescrollers and platformers. Want a 3d Castlevania? They have TWO out on the PS2, N64 and LOI on the Xbox. They were OK titles, but no where near the greatness of Rondo Of Blood or Symphony. PERIOD. You hate these games since they are not 3D ultra mega lifelike graphics running on a system that costs as much as a computer? Stop playing games period.
This is a love/hate relationship
Well Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles is a remake of a game never released in america. I think the makers should of kept it that way. The main game for this title is kind of crappy. The only thing i did with this game was get to the secret level 3 and unlock Symphony of the Night. Now i just play SotN. You move very slowly and as guillotines and saws and monsters come flying at you, you look like your just walking to your senior prom. If you have a playstation and have been playing it since the 90's you should now about SotN. It is the best castlevania game ever. It is the only thing that gives this game worth. Don't let anyone tell you Sotn or Dracula X are easy. Both of these games have challenging parts but i have to say Dracula X is only for the highly skilled castlevania fans.
great game play and value!
castlevania! this should be enough said! but then again at $15 ??? 3 games in one? this would last u at least 30 hours! yes! 3 games for $15! first u get the new rondo of blood , then rondo of blood and the most beloved symphony of the night... omfg! freaking buy this! one thing though in the new dracul x chronicles there is a double jump back feather which i hate so much because i usually panic when there is a lot of enemy and that always get me kill , other than that it would be a 10! in the game play but over all? 9!
I bought this game because I got bored of PSP fighting games and wanted something new. This absolutely delivered. It is a fast, fun, side-scroller with simple controls, a great story and, epic boss fights. I was not a Castlevania player until I got this game and now I'm hooked. As a note for fans of this series: this disc has two versions of Rondo Of Blood, plus Symphony Of The Night. Yeah, it's that good!
It's Finally Here...
After waiting over 10 long years, "Chi no Rondo" or "Rondo of Blood", the PC Engine-Duo/Turbografx-16 exclusive in Japan, is finally coming over here to the U.S. (and the rest of the world I hope!) Patience is a virtue, and with this game, proves that it hath its esteemed reward. Further more, "Symphony of the Night" (which is regarded by many as the epitome of "Castlevania"'s grand moments and is, in fact, the sequel to "Chi no Rondo") is going to be included with an all-new localization. Please, PLEASE, if anyone is considering looking into this game, loves action/adventure games, and hasn't played "Castlevania" before, consider this title. I promise, you WON'T be disappointed. This is going to be a fun one.
Holy Grail for Castlevania fans
If you don't have a PSP yet, this game alone should make you at least consider one seriously. Very seriously. If you're familiar with the Castlevania series, I don't really need to explain how exciting it is that we're getting Rondo of Blood at least, with slick 2.5D graphics but the same classic gameplay. Not to mention the fact that the original Rondo of Blood is an unlockable feature, as well as Symphony of the Night, my favorite Castlevania by far (SotN will have the same original graphics, but may contain expanded contain, still only a rumor as far as I know). Those of you who have never played a Castlevania game before... go play a Castlevania for God's sake.
JUST THE FACT THAT ITS CASTLEVANIA ...
A+++ All the way. Just the fact that its a Castlevania, never released stateside game, coming out, for us vampire loving, Metroid repressed, classic game playing FOOLS, is enough to get any classic gamer to break there bank wide open!! One would say, "we are not worthy of such a great game to befall us." But I for one, am greatly anticipating the arrival of this pre-order!! I'm almost as excited about the release of this game as I am for the release of God Of War 2!! Of course, a remake of Castlevania: Syphony of The Night, or the classic Metroid game in a Konami classic games release would top that by leaps and bounds. LMAO (Hint ,Hint Konami).
IGA FINALLY LISTENED TO THE FANS!!!
I remember playing Rondo of Blood (Dracula x) on the PC engine and loved every second of it. From the music to the diverse game play, this was the best Castlevania of its time. I don't own a PSP but I will definetly but one due solely to the exclutivity this tiltle has to the PSP. Not only will this tilte include a revamped 2.5D version of this classic but you will be able to unlock the original version. And the best of all (espcially one's that missed out) you will be able to play the best sequel in the Castlevania library, Symphony of the Night. Get it! If you love the sereies or just need quality PSP games, GET IT!!!
Just an Excellent collection
The Rondo Of Blood remake is great, but the fact that you can unlock Sympathy Of The Night and the original Rondo Of Blood makes this an excellent buy.