Reviews and Problems with Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
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Realm of Gaming
15 October 2013
Excerpt: Dracula is dead, slain by the vampire hunter Julius Belmont. It took a millennium, but the morning sun has finally, truly vanquished the horrible night. And there was much rejoicing... However, not everyone rejoiced.
Excerpt: Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is the first version of Castlevania for Nintendo DS. It is also the direct sequal of the last Game Boy Advance Castlevania, Aria of Sorrow. You once again play the role of Soma Cruz, the rebirth of Dracula - including his dark powers.
Excerpt: Konami's Castlevania series has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the arcades and MSX platforms. Spanning nearly every console made, and with a storyline stretching back to the thirteenth century and shooting past the present to 2035, it's no surprise that the series is classic.
Excerpt: Released just in time for Halloween, Konami's latest installment in the Castlevania series is rife with chills, thrills, and a suspense-driven aura guaranteed to please all you creatures of the night, and beneath its foul, putrid flesh is an intense battle system the likes of which should become the...
Conclusion: On the DS Konami has taken the Castlevania experience and streamlined it to make it feel better paced and much more convenient as well as bring us nicely improved visuals and some of the greatest music on the DS. If you are a fan of action platformers and own a DS, this game is a must buy.
Excerpt: Ah, Castlevania . If I had to pick one "elder statesman" of action gaming, this would most likely be it. I can think of few other series which have spawned so many quality titles and endured for so long. Capcom's Mega Man might be in the running, but the variety isn't there.
Conclusion: Ultimately, Dawn of Sorrow is worth playing. It is a lot of fun, but can’t live up to its roots. If you loved SotN, then play and enjoy DoS. If you only liked the PSX game, you may not find much to like with this new DS title.