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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Game Over Online
19 November 2015
Excerpt: I was pretty down on Portrait of Ruin . The "Metroid-vania" format's a successful one, and it's perfect for portable gaming, but by the time I was about 75% through Portrait 's castle, I was tired of it.
Excerpt: All eras must come to an end, even in gaming. Canons eventually become played out, concepts overstay their welcome, companies lose their edge, and franchises dry up. When eras fizzle out, the best we can hope for is a proper sendoff and not a rushed, forgettable product as a means to say goodbye.
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Nintendo DS) Review
4 January 2011
Summary: The Castlevania series has come a long way over the years. It might be the series that has spanned the most platforms with the most completely unique games (unlike series such as Street Fighter , which has so many revisions of the same games that it’s ridiculous).
Conclusion: Ecclesia is simultaneously a departure from past installments and a return to form. By bridging the gap between the classic, linear, action-heavy Castlevania games and the new school of RPG-influenced, exploration heavy entries, Order of Ecclesia stands as a prototype for a whole new approach to the...
Excerpt: In a few ways, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia is a bit of a return to the series' roots. The exploration elements introduced with Symphony of the Night are still around, though the overall structure feels more like a marriage of Portrait of Ruin and Simon's Quest .
Excerpt: There is no shortage of evidence that Konami hates us. Not just a 'I wish to kill you and destroy anything you love' kind of hate either, but a much more sadistic rancor that permeates their very fiber of existence.
Excerpt: Admission: Order of Ecclesia is my first experience with a Castlevania game. That may cause some readers to grow pale and quickly denounce a review from a gamer that has never played a Castlevania game, yet calls himself a video game journalist.