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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
7.5 out of 10

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Realm of Gaming
16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: By the time Konami released Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin , they had just about run the 'Metroidvania' concept into the ground. Regardless, they decided to release yet another such game, and logically it should have been a complete flub.
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Overall 8
8.0

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Gaming Evolution
22 September 2007
  • Conclusion: The well-implemented dual character setup, semi return to the level-based progression of the classic Castlevania titles, and the return of music and sprites from 20 years of Castlevania history as well as a direct connection to a little-known post Castlevania title make Portrait of Ruin a great way...
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
8.7
Multiplayer 6
6.0
Longevity 8
8.3

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

NowGamer
3 September 2007
  • Summary: A picture of a vampire paints a thousand words… or so we're told
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Overall 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.7
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.9
Storyline 8
7.5
Control 9
9.0

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RPGFan
28 December 2006
  • Excerpt: I'll start this review by getting right to the point. If you have played any of Konami's GBA or DS Castlevania games, you'll be playing them again with Portrait of Ruin. That means if you haven't liked any of the previous "Metroidvania" games, no need to read further.
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Overall 8
8.4
Features 9
8.5
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 9
9.0
Lifespan 8
7.5

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Gaming Target
18 December 2006
  • Summary: Still inflicting more pain on vampires than Blade and synthetic blood combined.
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Overall 8
8.0

NDS Review - 'Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin'

WorthPlaying
15 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Genre: Action-RPG Publisher: Konami Developer: Konami Release Date: December 5, 2006 If you haven't heard of Castlevania: Bloodlines , don't be ashamed. Released late in the Genesis' lifecycle, it is probably the most obscure Castlevania to be released in the United States; even the Japanese-only...
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Overall 8
8.0

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Review

PALGN
21 March 2007
Overall 7
7.0

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Review

Eurogamer
13 December 2006
  • Conclusion: Even so I just didn't feel the same magic, the same excitement that flowed from Sorrow. Whether you will all depends on how you approach it, and it would be rude and silly of me to declare that this has no merit simply because I fall outside the impact zone of some of its best ideas and mechanics...
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Overall 8
8.0

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

gamer.no
6 August 2007
  • Summary: Jada, jeg har påstått at Portrait of Ruin på mange måter er et bedre spill enn Dawn of Sorrow, og påstanden står enda. Det er på mange måter mye bedre. Det er større, mer variert og med enda mer utspekulerte bosser og fiender enn tidligere.
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Overall 7
6.9
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
7.5
Lifespan 7
7.0

Expert Review

Puissance-Gamers
4 July 2007
  • Conclusion: On ne peut plus baser un jeu sur la fidélité et c'est pourquoi l'ajout du duo est une bonne chose mais franchement pas assez radicale ou pas assez poussé pour que l'on modifie notre regard sur la série.
  • Pros: Le duo de héros jouables, Graphismes fins, Bonne réponse des commandes, Exploration assez longue
  • Cons: Ca ne surprend plus, L'ambiance maître de la saga se dissipe de plus en plus, Quelques incohérences dans la gestion du duo, Quelques bugs de traduction
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