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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
8.4 out of 10

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
9.0

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Portable Review
24 October 2005
  • Excerpt: Before I start, I've got to mention that I'm a huge Castlevania fan. As such, this review may be a little biased and feature comparisons to previous Castlevania games on this system. I will, however, try to be as unbiased as possible.
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Overall 8
8.0

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review (GBA)

HonestGamers
11 August 2003
  • Excerpt: With a prestigious career spanning twelve platforms and over fifteen games, it must be said that Dracula is one of the most persistent videogame villains of all time - right up there with MegaMan’s Dr. Wily. The Castlevania formula has evolved somewhat over the years, but something about fighting cool monsters, whipping candles, and killing an evil vampire has kept gamers coming back again and again. Well, it’s now the year 2035, and Dracula’s castle has returned!
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

The Next Level
19 May 2003
  • Excerpt: The game doesn't star a Belmont - instead introducing Soma Cruz, a seemingly regular Joe in the year 2035 drawn to the castle of Dracula, where the adventure begins. However, this title puts an interesting spin on things.
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Overall 8
8.0

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review (GBA)

HonestGamers
13 May 2003
  • Excerpt: Sometimes Dracula likes to wander about his castle on the eve of a millenium with his dark, twisted powers left back in the coffin, somewhere up in the highest tower. He likes to stare at the moon, marvel at the swirling black clouds that hang over his dreary home like a plague, and wait for a hero to come along and seal him away until the next full moon.
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Overall 7
7.2
Graphics 7
7.3
Sound 8
7.9
Control 6
6.2
Playability 6
6.0
Lastability 8
8.1

Expert Review

Mobile Game Faqs
16 May 2008
  • Excerpt: 400K of Castlevania action For those of you who have heard of the Castlevania series before, well done. For those who haven't, let me sum it up briefly for you. You're in a castle. You have to kill things. In addition you run around, pick up things and look for things.
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Overall 8
8.1

Expert Review

PlanetGameboy.de
9 January 2011
  • Conclusion: wird endlich enthüllt, was die Zukunft bringt. Die Antwort ist: nichts Gutes, denn Soma Cruz, der Hauptdarsteller dieses Grusel-Games muss sich wieder den Überbleibseln des schon mehrmals besiegten Grafen Dracula stellen. Aber diesmal ist alles anders, und doch vieles gleich. Denn das gesamte Schloss ist im Jahre 1999 in die Sonnenfinsternis verbannt worden, (seltsam, dass davon nichts in die Presse gelangt ist) wo es auch heute, im Jahre 2035, noch steckt, als sich die...
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Handy Player
14 May 2008
  • Summary: Castlevania zeigt, dass es nicht immer gut ist, wenn man eine Vorlage eins zu eins portiert. Die komplexe Steuerung ohne Tutorial anzubieten, ist absolut unverständlich. Leider ist auch die Hilfe zu dünn, als dass man damit alle Abkürzungen und Spielelemente verstehen könnte. Spiele wie das angesprochene God of War oder Brothers in Arms zeigen, dass man mit sinnvollen Änderungen am Gameplay oft mehr erreichen kann.
  • Pros: Wunderschöne Hintergründe, Sehr gelungene Grusel-Atmosphäre
  • Cons: Komplexe Steuerung, die nicht erklärt wird, Niedrige Framerate, Schwammige Button-Abfrage, Oft schwere bis unfaire Stellen
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Overall 7
7.0

Castlevania : Aria of Sorrow

gamekyo.com
15 March 2006
Overall 8
8.3
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lastability 8
8.0

Castlevania : Aria of Sorrow

JeuxVideo.fr
21 December 2005
  • Excerpt: La série la plus gothique de chez Konami nous fait l'honneur d'un troisième chapitre dédié à la console Gameboy Advance, et bénéficie d'un titre qui prouve que les développeurs sont encore loin d'avoir épuisé l'intégralité du champ lexical de la symphonie. Castlevania : Aria of Sorrow est un chef-d'oeuvre en matière d'esthétisme, de gameplay et d'ambiance. Comme quoi même les titres à caractère old-school peuvent encore nous fasciner.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
10
Lifespan 8
8.0

Castlevania : Aria of Sorrow, le test

Nintendo
8 April 2003
  • Summary: Un jeu digne d'intérêt, tant par sa réalisation honorable que par son gameplay novateur, qui ravira les fans de la série et contentera les autres !
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