Reviews and Problems with Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
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One of the BEST GBA titles out there, definitely worth the buy!
16 June 2013
Summary: This is hands down the BEST CV game for gameboy advance. Totally worth the buy. Replay value is IMMENSE, and the story, compared to the rest of the series up until Aria's release, is very unique.
Conclusion: 100% soul collection rate may seem hard at first. After the main quest is completed, you'll probably be at only 20% or less. You'll wonder how long 100% takes. Actually, the process doesn't feel long, because it's filled with satisfaction. Everytime you collect a soul, it becomes a new spell that you can cast, but I don't even care about that very much. I collect it because I wanna collect it, not because I wanna use the spell.
Pros: There's always a way. If you're not good with buttons, just kill some enemies, level up a bit, and make some money in order to purchase potions and items. Eventually you'll be strong enough to defeat whatever that seems to block you. In Super Metroid you may have learnt to avoid enemies as much as possible, here you'll want to kill them all, since with every enemy you kill, you gain experience points and become stronger.
Cons: Some weapons and armors are useless (If you have played Diablo 2, this is like picking up a level 2 leather jacket when you're at level 30.) For example you'll see a sword quite early in the game, but won't be able to acquire it until much, much later. You'll naturally want that sword to be worth the wait, since you'll move through that room frequently, and everytime you enter that room, you see that sword, and wonder "when am I going to be able to get THERE? What abi...
Summary: As far as fans of Castlevania go, these days with more modern games and a new generation of young gamers with different demands tend to frown upon and get bored of classic styles of games, no matter how good they may be. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is one of my favorite Gameboy Advance games, as well as games in general.
Summary: The third in castlevania GBA era, All I can say is that Aria of Sorrow is the best GBA title. A blend of adventurous gameplay, a brilliant story (the first to be set in the future- 2035) and ALUCARD. This game introduces the “Soul Collection” mechanism, enemies drop unique ability-bestowing orbs, or "souls," you can equip and customize your abilities. Chuck in the GameBoy link Cable and you will be able to trade these souls with a friend.
Summary: I bought this because with few exceptions (N64, I'm looking at you), I love the series. I'm sure many who are new to the games might look at them as very linear and of course we're basically playing the 'same' game over and over with some different characters, weapons, and moves, but I just can't get enough of the ones that are well done. Aria of Sorrow is one of the best, and Soma is one of my favorite characters.
Summary: This game is horrible! As soon as you start the game your immediately in Dracula's castle without any form of backstory. And as far as I can tell, their is none. Now the main thing that I truly hate about this game is it's terrible navigation. You don't know where to go and the map screen doesn't even show you any form of objective or place to go. My next complaint is this game's lack of consistency in difficulty.