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.
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: I enjoy brain teaser games and this is definitely one of them. The gamer skill level required to play Castlevania is "hard". Castlevania is NOT an EASY game and it is not for your 10 year old child. Bosses are frustrating. The designers made the game too technical, even for teenagers. Don't plan on beating the game right away either. Overall it is a good game for the older generation crowd who understands the work involved in creating a game like this.
Absolutely fantastic game. One of my all-time favorites.
31 May 2010
Conclusion: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is a wonderful title, more-than-worthy of the Castlevania name. It's the best of the series, in my opinion, counting games before and after it (that I have played). A real gem. I can't really say a single bad thing about it. It's near-perfection, and my fascination hasn't worn off since I got it like 3-4 years ago (even if I, admittedly, do not play it often).
Pros: Where do I start? Okay, a bit of the story...
Cons: Other than the fact that I probably tried beating the last boss like 20 times before I finally got him, which got really frustrating to say the least (I solved the issue by buying potions. Heh.), I didn't REALLY dislike anything about this game. However, there were a few things I could do without.