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Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
6.8 out of 10

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

A prequel, Harmony of Dissonance takes place well before the Read more

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Overall 7
7.0

Excellent game, but a bit short and lack challenge.

Bregalad, MobyGames
30 August 2011
  • Conclusion: Castlevania : Harmony of Dissonance is a good game, and fun to play. It fixes all that was wrong in Circle of the Moon, and has definitely aged better (considering it was released only one year later, it feels much smoother), but unfortunately it is also easier and shorter, so don't expect a huge...
  • Pros: Castlevania : Harmony of Dissonance is the 2nd game of the series to have been released on the Game Boy Advance. The 1st, Circle of the Moon, was successful, but the game had bad graphics and very little sprites, and the game felt overall inconsistent. Harmony of Dissonance fixes all that was wro...
  • Cons: The only bad point about this game is the lack of challenge. The game is hard at the beginning of the as you start underleveled, but after some point it becomes way easier than other Castlevania games for some reason. Most bosses are a cakewalk, too. A reason for this is probably the spells which...
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Overall 6
5.7

Worse than Circle of the Moon

NeoJ, MobyGames
1 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Castlevania's second game for the Game Boy Advance is a good game, but not better than the previous one. You'll enjoy exploring an enormous castle, taking all the relics and collectibles of the game and all the things that you usually do in a game like this.
  • Pros: Harmony of Dissonance is the second game of the Castlevania series for the Game Boy Advance system. It has many new features, bigger sprites, a new magic spell system based on spell books instead of the DSS system seen in Castlevania: Circle of the Moon and two castles (which are the same one wit...
  • Cons: The androgynous main character Juste Belmont suits with the essence of the game, but the story is a bit stupid. Dracula's presence is only available if you do some specific tasks, if you don't you won't see him, facing a final big boss a bit disappointing. Anyway, Dracula as the final boss is dis...
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Overall 5
5.0

An enjoyable, but merely average entry to the series.

The Cliffe, MobyGames
19 June 2009
  • Conclusion: While the core design of Harmony of Dissonance shows a lot of potential to make a truly memorable Castlevania, the final product, with the flaws that it has, bumps this title down to a simply passable platform adventure game.
  • Pros: If you've ever played Castlevania before, specifically Symphony of the Night, you'll get what's going on here very quickly. Harmony of Dissonance sticks very much to the formula that its predecessors laid out for it, and that's mostly a good thing. You play the role of Juste Belmont, who's taken ...
  • Cons: It's not hard to see that Konami wanted to capture the same feel for this game that they had for Symphony of the Night. Unfortunately, by comparison, Harmony of Dissonance feels distinctly average. Even though the platforming jumping, puzzles, and combat live up to the Castevania name, I just cou...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

GamePro.com
31 October 2007
  • Summary: Ahh this takes me back... I love the days of my childhood spend playing 2D side-scrolling action of yore, and now its back. Now I could go on and on about how cool it is but Im here for the problems... and there arernt few. Some would say graphics suck, but its the GBA.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

GamePro.com
1 April 2005
  • Summary: Now this is what Castlevania should be, too bad its not on a larger engine like PS2 or Gamecube. Although a little easier than previous games in the series, this one definately is one of the better ones I've played. Basically the same story line with different characters, but always a classic!
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

mastermat, GamePro.com
30 September 2003
  • Summary: Iam a huge Castlevania fan,and I can say I was pleased with Konami's sequal to the great COTM. However,their are some major flaws that I cant look past,like awful music and several areas in the game that can get a little tiring.On the other side,the graphics are amazing,and are bright and colorful...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

KsLam, GamePro.com
16 December 2002
  • Summary: I never played Circle of the Moon, wanted to, but complaints of its dark, hard-to-see graphics sort of drew me away. I finally got this game, after all the great reviews it got, and i must say for the most part it lives up to the hype! First off, the graphics are awesome, especially for a GBA.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

orchuntress, GamePro.com
5 October 2002
  • Summary: this is soooooooo much better. it's beauty blinded me. viva la revoloution! it coulda been harder though. circle of the moon is harder.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

OcarinaLink, GamePro.com
30 September 2002
  • Summary: I'm sorry everyone, but I have to intervene. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, I"m sorry to say, fails to live up to Circle of the Moon's standard. Now, before you all yell and start rippin off your monitor in your disgust, consider a few things first.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

GamePro.com
29 September 2002
  • Summary: this game is the best since circle of the moon but the music is from an elevator because its pure crap the graphics are the best truly
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