Reviews and Problems with Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
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Excellent game, but a bit short and lack challenge.
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 challenge with this game. Eventually, Konami has released their third and final GBA Castlevania : Aria of Sorrow, which will be way better than both, but that's another story.
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 wrong with Circle of the Moon and go back close to what Symphony of the Night was.
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 are so powerful.
Summary: WIth the Sorrow series being the first Castlevania games that I TRULY played, I can say this about Harmony of Dissonance so far . . . it's hard. It's almost NES, SNES Castlevania hard. The graphics are definitely better than the 16 bit days, but after playing it on the DS and later games on the GBA, this game seems a little bit rough for wear. However, this does NOTHING to detract from the challenge presented. Difficult, but don't give up on it.
Summary: Another great installment in the Castlevania series, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance sets you forth on yet another great adventure. You play the part of Juste Belmont, descendant of the great Simon Belmont, vampire killer. It has been nearly fifty years since Simon Belmont rid the land of Dracula's curse.
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. Music wasnt to well done, and one of those "out there" stories, but this isnt too bad.
Summary: As a big Castlevania fan... this game is just as great as the old ones, and everything about it still make it true to the origin of the Next Gen of Castlevania. With the map and all the room and backtracking that could not be done in the previous games. I can't wait for the next ones to come...
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!
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 and easy-to see. And of course there is the gameplay,which is most of the time,pure classic 2-d fun. Besides some unfortunate flaws,this is a definate must-own for all gamers.
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. Check out the 3D clock tower after making it to the top of the castle! The controls are also very tight.
Summary: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance is the sequel to one of the greatest GameBoy Advance games ever.It improves over the orginal in every possible way,and is mega-fun to play.First of all,you will notice the obvious graphical changes.They look great!The music is a step down for Circle of the Moon,which is very dissapointing,but its not so bad you have to put the GBA music on mute.In fact,there are a few tunes you may actully find yourself humming to.The gameplay is much...