Pros: Perfect gameplay, stunning PS1 era graphics, hilariously bad voice-overs
Cons: Infrequent save points, randomly escalating challenge.
A few months ago, I was watching one of my Internet stories, a show about classic games, good and bad. The topic of conversation was the classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, one of the defining titles of the Playstation library. Growing up as a Nintendo fanboy, I never had a PS1 and as a result, my memories of the Belmont clan began and ended with Super Castlevania for the SNES. Upon a modern playthrough, the hype is more than deserved. SOTN is not only the best game in the Castlevania canon, it’s one of the best 2D experiences ever made. In Symphony, you take the role of Alucard, son of the long dead Dracula (yeah, it’s just Dracula spelt backwards. Go figure). But when a...(read more)