Castlevania

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Sailor, Nov 24, 2007.

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Which one to play?

  1. Portrait of Ruin

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  1. Sailor
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    Well, gonna start playing a Castlevania game because everyone is raving about how great they are, and I wanna check it out. Question is though, which version is the better one?
    I honestly have no idea why there's 2 versions of the same game..but if you guys would please inform me, I'd appreciate it :]
     
  2. Grimalkin

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    Portrait of Ruin. I liked both games, but if I had to choose one, it'd be Portrait of Ruin.
     
  3. Slippy

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    It's 2 different games, not 2 versions of the same game. Start with Dawn of Sorrow, it came out first. Actually, start with Aria of Sorrow on the GBA, then Dawn of Sorrow. They are 2 parts of a story arc. Portrait of Ruin isn't in the same story arc.
     
  4. King Zargo

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    Both, xD
     
  5. unr

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    While Portrait of Ruin was very good, I enjoyed Dawn of Sorrow even more. Easily my favourite DS game.
    Aria of Sorrow is also amazing.

    Can't wait for new DS castlevania.
     
  6. Nio

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    I liked PoR more .. mine crashed a lot though.
     
  7. Jax

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    PoR is sooooo much better!

    Maybe, just maybe, it's even better than SotN...
     
  8. myuusmeow

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    IMO, neither. Don't really like the Castlevania series.
     
  9. iffy525

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    you have a flashcart right?
    then just get both. play DoS first
     
  10. Cyan

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    Start with Portrait of Ruins, because Dawn of Sorrow if the next part of the story after the GBA one : Aria of Sorrow

    play Aria before Dawn [​IMG]
     
  11. Nero

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    They're two completely different games.
    They just borrow the same aspects. DoS uses a "Soul" System, while in PoR, you master Skills and Sub-weapons.

    I say you should play Portrait of Ruin. That game kicks major arse.

    One thing that bothers me though is they recycled some sprites from the old SNES CV and the maps are reused twice.

    ~Nero
     
  12. xcalibur

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    POR by far
     
  13. test84

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    finished DoS, played like 2hours of PoR, love both to death.
     
  14. Rayder

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    PoR was good with the 2-character action and a longer game, but I actually liked DoS more.....the bosses were MUCH more impressive to behold.
     
  15. Gene98

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    PoR is just better _GAME_. 2 chars 2 transforms, a lot of action(if compare to dos), better balanse etc.

    But design of DoS... DoS is better _castlevania_. It plays like good gothic roman, while PoR is just kiddy fantasy...
     
  16. TGBoy

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    Bosses and music i liked better was in DOS
     
  17. Destructobot

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    I tried twice to play through Dawn of Sorrow, and both times I got bored with it and quit half way through. Portrait of Ruin was awesome though.
     
  18. War

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    I think PoR is a lot more fun. I like the ability to use two people, even though I usually always use the girl.
     
  19. Grimalkin

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    Charlotte kicks ass, especially against that stupid Giant Ghost
     
  20. cupajoe

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    DOS is a little closer to SOTN than POR, but POR has some good battles. I would stick with DOS.

    (Too many acronyms [​IMG])