[Game]Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

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Game total pnts rank Rank 684in 6,256 titlesTotal 15 / Deviation 52.40
Game avg pnts Rank 371in 938 titlesAvg 1.50=Very good/10 reviews
Game rank of 1997 Rank 36in 237 titles
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Post review by myself
Character/Setting1.60(Very good)5
Game element0.60(Good)5
Hot heart40%2/5
Made me think20%1/5
Shed tears0%0/5
Enjoyed playing with others0%0/5
Learned something0%0/5
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Playstation Sega Saturn
Japan Released:1997/03/20(Thu)
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1. http://www2m.biglobe.ne.jp/~den/game/draculax/
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2015/11/03 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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To clear the last of the previous work "Ring of Blood".
This is the first hurdle that the author imposed on the player.

Genre, action RPG.
The background story is son of Dracula to the devil castle which revived the mystery four years after Richter beat Dracula, which was said that Alcard would step in.

First, although the genre changes, the appearance of the work before this work remains, such as the heart which appears when the candlestick is destroyed, the meat of the physical fitness recovery.
Besides, it is a mortuary technique that can be extended with the same operation as the existing gates, a magician used for summons of transformation and magician, etc. It transforms into a bat and fly in the sky,
Alcard is stronger than Richter and Maria of the previous work such as transformation ability to overcome the difficulty and aspect by transforming into a fog and passing through the wall,
Because the character's performance tends to be cheaty so that it is easy to use, even hands that are not good at action are made available,
The mystery of Richter who appeared as the Lord of Akuma Castle, the completion of the RPG element such as the ending change according to the progress of the game is also high.

However, in this work it is a violent gap created by Richter's ancient coloring previous work that appears as an enemy and the current work's tone design,
Two points of the high performance of the al card echoed, so the evaluation is "good" stop.

2015/03/03 Bad(-1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[good point]
A simple and understandable story. Do not think deeply and move on and on.
Good operability, no stress.
The voice of the voice actor is producing an anime - like world view.
BGM that matches each stage neatly.

[Bad point]
Too weak boss characters.
It is an animated and easy - to - understand worldview, but if you were aiming for style beauty it has not reached that level. I think that it is animation and class B movie level. (I like that, though)

[Comprehensive evaluation]
Although it is said to be a masterpiece in the devil castle series, it is said to be "It is not a demonic castle", but I personally like it.

Akumajo Dracula is a fairly intelligent game, there is the impression that there were many deaths in the pattern that it hit an enemy that suddenly flew when trying to jump over the road, falling. It is a personal opinion that this kind of death is a death man who comes to mind, and the original game, Akumajo Dracula, is that the game that gets too enthusiastic about regret.

However, it was a good impression that the nocturne in this month's moon was not dead by falling and that the operability was good. Because of this I was playing and there was no unnecessary stress.
After all, this is the reason why it is said that this work should not be included in the devil castle series as well as masterpieces. It is easy to use but there is no irrational reason like demonic castle.

This game has an anime-like world view, and he appoints a voice actor who matched the world view. Mr. Yagami of Nose Devil is kind to Boykki, and it was a bit of fan service that did "something only for high school girls all over the country".
I think that BGM also became a stage for this work. Overall the sound was nice.

However, the boss is weak enough to be surprised. Even if the Alcard himself did not attack when playing against the Mummy guy, he was stunned when he could beat only with a nose devil. The weakness of this boss is a level that can not be enjoyed as a game, so I wanted to think here. Even in Richter Play, the shaft of Rasubosu is a weakness that you can beat it with an item crash of holy water What is this? Because of this, I can not taste the sense of accomplishment when I am cleared.

Also, although this may be a serpent, I am told that this work is "fashionable" "gothic style beauty", but I think if it was trying to add such style beauty, I think that it has not reached that point. At best it's animation and B-class movies about vampires. Francis Coppola 's "Dracula" has not reached the style beauty. However, I think that such Class B looks like charm.

Overall it is "bad". It's easier to do, but it's a level of enjoyability that you can not enjoy as a game.
But I do not like the vampire anime-like world view of this work for the people I like.
Actually, I also liked it as "bad" It is my favorite world view (^ ^;

2012/03/30 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[Total playing time]
About 80 hours
[good point]
Beautiful character impact Enemies sufficient (Garamos, Beelzebub, etc.)
Wearing element music graphics
[Bad point]
[Comprehensive evaluation]
Very good

Additional notes: By the way, I wanted to evaluate Castle Vania (Muro) but it was not anywhere ...

2012/03/07 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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2D Box Garden ARPG making the most of the castle setting.
It is a fascinating enemy that can be said to be a refreshing action and Western monster total appearance, RPG-like strong element,
There were several rooms, there was a corridor, and I was able to play happily while possessed by the charm of a multi-hierarchical castle.

[good point]
Atmosphere of Western fantasy called Dracula object.
Music and enemy visuals and fields are highly complete and can be absorbed.

Abundance of level system and equipment. Individuality is wonderful.
A breeding element by a magician (with level) system that can be used for companion.

Transformation and upgrading of the aggressiveness by special move and technique, simple exhilaration.
The action at ordinary time is less habitual, I wonder if refreshing was also born.

[Bad point]
The level up system is good as well and it also causes the balance in the boss game to collapse.
If you raise too much in the wrong way you will be surprised by the lack of response.

[Comprehensive evaluation]
There are some bad points, but Ryosaku many overwhelmingly better points.
Evaluation is "very good".

Postscript, the bad feeling of a huge boss is worth a visit.

2012/03/02 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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The first Dracula in the PSP archive. Although it seems that ARPG is a play on knowing from the beginning,
It was easier than I imagined compared to the Dracula series I imagined.

Weapon armor It is wonderful to be rich with wizards and variety,
I wanted that I was forgotten that the input of a Special Mortality Technique was as complicated as the Case Game.
For those who are not good at action other than this point.

I feel excited to explore the vampire castle, BGM and graphics are quite middle.
Evaluation is good.

2011/05/21 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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In the search system of the Dracula series, it is the work which I did last.

The cross of the moon 〓〓〓the gallery of labyrinth 〓〓〓the stolen stamp 〓〓〓the drama of the akatsuki 〓〓〓the concerto of the white night 〓〓〓the circle of the moon

And it was a nocturne of the Moon.

Even though, this work did not do PS version,
I performed the guy recorded in PSP "Akumajo Dracula X Chronicle".
However, the contents are the same.

GB version "Akatsuki no Rumiko" and "White night Concerto"
Unlike the DS version "The Cross of the Moon" and "Gallery of Labyrinth"
The graphics were very beautiful. There is only PSP.

In terms of content, the degree of difficulty seems not to be so different from other guys.
However, "Victory Armor" which also appears in later works,
It is considerably weaker than the time of the later work,
In the case of Victory Armor, the guy who is in a certain place,
After knocking down, that sword will remain and become another monster "Alastole"
(Although Alastor also appears in the work of later, such attendance is not in later work)
It was interesting that there was a directing not in later works.

However, the boss monster was always weak, unusually.
Honestly, most of the guys who need recovery items themselves were rare.
On the contrary, I felt it was more difficult to lose if I fought to the boss partner normally.

Even in Rasubosu Dracula, 1 or 2 of high potion is enough. It is too weak.

It was about Garamos if it says a bump that I got wrong.

2011/03/11 Favorite comment [Original Japanese review]
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Although it is unplayed, I watched the movies until clearing and the siblings' play, so I will comment.

It is a work that renewed the Dracula series so far.
Is it about the world view and sub weapons that are inherited?

Beech which had been a standard until now has been transformed into a weapon that can be changed by equipment, and the life system has been changed to HP numerical system.
In a similar work, it is an action type such as "Super Metroid" advancing while filling the map, and there is a zone that can not be reached if you must obtain the item.
Further equipment.The level up system based on experience value is close to RPG.

Since there are a front side and a back side, not only the upside-down but also the left and right are reversed, the surface is not wasted, I think that the system of predicting and reversing the terrain with a memorable feature once captured and once memorized is terrible It was.

It is a work with many interaction elements, and I want to play if I have time.
I will make a comment from the position "I think it is good".

2010/08/04 Good(+1 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[Total playing time]
30 hours more

[good point]
I love Mary, Al Card is handsome Ikemen swordsmen cute

[Bad point]
Can you use Maria with SS? Regulation of alleged experience value

[Comprehensive evaluation]
Something, because trial version was interesting so funny, the game that parents bought.
At that time, I felt I was doing a game without thinking that Alcard voice actor was Mr. Okuke or I did not care about Al card.
Or, I think the alcard is quite cool even among the heroes of the past. (I know only the other protagonists are Ralph, Richter, Leon, Kurusu?
Oops, I do not care about such a visual story.
The game is the same 2D action as Super Mario and Rockman.
Unlike the successive Belmondoers, the main character Alcard is not a whip, but a sword is a weapon. So, it may be in the sword action. (I love sword action)
In addition, the afterimage at the back step (backdash?), The afterimage at the time of jumping are usually cool. When was the trend of youth Vampire = handsome?
Anyway, the story is simple and straightforward. Killing Dracula. This is not different from the successive games, but there are various stories.
I heard that the shaft is active in Castlevania, so it will be omitted, apparently it seems to try to prevent Dracula's resurrection, but after all it is a common story that it will revive.
Heroine is Mary of Richter's sister. Probably ...... It is only me who thinks that she is cute following an al card.
Her technique was introduced in the Sega Saturn version, what does it mean?
If there is Aegasaturn ...!
There is no help if you do not do anything wrong, so I will review it normally.
I think that the biggest feature of this game is that it has many hidden rooms and experience value system.
Especially, hidden room, hidden command, no impossible without a capture book ...... wolf from the right, bat from the left? Library Mainly 60 high jumps? Soul steel? Impossible (haha)
Experience value system is a mystery. The enemy monster also has a certain level, and the experience value obtained from the defeated monster goes up and down as to whether you are above or below that level. (That is, the higher the level than the opponent, the less the experience value obtained)
Perhaps the final guard is the highest level of enemies, and the level is certainly about 60. In other words, it seems that the level of Alcard will not rise sharply from this side. Although it is unlikely to become a null gait, it was a pain for me and it was a pain for me ...

In addition, I love magician of the swordsman. It was quite useful in the legion game, and it became abnormally usable after it became a use demon sword. Also, something cute ... ...

2008/03/04 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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[Total playing time]
It cleared once in about 30 hours.

[good point]
Dot picture is pretty beautiful and made.
It's fun to explore the stage as there are plenty of actions.
If you think you have cleared, there is a stage upside of the stage so far and there is a new boss.
[Bad point]
There are few kinds of enemies

[Comprehensive evaluation]
I was hooked. After all the game of this hand is fun.

2007/08/09 Best(+3 pnt) [Original Japanese review]
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I think that there are no games that ruled success by breaking the tradition so far as this game.

Unlike so far, it was really surprising that hero was reborn as full action RPG of HP system, abolishing the gauge system life, being the son of Dracula rather than vampire hunter.

Game balance is also very good, background and enemy characters are beautifully drawn also good impression.

It has a high degree of freedom and it is fun to fill in the map.
Also, there are quite a lot of Don Deng return.

It's fun to have the front and back sides like Dragon Quest 3,
It has a strong introductory element and a strong story.

Using a voice actor, or a sexy boss like Succubus sister came out, it is the point that I completely break the man smelly Dracula so far.

The skill system is also fun.
Experience value, gold existed pretty serious.

The best masterpiece alongside Dracula Legend 2.

Evaluation? It can not attach other than the highest.
However, the music is solemn