Review: Bloodstained – Ritual of the Night

This is a game review that I’ve been waiting almost four years to write. As a lifelong fan of Castlevania, I still remember the excitement I felt when Koji Igarashi (former developer of Castlevania) announced he was creating his own gaming studio and his first project was going to be none other than a spiritual …
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Castlevania Anniversary Collection

These days, it seems that retro games are all the rage. The last few years have seen countless collections and remasters of classic gaming titles. For example, I recently reviewed the SEGA AGES version of Phantasy Star, a modern presentation of an 80’s-era RPG. Some other recent compilations that come to mind are the Mega …
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Anime: Castlevania – Season 1

Despite being a fairly mainstream nerd, I actually have a very unusual opinion on anime. As a general rule, I don’t enjoy it. In fact, several years go I made a post about my struggles with anime on this very blog: The Anime Conundrum. To date, the only real anime show that I’ve actually found …
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Sword or Whip?

Well now. Here’s something interesting. Koji Igarashi, the former producer of Castlevania has released a new teaser site of sorts. www.swordorwhip.com The site mysteriously appeared online in recent days featuring a retro look and feel and is dropping all sorts of hints that IGA might be in the process of making a spiritual successor to …
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Review: Castlevania – Lords of Shadow 2

Better late than never! I originally hoped to finish this game in time for Halloween, but I missed it by a few days. Regardless, I have finally finished my playthrough of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Here’s how it went… This game follows the new “reboot continuity” in the Castlevania series. It is a direct …
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Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

I’m taking a quick break from the retro reviews to provide my impressions of the latest installment to the Castlevania series. With the true sequel to Lords of Shadow out in a couple of months, I figured now was as good a time as any to check out the supplemental game for the 3DS. This …
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Review: Castlevania – Lords of Shadow

A while back, I played through all the canonical Castlevania games and offered my personal reviews. All of the games I have discussed thus far were part of the original Castlevania series. Now, Konami has rebooted the Castlevania universe and offered us a new game by the name of: Castlevania – Lords of Shadow. Forget …
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Review: Castlevania Judgment

Finally, I am proud to present my review for the last official title in the original Castlevania timeline; Castlevania Judgment. This game is a radical departure from the previous entries. What we have here, is a 3D fighter using traditional Castlevania characters. The storyline for this title is pretty weak. It seems that an evil …
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Review: Castlevania Adventure ReBirth

This is a commonly overlooked title in the Castlevania archives. The Adventure ReBirth is a WiiWare download available for purchase through the Wii Shop. It is a modern day remake of the original Castlevania Adventure for the Game Boy. However, other than sharing the name and the lead character there’s not much of a resemblance. This …
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Review: Castlevania – Order of Ecclesia

Finally, we come to the last installment of the Nintendo DS saga. This game is famous for featuring the first female hero since the obscure Castlevania Legends. (A game removed from timeline by the series producer). This title takes places somewhere after Symphony of the Night and before Circle of the Moon. It is another game which …
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