Snatcher

Snatcher

It is interesting to look at the landscape of the visual novel market now.  If you are a fan of the genre you are completely spoiled, especially on the PC and Vita.  This is an extreme turnaround from the prevailing...
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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence went a long way towards redeeming the series after two failed N64 outings.  It established a clear beginning for the rivalry between the Belmont clan and Dracula and laid the groundwork for the series going forward. ....
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Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

Castlevania was headed down a dark path.  After the sublime Symphony of the Night fans were greeted with two flawed N64 adventures.  There were good ideas buried in those games but they were surrounded by sloppy execution.  One couldn’t help.....
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Castlevania Chronicles

Castlevania Chronicles

I remember the final years of the PlayStation One as being particularly dreadful.  Once Sony stopped giving a damn the flood gates opened with legions of budget titles flooding store shelves.  We were subjected to shovelware the likes of which...
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Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Castlevania 64 was a game with its heart in the right place.  As every other series made the move to 3d it was inevitable.  And as a first attempt Konami actually did a decent job with the game.  Would I...
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Castlevania 64

Castlevania 64

It had to happen.  Castlevania finally went 3d in 1999 on the Nintendo 64.  Looking back Symphony of the Night is a bit of an anomaly.  At a time where every major series went 2d Konami turned their noses and...
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is one of the greatest games of all time.  Let’s get that out the way right now.  In 1997 when everyone was creating 3d games, whether they had the skill or not, Konami took a...
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Castlevania: Dracula X

Castlevania: Dracula X

It was a sad day when Rondo of Blood was passed over for a US release.  It should have been expected of course; Konami were not a licensed publisher for the Turbo Grafx-16 but there was some sliver of hope...
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Castlevania: Bloodlines

Castlevania: Bloodlines

Konami were one of the last major publishers to come to the Genesis but did so in grand fashion.  Aside from new IP like Rocket Knight Adventures they also produced great new entries in existing series like Contra Hard Corps...
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Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

If you would have told me that a Castlevania game would never see a release in America back in the day I would have called you crazy.  Yet that is precisely what happened.  Konami gave the PC Engine a great...
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