Monday, October 25, 2010
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse is probably my favorite Castlevania game. It is definitely my favorite Castlevania game released on the NES. I really feel this game is pretty much flawless, and I really don't have much to say that hasn't been said before by people who do this for a living (and in turn end up writing much better stuff then I do) Castlevania III goes back to the platforming aspects of the original but adds so much more to the game play.
The two things Konami added to this game really made it a great game, the two things were the ability to choose your own path and the ability to play as 3 DIFFERENT CHARACTERS besides Trevor (not Simon, because this game is a prequel, which is another thing you didn't see too much of back then) The three characters are in my opinion all pretty good. They all have different strenghts and weaknesses. Still Alucard (CAN YOU GUESS WHO HIS DAD IS?) is the best. Still Grant DeNasty (who has one of the best goddamn names ever) is no slouch. He can climb on walls and fucking change his jump in mid air, which is something no one else can do. Syfa is probably the worst, but her magic is still pretty good. Also who you pick determines what ending you get. That's right 3 endings!
EVERYTHING else in this game is great. the level design is nice and spooky. The bosses are varied and pretty challenging (except that one bat whos so goddamn easy). The graphics are pretty damn good, really pushing the NES to the limits and the music is fantastic. some of the best music on the NES and according to the internet, the Famicom Disk System even has better music due to some chip or something. Amazing. Also I almost wrote Dick instead of Disk, I thought that was funny and I should mention it. Yes, I am a 12 year old boy. The challenge is pretty fair if you ask me, even though I've owned a copy of this game for years I still havent beaten it. The only problem I feel this game has is the fact the character moves a bit too slow, but thats a minor flaw all NES Castlevanias share.
I'm going to say that if you don't own the Castlevanias yet, you need to get off your lazy ass and buy them. I don't care if you buy them from eBay or some random game store. Hell I don't even care if you steal the fucking things. Just get the goddamn games. And while your at it, get Super Castlevania IV too.