Monday, January 11, 2010

Photos - Castlevania: The Adventure Rebirth

Castlevania is back, baby!

This is the real kind, the old-school arcade Castlevania that beat you senseless and sent you crying home.  Konami has been coasting by on the fumes of Symphony of the Night for so long, I seriously doubted whether they even remembered the old formula.  Thank goodness they've rediscovered it.

Digital download platforms like WiiWare may be considered second-tier by many developers, but the truly great games are there, and their numbers are growing.  Castlevania Rebirth is a magnificent return to form, brilliantly designed and fiendishly difficult.  2D videogames have come roaring back, and I'm hopeful this trend will continue in 2010.  This is the finest Castlevania in a very, very long time.

1 comment:

sarkwalvein said...

Hey, I think the SOTN gameplay style is still good, I really enjoyed Order of Ecclesia. Anyway I also enjoyed the gameplay of some old ones like Rondo and Bloodlines, so it's pretty welcome IMHO.