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.