Curmudgeon Gamer
Curmudgeoning all games equally.
29 October 2005
Two Castlevanias in One
I've rambled about Castlevania a good bit, especially the handheld versions. Two GBA Castlevania games, Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow are now coming out in one package, presumably in one cartridge. I presume this is to meet any demand generated by recent the Nintendo DS game, Dawn of Sorrow, sequel to Aria of Sorrow.

If you're interested in these, at all, this is a great deal. Not only are these difficult to find and overpriced if you can find them, they're really quite good games. I'll admit right now that Harmony has its problems, but Aria of Sorrow is the best of the series since Symphony of the Night on the PSOne. I played Aria of Sorrow entirely on a GameCube, but it's fun on the small screen too. One last thing: the market (on eBay) appears to have been flooded at one time with Hong Kong pirate versions, so this is a good opportunity to get legit versions. Pirate GBA carts, I'm told, can lose the ability to save quickly, compared to the real thing.

Since Ruffin's now playing my copy of Aria of Sorrow, perhaps he'll chime in with his thoughts on that game.

I'll probably, against my better judgement, snag the upcoming Curse of Darkness for PS2, sequel to the truly disappointing Lament of Innocence. Hope springs eternal, and all that crap.


--Matt Matthews at 21:52
Comment [ 5 ]

Comments on this post:

I've been playing the DS sequel lately, it's really neat. Hopefully I'll be able to find the time to put up a review soon.

By Blogger JohnH, at 31 October, 2005 01:09  

JohnH summary "Blah blah blah. I can play a Castlevania that jvm can't play yet. Blah blah blah."


By Blogger jvm, at 31 October, 2005 17:38  

Sorry 'bout that. If it makes you feel any better, I haven't been to play either of the PS2 Castlevanias. And I still haven't played Harmony of Dissonance.

By Blogger JohnH, at 01 November, 2005 21:30  

You're not missing much on the PS2 games. Reviews of Curse of Darkness are saying it's a stinker.

You're not missing much on Harmony of Dissonance either. It's better than Circle of the Moon, but doesn't fare well against Aria of Sorrow.

By Blogger jvm, at 01 November, 2005 21:38  

Yeah, I'm disappointed all the reviews I'm reading for Curse of Darkness make it sound like they didn't really address some of the issues from Lament of Innocence. I was thinking of renting CoD, but now I'm not so sure.

By Blogger Dan-o, at 02 November, 2005 02:05  

Contact Us

Subscribe to
Posts [Atom]



Warm bile sold separately:

Browse Curmudgeon Gamer Memorial Library


Internet game search:

Classic: 02/2002 to 10/2005

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?