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I am the wind. An ode to the symphony of the night

"Just like the sun, when it's done, sometimes i don't like the person i've become" are some of the lyrics you'll hear upon completing this masterpeice of a game.

You start the game as the Belmont "Richter" and then proceed to pummel Dracula but thats where his story ends and you begin as the awesome Alucard, proceeding to kill and gain skills that make the game more fun than previosly thought possible. But this ain't a fucking review, its a nod to the masters at konami and by masters, i mean MASTERS.

The game is a tale of revenge, love, soul searching and remorse as when you end it finishing off Alucard's father Vlad, Alucard tells him his mother's (Vlad's only love whom he didn't turn) last words that he shouldn't hold the humans as enemies or hold contemp for them "because their's is a hard lot", those words struck a cord with me and it was the humans who burned her at the stake. A scene which could not have been done more perfect.

The ending theme may be something that sounds like it shoud be in titantic but the game came out a few years before that movie and it still much, much better than the whole of that movie, the in-game music really fits in well too, almost too well, leaving me to think someone sold their soul to the devil to get them so right.
As an rpg addict i was fullfilled with the action and boss fights but not with the exp rewards but there is a stairwell that has these flamebreathing baddies all the way up and a spike-ball attached to one near the top before the level advances, this spike-ball will always give about 300 exp, make this your level grinder and you can get up to about lv.35 before it takes too long to lv. up making the game much easier until you get to the upside-down castle. It's the only place to do it in the begining so take word, don't touch it and equip the jewel knuckles or else.

Now the game isn't story oriented but what castlevania is? It's an action game at it's core with everything else thrown in for good measure. Really good measure. I fucking love it and you don't then' well, go fuck yourself . With so much emphasis these days on hype and DLC and features its a good refresh from the crap the industry is trying to push on us these days. The aria of sorrow is really good as well but pushes too many characters into the game with too little impact but lots of depth with the enemy souls thing, harmony of dissonance i have yet to beat but i'm liking the story so far, with circle of the moon i just don't like the look but i will give it a try after i beat the others. I'm somewhat limited to what i can play on the ps3 but linux did open the flood gates for me to really enjoy these games with my ds3 blaw blaw blaw.

i look forward to see what else konami has up their sleeve but for me they have been fairly consistent about releasing good games from ZotE to MGS to castlevania they don't really try to hype their games like certain other companies do and yet they have all these great fullfilling games under their belt. The symphony of the night is just the perfect balance of side-scrolling and level gaining that i believe everyone should experience it but thats just my opinion.

This is as perfect a game as one could be and you owe it yourself to at least try it if you already haven't.
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About Qrazeone of us since 6:23 PM on 01.12.2008

my favorite games are and in this order until after gta.
the Metal Gear series as a whole.
the final fantasy series as a whole.
the gta series as a whole.
the first resident evil.
the first suffering.
the castlevania series as a whole.
some super mario world of course.
a few zelda titles.
the aqua teen hunger force as a whole.
the soon to be announced rob zombie game (my breath is held).
contra 1,2 and super.
streets of rage.
soulcaliber series as a whole (soul blade included).
some game by the name of chronic the hemphog.
burning the trees.
barak obama: the anti-chr...
the devil my cry series as a just the first two.
chrono trigger and cross.
kotor 1 and 2.
gran turismo.
ssx tricky (its tricky,tricky!).
sim earth.
sim ant.
lake and ocean odell.
evo:the search for eden.
star ocean snes.
front mission as a series.
r.a.d.(robot alchemic drive).
frequency (due to the fact i was into eating beans a few years ago and you could easily create awesome blow-up beats and fuck like a rabbit with a horse cock).
that one where you did that thing that was cool and shit.
mario kart64.
and oh so many i can't remember but they were good games i think.

greatest video game/related movies:
silent hill (just for mirroring the source material so well)
brainscan (way ahead of its time)
and i think thats about it for the movies.

music: i love all kinds of musak but my favorite is hardcore and hip-hop. but i also listen to reggae, bluegrass, punk, old rock and roll, jazz, blues, fucking everything we as humans can perform well. My favorite band is AC/DC (Bon Scott era). And Tupac Shakur (The best fucking ever) and A Tribe Called Quest (smooth shit, like real smooth).

my greatest inspiration: Nicola Tesla.
i slowly turn the heat up in the shower until it doesn't go no more.
fire it up.

message me to play whatever psn id: Qraze
Xbox LIVE:no box for me
Mii code:i pii on the wii


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