If I’ve said it once, I have said it a thousand times; this is the greatest game ever. There is really nothing wrong with this game whatsoever. If you enjoy old school side scrolling, or you just want a really good adventure game to play on your 360. Look no further than Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, you won’t be disappointed at all!
Simply perfect! The progression is incredible, the soundtrack is wonderful, the visuals are impeccable, the protagonist is sensational, the bosses are challenging and cool.
It's simply one of the best games I've ever played in my life.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is easily one of the greatest games of all time, this is a pretty solid version minus a few oddities and a piss-poor d-pad (if Konami brought the game, the least Microsoft could do is give us a decent pad for it now), and at the price of $10 it's a steal.
The game holds up better than the majority of games even half its age, and provides a rich gaming experience that will have 360 owners drooling in anticipation of the next great retro release on Arcade.
If you've been hankering for a good 2D Action RPG that lets you dash around as a half-vampire in a massive dungeon, maybe it's time you go back and check out the game that really started the modern Castlevania phenomenon.
As a 360 game, Symphony is weird. The Achievements are insanely easy and seem to have been chosen at random. None of them require any real thought to accomplish, either. Symphony is the easiest two hundred Achievement points you will ever earn.
Still one of the best metroidvelia games there exist, disc games Just comfort food for me now I just always relax while playing it and it's always fun to find a new way to break the difficulty because this game is easy I mean not in the beginning but halfway through the game you will found a way to break the game, is always enjoyable so it's a good classic to return to when you feel down
This is a well made port. Unfortunately, it still feels lacking. Everything symphony of the night did well is still here. Not only that, but there is no loading screens and no slowdown. I was however, hoping for the Saturn and PSP content. Maybe the 2 variations of Maria would be fused together. That might be unreasonable, but as long as Maria is playable in some way. Even still, where's the saturn's item button? Or the ghost prison? Underground garden? The PSP version's better voice acting? I can live without all of that, but what happened to the infinite wing smash?
Overall. I highly recommend this to anyone that hasn't played symphony of the night. This is the best version. It's just a shame that instead of being better than the PS1 version it could have been the definitive symphony of the night experience.
For a game that is almost fifteen years old Symphony of the Night holds up remarkable well. A 2D action RPG it takes the template from the Metroid series presenting players with a huge castle (home of Dracula) to traverse that gradually unlocks as weapons, abilities and equipment are (re)discovered. Being an RPG defeating enemies of course allows you to level up. Although there is no real ability for the type of customisation found in more modern titles this does make all the backtracking to find newly accessible areas slightly less of a chore than it might otherwise have been.
The gameplay itself is fast paced and varied with a range of different enemy types each with their own attack patterns to keep players on their toes. Evidence of the games age is certainly visible in the rather blurry graphics, terrible script and somewhat unresponsive controls (although that last one may have more to do with the Xbox 360 pad). To be honest this is a game crying out for a modern day remake but for now you could do a lot worse than give Symphony of the Night a try.
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