The CASTLEVANIA saga takes a new twist with CASTLEVANIA: Symphony of the Night. One hundred years have passed and Dracula's legendary castle is reappearing. For centuries, the Belmont family has tried to destroy Dracula; unfortunately, they've failed. Now the only person who can end Dracula's reign of terror is his son, Alucard. Take control of Alucard rather than one of the Belmonts as he hacks and whips through the monsters that occupy the castle. Although the main character is not a Belmont, much of the classic CASTLEVANIA gameplay returns. Alucard must collect hearts to use special weapons, including a clock that freezes time and holy water that burns the monsters that it hits. There are several familiars that help Alucard along the way. Will he be able to destroy his father? The answer lies at the end of CASTLEVANIA: Symphony of the Night.
The pinnacle in the Castlevania series and a masterpiece in gaming; from the beautiful well orchestrated soundtrack, to the amazing visuals, stage designs, story, plot, game play, boss encounters. This is a gaming classic that belongs in every serious gamers collection.
Pros: You get to be a half-vampire, with all the cool powers! Cons: Good luck finding it The Bottom Line: Dante from Devil May Cry has just met his match. Alright, Ill admit it: Im a sucker for good vampire lore. Among my favorite books are Dracula (go figure) and Stephen Kings Salems Lot. My favorite character in literature is Lestat, the charismatic vampire rock star who stars in Anne Rices Vampire … more