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Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow

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In order to save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, Soma must infiltrate the enemy's home base, a towering replica of Dracula's castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures. Created by award-winning producer Koji Igarashi and the creative … see full wiki

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1 review about Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow

One of the Best DS games out there

  • Oct 17, 2006
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+5
If you like 2-D side-scrolling classic adventure games, you've gotta check this game out. I'm personally a big fan of 2-D animated sprite games... especially now that they're getting more and more rare as they are converting everything to 3D. Don't get me wrong, I love 3D games too ...in fact I majored in 3D animation... but 2-D games are what I grew up with, and this one is definately a winner. If you like any of the old or newer castlevania games, you will love this game. It has everything you've come to expect and loved about the genre. You'll also love it if you're into games like 2-D metroid, mario, zelda, megaman, and the like. The graphics are amazing in this game and you can tell they spent plenty of time illustrating the subtle graphics and music for this game. The backgrounds are gorgeous with rich detail too. The game has a good balance of complexity and easy game play. It's just complex enough to keep you interested and not overly complicated as to stress you out and spoil the fun. This game may be too complex for kids 10 and under though. There's lots of dialogue and lots of menu's and submenu's that may be too complex for kids under 10... unless your kid loves RPG games like final fantasy, then this would be a breeze.

Pros:

Beautiful graphics, rich detail, fun game play, lots of weapons and powers to absorb, intuitive game design and menus, huge world to explore and interesting big boss creatures... did I mention the graphics are awesome?

Cons:

The top screen is used only to display map of world... seems like they could've integrated it more with the game. Other than that, I can't think of anything else.

Conclusion: If you like 2-D or 3-D side-scrolling adventure genre, this is a must buy! This may well be the best adventure game for the DS ever. This game is especially hard to put down after you start playing it.

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