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ahh good memories bump
Awful regional pricing.
I'm just glad the chucklenuts at Konami didn't region locked me out of another Castlevania game. I'd probably get it on sale though.
Circle of the Moon is probably the most underrated Castlevania.
There, I said it.
And you're absolutely right.
I'm curious are these collections actual PC ports or emulators that load the original ROMs?
Emulation. You can actually extract the ROM files from some collections like the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection. Sadly not the Anniversary Collection Arcade Classics. I'll probably move those games into stuff like RetroArch and mini consoles at some point.
I see thanks!
Imho the pricing is kinda crazy given that they're selling rights for 20 year old ROMs and barely actually developed anything new :s
what's the difference between dracula x and rondo? someone reviewed about it as if it was a negative, but it seems X is a better version?
Rondo of Blood is the version that was released for the Turbo-Grafx CD. Dracula X is the port of that game to the SNES and is generally considered inferior.
To further complicate things, Konami released a game for the PSP called the Dracula X Chronicles, which is a compilation consisting of a port of Rondo of Blood, a remake of Rondo of Blood, and a port of Symphony of the Night.
Just need the DS collection now.
And symphony of the night, although that can be bought in the playstation store.
And the N64 and Playstation titles. It'd be really nice to have Symphony of the Night that I hear so much about.
This is very basic stuff. You can easily get all "new" functionalities by emulating the games. If I'm going to get a sidescroller collection I see no reason not to get something like the Zero/ZX one over this, and that one is even cheaper (at least in my region).
And Circle of the Moon is not even good, so it's only three worthwhile games in the end.
I know it's a foreign concept ... even I have trouble wrapping my head around it ... but there ARE people out there that refuse to emulate games, no matter how old they are or how impossible they are to actually buy and play. Usually it's based on some sort of misguided "it's illegal so it must be wrong" mentality.
Trapped in an eternal cycle of buying shoddy, overpriced video game collections.
Truly a fate worse than death.
I played Circle of the Moon when it came out, and at the time I thought it was great. Compared to some of the later titles, though, I now find it meh at best. Aria (and Dawn) of Sorrow remains one of my favorites, based on both the story and the gameplay, because apparently I'm weird. Speaking of which, I wonder how (or if) they're planning to work it so if they ever make Dawn available, you can still get the Rare Ring (which you normally only got if you created a new game in Dawn with Aria in the gameboy slot, and at least having some sort of gameplay data on it).