A place for everything that I want to talk about, which is a lot!
Saturday, February 4, 2012
38. Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
Everyone loves Symphony of the Night. Everyone. In fact,
it’s very tiring to hear how much they love it. I’ve got nothing
against the game, but to me, the “metroidvania” thing is not conducive to a
true Castlevania. Super Castlevania IV launched shortly after the SNES, and to
me it’s one of the last great traditional Castlevania games. The art is still
gothic as it should be in a game like this, as opposed to the anime-like style of
the newer games, and the level design is linear. In my mind, what makes the
game better than Symphony is just how pure it is. The monsters are classic, the
levels classic, and Simon Belmont is of course, classic. It’s also the only
Castlevania where you can whip in 8 directions, which is a godsend. Play it,
and send Dracula back to Hell.