Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
was (for real) revealed this week, as was its heroine, a member of the Dracula-hunting (in the absence of a Belmont) sect from which the game gets its title. She seems like a pretty good protagonist, with her imposing boots and ability to equip three attacks at a time, but she is no Belmont. She may kill vampires, but she doesn't have Vampire Killer.
Are you at all disappointed when a Castlevania
game features a non-Belmont? Or did Symphony of the Night
convince you that switching up the formula is worth the lack of familiarity? Does it still feel like Castlevania
if you're not some musclebound dude with a whip?
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
5-19-2008 @ 8:45AM
Wasn't Rondo of Blood the last Belmont-starring game?
It's no big deal to have a non-Belmont character. It gives the game some variety.
First post, boosh!
5-19-2008 @ 12:29PM
actually, it was Harmony of Dissonance (GBA). it was the last game to have a belmont as the main char... thou, both "sorrow" games you can play as a Belmont, and so did Portrait.
but chronologically, Rondo was the most recent one with a Belmont
5-19-2008 @ 9:05AM
There's still a charm to Castlevania games nowadays. I'm still definitely going to get this one. =)
There may be changes, there may be lots that don't change, but whatever it is, I'm quite sure there are many out there who still love the series as much as I do.
5-19-2008 @ 9:12AM
Who the lead character is doesn't really matter to me as long as they look good and have interesting abilities and skills. Luckily this all seems to be the case for the new heroine.
Added the new Castlevania to my ever growing list of must-buy DS games!
5-19-2008 @ 9:17AM
The series has always been more about the Castle and less about the plot and the characters anyway. I mean, hell, if Circle of the Moon revolved around the rocket shooting bear that you could transform into with the right DSS card combination, then the game would have still been great, albeit a bit strange. Creating a weaving and twisted Castle (if it's a Castleroid) or interesting levels (for classic style Castlevanias) with a diverse set of enemies is what makes the Castlevania series.
5-19-2008 @ 11:45AM
I'm sorry, I couldn't hear you over how awesome Castlevania is.
5-19-2008 @ 12:29PM
a bit sad it's not a Belmont...
but hey! Hot chick since Sophia and Maria.. can't complain over that...
5-19-2008 @ 4:03PM
Doesn't bother me at all...bring on the vampires, zombies and skeleton waiters!
5-20-2008 @ 3:15AM
While I don't think we're tired of the Belmonts yet I'm glad they're doing things to make the mythology of the game fresh. *pats Konami on the back*