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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA) game cover art
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Konami
AKA: Castlevania: Akatsuki no Minuet (JP)

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Staff Reviews

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review

Reviewed August 06, 2005

John L says: "I can't copy-paste on Dreamcast so no excerpt for you. Just click the review out of pity spawned by the fact that I am, in fact, typing this review on a Dreamcast."
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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review

Reviewed May 15, 2003

James Gordon says: "Aside from the soul-absorption ability, you can also pick up weapons! That's right, just like in Symphony of the Night, the main character can arm himself with swords, axes, maces, even a gun. "
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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review

Reviewed August 11, 2003

says: "I think of Aria as SotN-lite - a wonderful experience, one of the best Castlevanias of all time, yet it ends far too quickly. If you’re thinking about purchasing it, you’ll have to ask yourself whether or not you’re willing to shell out 30 hard earned dollars for 8 hours of fun."
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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review

Reviewed May 13, 2003

Jason Venter says: "Nothing feels particularly refreshing. You've seen all the tricks before, they impressed you at the time, and now there's this overwhelming sense of deja vu. Some of the absolute coolest bosses in the game, for example, feel like they were ripped straight out of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Which makes sense, as they obviously were."
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Reader Reviews

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review

Reviewed October 18, 2018

JoeTheDestroyer says: "Castlevania's final stop before moving to the DS"
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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review

Reviewed August 31, 2003

psychopenguin says: "  I remember when I wanted a sequel to Symphony of the Night. It seems like such a long time ago now, since there have now been THREE Castlevania games on Game Boy Advance, and they've been released in a span of about three years. You may think that the games suffered from a lack of quality due to the quick turnover rate of them, but nothing could be further from the truth. "
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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review

Reviewed July 27, 2003

ratking says: "At first I was skeptical about purchasing Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. My original thoughts were one of disapointment that they would be taking my favorite series and moving it into the future. I thought it would be a diversion of the original gameplay, and I expected to see a game that was subpar in this great series. For a while my thought were even considering boycotting a Castlevania game, something I never thought my brain could process. But when the time came around, and Aria of Sorrow was..."
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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review

Reviewed March 07, 2004

tomclark says: "It's an age old debate - which is the coolest: Pirates, Ninjas or Vampires?? Pirates have cool boats, and they have Johnny Depp flying their flag (so to speak), but they have terrible dress sense, and you always get the impression that they probably smell quite bad. Ninjas dress fashionably - the 'one-piece black pyjamas with matching headgear' will be next Summer's look, I tell you now, but their people skills are kinda lacking. They just aren't very talkative. And vampires? Vampires have the w..."
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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow review

Reviewed October 30, 2017

zork86 says: "Castlevania picks up steam again after a few years"
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