Castlevania (Nintendo 64) review
"Castlevania 64 changed the way the Castlevania series worked, with its 3D enviroment. Some people did not like the change in graphics but it gave a new feel to the series. Castlevania 64 is derived from the classic games, and it should definitely stand tall with those past games. "
Castlevania 64 changed the way the Castlevania series worked, with its 3D enviroment. Some people did not like the change in graphics but it gave a new feel to the series. Castlevania 64 is derived from the classic games, and it should definitely stand tall with those past games.
STORY (9/10): Well now, a Castlevania with a story that is good. Who would have thunk it? Each of the 2 characters has their own story, and their own ending. Reinhardt has a love story, while Carrie has a story of family history. If those stories don't appeal to you, I'll tell you that each character has a few different bosses along the way.
GRAPHICS (18/20): Very good even if it is a Nintendo 64. These graphics are great, and fir the game well. The enemies are in detail, and the levels are vast with interesting looking obstacles.
SOUND (10/10): Music that you will remember for ever. The levels have fitting music throughout. You will remember the different towers music, especially the tower of execution. Also there is a nice cracking of Reinhardts whip, and an absorbing sound of Carries magic ball.
GAMEPLAY (37/40): This game is extremely fun. I mean it is still a jump-attack game, but there is so much more. You run from a Frankenstein, and also go through most of a level without jumping of getting hit, or you explode. Little things like those will drive you insane, but also keep you entertained. The subweapons of course are back, but they only have one level of power. Each character has different levels to fight in, and a different power to fight with. Each level differs well from the one before it, so it does not get repitive, and there are different levels for different characters. This game is personally the best Castlevania game just because of it's high gameplay department.
REPLAYABILITY (14/15): A game I've beaten with both characters twice. It is probably around 10 hours of play time to beat it once, but you will come back to do so with every character to hear their story, and then do it again for old times sake. This is one game you won't let go.
CHALLENGE (5/5): This game has its challenging parts throughout, but all in all is not too difficult to beat. Both characters have their own variety, but one is not more challenging then the other.
OVERALL (93/100): This is one of the best games ever released for the Nintendo 64, however I do not reccomend purchasing it. For good reasons, I would reccomend the slightly better Legacy of Darkness, which has this game in it. However if Legacy of Darkness was never made, this game would be the best, and personally 2nd best game period made for the Nintendo 64. Castlevania 64 is a great game, and is extremely fun. It is a classic for the N64.
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