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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin


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1153 ratings

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Well worth playing, even for the casual gamer

posted by akmurray (LOS GATOS, CA) Jan 25, 2007

Member since Sep 2003

As a fan of gaming since the mid 80s, I find that my tastes for good games has become quite particular as my life provides me with less and less time to play. Perhaps that is why I subscribe to gamefly - because my gaming sessions are short and limited, but I still want to sample the newest games.

This Castlevania game was quite enjoyable - I logged 8.5 hours before I beat it...and I was moving along at a casual pace, collecting different items, looking at the stats for each one, etc.

The controls are dialed in, the graphics and sound are great, there is a little storyline if that is your thing, but you aren't forced to do anything with it if you just want to hack n slash your way through the castle.

There are a ton of items, but ultimately you aren't required to get anything in particular to beat the game.

If you don't have time to spend on most games, but want to play something that is truely fun with a little action and challenge - rent this and appreciate the DS.

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Above Average

Petrification and spikes don't mix well

posted by DrPepper (BROOMFIELD, CO) Jan 7, 2007

Member since Dec 2005

Great depth and co-op mode is very nice. Once game is completed there are two other characters you can use to complete the quest again(Richiter and Sisters)although in these two modes there are no items... The regular mode with Johnathan and Charlotte is better because they can use the very important and useful items, but eventually items don't help when you become pertified then dropped two platforms and spun directly into spikes....making it too frustrating to finish this game thats why it barely gets a 6....barely

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Fun with magic and sub weapons!

posted by CroeDizzle (Clute, TX) Dec 7, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

Let me start of by saying this game is great i haven't beat the game yet but its a really good game. The weapons and gear alone are great to have but there is more there are sub weapons and different magic's and the monsters dont disappoint either.

Graphics-So far ive seen Great interesting backgrounds some that you can move things in.

Sound-A good soundtrack

Game play- Great! a great buy a great rent i enjoyed playing this game and i think even after i beat it ill still play it. Lots of ways to play and lots of Treasure for those brave enough to go and face the monsters to get it! the Quest system is awesome and you get rewarded!

Wifi- i haven't got to try it yet but ill be going to some player shops soon!

Multiplayer- haven't done yet

Overall i gave it a 9 this game is awesome you need to play this if you like Castlevania.Thanks for reading!

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