Castlevania: Symphony of the Night User Reviews


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It’s safe to say that most gamers these days have old games lying around the house that have never seen the light of day. However, most of these games probably get to escape the confines of their cheap plastic casing within a couple of years. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (SOTN) hasn't been so fortunate. All it wanted was some love, yet I kept it in the darkness of my cupboard for over twelve years. After moving house, my eyes once again met the cover of the game and I thought enough was enough, why not give it a shot? I’m glad I did, because what SOTN offers is something that’s incred...


Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

The good:

The good, wow, this could take a while. Well I'll just make a little list of the good things here:

1.The castle is once again the greatest character in the entirety of the game. It's diverse, has personality, and you really don't want to piss it off.

2.The amount of equipment in the game is staggering. There are powerful weapons, weak weapons, useless weapons, weapons with funny names, weapons with cool effects, weapons that just look cool, weapons that break the game. Thats all just weapons. There is literally so much equipment and accesories that you spend countless hours trying(and most likely failing) to find it all. There is literally equipment that you can only obtain after you beat all 200.6% of the game, which brings me to..

3.This game has TWO castles. This was the first castlevania to do this. Between the two castles there is a whopping 200.6% to explore. It sounds impossible but it isn't impossible, just unbearingly hard.

4.Alucard. that is all.

5.There are two playable characters. Sadly one of them is only playable after you complete 190.0% of the castles.

6.GLITCHES. There are plenty of fun glitches and tricks to exploit.

7.The soundtrack is amazing. It is seriously one of the most beautiful soundtracks i've ever heard in any game.

This concludes my list of the good for this game.

The bad:

While it pains me to say it there are things that are bad about this game. I shall now embark upon the task of listing them for you.

1.Terrible voice acting. The voices in this game will literally make you want to punch an owl. Which thankfully you can do n this game, But it will really depress the Owl Knights.

2.Alucard. His movement is the most impressive and fluid animation in the whole game. So why is this on the negative side? It makes every other animation in the game look kinda crappy, not bad neccessarily, just not nearly as impressive as Alucard's walk.

3.There is no new game plus. Granted games of this age didn't really understand the concept of continuing with your same equipment but still.

This concludes my list of bad things about the game.


Well what can i say about this game that hasn't before been said? Probably not a single thing. This was my first game that I actually beat. Of course that was on the PSX and not the XBLA version but I own the XBLA one now. This is not a game made for those who like the game to hold your hand throughout. In fact quite the opposite.

This game will beat you down and tear you up. Literally about 2 minutes into the game your equipment gets stolen. You spend the rest of the game with lesser equipment, unless you can find your better stuff that is. This game won't tell you where to go or what to d...


best symphony!!!!


Well first off Kanomi has shown that 2D beats practically most 3D games. Although the graphics are only 2D they still look better than those 3D graphics on most games. The 2D graphics are really pleasant to the eye and the rotating Clock Tower in the middle of the Castle Keep is extremely sweet! Well on to the review.

Graphics: 10/10
I simply love the graphics in this game. 3D graphics often are in blocks and most games these days use 3D, but 3D games don't nowhere near has the control like 2D. FMV in this game isn't really significant, but there is some FMV but about 4 minutes total worth o...


this game is an awsome game

The good:

the graphics may be... a little off
but it is beeter than the otheres before this

the action of this game is really cool.
you can actually use swords in this game! no whips(ntill you unlock that special charicter game)

the best music soundtrak music out of many games

there is just to many goods

the bosses can become regular enemies!!
unlock skills and you can buy items

The bad:

the bosses are easy.
and the voices are kinda bad


this game has new features including equiption of swords,
optianol endings,unlockable charicters.

this game is the besat game on the playstation platform

this game is very good to get if you are into the old-school greatness

and the graphics are cooler than the otheres.

this game all around is very great
buy it and see what i mean


This game owns

The good:

All this game is good i like it all not one thing id change. the best. no game ive ever played cant get close how good it is!!!

The bad:

Nothing at all i mean the graps are the best or to old but its stell the best Castlevania ive ever played in my life so i say nothing is wrong with this castlevania!!!


This is by fare the best Castlevania ive ever play (ive played all) its fun its long its gotta lotta hidden items. its got mini wepons like sword and can turn into a bat,wolf and mist that help you go thru the game!. like a game you will play and say things like *its to short* or *a wast of money* ever *not enough wepons* well not this game its long, gots lotta wepons and not a wast of money and its hard and a RPG!.So go buy it lol.Two thumbs way up!!!!


A 2D Symphony.

The good:

Except for what I said below this game is brilliant in every way.Oh and the best part.....NO WHIP!

The bad:

Simple story and TERRIBLE,TERRRRIBLE voice acting.


If you had ever played a Castlevania game before and like the whip and would never want to replace it,then buy this game,ask a friend to beat it and input RICHTER as your name.In this game it literally throws away its classic "go to a stage beat boss move on"to a similar play to CV2 where you move freely.In this adventure you take up the role of Alucard from CV3.If you dont know who he is,he is the son of Dracula(Alucard is Dracula backwards.)In this game you recieve an arsenal of swords,shields,armor and spells instead of that old whip.Now I aint saying I didnt like the whip,I just wanted ...

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