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Castlevania Aria of Sorrow: a retrospective


Calling Aria of Sorrow the best handheld Castlevania is quite a bold statement: they’re all great in their own way. But after replaying this again (and again…) I’ve made up my mind: it is the best Castlevania - period. It’s the second best Gameboy Advance title of all times according to IGN. Yes, I am insinuating it’s better than Symphony of the night. And yes, I know of the inverted castle’s greatness and the rip-off in Harmony of Dissonance.

Handheld Castlevanias


Portrait of Ruin is the second Nintendo DS Castlevania game. Maybe, if Komani thinks it'll be worthwile, a third one will follow, since there have been three Castlevania games released for the predecessor the Gameboy Advance. All excellent Handheld Metroidvania games, but which one excels at what? A short overview would be handy indeed. Well here you go! Gameboy Advance Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Harmony of Dissonance was actually the second Castlevania game to be released on the GBA.

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