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Castlevania Circle of the Moon: a retrospective

  09/2018

As the hunt continues, from Aria of Sorrow to the beginning of Castlevania’s appearance on the GBA, Circle of the Moon, I have the uneasy feeling that my whip offers less solace in this scarier version of the castle. The encounter with an earth demon in the very first minutes acts as a warning for the rest of the game: be prepared to see YOU DIED a lot! Nathan Graves has to free his master from the clutches of - you guessed it - Dracula and partners, on the way avoiding the increasingly jealous Hugh Baldwin, the son of his master.

Castlevania Aria of Sorrow: a retrospective

  07/2018

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.


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