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sprsk
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(04-30-2010, 07:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by sphinx

and you are basing this on what?

Take a guess :p
faridmon
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(04-30-2010, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fimbulvetr

Don't step on my dreams! D:

Its not a dream, its a nightmare. He is just helping you dud.
Dascu
(04-30-2010, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by sprsk

Take a guess :p

You're Igarashi's daughter?
tzare
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(04-30-2010, 07:26 PM)
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i hope it is 2d and for PSP. SOTN real sequel FTW
RPG_Fanatic
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(04-30-2010, 07:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Bookerman

I'm sorry but this looks like total BS.

No way this is true.

This can't be repeated enough.
ShockingAlberto
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(04-30-2010, 07:27 PM)
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That is hilarifake
Princess Skittles
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(04-30-2010, 07:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by sprsk

Take a guess :p

TestNet? PartnerNet?
ShockingAlberto
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(04-30-2010, 07:29 PM)
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Oh, man, that's real?

That might be the saddest thing I've heard all day.

Wow.
duckroll
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(04-30-2010, 07:30 PM)
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This is amazing. I love Iga. I knew he would deliver. I've been waiting so long for an announcement of his new project and man, he never disappoints. This is going to be awesome!
Freyjadour
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(04-30-2010, 07:30 PM)
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That's...disappointing, I guess.
GDGF
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(04-30-2010, 07:32 PM)
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Guess this goes off the 3DS potential title list :lol
Ridley327
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(04-30-2010, 07:32 PM)
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These are not the droids we're looking for.

::goes back to dreaming up a new Castlevania that will launch with the 3DS::
Dascu
(04-30-2010, 07:32 PM)
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I hope all of you people who whined for a HD Castlevania on XBLA are happy now.
Y2Kev
I win again.
(04-30-2010, 07:33 PM)
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Most disgusting thing ever.
duckroll
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(04-30-2010, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dascu

I hope all of you people who whined for a HD Castlevania on XBLA are happy now.

This is the best news I've had all month!
Shadow Red
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(04-30-2010, 07:34 PM)
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If it's fake then why would people play a bad joke like that? I'm liking the title screen a lot. Especially Shanoa in Kojima's style.
LaneDS
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(04-30-2010, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shadow Red

If it's fake then why would people play a bad joke like that? I'm liking the title screen a lot. Especially Shanoa in Kojima's style.

Well I mean, so long as it has a nice title screen, right? Should be easy to forgive Gameboy Advance sprites scaled and filtered to HD resolutions!

The game looks like it runs on an engine based on Photoshop. Ugh.
farnham
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(04-30-2010, 07:38 PM)
i will buy this for XBLA if its true :D :D

Originally Posted by LaneDS

Well I mean, so long as it has a nice title screen, right? Should be easy to forgive Gameboy Advance sprites scaled and filtered to HD resolutions!

The game looks like it runs on an engine based on Photoshop. Ugh.

they are basically reusing assets since Turbographix 16

nothing new
Flying_Phoenix
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(04-30-2010, 07:41 PM)
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If this is real then... :lol Even when they're forced to work in HD they reuse their assets. But this time they went even FURTHER back on the scale. :lol

Originally Posted by Princess Skittles

People still believe this is a possibility.

Cute.

People actually think it isn't possible to create 2D games with HD graphics despite them existing? "Cute" indeed.
Instro
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(04-30-2010, 07:41 PM)
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Uhh the story is gone on that site now :lol

Guess maybe it was real.
Ridley327
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(04-30-2010, 07:43 PM)
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I'm still trying to comprehend the thought process behind this. This is just DoS's crappy Arrange Mode with actual backgrounds and more players. Who was clamoring for Konami to expand that?

This is Silent Hill Shooting levels of dumb.
LaneDS
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(04-30-2010, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by farnham

they are basically reusing assets since Turbographix 16

nothing new

It's not such an egregious offense when you're using those assets on a screen that has a resolution of 240x160 (or slightly higher on the DS). Reusing that stuff for an "HD" Castlevania would be hilarious(ly awful).
The Faceless Master
(04-30-2010, 07:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by sprsk

It's real you tardballs.

fuck.
thetrin
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(04-30-2010, 07:49 PM)
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Wait, im confused. This is BAD news for people? You DON'T like playing with your friends?

"FUCK! A GAME EXISTS! THIS SUCKS!"

Originally Posted by Ridley327

I'm still trying to comprehend the thought process behind this. This is just DoS's crappy Arrange Mode with actual backgrounds and more players. Who was clamoring for Konami to expand that?

This is Silent Hill Shooting levels of dumb.

We must be looking at different things. Boss rush with friends is basically the best thing any game could ever have, and this time, it's the entire game! :O
Segata Sanshiro
(04-30-2010, 07:51 PM)

Originally Posted by thetrin

Wait, im confused. This is BAD news for people? You DON'T like playing with your friends?

"FUCK! A GAME EXISTS! THIS SUCKS!"

I think people were expecting a new Metroidvania, not a multiplayer boss rush.

I mean, I'm glad you're happy, but IGA has not proven very competent outside of aping a very specific formula and I doubt this is going to go any better.
Cow Mengde
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(04-30-2010, 07:52 PM)
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I sense this game will cause some despair.
thetrin
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(04-30-2010, 07:52 PM)
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He hasn't really been competent at aping that formula, either.
LaneDS
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(04-30-2010, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

Wait, im confused. This is BAD news for people? You DON'T like playing with your friends?

"FUCK! A GAME EXISTS! THIS SUCKS!"

Castlevania is not a game that has ever been screaming out for multiplayer. The portable entries that had multiplayer were (in my opinion, obviously) not very good and I can't say I know many people that tried it more than once or twice.

And I mean, c'mon, if those screens were still there... that's a super disappointing way to get 2D Castlevania in HD.

So yeah, bad news (if true!).
dallow_bg
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(04-30-2010, 07:53 PM)
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[IMG]http://i40.************/2mn21s1.png[/IMG]

You remember that new Castlevania trademark you heard about and thought was for Nintendo DS? Well, it's not called Harmony of Despair for nothing.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (aka Castlevania HD) is an Xbox Live Arcade mashup featuring all of your favorite past Castlevania protagonists, made to work together in full Metroidvania fashion. We have obtained the first screenshots from this amazingly different kind of Castlevania game, as well as some vague information regarding gameplay. Hit the jump for the full story.

From what little we've seen of Castlevania HD, it's difficult to describe exactly what kind of Castlevania game this is most akin to. As you can tell from the screenshots, it's a 2D game using sprites instead of 3D polygons and looks very similar to the post-Symphony of the Night style Metroidvania GBA\DS games. You load into a game and can play with up to 6 friends on a single map, all at the same time. You're given a boss target that you must reach and destroy, helping your friends along the way to the same goal. Known playable characters at this point are Soma Cruz, Alucard, Jonathan Morris, Shanoa and Charlotte Aulin. We've only seen Soma, but we imagine each character will have it's own special abilities (think classes, like Team Fortress 2).

It drops you in with a wide camera angle where you're able to see most of the target area. It's not huge, so there wasn't much of an exploration factor. Clicking the right stick will change the viewing angle to the entire map (where you will see a teeny little Soma in the bottom left), or to the standard, close angle that we're all used to.

Unfortunately, we weren't able to see more than a couple minutes of play, but what we did see got us incredibly excited.


6 people being able to get together and play a giant game of party-Castlevania? I knew Konami was a smart company, but it's like they hooked up a machine to me at night while I'm sleeping...so they can record my dreams.

Here we go.
thetrin
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(04-30-2010, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by LaneDS

Castlevania is not a game that has ever been screaming out for multiplayer. The portable entries that had multiplayer were (in my opinion, obviously) not very good and I can't say I know many people that tried it more than once or twice.

And I mean, c'mon, if those screens were still there... that's a super disappointing way to get 2D Castlevania in HD.

So yeah, bad news (if true!).

To be honest, Uncharted wasn't screaming out for multiplayer either, and Uncharted 2's Deathmatch is pretty awesome.
Foffy
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(04-30-2010, 07:55 PM)
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So does the fact the page was taken down give any legitamacy to the title?

After all, there have been leakers (or leaker, really) who's leaked stuff about a chunk of the more recent titles.

But I guess this is just a non-canon co-op gimmick title?
Ridley327
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(04-30-2010, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

To be honest, Uncharted wasn't screaming out for multiplayer either, and Uncharted 2's Deathmatch is pretty awesome.

We've already had a taste of Castlevania's multiplayer, though. It's not very good.
Instro
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(04-30-2010, 07:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cow Mengde

I sense this game will cause some despair.

:lol
Struct09
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(04-30-2010, 07:56 PM)
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Damn, I missed it :(
Segata Sanshiro
(04-30-2010, 07:58 PM)

Originally Posted by thetrin

He hasn't really been competent at aping that formula, either.

To put it another way:

When he apes that formula we get:

Aria of Sorrow
Dawn of Sorrow
Harmony of Dissonance
Portrait of Ruin
Order of Ecclesia

When he doesn't ape that formula we get:

Lament of Innocence
Curse of Darkness
Judgement
Nanobreaker
LaneDS
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(04-30-2010, 07:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

To be honest, Uncharted wasn't screaming out for multiplayer either, and Uncharted 2's Deathmatch is pretty awesome.

It's not like Castlevania hasn't tried MP already. It has, and it's been entirely forgettable. Basing a game around that with scaled and filtered decade old 2D assets does not fill me with hope.

But I love Castlevania and will hold out hope that (a) it's not true and (b) it will surprise me by being a great game if it is legit.

Originally Posted by Struct09

Damn, I missed it :(

You missed nothing.

Or, just find someone that has pieced together any of the maps from previous Castlevania games into one giant image, and there you go, that's pretty much what we saw.
jett
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(04-30-2010, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by CronosBlade

http://www.neverknowtech.com/home/20...evania-hd.html

6 player co-op (Destructoid say 8 player). HOLY. FUCK. DO WANT.

Originally Posted by dallow_bg

[IMG]http://i40.************/2mn21s1.png[/IMG]



Here we go.

With one guy posting a link to a website that requires me to have an account to read and the other not posting a source to check the screens I'm kind of fucking annoyed right now.
thetrin
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(04-30-2010, 07:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Segata Sanshiro

To put it another way:

When he apes that formula we get:

Aria of Sorrow
Dawn of Sorrow
Harmony of Dissonance
Portrait of Ruin
Order of Ecclesia

When he doesn't ape that formula we get:

Lament of Innocence
Curse of Darkness
Judgement
Nanobreaker

Well, I enjoyed LoI, and Harmony kinda sucked. :S

But hey, my interest is always piqued by new things. Retreads rarely get my mojo working.

Originally Posted by LaneDS

It's not like Castlevania hasn't tried MP already. It has, and it's been entirely forgettable. Basing a game around that with scaled and filtered decade old 2D assets does not fill me with hope.

But I love Castlevania and will hold out hope that (a) it's not true and (b) it will surprise me by being a great game if it is legit.

Well, I'm kinda hoping that this 6 player boss rush idea is meant to be some cash in on the Monster Hunter formula, as i suspect. If that's indeed true, it could be pretty awesome if they ape the right parts.
ShockingAlberto
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(04-30-2010, 08:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

To be honest, Uncharted wasn't screaming out for multiplayer either, and Uncharted 2's Deathmatch is pretty awesome.

Uncharted 2 did not use assets from Crash Bandicoot for Nathan Drake
Segata Sanshiro
(04-30-2010, 08:00 PM)

Originally Posted by jett

With one douche posting a link to a website that requires me to have an account to read and the other not posting a source to check the screens I'm pretty fucking pissed right now.

The original link worked before without asking for authorization, they took down the page suddenly.
Instro
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(04-30-2010, 08:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

With one douche posting a link to a website that requires me to have an account to read and the other not posting a source to check the screens I'm pretty fucking pissed right now.

You dont need an account, the story was taken down from the site.
Dascu
(04-30-2010, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

With one guy posting a link to a website that requires me to have an account to read and the other not posting a source to check the screens I'm kind of fucking annoyed right now.

It looks exactly like the DS titles, just zoomed out. Reused character, enemy and boss sprites.
thetrin
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(04-30-2010, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

Uncharted 2 did not use assets from Crash Bandicoot for Nathan Drake

Re-suing assets makes a game bad now? You probably shouldn't play any Capcom fighters with Morrigan in them, then.
Freyjadour
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(04-30-2010, 08:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Segata Sanshiro

To put it another way:

When he apes that formula we get:

Aria of Sorrow
Dawn of Sorrow
Harmony of Dissonance
Portrait of Ruin
Order of Ecclesia

When he doesn't ape that formula we get:

Lament of Innocence
Curse of Darkness
Judgement
Nanobreaker

Lament is a fine game.
RoryDropkick
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(04-30-2010, 08:02 PM)
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I want to insert a Moe "whaaaaaaa?!" here... I'm really not sure how to react to this.
ShockingAlberto
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(04-30-2010, 08:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

Re-suing assets makes a game bad now? You probably shouldn't play any Vs. Capcom fighters then.

If MvC3 used the same Morrigan sprite, I agree, that speaks to intense laziness.

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