At 4/25/13 01:49 AM, MonoBro wrote:
The version of SotN featured in that remake has an incredibly small letterbox format that doesn't fit so well on the screen;
I've not unlocked it yet but there are settings in the options menu for changing the screen size and it gives you an idea of what the letter boxing is like. I didn't think it was too bad. Probably better they did than than stretch it to fill the whole screen.
I would heavily recommend getting the Xbox/PSN version or the original retail. I would also recommend giving Castlevania 1,3, and 4 a try.
I don't touch downloadable versions of games often at all. I don't like the idea of paying for something that's going to become inaccessible in a few years time. As for the older Castlevania games, I don't own the systems that they were released on, unless they've been remade. I may emulate them at some point.
Also, Castlevania on the N64, I bought it expecting the controls to be bad. They're not. Okay, the platforming sections can be a little awkward, which I was well aware of before buying the game, but I don't think it's anything worth completely neglecting the game over. I may be wrong, but from what I've read there are only 2 irritating platform sections and one of them happens to be near the start of the game, which is what put a lot of people off this title. I admit, I died a few times while attempting it but it definitely wont deter me from continuing to play this.
I'd say Castlevania on the N64 is worth checking out if anyone is curious. I definitely don't think (so far anyway, I'm not all that far into it) that it's as bad as some reviewers like AVGN made it out to be.