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Dec 21, 2008 | 10:43 PM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place December 23, 2008

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Author Comments

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Rhapsody of Ruin, a semi-canonical story based on the two main characters of CastleVania SOTN (PSX Version), mostly focusing on an over elaborate sprite fight as opposed to actual story telling.

I hope fans of the game enjoy this flash - It's definitely not perfect but I'm still very proud.

Thank you to any and all people who have lent this movie support over the years, it did much better than I could ever have dreamed of!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

holy crap!

100x better than any cutscene from any official Castlevania game, ever.

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RopeDrink responds:

Glad you enjoyed it, thank you :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Really good job

It is hard to compete with sprites used in flashes like VG Exiles, SF vs MK, Super Mario Bros Z, and sprite battles. The castlevania sprites to this date are still hard to work with for epic battles. However, I found that your movie was very enjoyable and really expanded from the simple punch kick punch kick. The movie is quick but it is not anything to score low on. The quality and care is there, and I enjoyed it. The fans of the Castlevania series should definitely check this out. Everyone else, it is worth the time to watch it, though the battle might not hold as much punch as fans who know the history will have.

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RopeDrink responds:

Nice review, good to see people take note of the fact that CV Sprites aren't exactly all that versatile unlike the Capcom sprites (SFvMK/Exiles etc) where characters have a lot of moveset animations. I just wanted to work with the little I had and try to expand on it without tarring the main-plot or the characters too much - Sure, some of the moves are OTT but sadly that's how it had to be to make Alucard/Richter 'do something different' and be noticeable.

I'm still, to this day, shocked at how well recieved this movie has been - I was expecting die-hard fans or just passers by to pretty much hate on this project when we have superior videos like SFvMK 3 by (the inspiration to this movie) Proxicide and the very solid VG Exiles.

Makes me very proud and grateful and I'm glad people haven't been too dissapointed by this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


man all the alucard moves was incredible i can feel my blood pulse

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RopeDrink responds:

Glad you like the moves, thanks for the comment :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Best casltevania yet seen

awsome work. got me inspired alot

RopeDrink responds:

Thank both of you for the positive comments!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


i just beat SOTN and thought this animation was awesome
this is how epic i picture the real fight between alucard and possessed richter to be
loved the ending

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