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Dec 21, 2008 | 10:43 PM EST
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Author Comments

Hey folks,

Welcome to Rhapsody of Ruin, a movie based on the two main characters of CastleVania SOTN (PSX Version) in a semi-canonical story, 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 - Also thanks to any other people passing by who lend comments & reviews.



Rated 5 / 5 stars December 22, 2008

Agreed 20 fold

I agree with R1665 we may be in a presence of another Sprite Renaissance and I am assured you will be one of the ones leading it if ya can keep it up. :) I hope you can.

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RopeDrink responds:

Wow, well I wouldn't say that - I certainly had fun making this but so much of it (to me, maybe being overly critical as it's what I made) seems choppy and story-wise I must have been a fool to think I could get away with a) Using official sound to b) Tell a non-official story (I have a pet-hate for using text to change a story, like chat etc)

ie. It's far from perfect, but it's my first so thats expected I suppose - Bah, always self-depreciating - I should just say "Thank you very much!" and shut up :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars December 22, 2008


Please PLEASE konami make this a game. . . Dude this is fantastic and i hope you make more in the series.

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RopeDrink responds:

Hehe, I tried to keep it as close to the game as possible - I doubt anyone from Konami will see this, but even I'd love a refreshed Castlevania SOTN game :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars December 22, 2008

Great Job

I love seeing stuff like this and it never gets old. Funny how I was playing Order of Eclessia right before seeing this.

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RopeDrink responds:

Glad you enjoyed it, thanks a mil :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 22, 2008

Very good!

I can't say that I agree with your assertion that your choreography "blows". Considering the very limited nature of Castlevania sprites, your choreography was excellent!

You know what? Considering that so many talented new sprite artists are now springing up these days, I think we might just be seeing the beginning of a new golden age in sprite fighting!

A Proxicide-inspired second Renaissance, perhaps?


RopeDrink responds:

Thank you matey - I never deny that the only reason I made this was due to the MKvSF series and while I admit I'll never be that good at animation, I really wanted to finish this to say I made one (And didn't just post on X,Y,Z's recently uploaded animated sprite fight to say "Omg noes, the one I wanted to win didn't win" or "Make so and so fight so and so!") so at least now I can proudly say I made a fight I, myself, wanted to see and can consider other projects and it's thanks to people like you and Prox (Yes, you may have noticed I'm one of those awaiting your Exiles episodes) that inspired me to do it, so thank you right back :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 22, 2008

I loved it

Huge SOTN fan here, as well as RoR, and at first you had me worried when Alucard was pretty much getting his ass handed to him, but I think the video really struck a chord during the falling scene (A little DMC never hurt amiright?) The sprite-work was agressive, but not unrealistic, job well done!

RopeDrink responds:

Glad you enjoyed it, thank you :)