Alucard's entrance into Dracula's castle will always be my all time favorite as, in my opinion, Symphony of the Night is a gem from Castlevania's legacy. Although, I am waiting forth to see how the music will be introduced in Bloodstained, where you will be at this time, what you will do or deal with...
Post by GenericSoda on Jan 8, 2016 15:24:03 GMT -6
Invitation of a Crazed Moon is the best. It's a very different tone than the rest of the games in the series, which fits PoR's tone being much lighter than most of the other games save for DoS. It's adventurous and bold, but it still hints and danger and mystery. Also the cover of it in Harmony of Despair is amazing, with its rad grunge guitar at the start.
Post by Squirrel Taskmaster on Jan 8, 2016 18:55:00 GMT -6
It's really a bit of a tie for me, but I think PoR slightly beats out the others by sounding the most like the earliest games in the series. Not as in the usual remixes you get in each game, but rather I feel the music fits the themes for 1-3 so closely that I wouldn't have been shocked if you said the PoR soundtrack was new music being added to them for whatever reason.
I gotta admit it's a tough choice for me between symphony of the night and aria of sorrow,though my favorite music will always be Bloody Tears,especially some of the remix versions,in fact I love a lot of the remix castlevania music
They are all good, but I like Harmony of Dissonance's castle entrance theme the most. This one just hits the right chords on me. Starts with an intro, then the tempo speeds up and plays a wonderful melody that, as how I can describe it, inspires a comfortable and secure sense of hope in front of a seemingly insurmountable feeling of oncoming dread, in the most effective way compared to the rest.
In another way for HoD, the quality of the music matches the quality of the graphics. The "8-bit" music layered on top of its rather SNES-like color pallette just makes sense to me.
OoE's An Empty Tome is a very close second if not simply tied for first. Hmm... I must have been the only one who thought Prologue was actually OoE's castle entrance theme.... seems consistent with all the others to me, but I digress
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Bloodstained weapons/items I'm looking forward to: Takoyaki Skewer (weapon) (Elixir) Donuts (health item) Mac 'n Cheese (health item)
Post by Saint Germain on Feb 5, 2016 16:29:10 GMT -6
First castlevania game I played I think was circle of the moon. My first ds game was portrait of ruin and it's my favorite igavania first level theme. My favorite castlevania 3d theme is Abandoned Castle from curse of darkness, looking foward to the music of bloodstained.
Everyone seems to like SOTN's opening the best here and yeah the music is cool & atmospheric. I like POR's because its got a funky vibe to it. But for me my Fave has easily gotta be AOS's castle opening; it can ear-worm its way into my head for days (but thats probably because i played the hell out of that game, then i played it again) and its both atmospheric and fast paced. When it comes to ROTN's (possible) castle opening its a very high-octane track and could work well if the action is frantic from the start.
EDIT: If its Luxurious Overture we're talking about yeah that could work very well, its certainly more laid back than the track in the original post but thats not necessarily a bad thing, it's important that the music is tied to the pace of the gameplay so that things are in sync with one another
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Brainiac: I'm a little surprised at no Chrono Trigger, though everything else is indeed awesome, especially Star Fox 2.
Jun 26, 2017 12:51:18 GMT -6
qaantar: I'm sure that's a Square-Enix issue (notice no FF II (IV) or III (VI) either).
Jun 26, 2017 13:33:22 GMT -6
qaantar: Although Secret of Mana is on there.... hrm.
Jun 26, 2017 13:34:25 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: eh? FF3 is on there, and SM RPG too.
Jun 26, 2017 13:38:03 GMT -6
Brainiac: Eyep. I kinda figured it would be one or the other for the Final Fantasies + Secret of Mana, SMRPG, and Chrono Trigger. Admittedly, that would have been about 20% of the games rather than the current 1/7th being Square, but still, it's a decent collection.
Jun 26, 2017 13:46:14 GMT -6
Brainiac: Though I almost wonder if the current company wishes they could redo the logos and a few other things rather than leave them all as is.
Jun 26, 2017 13:46:51 GMT -6
qaantar: Oh sweet, I missed that! Nevermind then.... (:
Jun 26, 2017 13:47:07 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: It's really surprising to me how so many people honestly don't know that FF3 = 6 loool
Jun 26, 2017 14:10:10 GMT -6
Galamoth: Personally, I'm more familiar with the later re-releases of the earlier FF games. FFVIII & FFX were the first games in that franchise I've played & completed.
Jun 26, 2017 14:28:08 GMT -6
Galamoth: Hence why I'd associate "FF3" with the actual FFIII, and not the original NA release of FFVI.
Jun 26, 2017 14:28:45 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: yeah, but I'm sure you know that actual FF3 wasn't a Super Nintendo game.
Jun 26, 2017 14:31:36 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Maybe some people do think that. It seems almost prevalent that anything pixelated = 8-bit these days. *eye roll* ...it'll actually be nice to finally have something "retro" that is obviously not just NES/that era.
Jun 26, 2017 14:33:13 GMT -6
thrashinuva: it's SNES classic, not Super Famicom classic. "FF3" is FF6
Jun 26, 2017 17:47:22 GMT -6
Galamoth: ^Many more where that silly arcade game came from.
Jun 26, 2017 18:05:58 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: I've never seen that game before...looks like Altered Beast meets the X-Men arcade game. lol, when they transform they do the Colossus super, and when they're in beast form they all do Nightcrawler's.
Jun 26, 2017 18:37:17 GMT -6
ghaleon: It's a sh ame they didn't put seiken densetsu 3/secret of mana 2 on there
Jun 26, 2017 21:06:51 GMT -6
ghaleon: I find kirby's dream course to be an odd choice. I actually love that game but I don't know anyone else who has even tried it =P
Jun 26, 2017 21:07:41 GMT -6
ghaleon: honestly I wish there were more games like it
Jun 26, 2017 21:07:48 GMT -6
lovelydumpling: Seiken Densetsu 3, I agree about that one
Jun 26, 2017 21:27:06 GMT -6