My choice right now is Zengetsu, being the main character of the side game. Gibel and Alfred are definitely no go, with Gibel being only a copy of Miraam with limited abilities, and Alfred being too weak. Dominique could work, possibly as a faithful Belmont clone, and the other alchemist could work too, being younger. Of course I don't mind Zengetsu, Gibel and Alfred teaming up.
In regards to Alfred being weak, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
No one said he is weak, but letting an old man who can barely run traversing a castle filled with demons is not a great idea. What if Barbatos sniped him in the shadow with explosive arrows, or something with a giant sword swing at him before he can swiftly dispatch them. We know from curse of the moon that he did not try to enhance his physique when he is growing old.
I can totally imagine a golem or familiar that can shield him from physical harm though.
Last Edit: Jul 13, 2018 11:12:07 GMT -6 by yulia11
This is a video game and I have a wonderful pair of reality-suspenders I'm willing to put on so I can be a gnarly, aging wizard burninating everything.
My bad . Seriously though, how do you balance his gameplay epecially considering his less than superb acrobatic, and earlier in game lacking the abilities to cast barrage of spells without worrying about mp? Though his soul gives Zengetsu double jump I doubt he can do so himself (intangibility to bypass attacks some form of wind magic or teleportation to move around on the other hand which can also be part of his attack?). His standard attack would still be the staff which the club class is not the best in the demo. Flameshield will be incredible helpful (stone circle trivalize so many bosses in Portrait of Ruin, and you are invincible against Medusa head since they get one shotted, but getting in close range is a bad thing), the clone needs to do more than mimicing his staff smach, ice spear could work but only if IGA and team bother to implement it in ROTN which we know petrified enemies dies quick possibly to save system resource, and and a whole new range of spells that only Alfred knows. We might need further cover too in additional to the fanfictional intangibility, which the current familiar system might not be sufficient since we know none of the familiars in Castlevania attract attention or are capable of shielding you.
Post by Mr. Welldone on Aug 7, 2018 11:13:28 GMT -6
I see you have typed things and stuff, but my unabashed mancrush on Alfred's 'I'm invincible through the power of burning, now you're frozen through the power of not burning, now there's two of me because I don't gotsta splain, and also have some lightning from both of me because gunvolt' thing.
Also, his beard.
It is not what you cannot see in the Dark that you fear.