Man, they do look alike, don't they? The only differences I can see are the color scheme and the fact that that Wyvern's tail looks curly while Daroth's doesn't.
These gothics themes from the Castlevania series, really give a lot of soul to the RKS series...I hope to see some improved Raymund next time, to match the original Death even more !
@Killing_Doll, I did a remake of Raymund a while back. It's on my Deviantart account.
"Daroth"? I think you mean Talos. "Daroth" would have been an acceptable romanization if there were a voiced sound mark on the "TA" (｢タロス｣ = "TAROSU"). Similarly, "Sepperin" would be a valid romanization of ｢ゼッペリン｣ if not for the fact that that's quite clearly a voiced sound mark on the "SE" (thus making it a "ZE"). And now you know which versions will be used in the authorized English translation :-P.Yep, the game is loaded with Castlevania references. It's no surprise that one shows its head even before you start playing. If you're not already aware, we've already confirmed that Raimund Seyfarth makes an appearance in Freudenstachel as well.Justin, no offense intended, but I think I need some bleach to wash out my eyes after seeing your DeviantArt gallery (and not the Soul Slayer-wielding variety, either). The mashups... they BURN...!
I don't recall us making that confirmation.
Thanks Justin, I'm on my way to check that ;-)
You know, I may have to actually play one of the Castlevania games at some point so that I can actually spot these references instead of having them pointed out to me all the time...
Letty, see Grolla's Freudenstachel Game Over screen. That may not be an important story role, but my exact words were that he "makes an appearance". Sorry if I inadvertently misled you.Hourairabbit: wait, what...? You're into hardcore doujin games (well, you are commenting on an RKS blog...), but you haven't played even one Castlevania? Where have you been these past twenty-three years? Hand in your hardcore gamer badge, please. You don't belong here.Kidding... kidding...Seriously, though, people have used Castlevania in essays as one of the oldest examples of games as art. I dare anyone to look at Ayami Kojima's artwork or listen to Michiru Yamane's score and try to claim they aren't art. Since you're a novice to the series, I suggest you check out either Dracula X Chronicles for the PSP, Aria of Sorrow for the GBA, or Order of Ecclesia for the DS. None of these titles require prior knowledge of the series, and I'm sure everyone will agree that at least two of their personal favorites in the series are covered in that lineup (FYI: Dracula X Chronicles contains both Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood, revered by many as the best games in the franchise).
In my defense I'd never heard of Castlevania as a kid and by the time I did, I wasn't in a position to get it. Will probably try Dracula X Chronicles...if/when I get a PSP. Damn you money and your iron grip on me!
I always thought that the Iris being kidnapped by the dragon was a reference to Ridley from Metroid taking the Metroid hatchling in Super Metroid (SNES).
Viper> I came with the same reflexion... I think we're right indeed: this Castlevania-sourced dragon picture doesn't kidnap anyone in the game... ;-)Maybe not very original, but I still play Symphony of the Night, love Bloodlines, and I even got back then Castlevania II and III on NES... And more recently, all the NDS games. Maybe that's wy RKS catched my eyes ?
Lol, the first Castlevania game I played was Symphony of the Night. Later I played Aria of Sorrow (love it), but I don't actually have the game, but I have it on emulator, so its cool. ;D I got Dawn of Sorrow (not as good as the first in my opinion), and Order of Ecclesia. I'm playing it on Hard mode with the Lv. 1 caps. I've never played a Super Metroid-ques Castlevania as hard as Hard mode Lv. 1 until now... X_xI also got Bloodlines (Genesis), Super Castlevania IV, Dracula X (SNES), Circle of the Moom, and Harmony of Dissonance on emulators. ^_^ Maybe RosenkreuzStilette does appeal to of fans Castlevania? The various references kinda reminds me of The World Ends with You...
I've been a fan since CV1 on the NES. And I swear it's still by far the hardest. Stupid frankenstein+igor battle. I guess the thing to do would be to make a list. I've played all of them except Dawn of Sorrow, but there's many I haven't beaten. Namely, any of the GB/GBA/NDS with the exception of Order of Ecclesia. I never beat the Genesis one or the 2nd PS2 one. Oh, and I've never played that one for the Wii. I have EBT so I can't play Wii or DS games, tho I play the DS ones on emulator just fine.I think fans of Castlevania are more likely to be drawn to RKS. In fact I'd love to play an RKS clone of SotN (my favourite Castlevania)
I see... Good taste ! Nothing related, but have you any news of the music mod ? I was curious about testing it, when it's ready ;-)