Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (DS) Reviews
Description:Editor: Konami / Genre: Action & Adventure / A revolutionary breed of Castlevania is in development for Nintendo's ... more
Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (DS) ... newest handheld console, The DS ('Dual Screen'). It is a follow-up to the hugely popular Aria of Sorrow and boasts the same director, immediately endearing it to fans of the series. However, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow will appeal to anyone who owns a Nintendo DS, due to its innovative gameplay features. Existing fans will be happy to learn that Aria of Sorrow's main protagonist, Soma Cruz, is once again called to act. Events occur only a few years after those in Aria of Sorrow. Once again the timelessly compelling Shadow of Dracula spurs the story on, with Soma called to infiltrate an enemy HQ fashioned after Dracula's ancient castle complete with monstrous creatures! Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow takes full advantage of the Nintendo DS' dual screen and touch screen technology, in addition to its wireless connectivity. The dual screen combined with the touch screen function allows a new 'Magic Seal' system within the game whereby magic symbols drawn directly onto the lower screen unlock enchanted portals on the top screen. Another key gameplay feature in Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is collecting the souls of enemies to gain powerful attacks and skills. By using the wireless connectivity of Nintendo DS, players can exchange and/or trade acquired souls with friends. Even without the enhanced features afforded by Nintendo DS, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow would be noteworthy for its fabulous musical score, and ornate visual style complete with dazzling special effects. This is what fans of the series have learned to expect, while being a valuable attribute that attracts more newcomers with each new installment.
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Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (Nintendo DS)
Platforms: Nintendo DS, ESRB Rating: Teen
Last Update 08.03.2014 07:43
Customer Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (DS) Reviews (5)
by - written on 14/03/10 (Very useful, 10 readings)
Dawn of Sorrow, the first game in the Castlevania Series to be released on the Nintendo DS. It's known to be one of the best DS games to be released, but is it worthy of taking the crown? I'll break down this review based on its Storyline, Gameplay and Extras. ---Storyline--- The game is based a year after the Aria of Sorrow. Soma Cruz, the reincarnation of Dracula has recently been attacked by a cult leader named Celia, who fears a world without a Dark Lord. After the encounter, Soma desires to know more about that cult as he heads to their headquarters as he uses his powers to fend off any foe that gets in his way. The story is straight forward ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/03/09 (Very useful, 74 readings)
If you only need one reason to buy a Nintendo DS, let it be this! My first encounter with Castlevania came on the Nintendo Entertainment System, it was Castlevania 2: Simons Quest, quite possibly one of the hardest games's of all time, but so rewarding! This is Konami's first Castlevania release on the DS, released back in September 2005, it sold averagely in the UK as do most great game's on the DS, over in Japan it was a huge success. In a nutshell ======== A side scrolling RPG, you play as Soma a vampire hunter. The game is set over a large map with many area' to unlock and discover. It features many RPG elements such ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/06/07 (Very useful, 60 readings)
If anyone knows the StarSoldier then they know I got to have my Castlevania fix. After a rather long wait there was finally another portable game but now the horror action series makes the jump from the Gameboy Advance to the slightly more powerful Nintendo Dual Screen (or DS). The question is can the first DS Castlevania be as good or even better then the critically past editions of this franchise or is the Rocky V or Blair Witch II of sequels? Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow is a direct sequel to the critically acclaimed Aria of Sorrow and just like that awesome game you play the young but creepy dude with white hair Soma Cruz. The crazy thing was he was suppose ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/08/08 (Very useful, 13 readings)
I can literally find no faults with this game. from the second it begins to the second it end you are totally entranced. You play as some sort of heroic knight who happens to be a decendant of Dracula himself or something. As such he is the key component in ressurecting said fiend and therefore is lured into an old castle where he has to stop the evil fanatic at all costs. It is a typical hack and slash platformer but theres just something about it that forces you to love it. It could be The new leveling up system to get stronger. it could be the tonnes of different weapons you can find, buy and use. I personally think its mainly the soul system. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/05/07 (Useful, 129 readings)
In this game you play as Soma Cruz, at the start of the game you are attacked by Celia who leads a cult intent on bringing back Dracula, surviving the attack your mission is to find Celia and end her plans. The action takes place in the enemies castle which you will explore collecting items to increase your strength and also defeating various monsters whose souls you will collect which will give you their powers. You will need these to be able to access certain parts of the castle and complete certain challenges. This is a very entertaining platform game and it comes with a lot of replay value, it has just about the right level of challenge to it ... Read the complete review
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