Wood Carving Partita
While investigating a ransacked semen-stained apartment a shelf collapses and a tall top hat falls on Layton’ head, he catches a glimpse of it in a mirror and scoffs to himself, “Heh. Not in a million years…”
Imagine getting into the Professor Layton series, merrily purchasing each new installment which comes out about every year, knowing what to expect and getting new things and it’s always enjoyable and reliable. And then suddenly they stop, and hand off the series to a western developer who reboots it and makes new installments inspired by american crime scene investigation shows.
Ok this part of the game really speaks to me.
The first time I played the game I was like 9 years old so I didn’t give to much importance to it but I still thought it was a nice touch. This is a confessional so if you come to this place you either confess your sins or just talk with the priest about your sorrows. This a woman’s ghost who maybe lived in the castle or a nearby village who comes to talk with the priest (who is also a ghost) if you, Alucard, take the place of the priest she will appear, sit, and talk about her sorrows while weeping. She could be talking about herself, someone who died with her or whatever.
This part is so profound I didn’t understand it before, but now I get it.
Olrox is my favorite non-important SOTN boss. I mean, he has a whole part named after him and his boss battle is rad as hell, I’m actually looking forward to it now.
Olrox is THE FREAKING COOLEST. Just the name alone, plus the fact that Dracula keeps a room for his Nosferatu-styled buddy in the house. I wanted to believe that Brauner from Portrait of Ruin was really him.
Castlevania Circle of the Moon
The Circle of The Moon version of Vampire Killer has always been my favorite. Maybe it’s just because it’s the first time I ever heard it, but I like the way it emphasizes the “Da na-na na-na-NA” as opposed to the “DANAnanaaaaaaaa” like most versions.
Probably my favorite Castlevania game.
Cursed Clock Tower | Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow.
It just felt like an Ayami Kojima-day