Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Misery Requires Company

As it turns out, I managed to find a couch buddy for Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, and thanks to that, I managed to worm my way further into the game. I’ve got some good news and bad news, most of which relates to the gameplay mechanics. The rest of the bad news is for you […]

Castlevania Harmony of Despair, or at the Very Least Slight Disappointment

Castlevania Harmony of Despair is the cooperative Super Smash Brothers of handheld Castlevania platforming games. That specific selection of games evolved from the early GameBoy edition, the one with no aerial control, slow whip animations, and fantastically obnoxious enemy placement. As the times changed, so did the means of winning. Movement and player statistics became […]

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, Canvas the Castle

Get it? You do? Then why aren’t you laughing? Nostalgic but new, Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (for the Nintendo DS) maintains the familiar 2D-platformer aspect of their earlier games while smoothly adding in a wide array of weapons, spells, and sub-weapons with which to violently beat your macabre enemies to death. Or re-death, as the […]