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  • Summary: 2 Castlevania masterpieces available for the first time on PlayStation4. Now relive 2 of the greatest titles within the Castlevania series: "Rondo of Blood" (PC Engine) and "Symphony of the Night" (PlayStation). Rondo of Blood -> The 10th in its series crafted with stunning graphics and2 Castlevania masterpieces available for the first time on PlayStation4. Now relive 2 of the greatest titles within the Castlevania series: "Rondo of Blood" (PC Engine) and "Symphony of the Night" (PlayStation). Rondo of Blood -> The 10th in its series crafted with stunning graphics and beautiful music. Released on PC-Engine in 1993, this was the first in the series released as a CD-ROM game. It took full advantage of the new media format, and was praised by reviewers for its crisp visuals and amazing music. Venture through 9 stages featuring hidden levels and alternative routes to save imprisoned villagers as you set out to destroy count Dracula once and for all. Playable characters include Richter Belmont the Vampire Hunter and Maria Renard the master of the 4 celestial beasts. Symphony of the Night -> First exploration-type side scroll action game in the series. The game is set in the sprawling Castlevania through which Alucard, son of Dracula must venture in his quest to confront, and ultimately destroy his father. Featuring ground breaking non-linear gameplay, Symphony of the Night helped define a new genre of gameplay by blending RPG elements, exploration and platforming. The vast number of weapons and items found throughout the game allows a diverse range of play styles to be employed. This game perfected the essence of the Castlevania series with gorgeous artwork and classic soundtrack that carry the player through the game. Expand

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 30
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  1. Oct 27, 2018
    95
    It may not feature perfect ports but Castlevania Requiem still contains 2 of the best games ever made. However, after playing through these gems, it's hard not to feel bittersweet. On one hand, the era of perfectly crafted gaming experiences has passed in favour of Hollywood-style rubbish and wannabe indie developers. On the other, enjoying these timeless classics again is an absolute treat.
  2. Oct 26, 2018
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Nov 12, 2018
    80
    Castlevania Requiem is a decent port of two classic, beloved games. At $20, PS4 players are getting a lot of value for their money. Both games have a lot of content with optional levels & a secret playable character in Rondo of Blood and a massive, open-ended map in Symphony of the Night. Castlevania fans wouldn’t be making a mistake by purchasing this collection.
  4. Oct 26, 2018
    70
    The quality of these games is out of question, but as a rerelease it’s a little bit disappointing. We wished Konami had pushed it a little bit further, but it still is a good way to enjoy these classics.
  5. Nov 7, 2018
    70
    A lazy version of two exceptional titles. The insufficient level of the remastered fights with the extremely high value of the content.
  6. Oct 29, 2018
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Oct 26, 2018
    60
    While Rondo of Blood is entertaining enough, the lack of extras and the inferior version of Symphony of the Night being included in this package is sure to disappoint.

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  1. Oct 30, 2018
    9
    This collection is great for people (who like me) never played Rondo of Blood or SOTN however, if If you already have both games there's noThis collection is great for people (who like me) never played Rondo of Blood or SOTN however, if If you already have both games there's no point in buying this as it offers nothing new, not even the Sega Saturn levels or to have the option to use the original voice overs from the PS1 version. nevertheless you still have two of the best games in the series, both with some of finest game play to grace the series.Who knows, maybe Konami may actually pull their finger out and give us a bigger collection of Castlevania games with MORE FEATURES, maybe a new game. I can dream dammit!! Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2018
    8
    "What is a man?"

    As the title suggests, this collection contains "Rondo of Blood" and "Symphony of the Night", two of the best Castlevania
    "What is a man?"

    As the title suggests, this collection contains "Rondo of Blood" and "Symphony of the Night", two of the best Castlevania games ever created.

    Should you bother with this? Well, that depends.

    If you've never played them before and you like Castlevania or "Metroidvania" type games, then stop reading, go buy this, and enjoy. They are masterpieces.

    However, if you've played this before (I'm looking at you hardcore retro gamers!) and you currently have other versions accessible, then you can probably skip this version....unless.....you want to enjoy this in your big HD TV with nice up-scaled pixels.

    You see, these ports aren't based on the original releases of these titles, they are based on the PSP versions which have some changes. This irks some, I personally don't care. If this is you, then skip Requiem, otherwise fire up that PS4 and enjoy two classics on the big screen.
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  3. Oct 26, 2018
    8
    This is a no bells and whistles port of rondo of blood and sotn these games are great and it’s only $20
    It does not have the original English
    This is a no bells and whistles port of rondo of blood and sotn these games are great and it’s only $20
    It does not have the original English voice work but that’s a small detail and you can get the Xbox bc sotn if you really wanna hear those lines. The games are fun the packaging is shoddy
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  4. Oct 30, 2018
    7
    This is not the PlayStation version you remember. This is a port of the PSP version. The voice acting and dialogue has been changed in smallThis is not the PlayStation version you remember. This is a port of the PSP version. The voice acting and dialogue has been changed in small but impactful ways. If you want to hear Dracula’s cheesy opening speech, you’re out of luck. No “What is a man...” speech here.
    Still a great game. But was hoping for the original PlayStation version, but this will do I suppose.
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