Castlevania is a popular franchise with stories and settings revolving around Dracula or wars from the medieval West. Each entry radiates a unique color with various impressive content to immerse players in the glory of the wars not recorded in history. One of those entries was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which is also one of the most widely loved games of all time because of its extraordinary and phenomenal storyline and gameplay.
IN-DEPTH AND WELL-DEVELOPED STORYLINE
Symphony of the Night is a game from the old generation, but the plot and development make it so popular down the ages. The game’s plot is a continuation of events that happened over time in the Castlevania series, and the player will now take control of Alucard on a new journey. Even so, the ability to lead the plot always gives players many surprises, even making things full of majestic or exquisite for players to enjoy. Not only that, the cliffhangers and plot twists of the plot are top-notch, always making players bewildered or grimace because of countless factors taking place at once. In short, the game’s plot is full of essence and meaning, making it a perfect plus and making up for its lack of gameplay.
FASCINATING AND ELATED GAMEPLAY
The game is originally developed on old platforms and carries the essence of its predecessors, so it belongs to the action-adventure genre but in the style of a side-scrolling platform. That is also why the series is outstanding and entertaining, as each of its levels is artistically designed, even creating countless challenges to pressure players. Even so, the controls and other gameplay elements are perfect, allowing players to enjoy every element of the game to the fullest while smoothly interacting or progressing. Not only that, but the combat mechanics in the game is simple but requires the player to have absolute accuracy or timing to survive or destroy the enemy.
EXPANDABLE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Based on Alucard’s progress in each level, his abilities will improve so players can take advantage of the hidden potential in each fight. However, the Symphony of the Night makes things complicated and organized and creates special events for players to unlock new skills for Alucard. During the battle, the player must also collect many items or accumulate a lot of power to use various things in the environment. Of course, killing the enemy will have the ability to drop some important equipment for temporary use. Meanwhile, players need to upgrade weapons or activate hidden abilities of each weapon based on personal progress.
UNIQUE AND CREATIVE LEVEL DESIGNS
Thanks to the distinctive platform side-scrolling style, the player’s mobility is limited, but the game’s map design and leveling are top-notch. Each level or chapter will even let players fight in many different locations. All places combined revolve around a castle, demonstrating the variety and enormity for which castles are designed. Furthermore, players can freely move between floors and use the map to collect important items to unlock new areas. However, there are countless pitfalls and traps everywhere in the castle, including a few sentences that specifically require the player’s intelligence or flexibility and more.
FIGHT EPIC BOSSES AND EARN VALUABLE ITEMS
The standout feature in Symphony of the Night is that powerful bosses reign in each level, and they each have a ridiculous amount of abilities to create tough challenges for the player. However, all of them have creative weaknesses, and they are all familiar characters that have appeared in the previous series. Each encounter with the bosses is full of surprises but has many benefits, and each of them has special items to help players progress or overcome countless complex terrain. In addition, each of them has its thoughts and will constantly make the player physically or mentally uncomfortable during the fight.
EXCITING FEATURES TO EXPLORE
Not only owns a lot of impressive content, but the game has many advanced features to improve players’ gameplay experience. Compared to the versions of the old platforms, the mobile version has many improvements in its interactions and mechanics, even compatibility with variable gamepads. Not only that, but the touchscreen control mechanism is diverse and rich, along with many different variations for players to customize and optimize all performance.
Symphony of the Night is the perfect and iconic game of the entire franchise, as it has many unexpected elements and a big change in plot. On top of that, the gameplay and its graphics are perfect even though it’s of an older generation, promising to give players a special experience of the platform side-scrolling genre.