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Castlevania HoD - I'm interested in this!

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    So who's all in for a game tonight then?

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  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I have a ton of time logged with Charlotte if you require aid Walt.

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  • HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I'd be up for some Castlevania later. Grinding to level 200 in Vesperia is driving me mad, need a break.

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I still need to get the Grim Synergy and Poetic Justice achievements. I'd be up for some Castlevania later too.

  • Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You don't give the paper airplane enough credit. It absolutely murders imps because the loop it does at the beginning of its flight takes two passes through imps' usual hover spot. It is also pretty great for going through medusa chambers, since its cheaper than the ax. In addition, with practice you can hit dullahan with it while the head is floating behind him.

    In other news, I've had decent luck with leveling up the wrecking ball on final guards of dracula's castle. Just get behind them with sonic strike and show them the time.

    Does sonic strike/forward roll go through the flame jet that is blocking a purple chest on the left side of chapter 5?

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  • HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You don't give the paper airplane enough credit. It absolutely murders imps because the loop it does at the beginning of its flight takes two passes through imps' usual hover spot. It is also pretty great for going through medusa chambers, since its cheaper than the ax. In addition, with practice you can hit dullahan with it while the head is floating behind him.

    In other news, I've had decent luck with leveling up the wrecking ball on final guards of dracula's castle. Just get behind them with sonic strike and show them the time.

    Does sonic strike/forward roll go through the flame jet that is blocking a purple chest on the left side of chapter 5?

    Yep.

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well, damnit. I distinctly remember getting Dracula's soul last night as Soma. I opened up my inventory just now and couldn't find it. I wonder if I quit before it would save last night? I doubt it. Maybe one of you guys got the soul instead and I was just misreading it.

  • WaltWalt Waller Arcane Enchanted Frozen ElectrifiedRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You don't give the paper airplane enough credit. It absolutely murders imps because the loop it does at the beginning of its flight takes two passes through imps' usual hover spot. It is also pretty great for going through medusa chambers, since its cheaper than the ax. In addition, with practice you can hit dullahan with it while the head is floating behind him.

    In other news, I've had decent luck with leveling up the wrecking ball on final guards of dracula's castle. Just get behind them with sonic strike and show them the time.

    Does sonic strike/forward roll go through the flame jet that is blocking a purple chest on the left side of chapter 5?

    Only way I know of to get through that you have to use heal invincibility. I will test that tonight to confirm.

    The problem I have with paper airplane is that it's a waste of a subweapon slot. It doesn't have the versatility that the axe does with regards to imp-slayage and the best way to handle Dullahan is to Sonic Strike through him if the head hides behind the armor. You can't get good DPS out of it without putting on D+B and then you lose your Shuriken/Kunai spot. I will give it some props for having a low MP cost and being good for Medusas and Imps in the revision.

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  • HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You can get through those flames with Sonic Strike just fine. I've done it at least a couple dozen times.

  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    You know I've still been trying to get another valmanway or yasutsuna or whatever and I haven't been able to!

    All I can say about this is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPfsbGR1Foo

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  • Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Just tested it. Sonic strike not only gets you through the fire, but it also grabs the food. Danger knee got me through as well.

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  • HylianbunnyHylianbunny Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Just tested it. Sonic strike not only gets you through the fire, but it also grabs the food. Danger knee got me through as well.

    This is the part where I start foaming at the mouth in anger, having said that twice now. :P

  • WaltWalt Waller Arcane Enchanted Frozen ElectrifiedRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Just tested it. Sonic strike not only gets you through the fire, but it also grabs the food. Danger knee got me through as well.

    This is the part where I start foaming at the mouth in anger, having said that twice now. :P
    This is why I'm compiling a guide (which you are credited in for this trick, of course). This game is full of obscure tricks and arcana that make the overall experience more enjoyable but are not near accessible enough for new players. And that raise questions that have to be answered dozens of times. There's a lot of meat here that is completely undocumented anywhere other than disparate GameFAQs threads full of trolling and terrible posts.

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  • Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Just tested it. Sonic strike not only gets you through the fire, but it also grabs the food. Danger knee got me through as well.

    This is the part where I start foaming at the mouth in anger, having said that twice now. :P

    But you didnt mention grabbing the food, nor the danger knee.

    Edit: After all that does jonathan even need purple chests from lvl 5?

    Edit 2: Just saw the invincibility of the danger knee in TopHat's post. I need more coffee...

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Mine sure as heck does, I still need the shuriken and bible...

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    FYI, I just got the Boomerang for Jonathan from a red chest in Chapter 2, so it seems that at least is available from multiple locations.

    Also, speaking of that video above, I demand Bloody Tears be used for one of the DLC levels :P

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Be sure to add "Get the Truffle in Chapt 6 BEFORE opening treasures". + 12 luck really helps get you better gear. Also, if the rumors are to be believed, don't take the truffle if you're only farming gold chests.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Be sure to add "Get the Truffle in Chapt 6 BEFORE opening treasures". + 12 luck really helps get you better gear. Also, if the rumors are to be believed, don't take the truffle if you're only farming gold chests.

    How do you get the truffle? I keep hearing about it but I've never seen it. Is it only in hard?

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Be sure to add "Get the Truffle in Chapt 6 BEFORE opening treasures". + 12 luck really helps get you better gear. Also, if the rumors are to be believed, don't take the truffle if you're only farming gold chests.

    How do you get the truffle? I keep hearing about it but I've never seen it. Is it only in hard?

    The ceiling above the last Guardian (where the green beam skeleton is) can be crumbled. There is a purple chest on the left, and a black truffle (that blends in quite nicely) on the table on the right.

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  • WaltWalt Waller Arcane Enchanted Frozen ElectrifiedRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I CRAVE YOUR COMMENTS (AND SOULS)
    Shanoa draft:
    Spoiler:

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Looks good Walt!

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Be sure to add "Get the Truffle in Chapt 6 BEFORE opening treasures". + 12 luck really helps get you better gear. Also, if the rumors are to be believed, don't take the truffle if you're only farming gold chests.

    Although you can just grab the meat hidden in the wall before you fight Dracula to overwrite the truffle's bonus once you've gone back and grabbed all the chests.

  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Incidentally, is it possible to grab that truffle in single player with some characters? Best I can figure the only way is to possibly bounce off the nova skeleton's head, which rules out Charlotte. Also I can not seem to break the ceiling with Shanoa (at least not without using lightning which kills the skeleton :P For some reason Fire doesn't seem to work for me either... ). Am I missing another way to do it?

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  • ZaylenzZaylenz Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Incidentally, is it possible to grab that truffle in single player with some characters? Best I can figure the only way is to possibly bounce off the nova skeleton's head, which rules out Charlotte. Also I can not seem to break the ceiling with Shanoa (at least not without using lightning which kills the skeleton :P For some reason Fire doesn't seem to work for me either... ). Am I missing another way to do it?

    She can destroy the ceiling with the Lapiste or Pneuma attack, Confodore probably just doesn't attack high enough to hit it.

    The Shanoa guide looks good. One note is that I believe the Nitresco counts as a Holy Attack, so it does extra damage to Death and Dracula and anything else that's weak vs Holy.

  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Incidentally, is it possible to grab that truffle in single player with some characters? Best I can figure the only way is to possibly bounce off the nova skeleton's head, which rules out Charlotte. Also I can not seem to break the ceiling with Shanoa (at least not without using lightning which kills the skeleton :P For some reason Fire doesn't seem to work for me either... ). Am I missing another way to do it?

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    SteevL wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Be sure to add "Get the Truffle in Chapt 6 BEFORE opening treasures". + 12 luck really helps get you better gear. Also, if the rumors are to be believed, don't take the truffle if you're only farming gold chests.

    Although you can just grab the meat hidden in the wall before you fight Dracula to overwrite the truffle's bonus once you've gone back and grabbed all the chests.


    Does the meat have a negative luck drain?

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  • WaltWalt Waller Arcane Enchanted Frozen ElectrifiedRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Probably the easiest one to write in that there's not much to say! I need to test the MP cost of his spells. I am hoping those new to the game playing through normal mode will get something other than "Rush him through to Ch5 Hard and farm this weapon LOL!"
    Spoiler:

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  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Hahaha, wow... great name :)

    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Basically, (PlayStation) Home is Second Life Ultra Light? Most of the cool stuff, none of the creepy blimp on blimp fucking.
  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I played a game with 4 dual wielding Yatsucards; blender city! It was the fastest I have ever seen Drac go down.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Incidentally, is it possible to grab that truffle in single player with some characters? Best I can figure the only way is to possibly bounce off the nova skeleton's head, which rules out Charlotte. Also I can not seem to break the ceiling with Shanoa (at least not without using lightning which kills the skeleton :P For some reason Fire doesn't seem to work for me either... ). Am I missing another way to do it?

    Alucard: double jump close to the edge and mist at the peak of the jump.
    SteevL wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Be sure to add "Get the Truffle in Chapt 6 BEFORE opening treasures". + 12 luck really helps get you better gear. Also, if the rumors are to be believed, don't take the truffle if you're only farming gold chests.

    Although you can just grab the meat hidden in the wall before you fight Dracula to overwrite the truffle's bonus once you've gone back and grabbed all the chests.


    Does the meat have a negative luck drain?

    From what I understand, the food you find throughout the levels don't have cumulative effects. If that is true, it means that when you find food that gives you +5 strength, you will have that boost either until the end of the level or until you get some other stat boosting food, at which point you lose whatever bonus you had from the original food and get the new bonus. I haven't actually tested this, but it would probably be pretty easy to do so.

  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Konami really needs to release a guide for this. Thats just odd.

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  • ZaylenzZaylenz Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    SteevL wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Incidentally, is it possible to grab that truffle in single player with some characters? Best I can figure the only way is to possibly bounce off the nova skeleton's head, which rules out Charlotte. Also I can not seem to break the ceiling with Shanoa (at least not without using lightning which kills the skeleton :P For some reason Fire doesn't seem to work for me either... ). Am I missing another way to do it?

    Alucard: double jump close to the edge and mist at the peak of the jump.
    SteevL wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Be sure to add "Get the Truffle in Chapt 6 BEFORE opening treasures". + 12 luck really helps get you better gear. Also, if the rumors are to be believed, don't take the truffle if you're only farming gold chests.

    Although you can just grab the meat hidden in the wall before you fight Dracula to overwrite the truffle's bonus once you've gone back and grabbed all the chests.


    Does the meat have a negative luck drain?

    From what I understand, the food you find throughout the levels don't have cumulative effects. If that is true, it means that when you find food that gives you +5 strength, you will have that boost either until the end of the level or until you get some other stat boosting food, at which point you lose whatever bonus you had from the original food and get the new bonus. I haven't actually tested this, but it would probably be pretty easy to do so.

    I believe one food bonus overwrites any previous bonus like you said. But bonuses don't last forever if you don't pick up another food item. I believe the food effects last about 5 minutes.

  • aBlankaBlank Registered User
    edited September 2010
    finally maxed out Charlotte. Dracula is incredibly frustrating. 4 times I would reach him in about 2 minutes only for him not to give me a hellfire spell in the next 28 minutes. Incredibly annoying but glad it's over. Still need some chaos rings and death's robe for her but I got most of her other good equipment.

    Not sure who I want to start next.

  • DietarySupplementDietarySupplement Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    I played a game with 4 dual wielding Yatsucards; blender city! It was the fastest I have ever seen Drac go down.

    As someone who just got his first Yat last night... really, it's insane.

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  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Been soloing Ch3 Hard for Chaos Rings but those goddamn things don't exist. Pretty sure Death's Robe is in the same boat.

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  • LarsLars Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Shanoa can use Nitesco to break that ceiling if she doesn't have Lapiste or Pnuema. Just use it facing away from the skeleton and leap up into the ceiling and the beam will damage it. Then jumpkick off the skeleton.

    Also, the secret items (like Konami Man in Ch.6) overwrite food buffs, so grab him before the meat if you want to keep your strength buff for Dracula.

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  • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
    edited September 2010
    How bad is the timelimit in this?

  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    The only time you will ever run out of time is if you are playing mp and people start dying a lot as skeletons. Even going hella slow and missing tons of jumps you will have tons of time.

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  • Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    IvanIssacs wrote: »
    Been soloing Ch3 Hard for Chaos Rings but those goddamn things don't exist. Pretty sure Death's Robe is in the same boat.

    I'm down for MP tomorrow if you want some backup. I've gotten quite a few so far.

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  • StigmaStigma Registered User
    edited September 2010
    So I went and downloaded SOTN and played through it for the first time. It's so awesome I think I need about a million identical games to be content.
    This 'vania here looks great but the mp focus and lack of a real exploration element has me luke warm.
    I would be completely open to you guys telling me exactly why I should stop being hesitant and love this HD Castlevania...

    Besides that though, I'm looking to make a list of definitive, awesome, Castlevanias.
    Here's my list of must play CVs right now.

    Symphony of the Night
    Aria of Sorrow
    Dawn of Sorrow
    Portrait of Ruin
    Order of Ecclesia

    These five seem to be the highest quality available. Other titles look dated a weak by comparison.
    So am I missing a great entry in the series with this list?

    Too bad the storyline is such a mess and that none of those games really star a 'Belmont'.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    For the hell of it tonight I decided to play Alucard for the first time. I had some ok gear from the one time I ran through the hard chapters, but no real weapon for him. Ended up buying something cheap at the shop (Gladius maybe? I dunno, something mid-range), then went to Chapter 3 hard (I figured I could at least take a punishment of some degree, I could always just skip enemies). Got a couple decent swords and shields, then went to chapter 5 hard. I think it was my second try that Yasutsuna dropped.. Jesus... that weapon is like cheating. I went and soloed Death, on hard, with crappy gear. It was ridiculously easy.... (too bad all he dropped was garbage)

    Farmed a couple more times and got a second one. Then I went and did Chapter 6 hard. Honestly I think I would have beaten Dracula if I had a better idea of how to dodge his new attacks in phase 3 (phases 1 & 2 are a joke). It's always the damn Flame Pillars + Demonic Mechidome (or however it's spelled) combo that gets me. I should probably be misting out of it or something but I'm always too slow. Ah well, I'll keep trying :P But in any case, I skipped all the chests, got the Truffle, then backtracked and got a crazy amount of good stuff :P At the very least, I can do that with ridiculous ease.

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