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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

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  • ze swift classze swift class Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Is this game supposed to be arriving in stores dec5 or shipping to stores at dec5?

  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Is this game supposed to be arriving in stores dec5 or shipping to stores at dec5?

    Shipping tomorrow, arriving on Wednesday, although there's usually a few places that get it late on the shipping day.

  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Shadowfire wrote:
    Mr_Rose wrote:
    Can I just ask those of you who have the bonus gift already; What is this "card case" they talk about and how, exactly, is the stylus "themed"?
    The case is disappointing, actually.... it's just a small case that holds both Castlevania carts (I thought it was a case that held the entire cases of the games). The stylus is white with a clear shell, says "Castlevania" on the side (in the awesome font), and extends so it's not a bitch to hold.
    OK, that's actually much more useful than what I had imagined, so bonus bonus!
    Thanks for the info...

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  • pierrotpierrot __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2006
    Christ, PoR discussion has been severely lacking

    3 pages later, it still is. It's like people don't even bother with the thinnest pretense of having something to say.

    I do wish to congratulate someone for being such a deep loser that you had to drool over a pic that's not even particularly out there. Keep up the good fight, pal -- one day society will let you enjoy being gay and you won't have to try so hard.

  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    What's the deal with weapons in this game? Is it like the more recent titles with the SotN-style variety of weapons, or are we stuck with just a whip that gets powered-up? Because honestly, that'd be really fucking disappointing.

  • RenegadeDrizztRenegadeDrizzt Registered User
    edited December 2006
    pierrot wrote:
    Christ, PoR discussion has been severely lacking

    3 pages later, it still is. It's like people don't even bother with the thinnest pretense of having something to say.

    I do wish to congratulate someone for being such a deep loser that you had to drool over a pic that's not even particularly out there. Keep up the good fight, pal -- one day society will let you enjoy being gay and you won't have to try so hard.
    what


  • Anime OwnsAnime Owns Registered User
    edited December 2006
    pierrot wrote:
    Christ, PoR discussion has been severely lacking

    3 pages later, it still is. It's like people don't even bother with the thinnest pretense of having something to say.

    I do wish to congratulate someone for being such a deep loser that you had to drool over a pic that's not even particularly out there. Keep up the good fight, pal -- one day society will let you enjoy being gay and you won't have to try so hard.
    what

    I think he's sick of the pre-order discusion..

    R-r-right?

    So, does this game have a soul system, or is it something else like 'power cards'?

    Edit - t Vincent, I'm almost positive there's a weapon system similar to SotN. I know that you get other weapons besides the whip.

  • RenegadeDrizztRenegadeDrizzt Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Gigglio wrote:
    pierrot wrote:
    Christ, PoR discussion has been severely lacking

    3 pages later, it still is. It's like people don't even bother with the thinnest pretense of having something to say.

    I do wish to congratulate someone for being such a deep loser that you had to drool over a pic that's not even particularly out there. Keep up the good fight, pal -- one day society will let you enjoy being gay and you won't have to try so hard.
    what

    I think he's sick of the pre-order discusion..

    R-r-right?
    I don't know, but he sure seems angry. I don't know what someone could be so angry about. It does not have the soul system, no.


  • Si SenorSi Senor Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Gigglio wrote:
    pierrot wrote:
    Christ, PoR discussion has been severely lacking

    3 pages later, it still is. It's like people don't even bother with the thinnest pretense of having something to say.

    I do wish to congratulate someone for being such a deep loser that you had to drool over a pic that's not even particularly out there. Keep up the good fight, pal -- one day society will let you enjoy being gay and you won't have to try so hard.
    what

    I think he's sick of the pre-order discusion..

    R-r-right?
    I don't know, but he sure seems angry. I don't know what someone could be so angry about. It does not have the soul system, no.

    he's saying that renegade is gay because he likes the picture of charlotte orleans.

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  • RenegadeDrizztRenegadeDrizzt Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Gigglio wrote:
    pierrot wrote:
    Christ, PoR discussion has been severely lacking

    3 pages later, it still is. It's like people don't even bother with the thinnest pretense of having something to say.

    I do wish to congratulate someone for being such a deep loser that you had to drool over a pic that's not even particularly out there. Keep up the good fight, pal -- one day society will let you enjoy being gay and you won't have to try so hard.
    what

    I think he's sick of the pre-order discusion..

    R-r-right?
    I don't know, but he sure seems angry. I don't know what someone could be so angry about. It does not have the soul system, no.

    he's saying that renegade is gay because he likes the picture of charlotte orleans.
    I never even commented on that picture . . .

    :?


  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Hmm, think it's too late to pre-order and still get the bonuses?

  • Si SenorSi Senor Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Gigglio wrote:
    pierrot wrote:
    Christ, PoR discussion has been severely lacking

    3 pages later, it still is. It's like people don't even bother with the thinnest pretense of having something to say.

    I do wish to congratulate someone for being such a deep loser that you had to drool over a pic that's not even particularly out there. Keep up the good fight, pal -- one day society will let you enjoy being gay and you won't have to try so hard.
    what

    I think he's sick of the pre-order discusion..

    R-r-right?
    I don't know, but he sure seems angry. I don't know what someone could be so angry about. It does not have the soul system, no.

    he's saying that renegade is gay because he likes the picture of charlotte orleans.
    I never even commented on that picture . . .

    :?

    oh, well maybe it's not that then.

    or maybe he's a psycho.

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  • RenegadeDrizztRenegadeDrizzt Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Gigglio wrote:
    pierrot wrote:
    Christ, PoR discussion has been severely lacking

    3 pages later, it still is. It's like people don't even bother with the thinnest pretense of having something to say.

    I do wish to congratulate someone for being such a deep loser that you had to drool over a pic that's not even particularly out there. Keep up the good fight, pal -- one day society will let you enjoy being gay and you won't have to try so hard.
    what

    I think he's sick of the pre-order discusion..

    R-r-right?
    I don't know, but he sure seems angry. I don't know what someone could be so angry about. It does not have the soul system, no.

    he's saying that renegade is gay because he likes the picture of charlotte orleans.
    I never even commented on that picture . . .

    :?

    oh, well maybe it's not that then.

    or maybe he's a psycho.
    Probably the latter.

    Okay guys, the last boss in this game rocks so hard. Plenty of unlockables, too.


  • Brodo FagginsBrodo Faggins Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    So I preordered this online back when the first PoR thread was made...like October I think? Bankofamerica.com says I got charged for it, which means it's shipped, I believe...not sure. Anyone else that order online gotten charged yet?

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  • CheesechickCheesechick Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Interesting: 4ColorRebellion seems to think Portrait of Ruin was pushed back to next week. Though EB/Gamestop/IGN all still say tomorrow.

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  • RenegadeDrizztRenegadeDrizzt Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Hm.

    December 12th was the original release date on the EBGames website.


  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?id=2699 new trailer out.
    [spoiler:48715dcbf8]OMG screen filling meteor attack![/spoiler:48715dcbf8]

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  • CheesechickCheesechick Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Hm.

    December 12th was the original release date on the EBGames website.

    Well it's the 5th now, and it says my order's processing, so...? I guess we'll find out tomorrow.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Hm.

    December 12th was the original release date on the EBGames website.

    Well it's the 5th now, and it says my order's processing, so...? I guess we'll find out tomorrow.

    No idea... Gamestop and Walmart still show shipping today, Best Buy and TRU show next week. -shrug-

    I hope it's not delayed... I took the day after release off. ;)

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  • LCDXXLCDXX Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    Hm.

    December 12th was the original release date on the EBGames website.

    Well it's the 5th now, and it says my order's processing, so...? I guess we'll find out tomorrow.

    Mine started to show "processing" yesterday morning and I was all crossin' my fingers and shit hoping that it was gonna come a day early. Apparently not - still shows "processing" again this morning. Come on, Wednesday!

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  • dmaurodmauro Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Interesting: 4ColorRebellion seems to think Portrait of Ruin was pushed back to next week. Though EB/Gamestop/IGN all still say tomorrow.
    They've updated:
    Looks like Castlevania is actually coming out this week after all, look for it in stores this week

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  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    dmauro wrote:
    Interesting: 4ColorRebellion seems to think Portrait of Ruin was pushed back to next week. Though EB/Gamestop/IGN all still say tomorrow.
    They've updated:
    Looks like Castlevania is actually coming out this week after all, look for it in stores this week

    That's good, I was worried for a minute there.

  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?id=2699 new trailer out.
    [spoiler:441088db02]OMG screen filling meteor attack![/spoiler:441088db02]
    So I just watched all those trailers at GT...
    I want it even more now! not just the spoiler'd attack, but all the other magic seems really cool too, like[spoiler:441088db02]the icicle spears and the rain of needles[/spoiler:441088db02]At least we can confirm that there will be more than one weapon for those that wanted to know.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    So is this shipping today? I have it preordered at EBGames.com with that hefty gift set.

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  • LCDXXLCDXX Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    Drez wrote:
    So is this shipping today? I have it preordered at EBGames.com with that hefty gift set.

    Yeppers. Although I still haven't received a shipping notice email yet, it's supposed to hit the road today.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    LCDXX wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    So is this shipping today? I have it preordered at EBGames.com with that hefty gift set.

    Yeppers. Although I still haven't received a shipping notice email yet, it's supposed to hit the road today.

    Sweet.

    I think they are PST-based and just opened 20 minutes ago, so they probably haven't received them or started shipping yet.

    The gift said says "usually ships in 24 hours" though.

    Anyone remember what's in it?

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  • ViolentChemistryViolentChemistry __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2006
    Drez wrote:
    Anyone remember what's in it?
    Yep, sure do.

    2

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  • GinoGino Registered User
    edited December 2006
    so excited to get this game tomorrow.

  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Drez wrote:
    Anyone remember what's in it?
    Yep, sure do.

    2

    Ahh, cool. I wasn't sure what the hell all that stuff was, but the jpeg with it all opened up is good.

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  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    this isn't fair

    I just bought a Wii now I have to buy this

    and i can't pickup my pre-order bonus til tomorrow when i pick up the game

    nintendo is in my wallet
    taking mie dollers

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  • Neo RasaNeo Rasa Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    this isn't fair

    I just bought a Wii now I have to buy this

    and i can't pickup my pre-order bonus til tomorrow when i pick up the game

    nintendo is in my wallet
    taking mie dollers

    And yet despite this, when you see the pre-order bonus in person you'll wish you pre-ordered two copies. :P

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  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Kinda sucks I'm gonna miss out on the preorder bonus. Oh well, at least I'm getting it for basically free from Best Buy tomorrow (gift cards-a-go-go, baby) :^:

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  • LithiumHoneyLithiumHoney Registered User
    edited December 2006
    So, uh.. I don't think I saw an answer to this yet.

    Any interesting stylus action in this one? I for one thought the Seals in DoS were a great idea, even if it led to mild frustration and occasional pixelated death.

  • WandererWanderer Registered User
    edited December 2006
    You can go through the entire game without having to use the stylus anywhere other than the name entry screen. However, if you want to, you can use the stylus to control your inactive character, tapping on the screen to send them to that location.

    I've played through the entire game. It's very much a title for the Castlevania storyline scrub, complete with [spoiler:8a0bc4de4d]information on why the Belmonts vanish from the timeline after Symphony[/spoiler:8a0bc4de4d].

    I'll tell you now, though, there's a Shield-Rod-esque broken combo in this, and once you get it, the game is damn near over. If something touches the ground at any time, you can now kill it.

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Wanderer wrote:
    You can go through the entire game without having to use the stylus anywhere other than the name entry screen. However, if you want to, you can use the stylus to control your inactive character, tapping on the screen to send them to that location.

    I've played through the entire game. It's very much a title for the Castlevania storyline scrub, complete with [spoiler:83ea840c5d]information on why the Belmonts vanish from the timeline after Symphony[/spoiler:83ea840c5d].

    I'll tell you now, though, there's a Shield-Rod-esque broken combo in this, and once you get it, the game is damn near over. If something touches the ground at any time, you can now kill it.

    how did you get it already?

  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    TelMarine wrote:
    Wanderer wrote:
    You can go through the entire game without having to use the stylus anywhere other than the name entry screen. However, if you want to, you can use the stylus to control your inactive character, tapping on the screen to send them to that location.

    I've played through the entire game. It's very much a title for the Castlevania storyline scrub, complete with [spoiler:c3ab376ba2]information on why the Belmonts vanish from the timeline after Symphony[/spoiler:c3ab376ba2].

    I'll tell you now, though, there's a Shield-Rod-esque broken combo in this, and once you get it, the game is damn near over. If something touches the ground at any time, you can now kill it.

    how did you get it already?

    Probably the Japanese version? I think it came out a few weeks back.

  • DiscoalucardXDiscoalucardX Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Any interesting stylus action in this one? I for one thought the Seals in DoS were a great idea, even if it led to mild frustration and occasional pixelated death.

    Yes.

    [spoiler:38c3427181]
    Only in the "Sisters" mode though. They can both fly, so you control them with the d-pad, and attack with the stylus. With one, you point on the screen to attack with ice shards. With the other, you can scribble out enemies to do damage.
    [/spoiler:38c3427181]

    I believe Wanderer here writes for Hardcore Gamer mag (and wrote the Dawn of Sorrow strategy guide too, so he deserves scads of applause).

  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Neo Rasa wrote:
    this isn't fair

    I just bought a Wii now I have to buy this

    and i can't pickup my pre-order bonus til tomorrow when i pick up the game

    nintendo is in my wallet
    taking mie dollers

    And yet despite this, when you see the pre-order bonus in person you'll wish you pre-ordered two copies. :P
    I did. :D
    Well actually Three.. but I'm only keeping two. I pre-ordered 2 online and one in store just as backup in case anything happened.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Businessman!Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Ledneh wrote:
    Kinda sucks I'm gonna miss out on the preorder bonus. Oh well, at least I'm getting it for basically free from Best Buy tomorrow (gift cards-a-go-go, baby) :^:


    arrrrggghh why did i keep putting off preordering until it was too late?!!!

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Ledneh wrote:
    Kinda sucks I'm gonna miss out on the preorder bonus. Oh well, at least I'm getting it for basically free from Best Buy tomorrow (gift cards-a-go-go, baby) :^:


    arrrrggghh why did i keep putting off preordering until it was too late?!!!
    Man am I glad that people are lamenting not pre-ordering so much, it's going to make my DS auction the best thing ever come a few months. Oh man so much swag..

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