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ZOMG SOTN XBLA! 3/21, 800 pts.

TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User regular
edited April 2007 in Games and Technology
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6167519.html?tag=latestnews;title;1
One of the most highly regarded PlayStation games ever made has a date with the Xbox 360. Microsoft today announced that Konami's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, one of GameSpot's Greatest Games of All Time, will debut on Xbox Live Arcade this coming Wednesday at 2 a.m. PDT.

As the first title to be brought over to Live Arcade from another console, Symphony of the Night will feature "modernized" sound, widescreen support, achievements, and leaderboards. Players will be able to choose between the original graphics or altered visuals that address sprite pixelation when the game is played in high definition.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is rated T for Teen and will be available for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).

Best XBLA month ever?

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    ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Seriously.

    Fucking Castle Crashers, plz.

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    Frosted ButtsFrosted Butts Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    800 points?! Sweet!

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    jimenexjimenex Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    There's supposed to be a version with improved graphics in this package. Does anyone have screenshots of this?

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    Jurassic SpaceprancerJurassic Spaceprancer Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Aaaaand I'm so happy that I sold my playstation copy for $65 on ebay last summer.

    Suckers.

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    elkataselkatas Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Fucking Castle Crashers, plz.

    By my understanding CC was pushed to 2008 to take advantage of new size limit.

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    ArugulaZArugulaZ Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Yeah, the only one that even comes close is the Xbox 360 launch, when Geometry Wars Evolved was released. I mean, Alien Hominid, TMNT, and Symphony of the Night? Things are really looking up!

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    The_DcipleThe_Dciple Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Seriously.

    Fucking Castle Crashers, plz.

    Not until next year buddy.

    http://kotaku.com/gaming/castle-crashers/castle-crashers-2008-bummer-243108.php

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    TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    jimenex wrote: »
    There's supposed to be a version with improved graphics in this package. Does anyone have screenshots of this?

    From what I understand it's just filtering, most people don't like the effect but luckily it can be turned off.

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    ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    The_Dciple wrote: »
    Seriously.

    Fucking Castle Crashers, plz.

    Not until next year buddy.

    http://kotaku.com/gaming/castle-crashers/castle-crashers-2008-bummer-243108.php

    Shit.

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    ZhouZhou Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Goddamn it.

    I can see myself putting another 200 hours into this shit. I had to have every drop from every monster in this game. No matter how rare, crappy or how long it took.

    I will do it again.

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    jimenexjimenex Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Speaking of xbox live...

    There's rumor of a lode runner version coming up. What's known about this? Does anyone remember this version?:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lode_Runner:_The_Legend_Returns

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    The multiplayer was awesome, here's hoping they port that version!

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    templewulftemplewulf The Team Chump USARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Zhou wrote: »
    Goddamn it.

    I can see myself putting another 200 hours into this shit. I had to have every drop from every monster in this game. No matter how rare, crappy or how long it took.

    I will do it again.
    I still have my PS1 disc, and I'm buying this anyway.

    I want Konami to have my money!

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    JustinChar99JustinChar99 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    jimenex wrote: »
    Speaking of xbox live...

    There's rumor of a lode runner version coming up. What's known about this? Does anyone remember this version?:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lode_Runner:_The_Legend_Returns

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    The multiplayer was awesome, here's hoping they port that version!

    I lost weeks to TLR and it's level editor when I was younger.

    The sequel, Mad Monk's Revenge is apparantly free on the creators website. I downloaded it, but I can't get it to run right.

    I'm afraid of what might happen if I do.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    olol money spent.

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    StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    May I can have a xboz 36o pleaz?

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    schmadsschmads Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    New native widescreen and high-definition support

    If that means what I think it means, and not "we stuck really annoying turtle borders on your TV," then I will give them my money just to encourage that kind of improvement.

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    bloodyroarxxbloodyroarxx Casa GrandeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Man after seeing what turtles looked like on my HDTV, man looks like I'm going to be hooking up my 360 to a SDTV to play this, the filter makes the game look like ass, and super pixelation just isn't going to cut it.

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    Shooter McgavinShooter Mcgavin Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Wait, so 12.50 gets me SotN AND TMNT? Sign me the hell up!

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    The_DcipleThe_Dciple Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    schmads wrote: »
    New native widescreen and high-definition support

    If that means what I think it means, and not "we stuck really annoying turtle borders on your TV," then I will give them my money just to encourage that kind of improvement.

    It's nowhere near as ugly as the TMNT border.

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    RancedRanced Default Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    and you can always switch to 480p to get rid of the borders

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    RubberneckerRubbernecker Registered User new member
    edited March 2007
    schmads wrote: »
    New native widescreen and high-definition support

    If that means what I think it means, and not "we stuck really annoying turtle borders on your TV," then I will give them my money just to encourage that kind of improvement.

    Just so you know, you can stretch the game image in TMNT to fill the entire screen and get rid of the border.

    On topic: SotN = the shit. Cant wait!

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    TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Stretching has also been confirmed for this, if you really want to.

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    No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    How much* does** 800 MS points translate to?

    *many US dollars
    **do

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    embedded_cembedded_c Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    SirToons wrote: »
    How much* does** 800 MS points translate to?

    *many US dollars
    **do

    $10

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    DuskTwilightDuskTwilight Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    10 dollars. Why they can't just do points on a 100 = 1 dollar is beyond me.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    10 dollars. Why they can't just do points on a 100 = 1 dollar is beyond me.

    So you spend more than you need to. It's a devious trick, really.

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    Neo RasaNeo Rasa Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    360 has a new best game now. :D

    I wonder how this will be received in general. Will it be considered unstoppably difficult due to the ease of completing recent games in the series?

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    No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Neo Rasa wrote: »
    360 has a new best game now. :D

    I wonder how this will be received in general. Will it be considered unstoppably difficult due to the ease of completing recent games in the series?
    What?

    Since when was SotN hard?

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    Original RufusOriginal Rufus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    SirToons wrote: »
    Neo Rasa wrote: »
    360 has a new best game now. :D

    I wonder how this will be received in general. Will it be considered unstoppably difficult due to the ease of completing recent games in the series?
    What?

    Since when was SotN hard?

    Seriously. Once you get over that initial hump of the first two bosses, you're swimming in swag and level ups.

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    No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I played SotN for the first time two years ago.

    I was severely over hyped for it, by other people. Mostly on this board!

    But it was good enough that I wasn't totally let down.

    I found the last third of the game(good ending) to be neat for about 10 minutes, then hokey and asinine.

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    LCDXXLCDXX A flask of wood and glass Terre Haute, INRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    So excited for this. I've been waiting for this for a looooooooong time.

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    Neo RasaNeo Rasa Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    SirToons wrote: »
    Neo Rasa wrote: »
    360 has a new best game now. :D

    I wonder how this will be received in general. Will it be considered unstoppably difficult due to the ease of completing recent games in the series?
    What?

    Since when was SotN hard?

    Seriously. Once you get over that initial hump of the first two bosses, you're swimming in swag and level ups.

    You can't possibly tell me that the newer CV games wouldn't make ANY old CV game seem like the hardest thing ever made. :P

    That said, what hump with the first two bosses? You perform Hellfire ONCE and Slogra is dead, and Gaibon is nothing by himself. Or you just use the Axe from the previous room to annihilate Gaibon first. Takes longer but just as easy.

    Combine that with, well, let me put it this way: We take serious liberties with what games are in our kiosks at the store. Typically it's always a classic game anthology. People that have no problem playing 3D action games CANNOT FIGURE OUT King of Dragons, Magic Sword, etc. Mega Man X Collection exposed to the general gaming public is hilarity incarnate. Even Otogi gives people a run for their money because, well, man fuck humanity.

    Anyways my point is that the game may be too difficult for its general audience, especially if their only previous exposure to Castlevania was on the GBA/DS.

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    TxdoHawkTxdoHawk Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    As an official Gaming Wimp(tm) I can chime in and say that SOTN is more than reasonable throughout most of the game. There are hard bits and bosses, but then again, I had no problem going around the castle and leveling up, listening to the awesome music the whole time. <3 People who are obsessed with progressing through bosses ASAP may get a little frustrated, but a lot of times those are the people with inhuman reflexes that can just study a boss for 10 minutes and whip it (pun intended) on skill alone.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited March 2007
    Do XBLA games have achievements

    because I am going to get a 360 soon

    and this game

    and fuck if I won't complete every single thing in it

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    Neo RasaNeo Rasa Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    TxdoHawk wrote: »
    and whip it

    If only they added in whips. :(

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    PoochPooch Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Do XBLA games have achievements

    because I am going to get a 360 soon

    and this game

    and fuck if I won't complete every single thing in it
    Yeah, up to 200 points for Arcade games.

    I think there's a list online of all the achievements for SOTN.

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    RancedRanced Default Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Keith wrote: »
    Do XBLA games have achievements


    yes

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    The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Quick google search popped these up.

    Rampage 5
    Defeat 10 consecutive enemies using the standard weapons without getting hit.

    Apprentice 5
    Defeat 10 consecutive enemies using only magic without getting hit.

    Weapon Master 10
    Defeat 10 consecutive enemies using special weapons without getting hit.

    Changeling 10
    Obtain the Bat, Wolf and Mist transformations.

    Familiar 10
    Collect all five familiars in the game.

    Demon Slayer 10
    Defeat Gaibon and Slorga.

    Bloodlines 10
    Defeat Dracula in the Bloodlines stage without getting hit.

    Warlock 15
    Unlock/Cast all eight of Alucard's spells.

    Topsy Turvy 20
    Unlock the Inverted Castle.

    Money Bags 25
    Collect a bank of $100,000.

    Seeker 35
    Explore 200.6% of the game.

    Belmont's Revenge 45
    Finish the game, including the inverted castle, as Richter.

    In other words... 200 points for simply playing the game.

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    ArugulaZArugulaZ Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Symphony of the Night isn't too difficult, at least until you reach the inverted castle. (Spoiler) Galamoth is a beast if you don't have gear that protects you from lightning... even the heal spell won't save you from his wrath! Get the right equipment for the job, however, and he's cake with creamy chocolate frosting. His attacks will actually HEAL you with the right rings and armor!

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    DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    [noparse]
    Spoilers go here
    [/noparse]

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