Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Review
Portrait of Ruin is a great game because it stays true to the familiar Castlevania design and delivers a fun, lengthy adventure.
THE GOOD: Interesting dual-character mechanics. Improved visuals. Various weapons, spells, and items to collect. THE BAD: Not as lengthy or challenging as previous installments. Plot and character development aren't i... Read Full Review10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
This title is not even close in quality terms as symphony of the night, rondo of blood, or even bloodlines.It's another recycled style like Dawn Of Sorrow, and you might think the formula works, well... sort of. This ga... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Some things are better off left alone. But if games always followed that trend, then we wouldn't have Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, now would we? Portrait of Ruin is definitely a game that isn't afraid to step out of th... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Portrait of Ruin continues what SOTN, and Dawn of Sorrow left off, classic 2D Metroidvania goodness. There is a new cast of characters to play as like Charlotte, and Jonathan as well as a few that are unlocked once you b... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
In all of the castlevania games out to date this one takes the cake; if not all of it, most of it... I've played a lot of the castlevania games in the past and have been content with them. When I played Portrait of Rui... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
The Good: Great replay value since it's a long-lasting adventure (with many unlockables to go for besides a whole bunch of items); amazing soundtrack, well worthy of the tradition of Castlevania's melodies; good animatio... Read Full Review0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
When I started playing this, I didn't expect anything ground-breaking, only an improvement upon dawn of sorrow. Sadly, I don't think that's accomplished, in fact, this game may be worse than dawn of sorrow, so i'll ju... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Hi, I'm here to review Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. Graphics: This game is yet another awesome looking 2d sidescroller on DS. It carries on the series tradition of great animation, strong artistic design and bein... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
You walk into the woods that the monk told you. You hear the great war is getting worse and worse, and your father left you defenseless because of your foolishness. You travel with a friend into the dangerous realm of Dr... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
you will love this. just like symphony of the night & dawn of sorrow (and apparently aria of sorrow but never played that) -- it's a blast. lots of sidequests & secrets, it uses the same levelling up system & map systems... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin is the second iteration of the Castlevania series on the Nintendo DS, the first one, Dawn of Sorrow, released in late 2005, was a success, at least critically the game was highly acclaimed. T... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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