For years, it seemed like we would never see the classic side of Konami again. The company was heavily invested in its pachinko business, and it was quite offensive that the other new Metal Gear and Silent Hill games that we would see of the company in this Category, rather than full sequels. But it has got a little brighter and has begun to revive some of the classics that came first.
And that includes Castlevania . Last month, there was the surprising announcement that it brought back two of its old-school favorites for Requiem a compilation celebrating the Legacy, even though it did not contain all of his games. And I am pleased to report that Konami has for the most part treated these two titles with dignity and respect. Now the real question is whether we will continue this trend because I would pay absolutely good money to see a Castlevania requiem: Castlevania Bloodlines and Super Castlevania IV sometime.
The first notable title in this collection is Rondo of Blood or some of these shores known as Dracula X . This is not the Super Nintendo version, which was modified from the original, but the original itself, which first debuted on the TurboGrafx CD platform overseas. I'm all the happier because this game was not really noticed on our shores at the beginning. (1
But instead of a traditional Belmont (well, apart from the opening sequence), you instead control Alucard, the son of Dracula. He's fed up with his father's antics ("I've come to put an end to it") and uses his abilities to fight evil forces. Konami has done a great job translating this game as it holds moderately well.