Retro Review: Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow | oprainfall

oprainfall's Guy Rainey writes:

"Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow begins with a man named Soma Cruz, a transfer student in Japan climbing to the top of the Hakuba Shrine to witness the solar eclipse in 2035 (Don’t be alarmed; the game may start in Japan, but that has no real influence on the plot or design). Somehow, at the point of the eclipse, he is drawn into Dracula’s Castle where he comes across Mina Hark- I mean, Mina Hakuba, a personal friend of Soma’s, and a strange man named Genya Arikadyo. Genya tells Soma that he has the ability to absorb the powers of the monsters in the castle, which Soma promptly goes out to explore."

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