A Castlevania Overview – Part 3

After the releases of both Super Castlevania 4 and Symphony of the Night, the Castlevania series began to take many of the twists and turns that have plagued the series as a whole up to now. Constant attempts to recapture the magic that Symphony of the Night had when released on the first PlayStation caused a rinse/repeat/recycle loop of titles that did not elevate the series pass it's previous achievements. This lead to the release of many games using the same Metroid-Vania formula with convoluted narratives, as well as half-hearten attempts to bring the series into the third dimension. Castlevania was a series that was lost in itself, struggling to find a new hit entry into the franchise and a new identity.

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