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Old 11-07-2006, 03:26 AM
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Right. Here's an update I was planning for Hallowe'en. (I know that's a week ago now, but Hallowe'en isn't over till the Simpsons say it is.) You guys know I'm a huge Mega Man fan; you may also know I'm into Zelda and Metroid. But I have another favourite game series that hasn't even been touched on this site until now. Here's my fiver of one of the greatest NES games of all: Castlevania!

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Old 11-07-2006, 04:53 AM
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Okay, never played that game, but the fiver's good. It reminded me of Van Helsing, for some reason.
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Funny, though as with most Video Game Fivers, I've never played the source material. More! More! More!
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:40 AM
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On a tangent, if you've enjoyed the StarTropic fiver, play the game. One of the greatest NES RPGs in my opinion.
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:43 AM
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I haven't played it, either. Still funny.
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Simon: Not bad. I wonder if this would work on taxes too.
Heh, worked that one nearly to d--... yeah...
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:49 AM
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More! More! More!
You bet! There are lots of Castlevania games I'd like to cover, and unlike with the Mega Man series, I don't feel any particular obligation to go in order. However, like the MM fivers, these will be strictly a diversion -- I have more important stuff for the site that comes first.
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Too bad we don't have anyone to five Twilight Princess within a week of release. Won't be me, I don't have the money for a Gamecube, much less a Revolution.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:36 AM
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Come on, a whip is a totally awesome weapon.

...Then again, my perception of that might have been somewhat tainted by Castlevania in the first place. Hm.

Well, it beats a yo-yo. Nice fiver. Warn me before you're going to pick up any more of my favorite video game series, though, I was staring at the update page for about five minutes with my mouth open.
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And now you can play the game again on hard mode! There'll be more enemies and you can pretend you're getting the Triforce of Courage and everything!
Yay Triforce!

Great fiver, Zeke. You almost persuade me to (find and) play the game.
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:01 PM
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If you hate Trek puns, don't read the Groaners page at Nitpicker Central. Too late? Oh well...

That is sad, isn't it? Link never actually gets the Triforce, right? It'd be nice if there was a game where he could actually get it.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:06 PM
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He totally gets part of the trifoce. But why would he get all of it? Only Ganon(dorf) is that greedy.
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That's the point. Link wants to use the Triforce for the right reasons, but not to abuse it, therefore it'd be safe with him.

Okay, Ganondorf (Dragmire) is the human form, Ganon is the pig monster form. Ocarina of Time established that, and OOT is officially the first game in the series chronologically. For most purposes, I use Ganondorf.
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The name Ganondorf has only appeared in three of the games. Physically speaking, he's only appeared in two. Ganon is the norm, Ganondorf was just a prototype.

But ANYWAY. I should have Twilight Princess for Wii on the 19th if all goes well. But from all reports, it's certainly not a ten day game. This sucker is a behemoth. A proper fiver would take a while. And a fair amount of room.

But ANYWAY ANYWAY excellent Castlevania fiver. I should be introducing myself to the series with the next DS installment, if all goes well.
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Old 11-07-2006, 10:31 PM
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Who says it has to be a proper fiver?

Just kidding.

Okay, the question becomes whether we ever see human form Ganondorf in anything other than OOT. If not, then I'd almost want to see Ganon sealed into the Evil Realm. You know, an implication that Link killed him outright in the top of Ganon's Keep, and that he sold his human soul to have one last shot at victory, maybe sacrifced it to form a permanent connection with the Triforce of Power so that as long as the Triforce exists he will, in Ganon form. Then it should be the pig monster floating away into the distance and the King of the Gerudo is still a corpse in the rubble of his castle.

What was a ten day game? OOT? I still fondly recall the days of "you need forty hours to do this thing." These days, if you stay within the proper boundaries of the game it should take four and a half, at least we got people going for that record. If you break the rules and utilize glitches all over the place we got people shooting for WAY less than five. There are people skipping entire Temples, for Zarquon's sake! Only doing half of Forest (need the Bow), Shadow (use Farore's Wind to skip half of that, too), and Spirit. I never quite try to speedrun and I can probably do six hours in my sleep and beat it the "real" way.
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That was reasonably amusing, considering I've only heard of Castlevania in the very vaguest sense before now.
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