Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (Nintendo 64)

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A mildly fun Castlevania with too much wasted potential Diogo Ribeiro (329) 2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars

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Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.1

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That Gaming Site
This is the perfect adventure game, featuring awesome gameplay that never gets stale, an evocative atmosphere, exciting action, mind-bending puzzles and secrets and four engaging and chilling storylines in one of the best Castlevania games ever.
games xtreme
I’m not going to beat around the bush hear! This game is good, but one of the most damn annoying ones I’ve played for quite some time. Some sections in this game really do test your patience. The fact is, in some cases there is absolutely no room for error. I’ve actually got so p****d off while playing this game, I broke one of my pads when I got ripped off trying one of the levels. As far as I can remember, I’ve been sliced, diced, fried, squashed, spiked, melted, cooked… keep your wits about you. It may be annoying, but it won’t change the fact that it’s a totally brilliant game that I can’t begin to recommend enough.
Total! (Germany)
Wäre Legacy of Darkness vor einem Jahr erschienen, wäre es sicherlich das bessere, komplettere Castlevania. Doch unter dem Gesichtspunkt, dass die Änderungen marginal und kaum spürbar sind, abgesehen von den neuen Charaktermodellen, bietet dieser Titel Spielern des Prequels zu wenig. Wer sich allerdings zum ersten Mal auf die dreidimensionale Fährte Draculas setzt, bekommt mit Legacy of Darkness ein fesselndes Abenteuer, bestehend aus überdurchschnittlichen Puzzles, nervenzehrenden Sprungeinlagen und actionreichen Scharmützeln mit einer Vielzahl origineller Gegner geboten.
Quebec Gamers
Je ne sais trop quoi ajouter d'autre, le jeu est sensiblement comme le premier. Même si au départ on croirait avoir une nouvelle aventure, on se rend compte qu'éventuellement, on parcourt plusieurs environnements presque identiques au premier. Le jeu ajoute suffisamment de nouveautés pour tenir les vrais amateurs, mais pour les autres, je vous conseil de ne pas le payer trop cher, surtout si vous n'aviez pas aimé le premier épisode plus que ça. Je lui mets une cote inférieure au premier à cause de la ressemblance et le manque de nouveautés. Si vous aviez un seul Castlevania à acheter entre les 2, je vous suggère tout de même l'original.
Un gioco sicuramente da considerare nella propria ludoteca Nintendo64, chiudere un occhio su alcuni vistosi ed evidenti limiti porterà ad apprezzare una vera e propria puntata di Castlevania. Riesce infatti a ricreare l’atmosfera e la passione che caratterizzavano i primi episodi, in una maniera tutta sua ma doverosamente apprezzabile. L’identità della serie è intatta e ben definita, una realtà di certo lontana dai successivi tentativi apparsi su Ps2 ed X-Box.
Gaming Target
Castlevania: LOD is a very good game if you are a fan of the original N64 entry, but don't already own it. For those that do own the first or didn't like it to begin with, this special edition version isn't worth the price or second effort.
Complaints aside, Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness is exactly what it sets out to be: a better version of the original. If you loved the first one, there's enough added value to justify picking this game up, even though it feels a little dated now, and its price is pretty steep. But if you're one of those people who felt that Castlevania should've never made the jump into 3D, Legacy of Darkness will do only a little more than the original in convincing you otherwise.
Super Play
Sammanfattningsvis kan man nog säga att Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness är ett ganska bra val om man bara är ute efter ett vanligt actionspel. Jämfört med exempelvis Hybrid Heaven står det sig bra och har man inte spelat det förra spelet och dessutom kan tänka sig att stå ut med en tveksam spelkontroll är det helt klart ett spel man inte ska missa. Är man däremot ute efter en motsvarighettill originalet eller Symphony of the Night kommer man nog att bli besviken. Allting är relativt. Så sant som det är sagt.
This year comes Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness, a pseudo sequel to the series' N64 original. We say pseudo because the game is more of an upgrade to last year's effort than it is a full-blown sequel, offering many of the same characters, weapons and even levels of Castlevania (64). But there are a few notable improvements worth mentioning, primarily the addition of a handful of new levels and characters, plus new storylines and different quests per character. Is it all worth another $60, though? As far as we're concerned, only if you've never played the original.

The Video Game Critic
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness has its awkward moments, but its forgiving nature and fun atmosphere will help you see past its faults.
Bref, si dans le fond Castlevania : Legacy of Darkness n'est pas un mauvais jeu, on se pose quand même cette question. Pourquoi Konami sort-il ce jeu aussi peu de temps après le Castlevania 64 en y ajoutant certes des choses, mais pas assez pour valoir véritablement le coup.
Mega Fun
Der Versuch, Castlevania – Legacy of Darkness fortzusetzen, ging wohl etwas in die Hose. Die Steuerung des Spieles ist noch genauso schlecht wie beim Vorgänger. Auch die Qualität der Grafikdarstellung wirkt mehr als vorsintflutlich. Hinzu kommt noch, dass man sich die ersten Stunden des Spiels mit den Levels und Gegnern des Prequels herumärgern muss, was Castlevania-Fans sicherlich den letzten Nerv rauben wird. Nur die Tatsache, dass man alle zehn Meter speichern kann, könnte dafür sorgen, dass das Modul doch in dem ein oder anderen Modulschacht stecken bleibt.
The Next Level
Basically, Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness winds up short of being a worthy N64 title to add to a collection. In essence, the latest incarnate translates as a 'been there, done that' type of title and I can’t say that I like it at all. A rental could keep gamers busy for a few days, but only if they can put up with shot controls and muddy pace. If you’re looking for a Castlevania game, my suggestion is to pick up a copy of Symphony of the Night; (or Rayman 2 for a solid adventure game).