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Video Chums (Oct 27, 2018)
It may not feature perfect ports but Castlevania Requiem still contains 2 of the best games ever made. However, after playing through these gems, it's hard not to feel bittersweet. On one hand, the era of perfectly crafted gaming experiences has passed in favour of Hollywood-style rubbish and wannabe indie developers. On the other, enjoying these timeless classics again is an absolute treat.
85
Way Too Many Games (Oct 28, 2018)
Castlevania Requiem overcomes its lack of extra features by providing PS4 owners with arguably the two best Castlevania games. Both games have definitely managed to stand the test of time in terms of gameplay, and are still a blast to play. In an age where metroidvanias are released nearly on a weekly basis, being able to play the game that defined the genre is fantastic, as well as being able to to play the rare and celebrated PC Engine CD classic. If you’re a Castlevania fan do yourself a favor and get this collection.
80
Push Square (Nov 05, 2018)
As a starting point to the 1792 Dracula X story-line, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood is a fantastic 1993 example of the traditional NES Castlevania's arcade, platforming template, which shouldn't be missed. However, Castlevania Requiem disappoints with a lack of extras like developer interviews, or an art museum. It's contentious that Castlevania Requiem is based on the Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles' version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, because it alters the original PSone's voice acting and script, although pleasingly the PSP version enables you to unlock a playable version of Maria Renard. The PS4 Trophy list deserves special mention for giving extra incentive to explore both games more thoroughly. The simplest way to recommend Castlevania Requiem is by acknowledging that it includes one of PSone's best ever games, in 1997's frightfully superb Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
75
TechRaptor (Nov 10, 2018)
Ultimately, Castlevania Requiem is a great collection of games in a passable but somewhat underwhelming package. There are no extras to speak of and a limited options menu. The things you can change feel like a very bad oversight. Nonetheless, this is still a tight package of two excellent games at a reasonable price. The addition of trophies and a higher resolution is sure to be enough reason for fans of these classic games to jump back in.
72
Gameplay (Benelux) (Nov 28, 2018)
Beide games blijven na al die jaren leuke old school action-platformers, maar krijgen hier niet de beste port. Als basis zijn de PSP-versies van enkele jaren terug genomen, wat tot onder meer een nogal fletse presentatie leidt.
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4Players.de (Oct 25, 2018)
Natürlich könnte man Konami vorwerfen, dass man Rondo of Blood durchaus mit dem Remake Dracula X Chronicles hätte ersetzen und im gleichen Zuge Symphony of the Night einer ähnlichen Überarbeitung unterziehen können, anstatt nur eine audiotechnisch leicht überarbeite Version der pixeligen 2D-Action-Adventure anzubieten. Dessen ungeachtet schaffen es aber beide Klassiker, die immerhin 25 bzw. 21 Jahre auf dem Buckel haben, annähernd die gleiche Faszination zu entfachen, wie sie es bei vergangenen Spielergenerationen erreicht haben.
70
We Got This Covered (Oct 29, 2018)
So how do I rate this sucker? Like I said before, the games are near-flawless, but the port is lacking. If you’re anything like me, and you haven’t played these before, then I urge you to waste no time giving this one a go. Konami may be on the s**tlist of everyone in the gaming-media loop, but that’s no reason to deny yourself the experience of these two classic games. If you’re a longtime fan, however, you may want to steer clear. You’ve no doubt played a better version of both of these games, and you’re not missing anything by skipping out here. Castlevania Requiem is an ultimately lazy port-job, best suited to allowing Konami to weasel their way back into the public conscious.
70
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 29, 2018)
Castlevania Requiem ne fait pas beaucoup d’efforts. Il se contente de réunir, tel quel, Symphony of the Night et Rondo of Blood sous une même appellation, eux qui étaient déjà présents dans The Dracula X Chronicles sorti en 2008 sur PSP. Peu d’habillage, menus toujours aussi insupportables, traduction d’une médiocrité absolue : il y a des vestiges d’un autre temps que l’on aurait aimé voir corrigés. Cependant, Symphony of the Night et Rondo of Blood étaient d’excellents jeux qui gardent des qualités évidentes. Si vous n’êtes pas trop exigeant sur la forme et avez l’esprit retrogaming, c’est du bon !
60
GameSpew (Oct 26, 2018)
If you have fond memories of the original PlayStation version of Symphony of the Night and were expecting Castlevania Requiem to offer the definitive version of the game, however, you might want to think twice. While Rondo of Blood is entertaining enough, the lack of extras and the inferior version of Symphony of the Night being included in this package is sure to disappoint.
60
Game Revolution (Oct 29, 2018)
Castlevania: Requiem is a good reminder of the best parts of the series but the collection also makes it more evident that Konami is maybe currently not adept enough to create thrilling new experiences and is only capable of haphazardly bundling together old ones in hopes that we won’t notice the difference.
60
Den of Geek (UK) (Oct 26, 2018)
Ultimately, whether the collection is worth it depends on your familiarity with Castlevania. If you’ve never played Symphony of the Night in any form, this is a must-buy. If you’re a longtime Castlevania fan who somehow missed out on Rondo of Blood up to this point, Requiem is also worth checking out. But if you’ve played both these games to death, there’s little reason to download this unless you really want those trophies.
60
Area Jugones (Oct 28, 2018)
La ausencia total de novedades a nivel de contenido y una escasez preocupante de mejoras técnicas se unen a una jugabilidad y un apartado técnico de más de 20 años que no muestran su mejor cara en PlayStation 4 para dar como resultado un título realmente duro para los jugadores actuales. Con todo ello, Castlevania Requiem no es fácil de recomendar, pero desde luego tanto Rondo of Blood como Symphony of the Night son obras que, ya sea en PC, PlayStation, NES o PlayStation 4, todo el mundo debería probar.


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