Saturday, 9 July 2016

Castlevania Symphony of the Night - PS4 remake

Castlevania Symphony of the Night was a side-scrolling game released by Konami in 1997 on the original Sony PlayStation console. The game was a great success when it was first released and has become an all-time classic amongst retro gaming fans and is regarded by many as one of the greatest 2D side-scrolling action games of all time.

In recent years, we have seen many older games given a modern twist by changing them from their original 2D style into 3D. In many cases this simply has not worked as the original essence of the gameplay, which made the original game so playable, has been lost, in favour of 3D views or a first person perspective.

It would make a very successful game if a company were given the admittedly daunting task of recreating Castlevania Symphony of the Night with full 1080p sprites and backgrounds whilst leaving the gameplay style and general levels and areas untouched. This kind of thing has been achieved before with Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix where the sprites and backgrounds have been graphically updated but the gameplay which made the original so great has been unaltered.

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