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7.Castlevania: Symphony of the Night


When Castlevania games get it wrong, as they often do, it’s because they don’t make Castle Dracula an interesting enough place to visit. Symphony of the Night avoids that mistake. This castle is a sprawling, labyrinthine place, built according to some kind of nightmare architectural logic. Dank catacombs, massive spires, and an eerily silent library lend variety, but all feel of a piece. Just when you think you’ve gotten the lay of the land, you enter an upside-down version of the castle, and have to learn everything all over again. Symphony’s other insight is to make the castle the real enemy. Your character, Alucard, is fairly overpowered to start with. As the game goes on, he acquires so many weapons and abilities that all but the toughest baddies are pushovers. The real challenge: explore every inch of the castle, and find all the power-ups that will help you explore even more of it. So Alucard transforms into a bat, dons spike-busting armor, and even travels to the inner reaches of his own mind. All this, and a boss battle against a massive, floating ball of human corpses. Thirteen years later, this castle is still full of surprises. _Mitch Krpata
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