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Castlevania: Dawn of Dissonance - A Juste Story Mode Hack

Hack of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Description:

Castlevania Dawn of Dissonance is a Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow romhack aiming to modify most of the games content. There is a new story, new items, sprites, weapons, music, and most of the castle was modified in both small and big ways. Set 8 years after his last adventure, join Juste Belmont and his companions as they work to unravel the plot of the Bartley family.

8/11/2021 v1.0.5 is out now. Lots of bugfixes, addressing more player feedback and added a few new things. Provided this version is without any issues it will be the last update to Dawn of Dissonance.

Notes:

  • This is first and foremost a difficulty hack
  • Belnades Blood Edition differences are in the patch notes.
  • Lvl 1 Mode patches are now available in the download (Patch to a vanilla DoS rom)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: DS (all) (v. 20210227-111036)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 47530FF87E608F88105A314FDF36DC385F8DEC94
  • File/ROM CRC32: 135737F6

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
LagoLunaticOriginal HackingDsvedit
OerstedProductionSome help with portraits and beta testing
Dev AnjProductionCustom Armips patches, Beta testing, feedback.
Masked DededeHackingMany Contributions
Fat T-800 Albert "Edvard"DesignSprite edits, inspiration, beta testing.

User Review Information

I really wanted to recommend this hack BUT...

Reviewed By: Aceearly1993 on 04 Aug 2021

It’s totally good to see a “real” expansional hack to Dawn of Sorrow, the ever-rising enthusiasm to Castlevania franchise driven me to apply and check the content of this hack, but sadly I find the considerable amount of Metroid references disrupting and annoying enough to keep me away from really enjoying this hack; I don’t know if it’s just me, but their art style did not fit that of Dawn of Sorrow graphics, thus made the total art style disorienting, well, at least in my view. But beside of that, this hack is a no doubt a high quality, creatively done top tier work which author deserves more praise and love from Castlevania fans.

EDIT: So the version is updated to 1.0.4 but no mention about a separate patch that drops the Metroid references. Review stays.

Version 1.0.2 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Could save Juste Belmont from obscurityjm10288718 Nov 20211.0.5Yes
Awesome hack!!METAZERO18 Oct 20211.0.5Yes
One of the best game hacks I've ever played.angico21111 Oct 20211.0.5Yes
This Hack it's a work of love for Castlevania Fansfer32xX02 Sep 20211.0.5Yes
One of, if not, the best DoS hack out there.Masked Dedede21 Jun 20211.0.3aYes
The Harmony of Dissonance sequel we never got.Cyiatic16 May 20211.0.2Yes
I really wanted to recommend this hack BUT...Aceearly199304 Aug 20211.0.2No
Greatest DS Castlevania to Date!StarWyvern27 Apr 20211.0.2Yes
A+++ hack. Very enjoyable experience!NetherSpecter18 Apr 20211.0.2Yes
Ah sequel we never hadAnoram17 Apr 20211.0.2Yes
A masterpiece made out of love for CastlevaniaDeviousB11 Apr 20211.0.2Yes
So good that I got addictedrafaelhelano08 Apr 20211.0.1Yes
What a great hack!Hect0r07 Apr 20211.0.1Yes
A Small Fan-Made RomHack is a complete Understatement!Oersted04 Apr 20211.0.0Yes
Beginning of Something WonderfulVK221203 Apr 20211.0.0Yes