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CV Dawn of Symphony (Alucard SOTN Hack)

Hack of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Description:

This is a hack that serves as a fanmade sequel to the iconic Symphony of the Night, as such it not only features a brand new story but also features a returning cast of characters such as Richter, Maria, Shaft, Dracula, Succubus, and Alucard. Another it also features is returning items, weapons, and armors from the game as well. There has also be other features carried over from previous Castlevania games such as Maxim Kischine’s legendary Stellar Sword, Dark Pain from the Lords of Shadow series, and the Laser Sword from Curse of Darkness. Another thing that has been added is changes to the majority of the music ingame using various fan favorite tracks from previous CV games such as Bloody Tears, Divine Bloodlines, Dracula’s Castle, Nocturne, and many more, also there has been a there has been changes made to the ingame difficulty to make this Metroidvania more challenging for the players since Metroidvanias are traditionally rather easy.

V1.1 of the hack features new changes from the previous release such as,

1.Changes to the whip knuckle, mach punch, cestus and poison fist animations.

2.Changes to the Dark Pain weapon and Hrunting weapons actually resembling their respective item icons.

and

3.Changes to the enemy stats.

Enjoy.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • File: Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow (U)[!].gba
  • Length: 6623588 Bytes (50 Mbit)
  • CRC32: 384A1899
  • MD5: 2E8598B3 62FD22C6 34933429 0C5123CA
  • SHA1: 8E527F75 B234087F 03E382F9 C40345E5 E4EA699E

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User Review Information

My thoughts so far...

Reviewed By: Emberson on 30 Jul 2017

I’d like to begin by saying that I have not played very far in. At the time of this comment, I have gotten to the Creaking Skull after filling as much map as possible. The animation for Alucard is amazing, and Maria doesn’t look bad herself, but everything else that I can praise is a result of this game being Aria of Sorrow. The story is very bare bones, but I went in expecting that to be the case. It needs some tuning if it wants to grab the player’s interest. Speaking of tuning, I was ecstatic to hear the intro to “Dracula’s Castle”. It has a great buildup to what is again an amazing song is what I would say if it built up anything at all. Instead, the song stays very quiet like the intro, and is missing the soft, sad climax of the original piece. Absent is the punch of the PSONE original, but that’s to be expected on GBA hardware, but if I can’t compare it to the original I have to compare it to the previous Entrance Hall theme, and it still doesn’t stack up. I’m excited to see if anything has changed for the better as I progress, but as of now I feel that it is sorely lacking. I have some suggestions for the next update.

1. Fix the [Hold Up] animation’s flickering problem. 2. While it would not be a huge grievance if this was ignored, I would rewrite the dialogue to deliver a more interesting narrative. 3. Add a crunchier, louder bass to what exists now in “Dracula’s Castle, and maybe put in the ending piece to complete the song.

I look forward to future builds of this project. Here’s hoping for a better V.1.2.

Version 1.1 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A very fun, but challenging hackScposteel07 Feb 20211.1Yes
This should be canon in the series!^_^Ariel Schnee30 Apr 20201.1Yes
very good hack, but where are the items of the hard mode?and Laser Sword?Ralf15 Apr 20201.1Yes
Amazing!StarWyvwern16 Dec 20191.1Yes
And amazing hack!Sayo03 Oct 20171.1Yes
Just awesome.Cuco12 Aug 20171.1Yes
Fantastically Challengingesharp8931 Jul 20171.1Yes
My thoughts so far...Emberson30 Jul 20171.1No
Fantastic!malucard14 Jul 20171.1Yes
Awesome!WebSlinger27 Mar 20171.1Yes