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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Definitive Edition

Hack of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Description:

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Definitive Edition combines various improvement/bugfix patches and QoL level edits to create the best way to play Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow. Included in this hack are:

  • Castlevania: Dawn of Dignity:

This hack replaces the game’s anime portraits with portraits similar to the ones featured in Aria of Sorrow, drawn by Ayami Kojima. Some portraits are taken from other official Castlevania games, while a handful were drawn from scratch by acediez.

  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Fixed Luck:

This hack fixes the Luck stat, which originally had next to no effect on the drop rate of Souls, to actively influence the drop rate based on height.

  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow No Required Touch Screen:

This hack removes the dependence on touch screen elements in the game. It removes the Seal drawing mechanic, skips the name signing at the start of the game, and enables you to break ice blocks with melee weapons.

  • An issue in the original game is that, once the player uses the Souls of Gergoth, Death and Abaddon to forge new weapons using the Weapon Synthesis mechanic, these Souls no longer count towards the 100% Soul collection, making the Chaos Ring unobtainable unless he starts a New Game+ file and obtains these Souls again. This has been fixed by allowing the player to collect these three Souls twice per run. These Soul canisters are only there when you don’t have the respective Souls in your possession. If you (somehow) missed a canister and beat the respective boss, the canister will only return once you remove the Soul you obtained from your inventory. Craft a weapon with the Soul, and the Soul in the canister will return without issues.
  • In the original, the Black Panther Soul, which gives you a huge speed boost and costs next to no MP, is found in one of the very last rooms in the game. This makes the Soul pretty useless. This hack places the Black Panther Soul in the room behind the Throne Room, a choice reminiscent of Aria of Sorrow.
  • This hack makes the Alucard Sword obtainable without the player having to resort to the use of glitches.

The Readme file of this patch contains two cheat codes, a Level 1 cap and a remove money code. These serve to enhance the replay value of the game, not to make the game easier.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Name: Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (USA).nds
  • MD5: CC0F25B8783FB83CB4588D1C111BDC18
  • SHA-1: 47530FF87E608F88105A314FDF36DC385F8DEC94
  • CRC32: 135737F6

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User Review Information

As it should have been

Reviewed By: bxbcore on 28 Feb 2019

This game should seriously not be played without these fixes - it punts a flawed game over the fence into something awesome that feels like a true successor to Aria of Sorrow, instead of a confusing, gimmicky mess.

Seriously - look at the default portraits in DoS. That aspect alone is enough to recommend this patch. And, dear lord, don’t get me started on the touch screen. Nothing SCREAMS FUN like having to pause what you’re doing to unsheathe the stylus to trace MAGICK SYMBOLS. The removal of the touch features were handled with immaculate grace.

Kudos to all the original authors and to Thirteen 1355 for compiling them in an easy-to-use patch (plus the bonuses that Thirteen added w/ Alucard sword, etc.)!

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
So much Yes!caminopreacher20 Dec 20191.0Yes
Great UpdateG30FF25 May 20191.0Yes
Good Quality of LifePRG02 May 20191.0Yes
Definitely deserves it's nameMagicalFlyingD00d26 Mar 20191.0Yes
As it should have beenbxbcore28 Feb 20191.0Yes
How Konami Should've Made ThisZiko27 Feb 20191.0Yes