Castlevania is a video game franchise made for Halloween
The night has just fallen onto Transylvania, as a familiar evil fills the air. A broken down and terrifying castle looks ominus in front of the full moon. It appears Count Dracula has risen again and whoever wields the Vampire Killer whip will have to destroy him. Using their skills as a member of the Belmont clan, can they survive the night? It will be filled with perilous traps and horrifying monsters.
This is Castlevania.
Castlevania is a video game franchise which celebrates horror and manages to cram in some of the best gameplay of any action/action-RPG game. The spooky atmosphere, references to classic horror films and mythology and overall quality between games has made Castlevania a series many gamers are fond of. Despite the difficulty of many of the entries.
Everyone has a Halloween tradition…
As the Lifecast’s resident Castlevania fanantic, I always try to play as many of the games as possible during the Halloween season. Whether it’s running through the castle in Symphony of the Night or fighting Dracula for the first time in the original game, I am not picky. I enjoy the series that much.
I decided to change it up this year for my yearly binge. I decided to share my love for the franchise with the Lifecast.
Welcome to the 13 Days of Castlevania!
From October 19th to the 31st, there will be a new Castlevania review on the Lifecast website. It will end with a big 30th anniversary retrospective on the first entry, as it is celebrating the big 3-0.
13 games that make up some of the best Castlevania has to offer
The Castlevania series has over 30 games in its library, but I decided to pick only 13. Why 13? Well, it’s a number commonly associated with bad luck and has been used quite a bit in horror.
The entries themselves will be varied enough from the series’ eras. The classic platformers on the NES and SNES, the awkward but decent 3D period and the birth of the Metroidvania genre.
What will be the first to kick it off?
Here’s a hint…