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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
alaScore 87

113 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and story are generally positive. The graphics and price are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 12 user reviews of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (Nintendo DS)

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Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow (DS)

 

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow is the latest iteration of Konami's decades-old franchise and the first to appear on the Nintendo DS. Don't let the title fool you; this really isn't the dawn of anything, except maybe a bunch more Castlevania games on the...

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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

 

Could this game be a post-Symphony “Symphony?”

Level layout different in a good way ; Glyph system really does feel unique ; Plotline covers new Castlevania territory ; Beautiful graphics and musical score

Difficulty ramped up from previous games ; Some of the quest items are very hard to find ; Recovery items are very expensive

Well, it could get too much, PoR already made it a gauntlet from savepoint to savepoint when you first were in an area.

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Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

 

Konami brings us yet another excellent excuse to go vampire hunting.

Glyph system allows for lots of customization; solid challenge; lots to explore; gorgeous graphics

Some areas are a bit small and linear; itÃ'Â's the same basic Ã'Â"MetroidvaniaÃ'Â"Ã'Â' formula

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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

 

Funny thing about the undead: they don't die very well, or at least don't stay dead for very long, as Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow will attest.

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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Review

 

Fans of Castlevania who don't own one, should probably think about buying a DS to play this game..

All and all, I love the music, the graphics, and the gameplay. If you did not have enough reasons to buy a Nintendo DS, this would be it. Either playing the game as Soma, or replaying it with Julius and gang, is well worth the price of admission. All...

Hell Silver Award!

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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

 

"...Dawn of Sorrow is both a fabulous series ambassador and also one of the best Nintendo DS titles available."

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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

 

Konami shows us that vampire hunting hasn't gone out of style.

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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow on Nintendo DS

 

Is the first direct Castlevania sequel a worthy addition to the series? The DS's Dawn of Sorrow is the fourth portable game in the Castlevania series. By now, it has proved its worth on handheld consoles. Ending the trio of games on the GBA was Aria of...

The game even offers a lot of replay value. Multiple endings, numerous types of weapons, tons of souls to collect, new game+ mode, and even Belmont mode (play as a different character who cannot absorb souls) all get unlocked when the game is beaten....

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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Review

 

Do you never get enough of Castlevania? Well never fear the next installment has arrived. It begins as a new plot to resurrect the Lord of Darkness drags Soma Cruz ...

From great graphics and sound to the classic 2D game play and the upgraded soul system, there is nothing about this game not to love. There is nothing negative to say about Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows. There is plenty of extras and replay value, and a...

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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

 

The DS might stand for Dawn of Sorrow, but in this case it could also stand for Done Superbly.

Excellent graphics, music, and sound effects ; Large castle with lots to discover ; Wireless Vs. Mode and soul trading are cool bonuses ; Dual screens and stylus are used very effectively during gameplay ; Switch between two different sets of equipment...

Souls appear infrequently ; Completing Magic Seals with the stylus during boss battles can be unforgiving ; Anime-style intro and character designs may turn off rabid purist fans

Dawn of Sorrow has just about everything you could ask for in a portable Castlevania title. It boasts great graphics, music, and sound effects, as well as tight controls that employ the touch screen just enough. It has a large castle to roam around...

Product Specifications

The year is 2036, one year after the events of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Soma Cruz finds himself at the center of a mysterious cults plan to resurrect their evil lord and master Dracula. In order to save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, Soma must infiltrate the enemys home base, a towering replica of Draculas castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures.

Game

Elements:Action - adventure
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:1

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Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Konami
Model:Dawn of Sorrow
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Castlevania

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action