My fave Castlevania game actually. I R4'd it to try it out and got my first feel of the metroidvania style of gameplay. Really enjoyed the game a lot now. Johnathan is a physical fighter who uses various weapons, Charlotte uses lots of magical attacks and spells that can be charged for even greater strength. Imagine Mario 64, only the castle is FUCKING HUGE with tons of enemies there as well, then painting that have even more worlds in them with even MORE enemies in them. That's essentially what this game is and its awesome~ I had it on my R4 for a long time but finally I saw it at a gamestop for about 12 bucks during Summer 2015. Really glad to have a complete copy of the game now~ I still play it when I'm feeling like some Castlevania.
I used to own this back when it was only a year old, back when I had the horrible clamshell of a DS. It was also my first dive into the SOTN style of Castlevanias too. All I can say is I'm glad I started with a pretty good one, while it's not the best, it's still a really great game. The thing I remember most is... the first painting, that european city style was pretty refreshing.
This is the game that was the catalyst to the end of my R4 dependancy on games for DS. I had this game R4'd for the longest time and I considered it the BEST RPG on DS I've ever played. One of the best RPGs I've ever played in general really. Then I R4'd tons of games and never had any real intention of buying my games. But one day I saw this in a gamestop for 20 bucks sitting ALONE on the DS rack. I had a thought "It would be cool to at least own the best RPG I ever played on the DS, sure yeah mine!" Brining it home, realized how much of a hypocrite I was being as a gamer. Now I own all the DS games that I really loved. Fitting that this game does this, giving the title and what it means even. Poetic. The game has an AMAZING story and the battle system is the most unique thing I've seen during its time. Neku is on the bottom screen and fights via touch screen, his partner is on the upper screen and controls with either Dpad or face button. The soundtrack is the best on the DS I've ever here for sure, I still have quite a lot of the songs on my ipod and still listen to them randomly.
I really need to get this game. It looks amazing and I listened to the soundtack. I'm going to put it on my flashcard.
Unique artstyle and sountrack. I think a lot of people can relate to the introverted main character and his struggles.