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Marble Gallery / Yet Another Castlevania Web Project Idea
« Last post by Alucard on September 29, 2023, 08:37:45 AM »
I've been flirting with this idea for a while, but after seeing some spoilers for the Dreaded New Show and realizing that my worst nightmares have come true, I'm starting to take it a bit more seriously.

Since Ao3 is open source, I was thinking that I'd like to use the code to make a small fanfic repository for the Castlevania games, especially since the fans of............. a certain shitty adaptation are known to not be very good at tagging their works properly. There probably wouldn't be many changes from Ao3 proper, both because I think it's a very well-made website, and because the majority of the source code is written in Ruby, a language that I don't understand.

And don't worry, I'm not dropping my Castlevania Wiki project for this!! I was putting it on hold for a while because it was pushing the limits of my shared hosting plan, and I wasn't quite ready to start looking at VPS plans just yet. But since I'll be needing a VPS to install Ruby to use the Ao3 source code, I'll probably get working on that soon. Hopefully in a few weeks?
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Nest of Evil / Re: It's Castlevania Day!!
« Last post by wygolvillage on September 27, 2023, 10:20:53 AM »
Happy late birthday, Castlevania. You changed my life <3
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Nest of Evil / It's Castlevania Day!!
« Last post by Alucard on September 26, 2023, 10:52:08 PM »
It's September 26th, which means that the Castlevania franchise is officially 37 years old!! I just wanted to make a little celebratory post to give thanks and appreciation for these wonderful little games :)
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Forum Discussion / Re: In Regards to Castlevania: Nocturne
« Last post by wygolvillage on September 15, 2023, 07:15:03 AM »
Noted!
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Forum Discussion / In Regards to Castlevania: Nocturne
« Last post by Alucard on September 14, 2023, 08:19:51 PM »
With just two weeks until Castlevania: Nocturne's untimely release, I've made a decision regarding the future of Netflixvania discussion on this forum:

From now on, posting about any of Netflix's Castlevania projects will not be allowed. I'm going to be locking the previous topics on this subject, and any attempts to make new topics will be promptly deleted. There's not going to be any penalty for breaking this rule*, because I think that would be petty and unfair.

It's entirely possible that this ban may be lifted some time in the future, but for now I'm not very interested in dealing with the negativity that Netflixvania brings, especially now that I'm busy with college and don't really have the time to be getting mad at a television show.

*Exceptions will be made if you are clearly acting in bad faith
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Mechanical Tower / Re: Bloodstained
« Last post by wygolvillage on September 08, 2023, 07:29:04 AM »
Definitely agreed! I think if they go into the sequel game without any kickstarter-based obligations (which I think is likely, since they can fund it from the money they got from the first game rather than crowdsource it) the development will probably end up being a lot smoother. I think the issue there was that they had 100000 different stretchgoals to build hype- and a lot of them ended up being pretty cool features!- but realistically it's hard to deliver all of them in a timely manner.

Nightmare is definitely fun! I love level 1 hard modes, especially OOE's. It really makes you think out of the box about which abilities to use...
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Mechanical Tower / Re: Bloodstained
« Last post by Alucard on September 07, 2023, 05:15:44 PM »
Ahhh Bloodstained........ Probably one of my favorite IGAvanias, if only for the fact that it was my first proper introduction to the Castlevania series at large. It's the first and only game that I've platinum'd on Steam, then went ahead and completed everything else in the game that wasn't covered by trophies (well........ I still need to finish my Nightmare run).

As for the recent announcement, I'm glad that Bloodstained's development journey is finally coming to an end. It's been an arduous eight years since the Kickstarter first launched. My hope is that all (or at least most) of the kinks they ran into have been smoothed out now, and Bloodstained II's release will be much smoother.
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Mechanical Tower / Bloodstained
« Last post by wygolvillage on September 07, 2023, 05:51:01 AM »
Figured I'd start a Bloodstained topic since the new update announcement video came out. Stuff like the multiplayer, costumes, and Chaos mode are pretty cool, but I'm most excited about Dominique's Curse. A CVII-like as an opportunity to flesh out Dominique a bit more seems like, specifically made for me :P

It's been several years and they're only just now getting to the end of their promised backer rewards and stuff so I wonder if they bit off a bit more than they could chew with that, but I'm usually excited for what does come out regardless. (I wonder if after this they'll finally be able to start development on that sequel game, lol)
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Nest of Evil / Re: What Happened to Moonlight Rhapsody?
« Last post by wygolvillage on August 27, 2023, 04:18:23 PM »
Ah... hmm.  That's definitely interesting. I guess that's one part of the mystery solved.

FWIW I actually like a lot of the Judgment designs (less so the writing) but I've never played it myself (I got those OOE hard mode bonuses the hard way lol)
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Nest of Evil / Re: What Happened to Moonlight Rhapsody?
« Last post by Alucard on August 27, 2023, 10:35:26 AM »
Well, it looks like we finally have something resembling an update about Moonlight Rhapsody.

Found on Reddit, it seems that the latest rumor is that the dev team has decided to turn Moonlight Rhapsody into a Castlevania fighting game. Ayup.

Considering the fact that it's a mobile game, and the....... dubious quality of Castlevania Judgment, I don't have much hope for it going forward. Not that I had much in the first place.
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