CVDXC Is A remake of the Japan-only Title" Akumajou Dracula X Chi no Rondo"
(Translated as Castlevania X Rondo Of Blood) and a complation of Castlevania Symphony of the night. The game has recieved many numerous enchancments over the original including a 2.5 dimensional graphical update, remixed music, new artwork,etc.
Overall the Game is phenomenal but,casual gamers beware this game will be incredibly frustrating for you. Especially for the newer castlevania fans who have not ever played a classic castlevania game before. moving on, the game plays just like the original but many layers of depth have been added to the graphics,(with 3D swinging pengilums,etc)
The game plays almost exactly the same as Chi no rondo, but that's NOT a bad thing
The new graphics have been hailed by many as atrocious ,gorgeous among many other things. i however thought they were great,not amazing but still very nice. The texturing on the Character models is pretty well done but we can clearly see that the main focus of making this game was not to concentrate only on the visuals. Thats not to say the new graphics for a 2.5D game have not been given considerable depth, the backgrounds are quite amazing looking.
The music has been given a new facelift with Electric guitars, organs, chorus and alot of other really great instruments. IT sounds TRULY EPIC and i do not use that word very often.
Voice acting(DXC) 10/10
The voice acting in the REMAKE suprised me, it was really WELL done. Konami did an excellent job selecting voice talents. at first i thought Richter was done by cam clarke but then turned out to be someone else ,anyway the voices match the character portraits and models on screen very well
New RE-DUB of SOTN 7/10 *note that this is just my own opinion, you will most likely disagree*
This is the low point of the game, while SOTN an amazing game within itself most of the new voice acting is poorly done. while looking at the character portraits and listening to the new voice acting i Cried on the inside. almost every characters voice has been murdered(save for Richter). Most of them don't fit the characters at all anymore ,while some people said the old voice acting was monotone and cheesy it fit the characters and their portraits perfectly. not once did i find it cheesy. now the voice acting is the same as DXC but the mangled script is horrible and the voices just don't fit the characters(or their portraits) at all. And For the umpteenth time the Very talented voice actor Yuri
Lowenthal has been overused(ALUCARD) at first i thought it was dave whittenburg(Shaft) but turned out to be lowenthal which is extremely dissapointing because he has been in so many different shows and games lately that he has just been overused.
you may know Yuri from playing Sasuke*naruto* i know him from a great deal of great rpgs and other anime.
All in all DXC is a great buy,get it for the remake and the original verison of Chi no rondo but stick around for the new revamped SOTN.
OLD SOTN INTRO(very epic)
NEW INTRO( dracula doesn't have the epic "this cannot be!! nooooo!" echo at the end)http://youtube.com/watch?v=lf_ck-O3LyU