The Best Offense is a Good Opening: SOTN

Probably the biggest release for Xbox Live Arcade ever is this week’s Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Geomety Wars can blow me, and UNO is for “teh kiddies.” Nothing can best that which is Alucard. I’ve been day-dreaming about SOTN all day, and I’ve come to realize something about Konami’s opus: it has possibly the greatest opening to a video game ever.

I won’t spoil anything for the players that have not gotten a chance to play the PS1 version, but just know Konami designed the first sequence amazingly well. It ties into the game before it, it’s extremely epic, and it sets the tone for what’s to come, in terms of scope and plotline. It even had some wonderfully cheesy dialogue to go with it. Take a look at this little tidbit of Machiavellian literature from my boy Richter:

“Your words are as empty as your soul. Mankind ill needs a savior such as you.”

I mean, you can’t get any cheesier than that. And I can’t wait to relive it all over again.

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17 years ago

Holy shit, I’ve just been informed of something really cool. Alucard is Dracula spelled backwards. o_0

17 years ago

I loved this game so much, Im going to go Download it now.