Castlevania Season 2 Review - What Games To Play (For New Fans)

  • Published: 08 November 2018
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  • Luigitakesover
    Luigitakesover  3 weeks back

    You get a medal for beating a boss without getting hit in Order. Only "achievement run" I've ever given up on. Dracula is just too hard and there's not a single weapon combo that I was aware of that you could cheese him out with.

    • Judge Druss
      Judge Druss  4 weeks back

      0:39 Sans dog

      • Blizzard1942
        Blizzard1942  4 weeks back

        My Dad never played or even heard of the games, but he loved watching this show.

        • TheHero136
          TheHero136  2 months back

          My game of choice is still Super Castlevania IV on the SNES! So much fun!

          • Cartel Jameson
            Cartel Jameson  2 months back

            "Aria of Sorrow hasn't aged that well"

            Lol. What? That's a stupid take if I've ever seen one.

            • Venom
              Venom  1 months back

              Cartel Jameson I know right? If anything dawn of sorrow has aged worse because of its stupid touch screen gimmicks with the Seals( still love that game).

          • Adam Aksoy
            Adam Aksoy  2 months back

            Super castlevania 4 is a Nice starting point

            • Charlie Freerunning
              Charlie Freerunning  2 months back

              To me castlevania is the nes games and super nintendo

              • Glorious counterfiet
                Glorious counterfiet  2 months back

                Actually, the best Castlevania anyone can play? Castlevania 64

                • CM Chuck
                  CM Chuck  2 months back

                  When that iconic Castlevania 2 music came in at 7:40 I immediately started singing Dan Avidan’s lyrics to it. 🤦🏻‍♂️

                  • Brendan Rickey
                    Brendan Rickey  3 months back

                    What you don't think Castlevania 4 is the best, the gameplay is so smooth.

                    • Hallaxfors Hallerfors
                      Hallaxfors Hallerfors  3 months back

                      I gotta say, you got me into castlevania games. Played symphony of the night, it's awesome. Probably gonna play the nintendo DS ones next

                      • Uranium Shock92
                        Uranium Shock92  3 months back

                        Hell yeah, you definitely got me into the series man, and I need to say thanks for it, cuz I’ve had some of the most fun playing castlevania games, so thanks dud

                        • Kevin Roth
                          Kevin Roth  3 months back

                          At least you can admit ur an old shit who inherently hates new games hahaha

                          • Yannick Khalil
                            Yannick Khalil  4 months back

                            btw, Fuck Dracula, Fuck Vampires and Fuck all creatures of the night

                            • AvalonianSkies
                              AvalonianSkies  4 months back

                              i fucking HATE, HATE, HATE. Carmilla. she ruined so much of Season 2 for me.

                              • Scott Riley Adrueno
                                Scott Riley Adrueno  4 months back

                                I disagree with the Aria vs Dawn of Sorrow part. I still prefer Aria over Dawn because of the artwork and the story. The main reveal about Soma's true nature blew my young mind back then.

                                • ghosty06
                                  ghosty06  4 months back

                                  For masochists: play castelvania order of eclisia, unlock hard mode and play with max lvl 1, and use no healing items or consumables. Also use a new save slot so you don't get your previous equipment and beat every boss without getting hit.
                                  It's hard but fun.

                                  • Mark Burns
                                    Mark Burns  4 months back

                                    The third season will be 10 episodes and I'm sum what worried about the animation budget but this is Netflix so I'm doubtful that it'll be a problem.

                                    • Mark Burns
                                      Mark Burns  4 months back

                                      I'm pretty sure Netflix will put there money in this then Sabrina .

                                      • Mark Burns
                                        Mark Burns  4 months back

                                        Screw Sabrina the teenage which this is what I'm watching this Halloween.

                                        • Mark Burns
                                          Mark Burns  4 months back

                                          Really hope he reviews the third.

                                          • Muffinishere
                                            Muffinishere  4 months back

                                            If you like AUs and ship trevor x alucard you gonna love the lords of shadow games ;)

                                            • davidgun07
                                              davidgun07  5 months back

                                              I have beaten Castlevania 1 2 n 3 on famicom and beat castlevania the adventure on gameboy

                                              • Emil
                                                Emil  5 months back

                                                When I saw castlevania on Netflix today, I was like: „Alright. I’ll give it a shot.“ I ended up watching both seasons in one day. And I’m hooked to the franchise. Glad I found the Show.

                                                • WillieManga
                                                  WillieManga  5 months back

                                                  1: I love Dawn of Sorrow. Soma reminds me of Dante but with a cool soul gimmick, less personality, and a white jacket instead of red. But I really wanna see it on virtual console like Aria. Come on, let's see an emulation of the whole trilogy.
                                                  2: Hector and Isaac appear in this series. I still have an xbox so I plan on getting Curse of Darkness since I always thought it looked cool.

                                                  • Mark Burns
                                                    Mark Burns  5 months back

                                                    I can't wait for them to put their own interpretation on devil may cry,if it's as good as castlvania then I'll be happy enough😁.

                                                    • Noobie Doo'd
                                                      Noobie Doo'd  5 months back

                                                      Holy fuckballs Season one was cancer

                                                      • George Romasanta
                                                        George Romasanta  5 months back

                                                        only addicts will know what that is

                                                        • George Romasanta
                                                          George Romasanta  5 months back

                                                          Guilty as a castlevania addict. grew up with nes as a 4 year old I played castlevania 3. Teenage years is full of Sotn.

                                                          • KrisJM1234
                                                            KrisJM1234  6 months back

                                                            I have only played Castlevania Symphony of the Night, but it was one of the best gaming experiences I ever had. I also tried my buddy's ADHD medication at the same time so I was obsessed with it and beat it in two days.

                                                            • Morgan Finn
                                                              Morgan Finn  6 months back

                                                              After watching the show, I bought two of the games, and I’m so bad at the games i wish their was an easy mode for my dumbass :,)

                                                              • nate000088
                                                                nate000088  6 months back

                                                                allow me to show up late and spew nostalgia free and angry youtube comments at you, because I sure did not enjoy this show haha

                                                                Tho I gotta say I'll only disagree on the writing for the villains partly, since you point out that the writers do a good job of making them likable for how much screen time they've been given. Besides making the viking guy and dracula more sympathetic in their goals and the lady a very easily hatable character, I'm not sure the writers really put enough care into motivations and plans, especially for the two humans, let alone some of the deus ex machina level bs some of them pull...and that's in despite being in a show about bs magic and questionable physics.

                                                                Maybe I'm biased since I liked the viking guy for being the only smart one among all the villains, until he was just killed off, almost casually. He didn't act how anyone described him, but he was still the most fun, until the nofun cardboard characters wrote him out of the show.

                                                                tbh weak writing throughout 80% though the action and art/sound direction does make up for it, have to agree there. Good video overall, I'd say.

                                                                • CHANCE play
                                                                  CHANCE play  6 months back

                                                                  Wow I just found out its been out holy shit

                                                                  • SlyBeast
                                                                    SlyBeast  6 months back

                                                                    Castlevania 3 not fun!? See me after class. Oh, and if you're looking for a Castlevania game with thick narrative and character development, I highly recommend Lords of Shadow. That game has its haters but I'm not one of them. The twist at the end is a real treat if the internet hasn't spoiled it for you yet. The DLC is important narrative-wise but I wouldn't blame anyone for skipping the gameplay part of it and just watching the cutscenes on YouTube.

                                                                    • Mike Vasquez
                                                                      Mike Vasquez  6 months back

                                                                      I thoroughly enjoyed this show. It is for this reason that I worry for its future as shows I enjoy are typically not long lived.

                                                                      • markus corneliussen
                                                                        markus corneliussen  6 months back

                                                                        honestly imo the games you recommended was the worst games you could recommend outside of the Gameboy castlevania games and the weird 3d ones, IMO the games I would recommend is
                                                                        1. the first one thought this one is pretty darn old so it might not be for everybody
                                                                        2. Super castlevania 4 basically a remake of 1 but it has way better controls and "graphics" and it also helps it's much easier
                                                                        3. Castlevania Symphony of the night

                                                                        • Bender of Bo
                                                                          Bender of Bo  7 months back

                                                                          Portrait of Ruin is my favorite game in the series so it was cool to see it get a little recognition here. On the other hand, Dawn of Sorrow is actually my least favorite game in the series so it balances a bit haha.

                                                                          • Paula Shin
                                                                            Paula Shin  7 months back

                                                                            Played Symphony of the night since I had already played the DS titles. Loved it.

                                                                            • Lucas Morais Freire
                                                                              Lucas Morais Freire  7 months back

                                                                              Welp, look who's played 24 hours of SotN and just reached the inverted castle now

                                                                              • MidoriGale
                                                                                MidoriGale  7 months back

                                                                                Hi, i never played any Castlevania, nor know anything about them (only that exist and are badass -i'm from a console-videogamenazi family, just got my first console in 2010 when i was 22.... so, yeah, forgive my ignorance, it's not intended) and i really liked the series, it felt complete, round. For a 0 knowledge about the matter person i didn't felt left out, on the contrary, it invited me to know about all of it. Sure, i missed the details that fans can recognize, but that didn't stop me from getting amazed.

                                                                                Also, i'm a novelist, i write stories and, maybe is strange, but i find natural the interactions between the 3 heroes. It's awkward and totally fine, they're suposed to be enemies. I see the 1st season "friendly ending" as a matter of circumstances. The 3 heroes are very acid an tough, getting along all of the sudden would be even more unnatural. The "relaxed times" and the "feisty" ones are a way to test the trust between each other (Alucard and Belmont aren't the communicational type. If you notice, they match at stuff they have in common: fighting and the uncertainty of they're situation). Also Alucard plays the "man without land" role (against his race, supporting the humans who fear him), which, with his personality is a tough cookie to go through.

                                                                                I just want to watch it again :)

                                                                                • Happy Thoughts
                                                                                  Happy Thoughts  7 months back

                                                                                  I never played any other castlevania game except for the nintendo DS ones and I am excited as hell that you reommended them because they are really freaking awesome :D I dont think there is any other game that i have for the DS that I played more than Dawn of Sorrow

                                                                                  • Lucas Bender
                                                                                    Lucas Bender  7 months back

                                                                                    That enter the castle fight scene was bad ass.. my favorite game are the 3 gba ones

                                                                                    • Adagio_Rose
                                                                                      Adagio_Rose  7 months back

                                                                                      If you're looking to get into the Castlevania games there are a couple others I would recommend personally. For a more difficult but equally flashy and fun experience I would highly recommend Rondo of Blood. It introduces Richter Belmont (who I was introduced to in SotN and was seriously confused) while also offering a more traditional Castelvania gameplay. If you're more into steadily getting stronger while you play? SotN, Sorrow games, and the other DS titles are good as well but I would also encourage you to look into the Lords of Shadow games and I know this is going to be divisive but hear me out. Lords of Shadow play like a slightly watered down DMC or God of War but have decent stories and can help you get a bit more invested in the Castlevania universe without relying on the 2D platforming that is, while I love it, a bit dated to some gamers.

                                                                                      • Coby Smith
                                                                                        Coby Smith  7 months back

                                                                                        I got to tour Powerhouse Animation, the animation company that did this show. It was a really cool experience and I could certainly see that the animators put a lot of love into it. Regarding the fight scenes, they apparently took some inspiration from martial artists that they interviewed

                                                                                        • kayd dutcher
                                                                                          kayd dutcher  7 months back

                                                                                          When I first saw this show I was genuinely angry because I thought "this has no right to be as good as it is it's based on a video game"

                                                                                          i love this show so much

                                                                                          • NoX#
                                                                                            NoX#  7 months back

                                                                                            This season was a Masterpiece!

                                                                                            • Marco
                                                                                              Marco  7 months back

                                                                                              Couldnt agree more on the game recommendations, played Dawn of Sorrow 3 times now, its such a good game

                                                                                              • Stef Ssj
                                                                                                Stef Ssj  7 months back

                                                                                                Isaac and Hector are based off of castlevania curse of darkness for the ps2