Castlevania: Dracula Spectacula
We're looking at nearly 40 Castlevania games to see which version of Dracula stays the most loyal to Bram Stoker's original novel. The answer may surprise you!
I'm one of the few people who actually like the 64 Castlevania, I guess though I looked more at the fact that it wasn't the same standard game as the others. But this makes me glad to know that it fits along with Dracula lore far better than all of the others.
Now why the Hell couldn't the damn Twilight series follow the original Dracula story and have them lose power in sunlight. That would have made it much simpler and interesting to have used that weakness.
.....strange seeing thats what it said in my history text book.....
Title is "Vampire Killer".
It's the Castlevania theme...
what song is at the end of the credits?
Wow. The Castlevania makers put a lot of work in historical research. Almost as much research as the game theory guy does in his episodes.
I originally watched this over on thepunkeffect.com, but had to go back and watch it again. One of my favorites. And I always thought Castlevania could be a great movie, provided the right people are behind it.
Vlas the impaler is a bad ass.
Well, in the Bible, Satan/the devil is referred to as "the great red dragon," so there's a correlation there.
Wait, was that really him in the play footage? What is it?
Dracula does not stem from Son of the Dragon. Since Vlad the Impaler was from Bucharest (not far from Transylvania) which is in Romania, you have to look into that language. My parents were born & lived in Romania for a part of their lives and in Romanian (which I picked up a little of since they still speak it), Dracu does mean dragon, but it primarily means Satan/the devil, and that is what they were referring to when the name Dracula was coined. So it really means son of the devil. I have never heard of any Romanian friend of my parents use Dracu in reference to a dragon, but frequently hear it used to describe the devil or to say "go to hell" (which in Romanian is "du te dracu/dracului").
I approve of this
I do find it most interesting that the ones that are usually railed against the most are the most accurate. I actually bought them both when they first released and enjoyed them a great deal. To me the music was great and the atmosphere was fitting, and the level design was superior to that of Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness. Funny how it too until Lord of Shadow for 3D Castlevania's to work properly and capture the vibe that was done 2 console generations prior.
Bats are popular. Look at the success of Batman.
Wrong!!! 'Dracul' is Romanian for devil (the bible version) and not dragon. Plus Vlad was not the inspiration for dracula, he didn't even live in Transylvania, he lived near modern-day Bucharest and never even visited the castle. Vlad the Impaler was nicknamed Dracul because of his cruel way of punishing felons ( the impaler, kind of a giveaway ), lets just say he had a 0 tolerance policy for crime. I know all of this because I'm from Romania. What you found in your research is the story that is been on the internet for ages, not sure ho started it but its a deviation from the original facts. Nice job though.
That was pretty interesting. Now I kinda want to see this version of Dracula more often in the main series.
Eastern cultures associated the Dragon as a symbol of the Devil after the dragon in the Bible's Book of Revelations. So perhaps Vlad's title of Dracula is less flattering than we think.
Wait, so if dracula means "Son of Dragon" why is dracula's most common (not just castlevania) transformation, a freaking bat?
40 games. Does that mean the timeline spans across 4000 years?