15 Days of Castlevania//Day 15: Favorite Incarnation of Dracula
(Castlevania 64 [N64])
I don’t care what the AVGN says.
Castlevania 64 is a good game. The controls and camera are kinda sucky, yeah, that much is true, but the story and atmosphere was done so nicely that I actually enjoyed this game.
It actually creates a scary setting which not many Castlevanias can do. (Ironically.)
But let’s get to Malus here who is just one of the factors that make this game creepy.
You first meet this cute little boy in some sort of garden. Malus tells you that he escaped from Dracula’s Castle after he and many other children had been kidnapped. He gets scared by something and runs away.
You run after him into the garden maze, of course.
With two demon dogs made out of stone and Frankenstein’s monster with a chainsaw chasing you.
Yeah, this was odd.
It’s even more odd that it actually scared me.
After you get to Malus, you help him escape, however, you meet him again in the Castle Center.
… Where he suddenly talks stuff that just freaks you out. As if he was posessed by the devil or something. Then he runs off.
Now it depends how many days and nights have passed, because that gives you either the good or bad ending.
In the bad ending, you defeat Dracula, whatever and you go out with Malus.
So you are living happily ever after! <3
OR DO YOU?!
Yeah, the ending is kinda creepy, too, since it gets pretty obvious that Malus is actually fucking evil and your hero doesn’t notice it.
But when you haven’t fucked around for too long, you escape the room where you defeated Dracula. However, you meet Malus again.
Riding some sort of skeleton thing.
And he reveals his true identity to you.
BAM SEXY ADULT DRACULA.
Now that’s something.
I… Seriously don’t really know why he is my favorite. The game was well done with the story and I did like Malus in the beginning and all, but you do get that uncomfortable feeling.
And that was just really nicely done.