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Does Order of Ecclesia suck? Or am i Metroidvania-ed out?

by SuperDerpBro Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:49 pm

Over the last couple months I've beaten all the GBA Castlevanias and the first two DS Castlevanias. Loved all 5. I've been trying for a couple weeks to get into Order of Ecclesia, and i just can't. Not sure why. It feels the same but also feels really "lacking" and "annoying." I cannot put my finger on it.

I just got Bloodstained in the mail and i'm trying to decide if i should take a break from this style of game before i play it. I'd hate to not like it just because im "Metroidvania-ed" out.. :/
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Re: Does Order of Ecclesia suck? Or am i Metroidvania-ed out

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:03 pm

Order of Ecclesia is awesome. I think it’s the best of the DS/GBA Castlevania games. It is quite different, however, and you should know that going into it. First, it is significantly more challenging. Second, it plays a bit more like Castlevania II (or Wonder Boy, for that matter) than it does Symphony of the Night. There is a somewhat sprawling, inter-connected castle toward the end, but most of the game is more “spread out” than the other DS/GBA Castlevania games. I really liked this approach and found it refreshing, but it isn’t for everyone.
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Re: Does Order of Ecclesia suck? Or am i Metroidvania-ed out

by marurun Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:09 pm

You probably want to check out my write-up of Bloodstained, and also Partridge's, in the Games Beaten threads. Mine's 2020, and his is 2019.
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Re: Does Order of Ecclesia suck? Or am i Metroidvania-ed out

by SuperDerpBro Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:48 pm

No thanks :)

Going into it knowing nothing :P

prfsnl_gmr wrote:Order of Ecclesia is awesome. I think it’s the best of the DS/GBA Castlevania games. It is quite different, however, and you should know that going into it. First, it is significantly more challenging. Second, it plays a bit more like Castlevania II (or Wonder Boy, for that matter) than it does Symphony of the Night. There is a somewhat sprawling, inter-connected castle toward the end, but most of the game is more “spread out” than the other DS/GBA Castlevania games. I really liked this approach and found it refreshing, but it isn’t for everyone.


Hmm. I see your points. But i dont think im gonna get into it :( ... I'm only at the boss that climbs up the tower after you after a couple weeks :(
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Re: Does Order of Ecclesia suck? Or am i Metroidvania-ed out

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:16 pm

Yeah...video games aren’t supposed to be work. If you’re burned out on it, you should drop it for something you enjoy more. Who knows? Maybe in a few months or years it will click with you?
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by PartridgeSenpai Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:25 pm

prfsnl_gmr wrote:Yeah...video games aren’t supposed to be work. If you’re burned out on it, you should drop it for something you enjoy more. Who knows? Maybe in a few months or years it will click with you?


Prfsnl has it totally right. I agree that Ecclesia is the best of the old Igavania crop, but video games shouldn't be work. Give yourself a rest and maybe you'll be more into it later ^w^
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Re: Does Order of Ecclesia suck? Or am i Metroidvania-ed out

by SuperDerpBro Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:35 pm

Think im gonna finish Sly 3 (PS3), been putting it off while i did these, and start the Jak Trilogy (PS3) before i start Bloodstained. Maybe try OoE next year .. shame to not complete all 6 game :/
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by PresidentLeever Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:48 pm

They're very similar games, I think it's normal to get burned out on them if you play a bunch in a short time like that. I have a WIP playthrough of the first DS game since early 2019 or something.
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Re: Does Order of Ecclesia suck? Or am i Metroidvania-ed out

by Sarge Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:49 pm

That boss is one of the first brick walls I hit in the game.

But yeah, consider taking a break, and come back later.
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Re: Does Order of Ecclesia suck? Or am i Metroidvania-ed out

by marurun Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:53 pm

If you find video games to be work, you aren't working hard enough at having fun!

Work harder and it won't be so much work!
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