Gaming Challenge: Simon’s Quest Challenge complete and final thoughts

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It’s pretty rare I can take out a game in a single night but I managed to do it today with Castlevania 2: Simon’s quest. Now I only got the regular ending but this is about the 3rd time I’ve ever played this game and the first that I’ve really tried to work on taking down. All in all I would say it’s not a BAD game, but it’s certainly not something great.

Honestly it really feels to me like it was interrupted mid development and released. Boss fights are way too easy and they respawn over and over. What game does that? There seemed to be much more RPG elements that were intended to be put in but just were not. Even beating it leaves you feeling a bit hollow since you don’t even have to really fight Dracula, and even if you do, it’s so simple you barely have to try.

Sometime this summer I’ll see if I can do a speed run to get the good ending but for now Castlevania 2 is off my bucket list!

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