Castlevania – Harmony of Dissonance (GBA)

Harmony of Dissonance CoverHarmonised! My first game this year! All three endings – sad, meh, and happy – so Boss Rush mode and music player mode are both unlocked. I was level 49 at the end and finished it with 100% so the boss, like the other bosses in the game, was pretty straightforward. All in all, despite getting off to a bit of a shaky started, Harmony of Dissonance is an excellent game. It clocked in at a shade over ten and a half hours, in the end, and no frustration in sight.

Some of the bits of Dracula were a real git to find, and you need them for the good ending (and even to reach the final-final boss) but worth it in the end. As ever with metroidvania style games, there’s a significant amount of back tracking, but by the time you get to level 40 none of the baddies pose much of a threat.

So onwards and upwards – time to finish Dawn of Sorrow.

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1 comment

  • Hurrah!

    I agree with your synopsis of the game, in that it starts off a bit “uh, hmm” but ends up ACE. CoTM and AoS were both great all the way through, but HoD took a while to get going.

    I’m not really enjoying the PS2 game. And am out of GB games to play. Portrait of Ruin *must* arrive soon.

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