Castlevania Week: Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness Edit Article
Legacy of Darkness is the second Castlevania game to be released on the Nintendo 64, and follows the adventure of the man-beast Cornell as he tries to rescue his sister from being sacrificed to revive Dracula. This is one of the three Castlevania games to have been removed from the official Castlevania timeline, along with Castlevania 64, and another game we'll talk about in the future.
This game improved on the controls, but was a bit off in terms of story, gameplay, and just overall feel from the traditional Castlevania series to merit the fame other titles in the series desereved. Legacy of Darkness did have a somewhat decent story, once you got past the fact that it was not like most Castlevania's plots at all. As Cornell travels through the castle, you find a family running from a former family member turned vampire, and end up rescuing a young boy who comes back to save children from the castle in the future. You also encounter a rival of Cornell's who challenges him as a recurring boss along the way.
Other than that, the only real touch Legacy of Darkness made in the Castlevania world was giving inspiration for the Werewolf King Cornell in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.
Next up, we take a look at the portable series of Castlevania games...