Another boss fight peeve

So I’m playing Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow for the DS and I get to the first boss. I die after a pretty short time period. Do I then get another life? Do I get to press continue? No. I go back about as far as you can go without going to the DS system menu: the ‘Licensed by Nintendo’ screen. Followed by the ‘Made by Konami’ screen, the intro sequence, the main menu, the saved game selection screen, until finally I am back in the game, where after a short cut-scene I can have another shot trying to find out how to defeat this boss.

You know, I like retro-gaming as much as the next guy, but some things should stay buried in the eighties.

Comments 5

  1. The Pete wrote:

    Take the game back. Vote with your wallet.

    Posted 09 Nov 2005 at 14:38
  2. Jurie Horneman wrote:

    Well, first of all: taking a game back is a quaint custom that, like renting games, is only practiced in the US as far as I know. A cartridge or CD has to actively cut off a limb before any kind of legal action can be taken here – and then I’d probably have to prove I hadn’t provoked it.

    Second: it’s annoying and disappointing, but not a reason for me to stop playing.

    Posted 09 Nov 2005 at 17:03
  3. tobe wrote:

    Use the safe point next to the boss. Works for me :)

    The game will get harder, though…

    Posted 13 Nov 2005 at 18:59
  4. tobe wrote:

    save point, sorry.

    Posted 13 Nov 2005 at 19:00
  5. Jurie Horneman wrote:

    I did. It doesn’t solve my problem at all. What’s wrong with a ‘Retry’ option when you die that just loads your last save game?

    I don’t feel the boss is particularly hard, I just feel I’m not quite using the right strategy, or maybe there just is no strategy. You know, apart from ‘beat him up while avoiding being beaten up yourself’.

    Posted 13 Nov 2005 at 20:31