This combines two of my favorite things: Castlevania and fuzzy critters (namely hamsters).  Not sure how it culminated in the comic today, but I am positive booze was involved.

I don’t know when I totally became a whore for the Castlevania franchise.  I was a fan of it since the NES version, however I don’t think I was as fanatic about it to the point of froth until Symphony of the Night came out.  I had purchased the import PlayStation version (known as Devil’s Castle Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight) and fell in love with its imagery and Metroid-ness right away (we now call it Metroidvania or Castleroid).  I then got to the Inverted Castle and claimed it best Castlevania EVAR.  Seriously, if you haven’t played it yet, what the hell is wrong with you?

Sad fact: I have four versions of the game.  I have the import PlayStation version, the one on the PSP that came with Dracula X Chronicles (although technically I didn’t need to pick this up as I already had Rondo of Blood on my TurboDuo, but whatever), the rare Saturn version, and a version on XBLA (with the bad voice acting).

I love me some Castlevania.  Except for Castlevania 64.

3D and Castlevania have never sat well with me but Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a good game. Seriously.  I’ve had it several months now, and I plan on playing it at some point again soon.

Wow, I’ve spent a majority on this on Castlevania chattering and never got into the hotness that is Charlotte Aulin or Shanoa.  Maybe next time.

As for hamsters, they are very cute lovable creatures and are not to be confused with their Satan worshiping cousins, gerbils.  It’s important to understand the distinction. See you next week!