Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Guide
Unofficial Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Guide by vhayste for SuperCheats.com
This guide is for Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, a Xbox Live Arcade game that can be downloaded for 1200 MS points ($15). Harmony of Despair is a multiplayer arcade game that supports up to six players however, solo play is still possible and enjoyable.
The game features 6 chapters which can be tackled in both modes. Player/players must defeat the boss on each chapter within the 30-minute time limit in order to clear the level and proceed to the next one. This timer will keep on counting down, even when you're browsing through the menus, settings or equipment. I will honestly call this as a bad design and sure is annoying since you'll always be in pressure. The good(?) thing however, is that if the time runs out, all the collected items, gold and equipment will be saved. This way, players don't need to mind the time but spend the allotted 30 minutes to grind and farm gold and items to equip, sell.
Items and experienced gained for both single-player and multiplayer modes are shared between the player's characters (with the exception of certain equipment) so it is possible for a low level player to request the help of high level friends/allies and train their character(s).
Due to technical limitations, this guide is written while playing in single player. If a particular part requires multiplayer interaction, it will be noted and linked to a reliable reference, if possible. There is no fixed way of exploring the levels so just refer to the maps for instructions. Should there be details that a player must be aware of for each level, it will be marked on the map and will be discussed in this guide.