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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate

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GF Rating
7.0

303 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

I loved this game!!!!

posted by TheAmazingFox17 (GLENSIDE, PA) Mar 17, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

what can I really say about this game other than WOW!! the 3D effect was simply jaw dropping, and the graphics would make the PS VITA blush. The story was entertaining and it made me just want to keep comming back. sadly tho, this game is a side scroller and the 3DS XL handles sides rollers about as well as a blender handles rocks, my advice, don't expect to be amazed by the graphics or frame rate when playing on one of those. I also wish I had been able to controll my character with the D-Pad, but I guess it's a small loss. All in all, buy this game, and if you are still not sure, rent it from gamefly and then buy it from their website, because they have some great deals. I hope this review helped, and P.S., I am sorry for sounding a bit prejudiced againsed the 3DS XL, because it really is a great system, it just can't do side strollers like this. Thanks for listening and have a great day.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A wonderful new addition

posted by Azikira (TUCSON, AZ) Mar 16, 2013

Member since Dec 2012

A lot of reviewers (I'm looking at you, IGN) Never gave this game a fair shot. This may not be the classic Castlevania game you were hoping for, but by no means is it a bad game. I absolutely loved it!

It blends some fun platforming with a 'God of War' style fighting system that's as deep as you want it to be, and the groups of enemies are constantly changing and keeping you on your toes.

The 3D effect is staggering and has seemingly no impact on the framerate, which sadly is a bit on the slower side but is completely playable. The graphics themselves are quite stunning on the handheld, and animations are normally quite smooth.

All in all, this is a game you need to try if you're a fan of Lords of Shadow.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

My thoughts

posted by Tomahak16 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Mar 11, 2013

Member since Mar 2013

I'm a die hard Castlevania fan, especially of the 2D versions. Lords of Shadow was an entertaining story, but the gameplay didn't feel Castlevania. Despite some poor reviews, I really enjoyed Mirror of Fate. It isn't Metroidvania, and it isn't Lords of Shadow either, but a mix more in line with 1 through 4. The game took me about 10 hrs to beat at 100% on normal. If you realize a lot of "hidden" things you'll actually have a chance to get on the way to get something else instead of immediately going back for that door or ledge, the game will be faster. Also there's a new game+ or a chapter selector to speed up the completion time if you want. My new game+ on hardcore took about 4 hrs. Bottom line, there is limited replayability, so this is a definite rent, but I wouldn't buy. Here's to hoping for a 3ds SOTN remake!

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