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.
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!
The game didn't take more than 2 days to finish, but I wanted to play through again as soon I finished it the first time. You can play through Lords of Shadow on console and jump right into Mirror of Fate and not feel like you are losing anything. The controls feel the same (tight) and it is easily the best looking 3DS game out there.
The people that are being so hard on this game in other reviews are the ones that are so bent on other game franchises that they cant stand to see a portable game crush all the console stuff coming out atm.
The pre-order insentives (a sticker+cheap 3DS case) were less than amazing though...