posted by CaptMagnifico (THORNTON, CO) May 4, 2014
Member since Aug 2011
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Brandon here from the Bloody Screen Podcast with a quick review of Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2. Check out the audio at bloodyscreenpod.com
So to this game I was a fan, a big fan of the first Lords of Shadow. Sure it wasn't very Castlevania like but it was fun and interesting. This game seems to forget what Castlevania is or ever was.
The game is set in modern times with you playing as Dracula. You think they would do anything new and original with that. Instead they put you in generic city taking on the same enemies. You play as Dracula, now I thought that I would be killing templar knights and take on the Belmont family. Instead I'm fighting demons and jumping back and fourth through time; which they never explain how I do that. Dracula is just a mopey emo kid, not even close to being this suave bad mother. The story is lackluster end that seemed like they made it up in a afternoon.
The gameplay is similar to Lords of Shadow but forgot the area of being fun. It starts out fine but when you end up fighting generic mutant number 5 every 10 minutes you get tired of it pretty quick. They also add a stealth mechanic which is the most broken thing in this game. It is so tedious and dumb all it does is bring the flow of the game to a complete hault. It brings me to ask how can Dracula take on the head demons but not the doorman.
Overall the game is fundamentally broken but it isn't the sequel anyone wanted to the first. I would say play Mirror of Fate for a good sequel and sweep this under the rug.
Such a disappointing game, I couldn't even finish it i'm going to ship this curse back to GameFly. Its just such a boring game I was nodding off. The combat is really poor for some reason they added this stupid slow motion thing in the game that kills you more then being useful. The cut scenes ohhh my the cut scenes every 5 mins there's a cut scene , I knew I should have listened to the Xbox when it fell asleep during the opening cut scene. There is a lot more I could say but I think this is sufficient. Play the original AVOID this one.
posted by mvidaure (LAKE ELSINORE, CA) Jul 21, 2014
Member since Aug 2011
As a huge fan of the first, I was tremendously disappointed with this game. No genui9nepuzzles, boring environments and enemies, forgettable boss fights and story, uninspired combat-- it was all so mediocre compared to the first game. Without even comparing it to the first, the questionable design choices and awful attempt to borrow from other currently-popular series just makes this a mess. I forced myself through it, honestly, and the unsatisfying ending makes me wonder why. :(