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GF Rating
7.0

640 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Underrated Game! Hard to please everyone!

posted by louielouie (IRONDALE, AL) Mar 5, 2014

Member since Mar 2010

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The game was fun and I enjoyed it. If you like GOW you will enjoy it. Yes the ending is not fulfilling but leaves it open for another game. Some things could have been done better but we can say that about any game. Its not a silly RPG its an action adventure game and has all the elements. It should have gotten at least a 7.5 on IGN but they cater to certain labels. These people that have to high expectations and give it a 5 or below score are silly. Dont listen to them. Its worth renting and playing all the way through. Maybe DLC will make it worth buying. Try it its a good game, not great but good and has fun elements.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Very sexy graphics! Loved this game!!

posted by Jugalugalo (OCONOMOWOC, WI) Sep 7, 2014

Member since Jul 2014

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It's your typical Castlevania game and I loved it. Lots of blood spilling all over the place, the graphics on his face when he drinks blood, it's visually beautiful. Controls are very easy and user friendly. Story is smooth flowing. For a rental I give it a 10 for sure. Just might keep it for the fact of the detail in the graphics, very awesome job!!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A public service annoucement

posted by Jrw1202 (KALAMAZOO, MI) Mar 2, 2014

Member since Mar 2007

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

Before renting or playing this game keep in mind that professional reviews are reviewing this game based on peer industry standards. This does not negate whether you will enjoy the game or not, a alot of movies have gotten horrible reviews and gone on to surpass oscar winner's in total gross. Also remember that Lords of Shadow was not acclaimed right away either, a lot of negative reviews came in, and it wasn't until the sequel was announced that people actually started giving the game a chance, and deemed it epic.

That being said, I think Mercury Steam kind of enclosed themselves in regard to the design based on the ending of the last game. It was cool, but in practice it did not set the series up for a great game. In trying to please the fan's (ie. open world, free camera, bigger environments, deeper combat) the time was taken away for what would've given a great story. This company is not Naughty Dog, or Sony Santa Monica, and I feel that they bit off more than they could chew with out Kojima over seeing the project (even in a small amount); or even outside project testing. To their defense I feel that given the time period chosen, and the subject of the game the sneaking is appropriate; not saying it was the best choice but it did fit the story.

It seems to me that it would've been better for them to skip putting mirror of fate on 3DS and include the story into this game, and that it would've made a better argument in the long run. For what they set up at the end of Lords of Shadow, I feel they did a good job. Was it the epic story I was expecting, no. But it is good enough that it should be given a chance for each individual to decide how they feel about it.

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