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GF Rating
6.9

601 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Not even worth the rent.

posted by bturner (CHESAPEAKE, VA) Aug 5, 2014

Member since May 2011

Well I had heard the negative rumblings about Castlevania. LOS 2 but figured maybe it was fan boys of the original who were being too hard on the sequel. Alas I was wrong. I tried so hard to like this game as anything that allows you to play dracula should be impossible to make not fun but I just couldn't stomach it. The story is mind numbingly flimsy and uninteresting where your character Spoilers
entire goal is just to find a way to kill himself.....yay how fun. Spoilers end
It plays out in a typical god of war esque hack and slash mindlessly killing minions then some bad platforming which could maybe all be forgiven if not for the terrible stealth sections. My god are they bad. Poorly set up, boring, hard in a clumsy broken sort of way and take forever to get past. You frequently find yourself wondering what part of them game is supposed to be fun. I guess the boss battles if you have the fortitude to slog through the hours of tedium to get to them. Dont waste your time.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

An ok game

posted by tankvet (CAMP LEJEUNE, NC) Jul 14, 2014

Member since Aug 2012

This game is ok. The graphics are awesome but you watch the game more than you play the game. The story line is pretty linear as well. I was hoping for a game that the outcome was not so scripted and based more on the choices I make as the player. The cinematics got to the point where I did not even finish playing the game before I sent it back. Personally I like games with little to no cut scenes. You can skip them and in this game you will have to skip them often.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

NO GRAPPLE OR SWINGING WITH BLOOD CHAIN WHY T F

posted by Michaelalfy3 (MANHATTAN BEACH, CA) May 27, 2014

Member since Mar 2013

I loved Lords of shadow 1 but they took everything cool and threw it away, very frustrating game. mid-game it feels like the creativity slipped away enemies lock on from off screen like guided missiles, could not finish, i play games to chill or challenge me not tick me off but great graphics and the new camera angles sucked (but it looks great)like thats all that mattered and that was lame for open world very linear.

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