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Castlevania - Lords of Shadow,
This game is beautiful to say the least. There is so much detail put into the backgrounds, boss battles, and combat features. The gameplay is much like everybody's favorite God of War. Shadow of Colossus also seemed to inspire the developers as some of the bosses are huge titans that you climb and pick apart at their weak spots. You use a whip that is upgradable as well as many other weapons, but the whip is the most effective. The story is a little lacking, but is made up for by the impressive visuals.
-God of War combat engine
-A little repetative
-Not much to replay for once beat
I played up to the lord of the lycans 2nd phase, and I gave up. Just ripped the game out of my ps3 put it in the envelope and Im actually considering running to the post office right now at 6am on Sunday to send this one back. The graphics are nice but the game play lacks everything the Castlevania legacy should deliver on and the frustration just isnt worth working my way through a ho-hum generic action game wearing a Castlevania skin. Its obvious Konami was milking the licence to sell units and I so wish they wouldnt have soiled the franchise name with this trash.
I know what you are thinking.
How can it be possible? If the trailers looked so great.
Well, I can tell you that I was also fooled by the f###! trailers.
Except for the name of the main character (Gabriel Belmont) and the battle cross (a new version of the vampire hunter whip) The game has nothing to do with the Castlevania saga.
Repetitive enemies (werewolves, gremlins, trolls and cute little devils that explode if they touch you)
I've been playing the game for a whole week and I have not encountered any of the traditional Castlevania enemies (vampires, skeletons, bone dragons, etc.)
With so many great original songs in the Castlevania saga, not one of them was included in this game.
Puzzles are easy to solve even for 10 year old kids.
Great environments, but they all fall apart with the lack of the Castlevania game experience.
One last thing, the controls also suck, parry and roll are completely useless and you end up looking like a f###! armadillo rolling all over the place.
WHAT WERE THEY THINKING!!!
The only positive think about having this game in my game queue is that I didn't buy it
I dream of a new GOOD version of the Symphony of the Night game