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GF Rating
7.2

7625 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Beautiful game with an amazing story

posted by mhaxhiaj (WORCESTER, MA) Oct 13, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

It's not often that I get a game that I thoroughly enjoy as much as this one. I played it non-stop for two days when time allowed. I finished it and I wanted more. I think gamespot truly underrated this one. I can't believe they gave Darksiders a 8.5 and this got a 7.5. IMO this is a 9plus and darksiders is a 6.5 -7 tops. This game has it all. Platforming is fun and they said it was very frustrating on a couple of reviews but aside from a few places, i didn't really feel that badly about the platforming. The combat is really nice with a lot of combos to do. I only discovered some things I was capable of doing towards the end of the game. There are plenty of boss battles in this that are nice and intense, also many mini-boss battles and huge boss battles (titans like from shadow of colossus.) The puzzles are pretty hard and make you think a good amount. The story is very good and solid, the graphics are absolutely amazing, and will have you looking in awe and the characters are well-crafted and very interesting. The only draw-back is the camera at times. But that's something you can expect from a fixed camera, and sometimes the controls feel a little bit out of place, but still pretty solid. Play this game, you won't regret it, sometimes the reviewers don't know what they're talking about, this game is anything but mediocre.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Good, but not great

posted by Pinkfloyd9 (PHIL CAMPBELL, AL) Oct 13, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

Lords of Shadows is fun, plain and simple. Whether you're slaying about a hundred Zombies or chasing that annoying Chupacabra, this game keeps you interested. But there are a few flaws. The story is weak, only kept alive by Patrick Stewart (Except in the final level, you'll know what I mean when you get there) and often leaves you sighing in agony as you trudge through a cut-scene. The camera angles aren't HORRIBLE, but they could've been much better. The game is also very hard, no matter what difficulty you place it on. It also follows an annoying video-game trend that pulls a boss out of the deepest, darkest corners of the game that they haven't mentioned at any point of the game. Seriously, all through it you think the Necromancer Dark Lord is it, then at the VERY final level they pull a new character out of nowhere that's easier to beat than most other bosses.

Though, as I said before, Lords of Shadow is FUN. I spent three days non-stop playing it before I beat it. God of War 2 took me one. The levels are very varied and shows a lot of variety. The bosses are insanely fun to beat, and fighting normal enemies doesn't feel tedious. A tip, LEARN TO DODGE!!!!! That will save you a huge headache since most enemies hit hard and fast. Definite rent.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Great GOW knock off

posted by morelloman (HOBOKEN, NJ) Oct 11, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

far from perfect, but a great mix of powers and just hard enough puzzles make this game a blast to play. Going back to old levels to get powers up is a nice feature, and speaking of levels, nothing wrong with old fashioned linear point A to point B action. The game looks amazing to boot. I hope they make another one.

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