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GF Rating
7.2

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

8/10 - Intelligent Addition for Castelvania

posted by NinjaSquirrelX (PASCO, WA) Aug 27, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Castlevania has been a great element to my childhood and overall gaming experience. At first, I was not impressed with this game because, as many have said, it was very much so like a lot of other games. What this game does have, is a great foundation of a story because of Castlevania, and from there, by interweaving recognizable pieces of history, lore, and religion, we end up with a grasping story that makes the normality of the game play worth it.

Pros:

+Very long. This game will take some dedication to beat, especially on the harder difficulties.

+Action/Counter attacks. I know this may seem like a weird pro, but is so many games like this, you can't counter a boss. If you get good, you feel it, even against the big dogs.

+Graphics. While they may not put Crysis in it's place, the graphics and action segments are definitely good.

+Gripping Story. As already mentioned, the story acts as a glue to so many pieces of history and literature. You feel involved throughout intense interactions that don't let you down.

+Sweet Moves. Toward the end of the game, you end up with quite a bit of pretty intense moves. I was not bored, but don't be stingy with your orbs. Buy stuff early!

Cons:

-Repetitive. This game will have you do a lot of the same thing. Not just moves, but certain bosses will give you tourettes.

-Character Growth. So your main character kinda seems pretty dang lame. Also, another character you meet will make contradictory actions. Annoying, but I'll live.

-Complicated Story. Not trying to offend anyone, but if you don't recognized characters or pieces of history, or don't know anything about Castlevania, the story will go over your head a bit. It happens.

So overall, this game is so worth gameflying and if you can play it without worry about the original idea of it being $60, and just grade the game on what you play, 8/10. It takes a lot to make me praise a story. I'm just saying.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

God of War with a religious twist

posted by TheRedGhost (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Nov 7, 2011

Member since Nov 2011

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

If you like God of War then this game will be right up your alley. The story is solid and there are a good amount of upgrades and enemies that keep the game fresh. Graphics are very polished and at times you'll find yourself just admiring the view. I usually play button smashers once so if your looking for replay I'd say this is a good rental. If and when you beat the game make sure you stick around after the credits theres a pretty cool twist!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Superb Game

posted by c_skillet (NORMAN, OK) Sep 27, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

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

I thought that this game was pretty good. Quite long, but I like it like that. Graphics were to my liking too. If you are a adventure / RPG player & like the medieval era, I would recommend that you get try this game.

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