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The God of War of christian mythology

posted by misterinternet (BRIGHTON, MA) Sep 15, 2011

Member since Aug 2011

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

I rented this game with no intentions or expectations. I have played most of the Castlevania games, and what I grew tired of was the Japanesey Gothic anime style of the PS2 era. I saw that this was available, and figured I'd give it a shot. I mean, I at least LIKE all of the other CV titles.

From the very beginning I noticed the polish that was put on this game. Clearly a lot of work went into making this title. But it wasn't until I heard the voice of Patrick Stewart narrating the game, when I got really excited. The first levels show a high level of platforming almost mirroring God of War, and the puzzle solving of Shadow of the Colossus. The music is great and the level design is gorgeous.

What ties the whole game together is a fantasy epic with riddles that test your mind, and button mashing sequences that will leave you with sore thumbs. The story is excellent and full of twists. It is based heavily around christian based mythos, of course this is to the extreme. The nice thing is that it is clearly a fantasy tale and has no obvious religious propaganda. Dark and demonic, but void of a heavy gothic influence.

I hope they make a sequel, which they may have eluded to in the ending...

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Classic Castlevainia

posted by Invidslayer (HOPE MILLS, NC) Sep 3, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

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

I have played many Castlevainia games in the past including the one on the original NES. Castlevania Lords of Shadow give the feel of those original titles, though no game can match SOTN but this game does with the story at least. The game-play is god of war esch but solid.
The story is typical love lost and you are trying to free her from the evil clutches, this storyline drew me in and I felt like I cared about the fictional characters and wanted to help the hero. In short this game
is awesome and should at least be played at least once.

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Very Good

A good game with a worth while ending.

posted by Gears189 (NORTHGLENN, CO) Aug 28, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

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

I recently completed Castlevania Lords of Shadows for the Xbox 360. It took me around 15 hours to complete. I took on Warewolves, Necromancers and of course Vampires.

You play as Gabriel Belmont of the famed Belmont family from the Castlevania legacy and he's equiped with a whip at his side. The whip isn't a clone from Kratoses Chain Blades from God of War. Actually Gabriel could show Kratos a thing or two about using a chain weapon. Besides the whip Gabriel is equiped with light and dark magic, some daggers, holy water, a dark crystal and some stupid fairies. All prove to be useful throughout the campagn.

The enemys you encounter are varied from harmless Chupracabras who are more interested in stealing your loot than fighting, too 10 story tall giants inspired by Shadows of the Collusus. Combat itself is enteraining and difficult. Requiring alot more focus than I ever had to use playing any God of War game. Not Ninja Gaidan focus mind you but you'll be dodging around alot. Even on the Normal difficulty.

The only problem I had with the game was the story. I get the feeling that they wanted to do alot more with the story but ran out of time. Hideos not used to working under time restrictions apparently, but if you finish the game and stick around after the credits. You'll get treated to something that will make the story worth while.

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