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GF Rating
7.3

8094 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

It was a bit annoying

posted by Darkside18 (MIDDLEBURG, FL) Nov 18, 2010

Member since Dec 2009

Alright first, this is one of my first Reviews I've written, this isn't really my type of game. It maybe good for some people, but not really my thing. I was fair about the rating. I am going to write, what i thought where the Pro's, Cons, and Ugly of the game.

Pros: The game has good graphics, the puzzles are effective and challenging. The surrounding area is beautiful and well designed. The map detail is another sign of the graphics I spoke of before. The game is fun for alot of people, wouldn't recommend it to old time Castlevania players, it has changed alot.

Con's: While the story being longer is fun, it can get to be annoying. The game take's hours and sometimes days to play. Often you end up wanting to toss it out a window.(Personal experience.) The combat system get's boring after a couple hours, as does the looking for everything. If you miss a detail you have to back track through alot of trouble to find it again.

Ugly: Their wasn't to many ugly in the game, if anything. I would say it's soundtrack wasn't good, almost not even heard through the guy talking. The storyline is rather predictable as well.

Other then the few things, the game is certainly worth a rent. It will take you a couple weeks or a hardcore night. Well have fun if you rent it, you are in for a tough one.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Castlevania ish game

posted by NameZid96 (BELFORD, NJ) Nov 14, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

Hey! First off good game. But doent feel like the name hit anywhere near the mark.

Old Castlevania fans out there this game isnt like them. This is a new set up. It not the go hunt the count and all his dead minons with the lovable whip. Or stop who evers trying to bring him back. But it is save the world.

This is the first thing you get told so i dont think it count as a spoiller. Here it is your not a real Bellmount. You pick the name Bellmount but not part of the famliy and your a man of god. Your mission well save the world for evil.

It kills me to say that the links from the old Castlevania and new are a few names and mounsters. But as far as the story well done. As i played it. I got the feeling that this isnt about the role of good vs bad. Its more like the end of the era of good & bad. And the start of era evil. This was made easy to see at the Epilog.

The Epilog allso hint to a other game. Most likey you play as the Count or the bad side which would be odd to see.

The boss's are great looking hard as ever but easy at the same. No real prob with pulzzes if you dont feel or cant get it they will give you the anser if you want. The background is Id say well done but all game this day are well done. So will say there like all the others.

My biggist thing for all game is well the time. If i can beat it in a day it bad. But it got to me how a hack and slash game can take about 20 hours. More if your try to get everything. And has repalyble.

Its a good rent good maybe a buy if you love hack & slash types.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Castlevania: Story of Redemption

posted by gamster7 (VALLEJO, CA) Nov 11, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

I have to say, that I was expecting the worse when I first started playing this game. As an old school gamer from the Nintendo and Sega era, this game has a special place in my heart. And I they didn't disapoint me. At least not totally. The graphics are really good and the story line is epic. But I still only rated this game a 6 becuase of the frustation of breaks in the fight to solve multiple puzzles to move foward in levels and defeat bosses. I did play the game from begin to end and really enjoyed it, but it wasn't as mind blowing as I hoped.

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