posted by Black1chaos (CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD) Apr 23, 2013
Member since Nov 2012
First off I'd like to say I'll be talking about 3 main points of the game those being Graphics, Gameplay, and Story.
Let's start of with Gameplay now Lords of Shadow is a reboot to the Castlevania franchise that being said the game plays different from the normal Castlevania style of Gameplay.
Lord of Shadow gameplay reaches out to newer audiences but still keep somes elements that long time Castlevania fan know like the use of a Chain-whip called the Combat Cross, returning enemies like Vampires and Werewolfs.
Now the Combat Cross isn't just used for attacks but is a main tool in completing different puzzles throughout the game.
The game does have a block button which if timed right leaves the enemies open for an attack that can deal massive damage to them.
The combat cross can also be used to grab some enemies from a far to trigger event to kill them quickly.
Overall the Gameplay is solid for a 3d game that rewards the use of blocking and avoiding enemies attacks because enemies can and will kill you in this game.
Now that we have talked a bit about gameplay lets move on to Graphics.
Now I have to say that Lord of Shadow is a very well designed game and looks great to the eyes. The amount of detail that went into the games scenery is alot of the time unbelievable.
Little things like a slow pan out to show how massive the stages you are on is a great touch and add more to how great the game looks.
Enemies look nice and clean along with the bosses that you have to fight which some are huge at times.
Overall the graphics for Lord of Shadow is something that is a plus for that game.
Lastly we move on to Story now Lord of Shadow takes you on Gabriel Belmonts journey to being his wife back to life and change the current state of the world.
With the help of Zobek a member of the brotherhood he must complete the god mask in order to do this he must kill 3 Dark Lords to do so.
Overall this game worth a Buy and at this time is che
When I first got this game I had high hopes of its decency. Castlevania is such a classic piece that it should at least be tried. The game-play did get a bit repetitive (button mash here, climb on ledges here), but it was made up with the complexity of certain puzzles as well as an interesting storyline. A big downfall was solely the fact that I had rented this game for the experience. There were many moments when I'd be hopping around and I would have certain objects out of my reach, that I would only be able to get to once I come back and revisit the level with a weapon/skill upgrade. My original goal was to get everything my first time through, however it won't happen. There will be moments where you traverse the whole map scouring for every bit of gem and life stone. Just when you think you've found them all, there was one you missed somewhere along the line. As this game is so agonizingly long at times (2 full discs), I just wanted to quit at times and turn it in. The game's storyline grabs you and wants you to keep going just to see how things pan out for Gabriel. If you want to just see the story, I'm sure you can find the scenes on youtube. If you want a game where you can go back and run through it again and again, I would recommend purchasing this game. :)