The game starts off a bit slow, but becomes much more enjoyable (and manageable on higher difficulties) once you get upgrades. Since you can't start out on Paladin Difficulty and have to unlock it, I recommend playing through on one of the two easier settings, and then bump it up on subsequent playthroughs. To do everything you'll have to play it twice anyway, so don't torture yourself with two hard playthroughs, especially considering you start out with nothing on the first. Lastly, don't get the DLC. A konami spokesperson even stated that they had rushed it out, without any original plans to create DLC, due to the demands of higher ups. I enjoyed the game, and assumed the DLC would be of similar quality. I was wrong. I've never felt like my money was so misplaced. I felt taken advantage of. Guess, I should have done more research.
posted by peterce1111 (EAST LONGMEADOW, MA) Sep 1, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
when myfriend came over one day, he showed me this game and what it was all about but honestly to me it was to brutal cuz every creature the dude killed was either head cut off sliced in the stomach etc. etc. it was just too brutal for me and I got stuck on the butcher in like chapter like 10. and honestly after that I have had enouf cuz it did bore me somewhat but overall most of it was enjoyable like the plot and the abilities u get so I would say this was a decent game to try out in my opinion.
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