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It’s entirely in 3D and features 50 levels with common Castlevania gameplay like combat, platforming, and of course puzzles.

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Pros

good voice acting

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difficulty ramps up very nicely on the casual level

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levels are tight and contained which breaks up the action well

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just a lot of fun to play

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levels look absolutely gorgeous

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really cool boss battles with a great sense of scale

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combat has quite a bit of depth to it

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your powers get added on at a steady pace continually making you feel more and more powerful

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amazing art direction with great character designs

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phenomenal graphics

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a really epic adventure

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Best adaptation / development of the 1986 NES title.

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Cons

some action sequences seem forced (riding the mounts, etc)

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game holds your hand for a long time at the beginning (hints everywhere, etc)

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platforming sections are pretty lame

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some boring puzzles that break up the flow of the game, particularly near the end

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a lot of achievements are tied to collecting which means you have to replay a lot of levels if you want to get everything

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confusing ending

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The Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the 2010 installment in the Castlevania series, and it’s available for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 gaming consoles. It’s entirely in 3D and features 50 levels with common Castlevania gameplay like combat, platforming, and of course puzzles. But the graphics have been upgraded to high-definition, a plethora of professional actors have been hired to provide the voices, and a slew of new monsters like trolls, spiders, and goblins have been incorporated. Plus the game now hosts a traditional RPG-based experience system with which players can gradually upgrade and customize their player. Plus there are a bevy of advanced interactivity options like scaling walls, rappelling, and swinging across gaps.

Features
  • Castlevania Series
  • Three-Dimensional Action Adventure
  • Traditional Gameplay Elements
  • New/Improved Gameplay Elements
  • High-Definition Graphics
  • Professional Actors (Voicing)
  • Experience-Based Player Customization
  • New Monster Types
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Omar
01/24/2011 11:34

just finished the game this past weekend. Surprisingly a lot of people said the game gets better in the second half, but I found the opposite. The game never got bad, but the initial WOW I had definitely wore off. After the tenth key-grabbing/magic-activating puzzle I was ready for the game to come to an end.

It's definitely worth a play-through, and there are a lot of really good ideas in it, but if some of the sections could've been cut down and streamlined it would've made this game a real classic.

Omar
01/05/2011 10:07

I just started playing this game last night and I have to say WOW. It's really surprised me since this game didn't get a lot of hype, and I was not impressed at all by the demo. But actually sitting down and playing the full game, I have to say it's really darn good. The entire art direction is really something special, and combined with the great graphics you're treated to a real visual feast. After the hideousness that was #splatterhouse it'll be nice to treat myself to something a little more refined.

Omar
12/26/2010 11:31

It's boxing day in Canada, and even though I said I wasn't going to be spending much money Rogers Plus was having an INSANE deal where you buy 1 used game and get 2 used games for free. Yes, BUY 1 GET 2 FREE!

Being a mega gamer, how could I turn down such a deal?

My haul:
#prince_of_persia
#splinter_cell_conviction
#prototype
#castlevania_lords_of_shadow
#halo_reach
#splatterhouse
#transformers_war_for_cybertron
#dante_s_inferno
#dynasty_warriors_strikeforce
#bladestorm_the_hundred_years_war
#star_ocean_the_last_hope
#bioshock_2

All for about $110!

Shadowtech

Shadowtech

12/26/2010 02:11

I don't play many games but Bioshock 2 was a great.

Anonymous

Anonymous

07/22/2012 12:19

should be add to the Pros list "You Are A Big Daddy!"?

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