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Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mercury Steam's mission to be the next Naughty Dog

‎Eurogamer talks with Castlevania Producer Dave Cox on the development process of the Castlevania Lords of Shadow trilogy and future plans for MercurySteam! (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, PS3, Xbox 360)

Bumpmapping  +   953d ago
SilentNegotiator  +   953d ago
Mission impossible.
This is actually good. I hope they get that good!
miyamoto  +   953d ago
its not that they are not skilled...but its ND freestyle development culture and synergy that simply wont work for any other dev group.

"We have our own culture,"

We don't want to create a process at Naughty Dog - we want people to have as much freedom as they can. But you will make mistakes, you will have to iterate, but you're going to have to fail again and again and again."

"SCEA's a great environment to work in, and they acquired us in 2000, and they've never tried to change the way we work," says Wells. "I guarantee you that if we tried to fit our style, to make a game in the way that other studios were required to by their publisher, we'd fail, absolutely. Likewise, if someone tried to adopt our techniques, they wouldn't be able to do it either."
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NYC_Gamer  +   953d ago
I really couldn't get into their Castlevania game
Blastoise  +   953d ago
Lords of shadow? Nah, me neither

But at least they're ambitious lol
Knushwood Butt  +   952d ago
I'm playing it now.

Brutal, but rewarding.

It can be frustrating, and hard work, but I'm enjoying it.

In fact, I played the first chapter of Metal Gear Rising, then ejected it and fired up Lords of Shadow.
Root  +   953d ago
You have a LONG, LONG, LONG way to go
SilentNegotiator  +   953d ago
For starters, LoS had a nightmarish framerate.

More importantly, while LoS was good, it's like, their only game that wasn't mediocre.
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TheEnigma313  +   953d ago
As long as they keep working hard, they'll get there. Lords of shadows was amazing.
mynameisEvil  +   953d ago
Wow, people seem to forget how fantastic Lords of Shadow was. I mean, jeez, it's not like it's Hammerpoint saying this.

Honestly, I don't think they have all that far too go. Like cochise said, as long as they continue working hard and don't gloss over any of the game's problems, it could very much be a game as good as Uncharted (and that's high praise coming from someone who lists Uncharted 2 as one of his top 5 games ever).
Rockefellow  +   953d ago
I won't slam them over a statement like this. Lords of Shadow was actually pretty solid, if not in a completely different class than Naughty Dog's games.

But... what is wrong with the dude in that picture? I can't be the only one laughing at his expression.
KwietStorm  +   953d ago
lol that's his super serious I mean big business face.
Dragos75  +   953d ago
Article title is such BS because they never stated they wanted to be the next ND.
Max-Zorin  +   953d ago
I fell out my chair laughing.
SOULJER  +   953d ago
CHECK THIS. Don't believe the hype. Last time fanboys were saying lords of shadow was better that GOW3. My Inlaw believe that very same nonsense. He played that game on new years eve to show us, and was made fun of by almost everyone in the house. He went home early. The next year my sister's family stood home. Please don't fall for that ridiculousness. I regret mocking him that day.
KwietStorm  +   953d ago
dafegamer  +   953d ago
naughty gods are legendary. It will take ages to be as good as them. Top 5 devs for sure along with nintendo EAD, sony santa monica, kojima productions and media molceule
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Mikefizzled  +   953d ago
I don't get why people are laughing in the face of ambition. Surely most developers strive to have the talent and fame of Naughty Dog?
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   953d ago
Lord of shadows was pretty badass.
Silly gameAr  +   953d ago
Reach for those stars buddy. I want every dev to do the best they can with the tools they're given.
IK IR Y IP T  +   953d ago
you guys are nuts from a technical stand point castlevania is way better then uncharted tomb raider rip off with purty graphics castlevania game is way better
BlaqMagiq24  +   952d ago
I wouldn't laugh at that statement. You never know this could actually happen. They could release one of the best games next-gen. I don't think anyone saw the amazingness and acclaim of the Uncharted series coming despite knowing Naughty Dog was a great company beforehand.

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