Submitted by Tolkoto 952d ago | review

GamesBeat: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate can’t translate 3D gameplay into 2D (review)

Castlevania: Mirror of Fate is thoroughly disappointing because it’s trying to marry two unwilling elements. The core experience in a 2D Castlevania (most notably Symphony of the Night, since that was clearly an influence on this game) is in direct opposition to the power-fantasy styling found in Lords of Shadow. (3DS, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate) 25/100

TrendyGamers  +   952d ago
Ouch. Lowest score so far if I'm not mistaken.
Godchild1020  +   952d ago
I'm still sad this wasn't on the Vita.
Hanso  +   952d ago
wait half a year XD
and its gonna come to psn
ThaBlackBaron  +   952d ago
wow the troll reviews are never going to stop on ninendo platforms! never heard of this site b4 either
mrbojingles  +   952d ago
VentureBeat is actually pretty major.
ThaBlackBaron  +   952d ago
I also find it pathetic that there are TONS of positive reviews yet the very few bad troll reviews are the articles getting approved
Dannycr  +   952d ago
Is IGN trolling too? I don't care what anyone say, I'm going to buy this game whether someone says it sucks or not.
ThaBlackBaron  +   952d ago
Thats exactly who i was referring to when i sad few
DivineAssault  +   951d ago
Go for it & let me know how it is.. When i found out it wasnt sprite based, i knew i wasnt getting it.. I LOVED LOS but this is in no way even close to the gore & fluidity as the console version.. Those types of combos belong in 3d environments, not 2d.. Even worse is that theres NO NEW WEAPONS OR ARMOR! No thanks.. I absolutely LOVE castlevania too but im not buying this abomination
kB0  +   952d ago
Most postitive I've seen were from fans.

5 years ago I use to say "screw reviewers" listen to regular customers review the game...now I don't know who to believe anymore. I've seen SOOOOOOO much biases...especially from customers.

Have you played this game? I played it...really bad animation...very bad pacing and just downright lousy presentation....

I can't believe they could put this in the same series with lords of shadow...The ps3/360 versions ARE FAR superior....

Really disappointed..I've waited for a good portable castlevania game....so far it's the PSP Dracula X.

Bust seriously who expected anythign good from these devs?

They gave us Clive barker's Jericho...some Nokia game? and Scrapland (which was ok...).

Yes they worked on LOrds of Shadows...but it was CO-DEVELPED.

I expect lords of shadows 2 to fail, it's fully developed by them.
bullymangLer  +   952d ago
and thats the way the cookie crumbLes
sdozzo  +   952d ago
25! One of the lowest I have ever seen. Ever. This can't be.
The hand that feeds  +   952d ago
I'm sorry but this is just compleat ball!! The game is awsome!! I'm maybe half way an i would give it a 9 easy.. Any one els got it ? And what's ur thorts?
bayonetta  +   952d ago
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DivineAssault  +   951d ago
thats a bad score.. Im holding off on this one until the price drops if i get it at all O.o
Dannycr  +   942d ago
Let me give you my personal review then:

Game is a step in the right direction for portable Castlevania. It is a mix between Classicvania and Metroidvania and thank god it has the gothic and dark atmosphere that Castlevania should have. No more cutesy anime with made up lore and in Japan instead of Transylvania.

The game is pretty much linear, but you have to backtrack a little if you want to get all items. Good music (although far from the music that I love from the classics, it is still good).

There's decent platforming and very decent puzzle solving.

The demo is definitely a very small taste of the real game. Alucard's part of the story is the best one (i'm currently playing the last one, but so far it seems Alucard's the best one).

Some of the boss battles look VERY cool for a portable game.I'm currently 85% on the game, and my playtime is 10hrs, so I calculate 1 oe 2 more hours to completion, which is a decent playtime.

Now the bad:

Normal setting is way to easy, if you want a challenge, you should start it on Hard (once beaten there's a new difficulty I think).

Enemies are not varied, they are just the same but they get tougher versions.

Loading times are kinda annoying.
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Chrono  +   951d ago
Looking for hits, eh?

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