(Editor’s note: In this feature, members of the Pixelitis staff write small, easily digestible reviews big enough to ‘fit on a postcard’ – hence the title. It can be about the whole experience or just a small piece of the pie. No scores needed.)
"Castlevania’s 3D offerings never took off the way Konami probably wanted them to, so with Lords of Shadow, it made sense to give a Western developer a shot at rebooting the series.
In some ways it felt that MercurySteam, whose game was originally not a Castlevania title until Hideo Kojima’s intervention, took the “reboot” aspect too far, borrowing less from previous Castlevanias and more from other 3D action titles like God of War."
- Patrick Kulikowski