GameKoop's Jason Hanschmann writes, "It’s been months since the release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. With an overall Metascore of 63, clearly it has its share of problems. Some reviewers argue the game lacks interesting characters and a compelling story, while others knock it for its slower-paced stealth sections and occasionally drab settings. Its harshest critics claim CLoS2 lacks focus, direction, and polish. What happened? Did developer MercurySteam completely drop the ball? Or is there a deeper, more fundamental problem here that merits discussion?"