Castlevania Lords of Shadow is certainly a fun game to play if you enjoy games like God of War, or Devil May Cry. Just don't expect to play a game that is at the same level of caliber as those games. The game borrows concepts from other great titles and tries to apply it to the hack and slash gameplay. Even though it does not execute those concepts very well, its still a fun game to play through. If you like the genre and is willing to over look its flaws, its a pretty fun game to play through once. But if you are a hard core Castlevania fan, you will be pretty displeased with the overall result, the game simply doesn't feel like a Castlevania game.