ASG Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow...Game of the Year?

Castlevania has no doubt become a gaming icon. The word "Metroidvania" came from a fusion of the titles of Metroid and Castlevania. The exploration, weapon - upgrading and finding, addictive - style gameplay that the two games have given us over the years. New Metroid and Castlevania titles both released this year. Although, both games have new and updated styles of play, that truly differentiate them from past titles. We really enjoyed Metroid: Other M, and welcomed the new style of play. However, this review is about Castlevania L.o.S. and it's new style. We were skeptics on both fronts, but in the end, here's what we saw:

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kmr19772893d ago

This probably will be a game of the year, maybe not across the boards, but somewhere, good review.

guru95352893d ago

SMGII will be game of the yr.

Miraak82 2892d ago (Edited 2892d ago )

I've been having fun still since I beat the game( Awesome ending , very interview w/ the vampire ish !!!!) one of the few games I've truly enjoyed this year ... hell probably since demons souls came out,,, but I like dark fantasy games .....

Nihilism2892d ago (Edited 2892d ago )

wtf is it these days, every game is instantly given bad kudos if it is not a GOTY contender, can't it just be a good f-ign game.

I'm sick of reading about how every new release, whether it be a yearly rehashed shooter ( MOH, COD ) is going to be OMFG, GOTY B!TCHES!!!

Play games, not ratings
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TreMillz2892d ago

GOTY Contenders = Mass Effect 2, God of War 3, Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Galaxy 2 Starcraft II, GT5(if its out before then), and Reach. Sorry no room for Castlevania.

Keith Olbermann2892d ago

I would agree with those titles you mentioned. Castlevania falls far short.

MiloGarret2892d ago

Switch the inferior GOW3 for Castlevania and you're set.

LoS for president!

Delive2892d ago

I have not played it yet, but the fall out series usually is up there. Not sure about ME2. I played it for a while, but it could not keep my attention. Plus the guys at work were talking about it like a soap opera. I played RDR and GoW3 and feel both have a chance. I'll have to play C:LoS though and see how good it is beyond the demo. I heard one other person say GoW3 was inferior, but turns out, He does not own a PS3, so any GoW like game on the 360 was better than GoW3, including Dante's Inferno.

metalanime2892d ago

Agreed, this game beats GOW3 in every gameplay aspect. I didnt feel like playing GOW after beating it, even finishing it was disappointing, but im playing Castlevania again and going through all the challenges. Not to mention how much better the story is...especially the end.

ChronoJoe2892d ago


Combat is worse. Combat is broken at times actually. Juggle system is very iffy. It's not bad by any means, but for a beat em up alone it doesn't match god of war.

Then of course bayonetta beats gow in that respect. But god of war still holds it's own with it's theme and impressive visuals. (better than castlevanias by far).

wissam2892d ago

The problem is from what I heard castlevania copies gow gameplay.choosing it as goty will make this award a joke.
btw.not hating I am planing to pick it up as soon as possible.

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