Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a great game packed with a wonderful sense of adventure and addictive combat. When it's pushing players forward with all cylinders running the game offers an experience that rivals some of the more prominent action titles on the market. Unfortunately inconsistencies in pacing, an obnoxious camera, and "die, restart, die, restart" gameplay wears on the patients. These stand out as blemishes in an otherwise epic experience. It's not a masterpiece by any means, but it's a worthwhile game that's highly recommended.