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Submitted by jeeves86 1353d ago | article

Castlevania - Lords of Shadow and God of War Comparison

Rely on Horror - They say that imitation is the best form of flattery. So how much does Castlevania's stellar Lords of Shadow like Kratos and the gang on Mt. Olympus? (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, God of War, God of War 2, God of War 3, PS3, Xbox 360)

The Wood  +   1354d ago
blatant
add a bit of shadow of the colossus to that pie and this game is pretty much a homage and a very enjoyable one at that
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Ahasverus  +   1353d ago
It's like comparin oranges to lemons
They are kinda similar but not too much, Castlevania is a lot more platfformer focused, I would say, this is more a Prince of Persia than a God of War. Trailers and demo were really misleading.

It doesn't matter, both franchises are great :)
LordMarius  +   1353d ago
One is GOTY and the other one is not
Ahasverus  +   1353d ago
Yeah, GOW III was not half as good, shame...

I'm joking of course :P please don't start this flamebait, you know that GOWIII was a high budget exclusive from a platform holder made by a multimillion dollars studio with years of experience and a solid gameplay base, and Castlevania was made with half that budget, an almost newcomer spanish team of 60 people working for one of the most obscure next gen companies (name a KOnami game besides Metal Gear Silent Hill and PES...) trying to figure out a way to make an ill-3D-fated saga into new directions? I think they did a great job.
Unicron  +   1353d ago
Well said. I truly love both titles, for separate reasons. It IS okay to love more than one title per genre!
Army_of_Darkness  +   1353d ago
@unicron....
No it isn't OKay to like several titles in the same genre!! why?! because I can't afford it!!! f@ck my Life:(.......(tear drops)...
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freezola75  +   1353d ago
Yo I have been telling my friends...
about this very article! Why are people hailing Cv: LOS GOTY? It's a great game mayne I am really enjoying almost all of this game. Some of the puzzles are just lazy and do NOT need to be there.. come on.... your shaking scarecrows for crying out loud WTF!

I said all this to say that I tried to ignore the GOW similarities... It just became too hard to miss after a while.

Again Cv: LOS is an excellent game to play fun and all... but I just can't shake these obvious similarities... but it will not stop me from playing this game. I just won't be jumping on that GOTY bandwagon anytime soon...
CREESH  +   1353d ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Castlevania
GOW3, not so much.
Gago  +   1353d ago
yea
i liked LOS better

GOW is getting stale
freezola75  +   1352d ago
I Totally disagree with you....
GOW 3 may have been a short game... it did not have a very deep plot, but it was way more Epic than Cv:LOS, way more visceral than Cv:LOS.

Cv:LOS is a great game and I keep stressing this but... how can you not spot the obvious similarities in this game? The puzzles are good and then some are just ridiculous. By far I loved the Vampire Chess game that was sweet! I still play that and I believe that would be sweet online!

I do think that Cv:LOS has more replay value to a degree. It's just amazing how the Boss battles were in GOW 3 (the fight with Poseidon, Hades and Cronos!!) They were truly jaw dropping and totally epic!

Cv:LOS deserves all the accolades it is getting no question. I am thoroughly enjoying this game. I just feel that what I saw in GOW 3 was incredible and it have not been match just yet. Cv:LOS is right up there with GOW 3. This is just my opinion.
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big_silky  +   1353d ago
i love the adventure and exploration of castlevania, gow3 was set piece, mash mash mash, set piece, repeat.
raztad  +   1353d ago
How is GoW stalled and you like LoS when LoS copies GoW combat system?

I'm not saying LoS is not a fantastic game, the contrary, but come on, lets be realistic.
Ahasverus  +   1353d ago
Agree
You kinda can't like one without like each other; ok, you can, but you can't say one of them is lame without applying that adjective to one/various aspects of the other game.
freezola75  +   1352d ago
This Is what I am saying!
Bubbles my friend. Point blank truth and the last thing you said is gold:

"I'm not saying LoS is not a fantastic game, the contrary, but come on, lets be realistic."
hot4play  +   1353d ago
IMO...
Castlevania: LoS has a better story than GoW. Gabriel Belmont is also more appealing to me as a character than Kratos. C:LoS's environments are also more varied. The lore is deeper...etc...

For an upstart company (Mercury Steam), they did a pretty good job of revitalizing the franchise.

I think it all boils down to preference. Castlevania's universe just appeals to me more.

I liked GoW3 but was kinda disappointed with the game after finishing it. And despite the awesome graphics, something felt missing. I don't know. I'm on my 2nd playthrough now with LoS...

GoW and C:LoS are both great games, I just like Castlevania more.
Hudahudahuda  +   1353d ago
It's a frankenstien of other peoples idea's. The gameplay is so stiff and the enemies just tank every single hit. No use having all those different attacks if the enemies will just thwart your attempt 85% of the time. Despite the branching paths the game feels alot more linear than any action game I have ever played. The framerate is so bad it tires my eyes out. If you can't handle having those graphics tone it down. And to top it all off all my data got erased a little bit past the graveyard titan. No way i'm going through all that again. Really regret buying this. Liked Dante's inferno Darksiders and even Bayonnetta more.
jjank11  +   1353d ago
Bayonetta is an epic game with insane amount of style. Probably a top two for me in this genre
Armsgraph  +   1353d ago
castlevania is easier end
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1353d ago
i agree
i think los was the better game(in my opinion so get over it).gow3 was good but it was a bit of a letdown.los was f**king epic on all levels.this is a goty contender for me.
Hudahudahuda  +   1353d ago
These.

These are the kind of comments that got me to waste my money on the game in the first place. I don't know if it's over excited castlevania fans that finally got a decent game in the series in the past 10 years but goddamn.

I guess now I know that if a game is constantly being compared to another, instead of being praised on it's own qualities, it's gonna disappoint me.
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Ahasverus  +   1353d ago
It's my personal game of the year, and that's because it's all I wanted CV to be, and I've always been a hardcore Cv fan, it's not THE objectively speaking GOTY (That probably goes to RDR or ME2) but hey, personal thinking is very different and I know my favourite game doesn't HAVE to be everyone's favorite, I couldn't be happier with LoS and I'm even more happy because it brought newcomers to the saga =)
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Dellis  +   1353d ago
This game is Devil May Cry, not GOW

the colossus stuff is not even GOW that's SOTC style

graphics resemble Uncharted 1
nevin1  +   1353d ago
Based On The Demo
This is an insult to God Of War. I thought the graphics in the demo was ugly while the gameplay was flawed.
Ahasverus  +   1353d ago
You said it well
Based on the demo. The demo is NOTHING, if you read ANY review, you'll find that the rollcoaster ride begins 3 hours in, and shit goes skyrocket high,.
In a side note, don't compare this to GOW, the only thing they have in common is that both are marvelous games, GOW is a combat game, LoS a combat platfformer.
WLPowell  +   1353d ago
probably just me
but it felt more like Dante's inferno than God of War. Even the story was more like Dante's Inferno.
AKS  +   1353d ago
I thought God of War III was clearly a better games, but I really enjoyed Lords of Shadow as well. They each have a very unique feel to them, although they do certainly share combat elements. I could see Lords of Shadow appealing more to gamers on a budget, as it will keep you busy for awhile if you're a completionist with the extra trials and tough difficulty.

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