CFD!'s John DeLuca picks up the holy water and whip once again as he reviews the reboot of Konami's classic franchise:
"In order to successfully reboot a classic video game franchise, you have to go back to the roots of the series, distilling the essence of what made those first games fun, and tossing out all the extra baggage that got heaped on over the years. Long before Symphony of the Night coined the term “Metroidvania” and forever altered the evolution of the franchise, Castlevania was originally an intense action platformer about a man with a whip and an unhealthy obsession with flailing the creatures of the night. Come to think of it, that’s a pretty apt description of Lords of Shadow, too."