Crush! Frag! Destroy! Review - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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."

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RobsteinOne2853d ago

The more I read about this, the more I wish I could afford it.

ShadowPraxis2853d ago

Yeah 20 hours is a bit much for a rental, unless you have several days free to poopsock it.

RogueCheddar2853d ago

What the eff is a poopsock?

thisdustin2852d ago

If you don't know, there's no way to find out. Not even on the internet.

SynGamer2853d ago

Heard it doesn't really feel like a true Castlevania game but it looks fun!

ShadowPraxis2853d ago

I think it's at least refreshing that they tried to break formula with the reboot, rather than treading the same ground over and again.

Ahasverus2852d ago

Why not try it by yourself? The worst that can happen is you ending up playing a very remarkable action game, and the best rated hardcore game of the whole OCtober according to metacritic ;)

hay2852d ago

I beg to differ.
The worst thing that can happen is you seeing all the nonsense of this game ruining it for you.
People hardly mention terrible camera, out of sync animations which kinda spoils your technical game, badly balanced difficulty, boring titan fights, too much trial & error and bad or nonsensical design(skeletons are tougher and stronger than vampires, fairies are hardly usable,checkpoints aren't sometiems synced with save points, etc) which most people aren't seeing 'cause they're probably blinded by Kojima Productions logo at the start of the game.

It's 7/10 game for me, which is good game, but with major fun breaking flaws.

Don't listen to people's opinions or you may end up like me, forcing yourself to complete it for three weeks.
Try the game for yourself. Rent it, play through few chapters, then decide.

RogueCheddar2853d ago

I heard this game gets frustrating fast, but ehhhh

ShadowPraxis2853d ago

To poopsock is to devote all your time to playing a game or performing another activity - to such degree that it would necessitate pooping in a sock, rather than getting up to go to the bathroom, so as not to lose time.

"The more you know..." </rainbow>

Ahasverus2852d ago

So yeah. It's not Cv 1-2-3-4/type of difficult, more like a "Bayonetta" on normal mode, just have to be careful.

jnune092853d ago

I never was a fan of God of War clones, guess this is a little more than just that.

Giantsquirrel2852d ago

There are so many ways I don't want to play this game. The demo was ple-un-ty!

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