GameTrailers: Castlevania: Lord of Shadows Review

Does this 3D incarnation have the bite of its 2D legacy? Find out in the official GameTrailers Castlevania: Lords of Shadow review!

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coolfool3340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

Actually one of the more damning reviews. It's funny how reviews directly conflict sometimes. This review said that they camera was annoying and unhelpful while another review said it was one of the most geniously implemented cameras they had ever seen.

I felt that this review sounded overly harsh but I won't know until I play it. I suspect that there might be elements of tediousness in this game but I will get it anyway.

kevnb3340d ago

they dont mean that much really, especially now that gaming is mainstream.

StanLee3340d ago

This game, this game is really sucking the last bit of optimism I've had for video game reviews out of me. It's mediocre, really mediocre, so how are so many sites giving it 9s? I don't get it. How is this game better than Dante's Inferno, and Darksiders did a much better job of copying the God of War formula so how does this game get 9s when those games got 7s and 8s.

deafwing3339d ago

... darksiders has been said to clone zelda youngling, not God of War .. anywho ... the reviews on this game are really strange .. a lot of the reviews seems to love-hate-it. It's like they are happy with the results but they are bashing it at the same time. Still, the average score seems to be 7 or 8 or 10, which isn't too bad. Maybe rental to check this one out first seems fair.

GrandDragon3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )


You must be 12...or something.

How can you even think of comparing a game of this depth and scale to mediocre games like Darksiders and Dante's Inferno?

Cant you appreciate the stellar voice acting or at least the amazing music that is synonymous with this franchise? This game is more than a copy, it has its own original features and exceptional art-style that completely supersedes anything the other games have to offer.

Graphics - 9
Music/ Sound- 10

An absolute MUST BUY

boodybandit3339d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Dante's I wont argue over but Darksiders had depth and scale and was far from mediocre. IMHO it was not only an under rated game but my favorite sleeper hit this year. Darksiders even had a great ending that pumped me up for the sequel.

If Darksiders 2 was to hit retail the same day as Castlevania:LOS and I had to choose just one? Darsiders 2 would be making the trip home with me. C:LOS would have to wait for another day. With that said, I will be picking up C:LOS since Darksiders 2 isn't due out till 2011.

ABizzel13339d ago

If you look at the scores they gave it, then you'll see the problem they had with it was the Level Design.

Story- 8.6

Design- 7.1 (fall to your death too many times, puzzles can be annoying, getting lost with no map or sense of direction, and camera issues).

Gameplay- 8.4

Presentation- 9.0

I think the score may have been a little low (It should have at least been an 8.?), but level design is a big part of a game, so I can understand why they gave it the 7.9

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avengers19783340d ago

X-Play gave it a 4 out of 5, They usually have fair, soild reviews. If I'm gonna listen to a review it's theres. So now I have to check this game out, but only when the price drops. Maybe a midsummer game for me.

kevnb3340d ago

they are honest yes, but they have the taste of 10 year olds.

A Cupcake for Gabe3339d ago

I'm not a fan of the 5 star system. Mostly cause it transfers poorly into metacritic. Not that it should matter but still. A 4/5 means good but it's an 80%. so no game can get a 9. It's either good or perfect.

I am excited to play this game still. Looks good.

M-Easy3339d ago

Lol someone actually listens to G4, sad.

avengers19783339d ago

@M-Easy that's a funny statement considering your on the N4G site that usually allows fanboy articles to run with no proof behind them at all. Most of the reliable news stories on this site come from the G4 site and reporters.

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xYLeinen3340d ago

I won't listen to much on reviews for this title. I'm getting this no matter what.

One thing irritates me tho. Why do reviews think they can demand things that clearly the developer didn't want or implement in the game? Like exploring, maybe they didn't care for it to be much for an open world and wanted the linearity of the game? So really it's not a bad thing but a good thing. Look at GoW3. The linearity gave it a much more action concentrated game.

raztad3340d ago

Invisible walls, not so good camera work and lacking platforming were the complains, if I got them right. It is pretty much consistent with Gamespot review.

Ahasverus3340d ago (Edited 3339d ago )

Lacking platfformer, wait, what if... they simply didn't want to include platformer? I mean, how do you criticise Mario for its lack of shooting?

blodulv3339d ago

These are some of the reasons why I have now chosen to rent it first instead of drop the $60.


If platforming is to be a decent portion of the game, it needs to be done right. Same goes for shooting.

andron3340d ago

I generally like GT reviews, mostly because they have lots of game footage so you can see if you like the game, without taking much notice of what they say.

But their reviews seems to be a bit inconsistent. Like in this review they seemed to focus on the negative...

MGRogue20173340d ago (Edited 3340d ago )

You don't need to have played any of the previous games in the Castlevania series in order to understand the story in this one..

So, A good start for newcomers. That's pretty cool, right?

gillri3340d ago

this and GS give the lowest scores for this game

oh well still getting it

TheMutator3340d ago

who cares? the game is great

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