Jonathon Howard reviews the latest game in the Castlevania series, Lords of Shadow.
Excerpt: "While Lords of Shadow makes Castlevania cool again, it doesn’t seem to have any of the character of the old franchise. At best, it’s a real fun game that has whips, castles, and vampires. But, at its worst, it seems like a game that was developed following a checklist of “required elements for a AAA action/adventure title”, which is the game’s only serious problem. The elements that make it up all seem so disparate form each other, so disconnected that they don’t create a whole that rises up them all."