Castlevania: Lords of Shadow for PlayStation 3
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Oct 5, 2010
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Developer: MercurySteam
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Gabriel Belmont is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny – and hopefully salvation for the world.

Critic Reviews

18 Reviews
8.24
Giancarlo VaraniniSep 28, 2010
The combat is great and the boss battles are quite memorable, but it degenerates when those core ideas clash--when Castlevania ignores what it does so well (action) for the sake of creating a more diverse experience. The problem is that diversity ultimately adds nothing notable except for shallow adventure elements and frustration. It's a good start for a series in need of some new blood--so to speak--it's just unfortunate so much of it comes from other games and not an original source.
Tom OrrySep 28, 2010
Calling CLOS a surprise hit might be a little unfair, as the game looked impressive throughout development, but it's fair to say that I simply didn't expect to enjoy it this much. With a combat system that cleverly overcomes button mashing, wonderful design work and a story that spans far longer than your average video game, Lords of Shadow is exactly what the Castlevania franchise needed to find popularity with a new generation of gamers - and us oldies too.
Thomas WilliamsOct 12, 2010
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is barely a Castlevania game. It doesn’t feature much from previous games in the franchise aside from the main character being a Belmont and some of the game’s enemies being creatures of the night. Don’t expect a hefty dose of nostalgia. However, if Lords of Shadow wasn’t at all attached to the Castlevania name, it still would be a great game that is worth playing. The production value, storyline, and other aspects are worthy to stand aside any of the top games of this generation. A few glaring flaws, repetitive gameplay, and strict linearity keep the game from being the masterpiece we all had hoped for.

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