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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PlayStation 3) Review
18 March 2014
Summary: After the vampiric ordeals of Lords of Shadow and its sequel Mirror of Fate (which also saw an updated HD version ), the Prince of Darkness, Dracula himself, reawakens in a modern setting to stop the resurrection of Satan in the final part of the rebooted series' Lords of Shadow saga.
Excerpt: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is the kind of action title you would expect it to be. It features a wealth of button mashing, button combo experimentation, over-the-top action, constant dodging and/or blocking, and moments that beg you to stop and take in the awesome monster designs that...
(PlayStation 3 Review) Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
The Entertainment Depot
6 March 2014
Summary: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 built upon its predecessor in many meaningful ways, but it frequently stumbles whenever attempting something new. Comparing the segments set within Dracula’s castle to those in the modern city shows a clear difference in approach.
Excerpt: Age Rating: 18+ Other console/handheld formats: Xbox 360 As reboots go, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow did interesting things with Konami’s famous and much loved series, with developer MercurySteam crafting a game that was as much God of War as it was Castlevania, and it also featured a surprising...
Conclusion: Playing as Dracula could have been handled so many different ways, and while I don't agree with everything that MercurySteam did with Lords of Shadow 2, the positive aspects overwhelm the negative. This is a worthy and fitting end to a fine trilogy.
Excerpt: When producing an anticipated sequel, a developer must always walk that fine line between “too familiar” and “too different.” If it’s too much like the original, it will be accused of being a rehash that didn’t require much effort.
Summary: Castlevania Lords of Shadow is a must play game on the PlayStation 3 that really draws you in from the start to give you a spectacular journey of good versus evil in this beautifully presented sequel.