Reviews and Problems with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
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(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.
Summary: Lords of Shadow may not have been the Castlevania game everyone wanted, but I mostly enjoyed it for what it was, and that ending was to die for. It was the perfect segue into Lords of Shadow 2 , which has been teased for nearly four years now as the return of Dracula -- the main man himself -- and a...
Conclusion: Lacking the focus, clarity and coherence of its precursor, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 fails to satisfy as a sequel or as a game in its own right, delivering muddled game design and little narrative resolution.
Pros: Powerfully affecting soundtrack, Beautiful medieval sections, Sometimes evokes the atmosphere of the first game
Cons: Combat lacks finesse, Too many poor diversions, Loss of scale and spectacle
Excerpt: An action-packed update to Konami's influential series, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a gorgeous game brimming with content, but is bogged down by linear level structure and mash-heavy combat.
Pros: Astounding production values, from graphics to music to voice; level structure offers replayability; tons of content; says Castlevania on the box.
Excerpt: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow most likely caught people by surprise. For one, it was a title done by a western developer, MercurySteam, and not by legendary series producer Koji Igarashi and his Konami team.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3) Review – Dracula’s Return Doesn’t Suck, But it Lacks a Little Bite
Canadian Online Gamers
31 August 2012
Excerpt: The Castlevania franchise is long and storied at this point as Lords of Shadow 2 marks the 35 th installment in the series (crazy, I know). With that comes a very convoluted back story and history that may leave newcomers, and probably some veterans, scratching their heads over the plot to this one...