Reviews and Problems with Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
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it could of been better sadly cause i really loved the first one.
Rpg player, Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: I couldnt wait to get the game cause the first was excellent. As much as i want to give this game a 5 out 5 it suffers a bit from added unwanted gameplay mechanics. combat is same as the first except that you get have some new weapons to use and drink blood your enemies to replenish health. The whole lvl is built like metroid but its a smaller scale. finding new abilities to access others parts of the world map. this game is a alot shorter as well.
Feels like I'm playing a game designed by two different teams
Josiah Wolf, Amazon
10 May 2014
Summary: This game could have been my goty, and it really does show in the castle segments, but the modern day world completely bogs down the entire experience. A Castlevania game where you go from a castle to a modern day city could have been very interesting done right, but the quality between the two settings is so different that I have a feeling they were developed by two different teams who didn't communicate through the development.
Will Wow you one moment, and Make You Question Your Taste in Games the Next Minute
kevin delamo, Amazon
5 April 2014
Summary: This game was interesting. It had many ups and downs in every aspect. The graphics were consistently stellar on a technical basis but some locales were very bland in design. The story had some great twists and turns, but also some really awkward scenarios and poorly written dialogue. Finally the gameplay, ill be the first to admit that this is not a God of war clone in any aspect of the fighting mechanics.
Summary: Let me start my review by saying I am a huge Castlevania fan, and I, like many, had high hopes for the sequel of the critically acclaimed Castlevania Lords of Shadow . This summarizes what I believe is the main problem of this sequel, the first one was so great and well written that we all expected something at least similar to the original. And this is where Mercury Steam failed to deliver.
Summary: Just to put this out there, the game had potential with graphics, dialogue, environment, boss fights and character design. Therefore, the game is not entirely bad. However, there are major flaws in certain areas of the game that weigh's it down to being unworthy of its title. One of the areas happens to be in combat, the shadow whip, the void sword, and the chaos claws are great weapons, but don't show too much of an impressive performance when leveling up.
Summary: As a long-standing (and very dedicated) fan of the Castlevania series - the reviews that preceded the release of this game did little to deter me from purchasing it. And if you're an avid fan as well, then I would say the same can probably be true for you. However if you're considering whether to buy this new or are just not the type of person to pickup a Castlevania game simply b/c there's a new one - then the following is for you.
Summary: Castlevania is one of those iconic series in video games which saw its heyday in previous generations (with, generally speaking, the best game in the series being Castelvania: Symphony of the Night on PS1). The first Castlevania: LOS game did breath new, fresh air into this series.
Summary: this was an awesome game to play, maybe it was a llitle short but it sure was fun. the dawn side was that while i was playing I didint felt like i was playing a castlevania, it just felt like i was playing something else.
Summary: I would recommend holding off until the price comes down. Wish these developers would be less lazy with these re-releases.
Pros: Pack comes with Lords of Shadow and its two expansions. Mirror of Fate also included.
Cons: Lords of Shadow expansions and Mirror of Fate are dlc. They didn't integrate these on to the disc like I had hoped. Basically this is a repack of Lords of Shadow with an insert with a code for all the extras. A lazy repack shock cost zero effort on the developers and is sold for $40. Glad I paid less on reorder.