and this for me was one of those recommended purchases and as a "collection" I was actually expecting ...
brandon menesini, Amazon
16 November 2014
Summary: Same as most people I was expecting everything on disc, and this for me was one of those recommended purchases and as a "collection" I was actually expecting the full LOS2 game not a crap demo.
A game that is far better than the critics would lead you to believe... Spoiler Free!
24 August 2014
Summary: I was late to playing this Castlevania reboot, mainly because online "big dog" reviewers met the first game with luke warm receptions and then totally slammed this game. After seeing customers supporting this game and its predecessor, I decided to give both a shot, and I am glad that I did. This game was unfairly criticized by critics because it didn't meet their expectations of what Castlevania should be. Symphony of the Night was an amazing game. In 1997. Let it go.
Spoiler free review: Don't listen to the jaded online critics! Try this game out!
24 August 2014
Summary: I was a little late to this Castlevania reboot, and I place the blame on video game reviewers. So many of the "big dog" online reviewers gave this game mediocre to good reviews, but nothing too spectacular. Many crushed the additional content Mirrors of Fate HD. And the sequel, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 absolutely got demolished. I have less and less time to play video games these days, so I try to wait games out a little before buying them.
Summary: Arrived a day early (Amazon Prime is worth the money). Really fun game, great graphics, entertaining plot and puzzles. Can be a little repetitive and not quite as good as the original Lords of Shadow.
Summary: I have no idea why the reviews for this game have been so harsh. Yes, there are some annoying levels, especially the stealth levels, but those are far and few between. The game itself really is an enjoyable little waste of time, and had a story which captivated me enough to finish the game and not want to immediately get rid of it. And when you think about it, isn't that what makes a game? If it provides enjoyment to the intended audience?