Excerpt: It's been a long time since I've played a Castlevania game. A combination of not having the required system or simply a lack of interest. Lords Of Shadow changed all that. Instead of a sequel this was to be a re-imagining of the entire series, starting back at its roots. A reboot that would shed a different light on how the Belmont bloodline began, and how the epic struggle between slayer and vampire began.
Excerpt: Lords of Shadow is not the 3D Castlevania that fans of Symphony of the Night have been waiting for. What it is, is a grand adventure that evokes the essence and mood of the early titles found on the NES and SNES. Gabriel Belmont, a lone warrior of the Brotherhood of Light, is out to investigate the tragic murder of his wife Marie. Her soul and those of many others slain by the dark creatures that have risen up have become trapped in a state of limbo.
Fun motion controls improve an already great creative game.
Common Sense Media
30 August 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that LittleBigPlanet 2: Move Pack is a downloadable content package. It requires both a copy of LittleBigPlanet 2 and at least one PlayStation Move motion controller. Players do not attack enemies but instead simply attempt to navigate tricky environments. However, it does contain mild violence, including scenes in which the player’s cloth character is burned by fire and disappears in a puff of smoke.
Excerpt: If there’s one criticism that can be levelled at the Playstation 3, it’s that practically every major title released has aimed to sate the desires of the hardcore gamers who have the cash to fork out for the heavyweight system. The lack of popular cross-demographic titles have kept it away from the kind of success that has seen the Wii cornering markets and making itself a ‘must-have’ purchase. Well, that’s all set to change.
Summary: It’s been over a decade since Castevania started its attempts towards 3D success, and the years have been littered with one semi-decent but forgettable game after another. After all this time it’s good to see the series score a solid success on a non-handheld console, but Castlevania: Lords of Shadow doesn’t quite manage to live up to the series legacy. That’s a pretty high bar for any game to clear, though, so maybe it’s a bit unfair to be disappointed in it.
Excerpt: When LittleBigPlanet was first revealed at the 2007 Game Developer’s Conference, the world immediately sat up and took notice. From first looks, it was clear that it would be a game bristling with originality and innovation and good, old-fashioned