Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie (PS3) - Review
6 May 2011
Excerpt: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 's first DLC, Reverie , starts off with a change in tone. Highly stylized moving painting cutscenes are a departure from the in-engine story sequences from the main game, looking quite a lot more like the game's concept art coming to life and speaking to you.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Impressions (PS3)
16 November 2010
Excerpt: Note: What follows are my impressions of the game based on my experience with the publicly available game demo. I make no promises that my impressions from the demo would be consistent with my thoughts on the full version of the game.
Summary: Castlevania is reborn into a 3D action game that borrows heavily from some of the PS3's greatest hits. However, with so much to experience, thrilling boss battles, and plenty of replay value, it's well worth the investment.
Pros: The game boasts enormous replay value, The backdrops are stunning and the music engrossing, The Combat is effortless and engaging
Cons: Plays a bit too similarly to other PS3 games for our liking, The platforming and climbing elements can prove frustrating, The camera doesn't always serve its purpose
Excerpt: Castlevania, one of gaming’s most beloved franchise is also one of its most discorded. Straddling the line of being a cult classic and a b-grade action game, Castlevania has barely been a financial success for Konami even with the unanimous critical acclaim of one of its titles; Symphony of the...
Excerpt: Castlevania is one of today’s oldest and most iconic gaming series, with its roots tracing all the way back to the NES. Back in those days, it was a platformer famous for its tricky jumps fraught with traps that usually resulted in an untimely death.
Conclusion: But the experience of playing and enjoying the game benefits enormously from the high-production values and often breathtaking visuals and art direction. At its core this is an action game with some light platforming and some even lighter puzzling, and every immediate inclination you may have to...
Excerpt: I have to admit to going into Castlevania Lords of Shadow with a certain amount of trepidation. You see I never got on with any of the traditional two-dimensional side-scrolling action-platformers that the series is so noted for.