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.
Excerpt: With the Lords of Shadow vanquished, one might hope the Gods would take pity on poor Gabriel, affording him a moment to rest his shattered mind and weary legs. Immediately following his climactic battle, Laura, the child-like vampire cries out for Gabriel’s assistance. Sensing The Forgotten One’s impending resurrection, she decides that she and Gabriel are the only souls capable of putting a stop to the world-ending event.
Excerpt: C'est sans doute avec beaucoup d'hésitation que les grands fans de la franchise Castlevania approcheront ce nouvel épisode. Si la série a connu un véritable succès à une époque, Castlevania n'a pourtant pas toujours bien vécu le poids des années. Après une succession de volets peu glorieux, Konami a décidé de se remettre au travail et d'offrir un renouveau à sa franchise.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Impressions (PS3)
22 December 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. That being said, I hope that this first impression will give you some kind of idea of what to expect in the full game. In reality, though, Lords of Shadow does not feel like just another Castlevania.
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 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. With the PlayStation came Symphony of the Night , a game that expanded upon the basic gameplay of Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest and incorporated the exploration of the Metroid series to create a very long running and...