Summary: This is truely an appalling game. Which is dissapointing as I love the genre and the graphics are for the most part very impressive. However, the actual gameplay is just no fun at all. In Castlevania Lords of Shadow you play a knight errant called Gabriel Belmont who travels through a gothic medieval world looking to fulfill a prophecy and avenge the death of his wife. Gabriel looks and sounds great, the sort of hero you would hope for in a story like this.
Summary: I won't bore you with a long winded review. Simply put, this game has a great opening sequence of gameplay, but it quickly becomes stale - as the gameplay is repetitive and the atmosphere boring. If you've played God of War 3 (GOW3) - you'll soon be dissapointed with this game; even though it borrows heavily from GOW3. I wouldn't think twice about off-loading this game by trading it in or giving it away for FREE.
Summary: I got this at Christmas and have playing it on and off since. My aim was to try and like it and to see if it actually offered anything different from mashing the square and triangle keys and then dying a hundred times while you learned the correct sequence of moves to beat a Boss. Unfortunately it did not offer anything more. I have not finished the game and frankly I can't be bothered. The graphics are not great on the game - they look kind of unfinished.
Summary: Well, this was certainly a badly judged game. Taking the simplicity of the primarily 2D Castlevania series and transplanting it into a 3D game world has never ended well in the past, and on this occasion, the end result is again not exactly a rousing success, because while Lords of Shadow is certainly a technical impressive, pretty looking game there's no getting away from the sad, simple fact that it is BORING. Painfully so in fact.
Summary: After pre-ordering Castlevania for the PS3 and playing it for the first few times, I found it to be a disappointment. Whilst the game looks brilliant graphically, it is a very hash and slash game (which I wasn't too bothered about). My main problem was I could not get to grips with one of the controls! When you attack some of the enemies, press R2 to grip the enemy appears on the screen after a while to enable them to be finished off.
Summary: Have you ever been to a market stall that sells imported pirated toys? You know the ones, Spiderman Helicopters and Batman guns and Hulk parachutes. All poorly made with hilarious packaging. Well, that's what Castlevania is. A knock-off of much better and original titles. Imitation is said to be the biggest form of flattery, but this is dangerously close to plagiarism.
Summary: Once again, I have believed the reviews in Official Playstation magazine. I bought this title after their 9/10 review and I wish that I had saved my money. It seems to me that games are scored more on their pretty graphics now than on the depth of game play. They did the same with the God-awful Modern Warfare 2 (10/10 for a deeply flawed game that is easily bettered by what went before and doesn't stand up against the competition), and have done it again.