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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

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Overall 7

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Since all of the 3D offerings of Castlevania are regarded as inferior games to their 2D counterparts, you might say that the newest instalment in the seminal Castlevania series, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is aptly named since the 3D versions, which incessantly get unflattering reviews are seemingly cursed by one thing or another.
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Preview: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

The Laser
8 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Preview: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PS2, Xbox) By Michael Palisano Following 2003's excellent yet under-rated Castlevania: Lament of Innocence on the PS2, Konami is going back to Dracula's lair with the release of Castlevania: Curse of Darkness on PS2 and Xbox later this year. The game will continue the last title's 3D approach, with the challenging gameplay and intuitive controls players have come to expect.
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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

8 May 2009
  • Conclusion: Above all, Iga and co. know where Castlevania fans buttons lie and exactly how and when to press them, which is why they can continue to layer subtle details over the basic design and score hit after hit; something few brands this long in the tooth could ever dream of getting away with.
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Expert Review

23 December 2008

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Review

17 February 2007
  • Excerpt: For the serious fan of the 2D action-adventure looking for new games, there have only been two real choices for a while now: Metroid and Castlevania. Both have their devotees, but whereas the Metroid series has made the transition to 3D very successfully, Konami still hasn't been able to capture the essence of Castlevania in three dimensions.
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Overall 8

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Just RPG
19 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is the newest installment in Konami's long-running Castlevania series. This latest game takes place three years after the events in the NES game, Dracula's Curse . Similar to the critically acclaimed 1997 hit, and my personal favorite, Symphony of the Night , players will be taking the role of a former member of Dracula's army. In many ways Curse of Darkness reminds me of Symphony of the Night , but can this game really compare?
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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness – Review

5 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is the newest game in the venerable Castlevania series, and it leaps forth in another bid to bring the dark world of Dracula into three dimensions. It obviously builds upon the foundations set by Lament of Innocence , while addressing lessons learned there—particularly that Lament was far too short. Curse of Darkness attempts to give the modern gamer something he can really sink his teeth into.
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Expert Review

1 December 2006

Expert Review

1 December 2006
  • Excerpt: I don’t know what it is about gothic castles and vampires that get the people at Konami, especially Castlevania -Christ Koji Igarashi, who’s been making these games since the 80’s, going. The fans are crazy for it as well: There are conventions, hundreds of fan sites, and Castlevania memorabilia fetches a handsome price on eBay.
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Overall 6

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Thunderbolt Games
28 June 2006
  • Excerpt: Working for Dracula bites. Sure, the guy is extremely wealthy and affluent, but most of his staff is comprised working stiffs, guys that look more dead than alive, and lusty underage women. You ever work in a decrepit old castle in the middle of nowhere? It’s not as fun as it sounds. Considering the crusty pools of spilt blood and slimy monsters everywhere, the place is probably a giant health hazard. Don’t get me started on the boss.
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