Excerpt: Perhaps the single greatest surprise you'll find concerning Castlevania: Lament of Innocence simply is the fact that not only did this game get released AFTER Devil May Cry , but it came out almost exactly two years later.
Excerpt: A good piece of music should elicit a strong emotional response, whether it be positive or negative. It should interest and excite the listener, and should never truly feel like background filler.
Excerpt: Considering that it’s only ten days before Halloween, you’d expect us to cover some game ripped from the horror genre. A title filled with puddles of blood, undead monsters and tons of things that go bump in the night.
Excerpt: There's something about beating the snot out of monsters with a whip while you explore a creepy castle that makes for a fun gaming experience. Since the 1980s, the Castlevania series has been one of the most successful game franchises ever, with more than 20 games released worldwide.
Excerpt: For almost two decades now, Konami's seminal Castlevania series has been a vivid example of just how far the Dracula mythos can be stretched. Their "anything goes" motto in regards to expanding on the original source material has been a staple ever since the series first emerged in 1986 (then called...
Excerpt: According to ESRB , this game contains: Blood, Violence Parents may or may not want their kids playing Castlevania: Lament of Innocence . Although it is heavily stylized, it is also incredibly bloody though it should be noted that none of the graphic violence is directed towards human beings.
Excerpt: It's been years and most of an entire console generation since one of the great franchises in videogame history has seen the light of day on a major console. The Castlevania franchise's undead second life on the Game Boy Advance (GBA) was successful enough that it is surprising to see Konami try to...
Excerpt: Everything old is new again I did not have high hopes for Lament of Innocence. For one thing, I was growing tired of Konami's penchant for using ridiculously dramatic and pretentious subtitles for their games, all seemingly born of the same formula (Aria of Sorrow, Harmony of Dissonance, etc).
Excerpt: Castlevania - a series steeped in history and tradition where the most successful and popular titles have remained a two dimensional adventures. Fans will go to great lengths to tell you how great Symphony of the Night , Bloodlines , Circle of the Moon and Harmony of Dissonance all are.
Pros: Great Castlevania action in 3D, Excellent music, Lots of secrets to find
Cons: Repetitive backgrounds, Lots of backtracking, Not as deep as previous titles