Conclusion: Castlevania Judgment is an admirable attempt to try something new whose lineage will play better to the hardcore than casual gaming crowd sure to give up on the spastic Wii Remote controls after 30 minutes. If given a second chance, I would have preferred Konami go back to the series' roots rather than branching off in a new direction yet again. Even a 3-D Castlevania adventure designed in the spirit of Zelda on Wii would have been more appropriate and well-received.
Pros: The music and nods to the series are great, Diverse fighters and fun environments, Visually strong for a Wii game
Cons: Why this genre to debut Castlevania on Wii?, The camera is out of control, Too much Wii Remote shaking
Excerpt: After Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII , the game I most remember playing in the first few months I owned my PlayStation was Tekken 2 . I can also remember the thrill of discovering Soul Blade , with its great blend of martial arts and weapon combat. Both these games are a decade old, so even though both are revered as classics, it's not like a lot of people want to go back in time and play them again today.
Conclusion: All in, these franchise hallmarks amount to a game that feels like a bona fide member of the Castlevania family and actually plays like one, too. Combined with the multi-directional control and dynamic combat, the game feels more like the boss-rush version of a big action game than it does a traditional fighter, and somehow comes off as the best 3D Castlevania game Konami has produced so far. Now, who could have predicted that?
Pros: Connect Ecclesia to Judgment to unlock bonuses in both, From a technical standpoint, it looks great, It's a full-fledged Wii fighting game, Once you figure it out, the fighting system works quite well, Soundtrack classy and diverse
Cons: Apparently nobody plays online, Character design is atrocious, hilarious, and not Castlevania in the slightest, Frustrating camera with no opponent lock-on, Pretty much unplayable without a Classic Controller, Some Castle mode challenges are basically impossible
Excerpt: What is it?
Castlevania Judgment is the first game in the long-running Castlevania franchise for Nintendo Wii. Rather than being an action adventure game like the other games in the series, Judgment is something different.
Conclusion: Castlevania Judgment è un picchiaduro che presenta alti e bassi. Se da una parte si ha un sistema di controllo abbastanza comodo, un'ottima caratterizzazione dei personaggi e delle arene molto ispirate, dall’altra troviamo un comparto grafico che potrebbe non soddisfare tutti gli appassionati e una regia virtuale che a volte risulta fin troppo caotica.