Reviews and Problems with Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
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20 March 2006
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Content-wise it's odd, presentation-wise it's an also ran. If Konami continue trying to nail Castlevania in 3D, we'd advise keeping the formula experimentation to a minimum, and building upon the more successful features already managed in Lament of Innocence. To put it in a different perspective, if Symphony of the Night and Castlevania IV are both 18-year old, single malt whiskies, Lament of Innocence a 15-year old of the same, then Curse of Darkness is...
Excerpt: The Castlevania franchise has a lot of history, both in the confines of the game and as a series. You'll be hard pressed to find a gamer weaned on the NES who hasn't played through a videogame as one of the Belmont clan. The first foray into the third dimension with Castlevania 64 was a far from stellar experience for any gamer, and I'll admit that I was one who purchased the game only to be severely disappointed.