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Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
6.8 out of 10

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

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Overall 7

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair review

24 June 2012
  • Pros: Typically strong animation and music, Multiplayer really opens up the experience, Series fans will love seeing the cast together
  • Cons: Single-player way too grindy, Menus are confusing, often unhelpful, Kinda short if all six players are kicking ass
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Overall 8
Graphics 8
Sound 8
Control 9
Addiction 8

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Review

Cheat Code Central
7 November 2010
Overall 8

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Review

28 October 2010
  • Summary: As a package " Castlevania: Harmony of Despair " offers an appealing package to the right player, its just the right player is not necessarily the traditional series fan. With so much hinging on others to get the most from the game many long time followers may be put off by the need for multiplayer.
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Extremely difficult action platformer shows plenty of blood.

Common Sense Media
27 October 2010
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Castlevania: Harmony of Despair is a challenging platformer with bloody combat. Note, though, that it’s retro graphics make the fantasy violence less visceral.
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Review: Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (360)

Diehard GameFAN
23 October 2010
  • Summary: Castlevania: Harmony of Despair takes the open-ended exploration of Castlevania and compacts it into an enjoyable multiplayer, action-based experience. Even though a lot of material in this package is dated and borrowed, it brings in an “all-star” mentality that combines characters, items, enemies,...
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Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Review

16 October 2010
  • Excerpt: As far as sequels go, modern Castlevania games are some of the least adventurous: endlessly recycling the core ethos of 1997's iconic Symphony of the Night, right down to regurgitating the same art assets over and over again.
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Overall 10

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

True achievements
15 October 2010
  • Conclusion: With bosses and enemies this challenging youre going to need to build your character before you even beat Dracula meaning levels will need to be repeated and only the hardcore gamer will be willing to stretch this game out so if youre a casual gamer think about this purchase.
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Overall 7

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Game Over Online
19 September 2010
  • Excerpt: 2010’s Summer of Arcade rolls on with the first XBLA-original Castlevania game yet - Harmony of Despair. CV: HD’s most noteworthy accomplishment is being the first online ’Vania yet.
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Overall 6
Gameplay 6
Graphics 6
Sound 5

Castlevania Harmony of Despair

Game Boyz
26 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The next release in Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade is a reimagining of sorts of the beloved Castlevania series from Konami. Konami decided to take the fast paced side scrolling action that fans of the series know and add a few new twists to it such as co-op and competitive multiplayer.
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XBLA Review: Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

Video Games Reloaded
16 August 2010
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