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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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Overall 8

Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate HD

Total Xbox
8 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Not content to re-imagine the origins of Castlevania ’s vampire-hunting Belmont clan, the Lords of Shadow reboot has set its sights on some of the franchise’s most iconic heroes. And in Mirror of Fate HD , it takes Simon Belmont, Alucard, and Trevor Belmont, and…well, actually, it does pretty well by them.
  • Pros: + A treat for fans of classic 2D, + Smartly re-imagines three great heroes in a way that makes sense for
  • Cons: - Feels shallow compared to previous, ? Would it really have been so hard to keep the 3D support, just as an option?
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Overall 8

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Mirror Of Fate HD Review

21 November 2013
  • Summary: " Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD " is not really a Metroidvania game despite the side-scrolling nature of the gameplay. It’s a mostly linear, combat focused adventure with more in common with Castlevania: Bloodlines than the seminal Symphony of the Night or the previous DS games. For that reason alone it feels slightly light, both on length and mechanics compared to other side scrollers.
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Overall 7

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD

High-Def Digest
11 November 2013
  • Summary: Outside the big guns of Mario and Zelda, there aren't that many franchises that can show a steady history of releases. 'Castlevania' however, is one of those few titles, tracking its history back nearly 30 years to the original NES. Over the years, new titles in the series have come at regular interval and with the rise of 3D gaming, the series itself has dabbled in stepping outside its original 2D side-scrolling genre with mixed results.
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate HD Review

31 October 2013
  • Excerpt: The second chapter in the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow saga, the 3DS's Mirror of Fate , brought the series closer to its roots than it has been in years. Side-scrolling action made a comeback, with a small amount of Symphony of the Night -style exploration in tow, but it also maintained the combo-driven combat established in the first Lords of Shadow game.
  • Pros: Classic 2D gameplay and combo-heavy combat work well together, Stages are attractive and offer a variety of challenges to overcome, The plot bravely defies the series' history
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Overall 9

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow super review

24 June 2012
  • Pros: Epic levels of epicness, Surprisingly cerebral magic system, Borrows from the best
  • Cons: Borrows from others quite shamelessly, Incredibly difficult combat, Some annoyingly obtuse puzzles
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Overall 10

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

10 September 2011
  • Excerpt: After Patrick Stewart speaks at you for a bit, the game starts… He’ll continue to pop up throughout your adventures, but it has to be said; it’s always relevant, both to the story and to the game for technical reasons. You can tell there was a point earlier in development where the load-times lasted longer, since loading is usually done halfway through a speech. You can skip the speech once the loading is done, but it’s rude to cut off a man mid-monologue, isn’t it?
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Overall 9
Graphics 10
Sound 10
Control 9
Addiction 9

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review

Cheat Code Central
8 September 2011

Fallout: New Vegas

Hooked Gamers
21 August 2011
  • Conclusion: I think the best way to describe Fallout: New Vegas is to say it’s Fallout 3 with a bit of Alpha Protocol , which makes sense. But even with that extra little bit, New Vegas is most definitely a Fallout game. More specifically, it’s a Fallout 3 game. So regardless of what I or anyone else says, you should already know if you’d enjoy it. If you don’t, then you haven’t played Fallout 3 , in which case, shame on you. I enjoyed Fallout 3 and I certainly enjoyed New Vegas .
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Well made but bloody fantasy action game is for adults only.

Common Sense Media
15 August 2011
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is an extremely violent and gory action adventure game designed with mature players in mind. Battles are highlighted by crimson geysers and blood-stained ground, and the narrative’s religious themes invoke Christian ideas and iconography (the player’s primary weapon is a giant cross containing a chain imbued with holy water). There is also nudity in the form of bare-breasted fairy creatures.
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Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
13 August 2011
  • Summary: : Lords of Shadow is to Castlevania as Golden Axe: Beast Rider is to Golden Axe : an uninspired, derivative attempt at rebooting a classic franchise that frankly has no need for such a thing, and certainly not the way this game does it. The story is dull and uninspired, and while it carries along the game acceptably, it’s insulting to fans of the franchise and unexciting to anyone else.
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