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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:37 pm† †Post subject: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review Reply with quote

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review by Jeremy
PALGN Review: What is a Castlevania game?
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I'm about 5 or 6 hours into the PS3 version, loving it so far! Much better than the demo had me believe it would be!

Nice review too icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:55 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sounds like a pickup to me! Nice review Jeremy. What are the differences between the 360 and PS3 versions?
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Sounds like a pretty good game. I have never played Castlevania before...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:08 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

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^^As far as I know, the PS3 version has a (supposed) slight edge in the technical department - though I've heard mixed reports on overall performance for both systems, despite the fact that I had minimal issues playing through on the 360. However, the 360 version comes on 2 discs. Disc swapping will only become a problem if you're replaying levels later and constantly flipping back and forth with chapters.

Oh, and I think the demo doesn't even give a fraction of a look in for what the game has in store for you. That's what I found in any case.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:15 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

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...what makes a Castlevania game...

Michiru Yamane! That's what! Wish she at least composed for this game... icon_sad.gif

Sweet review though Jeremy. I need to get this game!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:22 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is the first Castlevania I've played so I can't really comment on whether it serves the name well, but from what I've played so far, it's crazy good.

I've only seen the first two chapters and I'm already in awe of the variety on offer. I'm stoked to hear that this continues throughout as it's easily one of the more impressive aspects of the game so far. This is one hell of a production.
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Oh, and I think the demo doesn't even give a fraction of a look in for what the game has in store for you. That's what I found in any case.


Hmm might have to give it another look, played the demo and honestly wasn't too fussed on it.
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The game rules. I think it's one of the best looking new gen games I've seen. I just sat and stared at a background for about five minutes yesterday. It's dark, voice acting is killer. It just slays.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:58 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

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Picking up my copy today. Been looking for to playing this since it was annouced!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:19 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

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Great review, Jeremy. Might have to reconsider not buying it this week...
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My copy is on its way from ozgameshop.com, happy to wait paid $59.99 delivered to my office door.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:26 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

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Best game ive played in a long time!
Great review aswel!!
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After playing the demo I actually thought about canceling my preorder. Just finished the game last night an I'm glad I didn't
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:10 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

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So, just what is a Castlevania game? A hotch-potch of underworld legends and 2D platforms? But enough talk… have a review!


<3 <3 <3

This just made the waiting that little bit harder!
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This might just be my personal Game of the Year. By golly it's not perfect, not by a long shot - but this game was made with obvious love and passion and I just can't stop playing it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:23 pm† †Post subject: Reply with quote

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Very keen to play this. Good review.
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Ill be waiting for a price drop then ill grab it icon_smile.gif
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I grabbed it from JB today, it's installing to my 360 as we speak, I can see my evening running long into the night.
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I grabbed it from JB today, it's installing to my 360 as we speak, I can see my evening running long into the night.


What a horrible night to have a curse...
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Looks ok, but I'll most likely skip it since it's not made by the Japanese.
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Looks ok, but I'll most likely skip it since it's not made by the Japanese.


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Great review, Jeremy. Might have to reconsider not buying it this week...


BUY IT! It's ******* awesome!
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Im still pretty early in the game (just killed Ice Titan), but im enjoying it a lot. I cant point out anything i dont like about it at the moment...the visuals are impressive, the music is amazing, the voice acting is superb. Im already drawn into the story and feel very much a part of it, which is something all games nowdays have failed to do for me.

If the game keeps this up all the way through, then its the Game of the Year for me!
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