Monday, August 13, 2012

My review of Castlevania Lords of Shadow




Today I would like to talk about a video game that I had just recently finished, about a month ago to be exact, which is Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. To start off with, this game is somewhat of a prequel in the Castlevania series and you actually play as Gabriel Belmont who is on a long quest that involves killing many different monsters, from trolls, to goblins, to demons, vampires, werewolves, and many many more monsters. Gabriel is also hoping that he can bring his wife, Marie, back to life.

The game-play is very good and is reminiscent of the God of War series as far as the controls are concerned. You also have two magic bars, one of them is blue and it replenishes your life, while the other is red and actually causes more damage to enemies. As you progress you can earn a few extra weapons and items such as holy water and fairies and you can also develop newer more devastating techniques with the holy cross, which is a whip-like weapon much like the ones used in previous Castlevania games.

I have to say that this game is amazing, the visuals are fantastic, the Castles look very realistic and the snow that covers these castles looks very real, and the monsters, especially the vampires, look truly horrific and frightening. I have to mention that there are many plot twists in the game and I have to say that it is somewhat tragic, but it is good to see the origins of the game, and if you are awaiting the sequel to this game, I recommend that you play Castlevania:Lords of Shadow first, you will really enjoy it!

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