The lights are on
The newest installment in MercurySteam's Castlevania reboot, Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate, arrives on the Nintendo 3DS today. I had a good time reviewing the game, and now we're here to show off a section of the side-scrolling adventure starring Simon Belmont.
Join Jeff Cork, Ben Reeves, and myself as we tackle a mighty boss and discuss the overall game. Curious how this game pays homage to or strays from the series' 2D roots? Watch the video below.
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Hmm looks interesting I really need a good new 3DS game :) I also need to play Lords of Shadow
Is that the doctor from AC2?
Good video, very well produced Jason/Ben.
Nice Test Chamber!
I think Tim summed it up. This is not what I wanted. I wanted another Symphony game as loved those GBA/DS entries. This just feels bland and generic. The graphics look rough and they never mentioned the music which is legendary in the Castlevania series. The exploration and combat just appear mediocre and the aesthetics and color palette are bland.
I am very disappointed by the direction they went letting the underwhelming console entries invade the excellent handheld offerings.
doesn't look great
Don't mean to be contradictory but the game looks and feels average in the video. Granted, I wanted Castlevania Castlevania, not this version Castlevania. Looks like another polarizing one.
I may be being harsh, but that first boss fight was boring as hell and tedious to boot. And then we have quick-time events, the hallmark of great game design. I'll be happy when they move on from this Lords of Shadow stage.
The game looks awesome and the demo felt great when I tried it. My only concern is game length and replayability. I know Tim gave it a "Moderately High", but I'm wondering what exactly that entails. That's pretty much the only thing holding me back from picking this up this week.
The gameplay looks cool. I just wish I had 3DS XL, lol. Maybe a bit later this year.