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  • Blog Post: Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Reinvigorating the Franchise with an Epic 3D Installment

    Reimaginings and reboots of familiar franchises is something that gamers have seen a lot this generation. Just this year we saw a fantastic new retelling and direction for Tomb Raider. Titles such as Batman Arkham Asylum and the 2011 Mortal Kombat game are all great examples of developers trying to do... More
  • Blog Post: SuperKingC77 Review: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    Castlevania is one of those legendary titles that is instantly recognizable to nearly any gamer. Throughout its quarter-of-a-century history, the franchise has received massive popular and critical acclaim matched by very few series in gaming… at least in the 2D realm. Though many of its 2D entries... More
  • Blog Post: A great action game with a pinch of Castlevania

    Lords of Shadow is a good and at the same time sad new entry in the Castlevania series. Good because it is, undeniably, a great game; even if most of it's mechanics are borrowed from other series like God of War and Devil May Cry. Sad because it represents a departure from many aspects that defined... More
  • Blog Post: Waiter? Sequel, please.

    (Attn: Major Spoiler alert at end of review) Wow, what a great game. Full disclosure, this is basically the first Castlevania game I've ever played. I'd messed around very briefly with one or two a LONG time ago as a young kid, but this is the first one I've actually gotten into. So take... More
  • Blog Post: Incredible Reimagining turns an Epic Adventure into an All-time Favorite

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is the game that bleeds fresh blood into the 20 plus year history of the Castlevania franchise. Like many other classic titles made famous on the Nintendo console back in the 80's, Castlevania has suffered from not following a timeline or staying true to one. The Legend... More
  • Blog Post: Castlevania pulls off 3-D... with blood-soaked results.

    Take everything you know about Castlevania, and toss it to the werewolves. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow has reinvented the structure of Konami's classic whip flailing, vampire slaying, iconic series into something as surprising as it is visually striking. From start to finish, this game never fails... More
  • Blog Post: A Fresh Take on an Old Series

    I finally finished Castlevania: Lords of Shadow right before Christmas. I started it when it came out, but too many other cool games came out that distracted me away from Castlevania. I really enjoyed Castlevania. It did a smart thing by de-tangling itself from all the other Castlevania games. This worked... More
  • Blog Post: A fantastic reboot and a phenomenal start that the franchise desperately needed- Castlevania is BACK!

    Being a huge Castlevania fan, i was hoping that the series was eventually given an A star treatment, especially after the series had become lacklustre with an endless amount of hand-held "Metroidvania" clones. The 3D ones of the past hadn't been amazing but a solid start, having enjoyed... More
  • Blog Post: Really really impressive! (PS3)

    So he's not a "classic" Belmont. So the game borrows from God of War, Uncharted and Shadow of the Colossus. So what? I can honestly say I don't care. Mercury Steam took a 2D game from 1985 and turn it into a 3D thrilling, albeit linear, gaming experience. Now before I get into much... More
  • Blog Post: New Castlevania Surprises All

    I must say that I was quite surprised when I really got into the new Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. I had my doubts going into it (I’m sure everyone else did too), what with the lack of good 3-D Castlevania games on the market and the not so compelling story Castlevania has a knack for repeating... More
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