Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

December 8, 2011 at 1:59 am | Posted in Articles, Reviews, Xbox 360 Reviews, XboxLiveAddicts | Leave a comment
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Castlevania, it’s not the worlds most well known franchise, but it’s been with us since the beginning. Late last year saw the release of its first proper venture in to 3D and the next generation platforms; sadly, the title went a little unnoticed in the slurry of massive titles we saw last year. With two additional story based content downloads for Lords of Shadow, we take a quick look at whether an apparent underdog of last year should be worth your time, or should it just be left in the kennel? With my less than impressed opinion towards the HD remake of Harmony of Despair, Will Lords of Shadow prove to me that there’s love for the old beast yet?

Similar to that of Dantes Inferno Lords Of Shadow takes you through a massive story full of different and rich settings, putting you against a mass of Goblins, Lycans and any other mythical creatures. The hack and slash game play is here in its floods. Gabriel, our hero is sent to defeat the ‘Lords of Shadow’, take their power and bring back the woman he once lost. It’s quite clear that Gabriel is a distant relative of Xbox 360 icon Marcus Fenix and Resident Evil star Chris Redfield, suffering from the same terrible condition they do of having an enormous body and such a tiny head. With even smaller facial features. Gabriel is then given an unfavourable 80’s mop and thrown into the heat of battle. Appearances aside, if story isn’t your strong point of interest for this game, it’s easy to overlook and just jump right in for some creature carving. However if you love a bit of deeper story with your slashing, we’re given it in bite size chunks during loading screens by the ever popular video game voice smoothie, Patrick Stewart.

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