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Might Be My Favorite PS3 Game. Yeah, it's that good.
on January 22, 2015
One of my all-time favorite game series, Castlevania Lords of Shadow has bitten its way deep down into my heart. It's amazing how easily and deeply I have grow to love this reboot of the Castlevania franchise, and it is a pity that most reviews seem to rather dislike these games as a whole. I don't know why, exactly. I found the art design and presentation to be fantastic and engaging. I would stand in the middle of this broken down tower with all of these details, lighting, effects, and delicate sounds with the most amazing music. . . .and I would just be so drawn in. Oscar Araujo did an amazing job with the Lords of Shadow soundtrack. And oh! The characters! I love them so much! Gabriel Belmont and Marie are timeless classics to me now. Their love is so pure (some may find it stupid or cheesy, I suppose) and I find it inspiring, sweet, and just....I love it so much! The other supporting characters like Laura or Zolbek or Pan are also interesting and beautifully rendered. The voice acting is top-notch, the emotion presented is gripping and memorable. The action is tight and strategic, a delight to nail down and perfect! There should not be too much over zealous button mashing here--it's more about timing, using the right weapons at the right time against the right foe, and learning their attack patterns, strengths and weaknesses. I personally adore the Chapter presentation of the game. Traversing my way through an action-packed storybook was a simple, delicate touch that really made the game stand out from all others. I cannot run out of praise for this game. It is filled with a love and fulfilling gameplay that few games can match. I recommend this game fervently. Just play it. C'mon you know you want to. I can't imagine how you could regret it. It's just....that good.