• AGPacman - June 21, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    I never really got into the older Castlevania games, I played a few but didn't really enjoy them. I decided to give this one ago because I like the God of War style of game play and this seemed similar. I'm so glad I did. I love the first LoS game and can't wait to play the sequel. Now if only I had a 3DS to play the spin off
  • ET83phonehome - June 20, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    Slide # 4 - Clive Barker's "Jericho"; not Craig Barker Slide # 6 - Patrick Stewart; not Patrick Steward
  • minigamer83 - June 20, 2012 4:55 p.m.

    I just can't wait to get my hands on this game, as soon as there's an collectors edition on amazon i'm gonna get it!
  • slimjim441 - June 20, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    Does anyone know if Kojima has anything to do with LoS2 or MoF? I really hope he is.
  • BladedFalcon - June 20, 2012 5:15 p.m.

    If I remember correctly, in a yes or no session, Dave Cox replied negatively to that question, sadly. And if he had, I'm positive they would have highlighted that fact in the trailers as much as they could... And they didn't.
  • Imgema - June 20, 2012 3:25 p.m.

    "The original game succeeded where previous attempts at a 3D Castlevania had failed" When did that happen? You mean this huge QTE fest with generic linear design and generic, hand-holding gameplay was a success? Just because it was pretty or something?
  • gilgamesh310 - June 20, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    It was hardly a QTE fest. It features far less of them than God of War. The levels were more open ended and there was little hand holding. It was at times a very hard game. It was just different to the older games. It doesn't mean it was bad.
  • boondocks50 - June 22, 2012 9:57 a.m.

    yeah idk if h was playing on easy or what but this game was deff challenging at times. I enjoyed this castlevania because it wasnt like the old ones and i cant wait for the sequel. My favorite part i think is the whole explanation of why he did the messed up things he did, like killing that little girl.
  • BladedFalcon - June 20, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    "The game establishes a whole new continuity which producer David Cox likens to Marvel's Ultimates line of comics. " That's.... A really good comparison, actually. And one I wish I had thought of before when dealing with people apparently unable to grasp the idea that LoS was a different universe altogether, only with some nods and parallels thrown in. I'm definitely looking forward to both Mirror of fate and LoS2, specially so because Dave Cox himself has repeatedly assured that LoS2 will mark the end of the whole LoS Saga, which makes me hopeful that it means they'll go out with a bang, and have a pretty epic, but well explained story with no cliffhangers or loose threads. So far, I'm mainly wondering what else happened along the way taht made Gabriel become evil enough to be hated by everyone else. Yes, the expansions show you how he turned a vampire and became more powerful, and darker even. But it still doesn't feel enough reason to turn a reasonably good and stoic man into a reviled villain as Dracula, so I'm sure there's more to the story, and it will hopefully be addressed.
  • slimjim441 - June 20, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    I also have much faith in LoS2 and MoF. The fact that the 'series' is guaranteed to end with only 3 installments, the first one being incredible I might add, leaves very little room to get carried away and do something that could be considered extreme, especially by purist Cvania fans who are taking the whole LoS tale with much caution anyway. From the information we've been presented with, MoF will 'catch up' with Belmonts and focus on them (and hopefully give some concrete reason as to where they came from and whether they share a true relationship to Gabriel. LoS2 will presumably be post MoF and finish off Gabriel's story. As for Gabriel/Dracula's level of evil, I don't think they really need to go into much more detail than they already have. He's obviously bitter from losing Marie (much like original Count is from losing Lisa), and from his monologues from the DLC chapters, you can tell he's totally abandoned all hope for mankind and even himself. Even Zobek's narratives talk about how 'his will is breaking' towards the end of the game. Like after you kill Cramilla, and he says how dreadful and hate-filled you have become, and how it seems he doesn't even care about his original goal anymore, but just wants to completely decimate the Lords of Shadow for all the grief and anguish they've caused him. Laura even tells Gabriel at the end of Ch. XIII that he has to drink all of her blood as to remove his humanity entirely. I think they've covered the character pretty well. And if not, he doesn't have to be as completely evil as canon Count anyway. The epilogue shows that Gabriel really only wants to 'end his suffering' and just die at that point. I'm really excited to see how things turnout in Ultimate Castlevania. Do we have a release date for either game yet? Last I heard they were still Q4 2012.
  • BladedFalcon - June 20, 2012 5:32 p.m.

    Well, yeah. I know all those things have contributed to Gabriel's descent into darkness, but all of that would make him bitter, filled with resentment and just tired of the world. Which yeah, that's how they show him in the LoS epilogue. However, in the LoS2 trailer, we see a massive human army amassed at his gates wanting to kill him. You don't just piss off that many people if you're just resented and Isolated form the world, which is why infer he probably did something awful or evil enough to make so many people want him dead. And well... MoF is the game that's reported to be coming out by the end of this year, and with LoS2 they've only said it's coming in 2013, but haven't even specified which quarter.
  • MinxRiot - June 21, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    Actually, it may be a case of people fearing what they don't understand. Or humans that came near him ended up disappearing. Or his order could have set them out on him. Right now there's a lot of possible reasons why an army amassed to kill him. Only the games can really say for sure why they're after him.
  • slimjim441 - June 21, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    ^This is true. And, we must also keep in mind that Gabriel is in fact a vampire. The bloodlust never ends. People are probably pissed off at him for killing people whether he wanted to kill them or not.
  • jackthemenace - June 20, 2012 1:59 p.m.

    Bugger. I was reading through them, and at first I was worried about Spoilers, but when the first few seemed so un-spoilery, I decided to read the rest. I wish I hadn't. Hell and high buggery.
  • Tom_Goulter - June 20, 2012 5:34 p.m.

    Your writer sends his sincere apologies, albeit while quietly reiterating that it's 2012 and we all know by now that the Island is purgatory and Tony probably dies at the end.
  • jackthemenace - June 21, 2012 9:16 a.m.

    Of course, I'm not blaming you at all- it's my own fault, i should have expected this :P
  • Lemons - June 20, 2012 12:53 p.m.

    Mhmm, mhmm, mhmm. Yup, looks to me like I'm going to be one sad motherfucker waiting for this game and one happy bastard when it comes out. Until then I think I'll just write songs and poems about how sad and unfair life is having to wait for Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 to an upbeat soundtrack and rake in the money.

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