• Vonter - February 19, 2014 2:43 p.m.

    I feel a bit left out with the DLC, was this "evil" also created by a member of the Brotherhood? What made him gone all out against the Brotherhood of Light? Why did he took Carmilla's Castle? Also can anyone remind me what the Mirror of Fate was? I've seen Gabriel is looking for it in the new game.
  • BladedFalcon - February 19, 2014 3:30 p.m.

    No, the Ancient one was a demon awakened by the Bernharts, the original Owners of the Castle and know for being cruel and into the occult. The Ancient one got out of their control and it was the original leaders of the Brotherhood of Light that defeated and sealed him. That's why it was them who kept him locked away even when they became the Lords of Shadow, as they knew he was too much for them to handle. And again, he didn't took Carmilla's Castle, that's simply where he was awakened, and thus where he was sealed into again. The Mirror of Fate was the giant Mirror that was in the room where Alucard was awakened, and that shattered when the castle started to crumble. It was linked to the wandering soul (The spirit that guided Trevor and Simon) and the shard that Simon carried was probably a piece of it as well. It's function seems to show people's fate, but I have no idea why Gabriel needs it in LoS 2 yet.
  • Vonter - February 19, 2014 4:06 p.m.

    Ok, thanks. I'll say no more other than it seems the mirror is relevant somehow.
  • BladedFalcon - February 19, 2014 5:20 p.m.

    Oh, it's definitely relevant, it's just not entirely clear how.
  • Vonter - February 19, 2014 5:33 p.m.

    Also I already saw "the heavy handed scene", it's provocative but I still get more uncomfortable with the Tomb Raider dead scenes. The gameplay trailer gives me more a Ninja Gaiden vibe, minus the boobies. Sci Fi military, weird accents, the blood and the mystic arts. So yeah I might enjoy it, although I still feel it could get messy.
  • BladedFalcon - February 19, 2014 9:32 p.m.

    Hm, there's video of that scene? Didn't know that. Not interested in seeing it anyway, I'm more than happy to wait to see it in game. However, I'm glad to have confirmed my previous assumption that it wasn't nearly as bad or gratuitous as sensationalist media had made it sound. And yeah, they seem to make full promise of what they teased at the end of LoS: Dracula on the modern world. It's definitely going to feel pretty weird, but I'm ready to embrace the madness. And look man, I can't make you like anything, but something I've sensed is, while you're paying attention to it, you don't really seem to be that happy with the story in the LoS series so far, so maybe in your case it could help if you just stopped caring or taking it seriously? Just let whatever happen in the game happen and enjoy the ride without thinking about it too much. I myself don't tend to do that, but in some games, it does work, like Bayonetta for example, the story is beyond nonsensical and stupid, but I just allowed to be insane and didn't question it, and while I don't love the story, it didn't get in the way of my enjoyment of the game at all.
  • BladedFalcon - February 19, 2014 1:39 p.m.

    Hey look! It's Nugget! :D Also, pretty good recap. Only thing I might add is that Gabriel's combat Cross is probably going to play a key role in LoS2. It's true that he destroys most of it when he kills the ancient one and becomes evil, but Mirror of Fate reminds us that a piece of it, the stake part was broken off when Gabriel killed Carmilla, and Trevor finds it and picks it up as the Castle crumbles at the end of MoF. The game doesn't explicitly says so, but it's probable that only the original Combat Cross is capable of killing vampires, (or at least, vampires of Gabriel and Carmilla's caliber) which is why Simon and Trevor weren't really able to kill Gabriel int hat encounter. Now that Trevor has that broken stake that's part of the original cross however, he might have the key to kill Gabriel once and for all. I guess we'll see, but I doubt they would have highlighted that seemingly useless remain of the Combat Cross unless it was meant to play a bigger part in the future.
  • slimjim441 - February 20, 2014 4:07 p.m.

    Glad to know I'm not the only one who noticed the stake in MoF. I'd put money down that it will come into play in LoS2 to finish off Gabe. Man, I can't wait until tuesday...

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