SkullScience77: Having played the game now (as a Castlevania fan I couldn't resist) I can
see a couple of reasons why some people may hate it with a vengeance. It
not only has stealth sections, which feel out of place in a Castlevania
game anyhow, but they are not exactly good stealth sections. They can be
extremely repetitive and dull. Secondly, is the fact the game actually
feels absolutely nothing like Castlevania. To be honest, if someone had
slapped a 'Legacy of Kain 3' badge on it I would have believed them more
(especially the sword and claws gameplay). Another point worth mentioning
is that Castlevania was always about platforming. There is no real
platforming to speak of, or none that requires skill in LoS 2. So, from a
Castlevania perspective in terms of atmosphere and gameplay it feels
wrong. However, that does not make it a bad game and why I fundamentally
disagree with the reviews. If I was brutally honest I would say no less
than a 6 and no more than a 7.5 depending on your preferences.
It is a solid game with excellent presentation, but I just can't shake the
feeling that it feels even less like Castlevania than the original LoS (the
quotes are simply trying too hard). A good gothic action title. By the
way, I own the PC version and can confirm it is by far the definitive
version (with HD texture options) and less expensive. I am afraid SotN
and/or SCIV are still king depending upon your perspective. I am glad to
say it is not as bad as I feared but it is not the classic all Castlevania
fans wanted and has some utterly bizarre design choices in terms of
gameplay that has obviously ruined it for some.
RepliesNotReadByUser: I love this game but, much like LOS 1, it does not give that castlevania
"feel", the one you had whether playing a 2D side scroller on gameboy/ds,
or a 3d rendention (n64, ps2 versions). There were certain elements,
certain types of characters, a list of vania tracks, and you always heard
at least one track that was on a previous vania, just to give that added
atmosphere of 'vania-ism". lol. I just got it two days ago and so far it
feels like a fusion of metal gear solid and God of War. As a gamer I am
very happy with this game. But as a Vania fanatic I am disappointed and
still left with having Vania withdrawals because I still don't have my
"vania fix". lol
Kyle Merriman: Really complaining about copies and GoW rip-offs? God of War is a great
game and was HEAVILY influenced by the game Rygar The Legendary Adventure.
Just because Castlevania was influenced by GoW doesn't make it "average" or
boring or a ripoff. I enjoyed the story and put plenty of hours into the
first Lords of Shadow game. Therefor, Castlevania is not a God of War
clone. People only refer to GoW because of its quick rise to popularity.
Games are usually all influenced off of each other. FFS if you want to
complain about Copy, go look at Shadows of Mordor and tell me you're not
playing Assassin's Creed. The game may still turn out great though. Stop
being so quick to assume. Everyone wants that Side-Scroller Castlevania
back, but there is nothing wrong with taking a chance.
NicholasGeschke: I love the changes they made, but honestly, this game feels like it has a
whole lot of untapped potential. If they'd gone further with the story and
a little deeper into Dracula's relationship with Victor, instead of what
feels like a cameo, I think it would have been a whole lot more
interesting. Moreover, I would like to have played as him.
Also, the choice of enemies you get isn't as diverse as the previous games.
I loved how they implemented classical mythology as well as their own blend
of lore. The Vampire race, the Lycans and the Necromancers should all have
made a comeback. I mean, Dracula is supposed to be the Lord of the
Creatures of the Night, right? Let's explore that a little more deeply:
Show how he deals with his minions instead of having them turn on him.
Gabriel/Dracula has a great amount of characterization that could have been
played up more.
ReddDevil: I don't get why so many people hate on this game x.x. People say it has a
poor story when it doesnt, there's a difference between poor and
straightforward and the story of this game would be the latter. Saying its
poor or weak makes it sound like a incoherent mess which its not. Its
simple and straightforward, and thats not necessarily a bad thing.
The stealth sections are actually more like puzzles than actual stealth, so
if u think about them in that way, their not nearly as awkward. Could they
have been made better? sure, is it utterly horrible? not in the slightest.
The game definitely coulda used some sidquests with the non linear
gameplay, so that was a missed opportunity, tho it doesnt really hurt the
game that much. Some secret bosses woulda been nice or something to that
And as for the people who complain about it taking place in modern times,
honestly i don't see what the problem was. The whole modern gothic setting
gave me plenty of DMC vibes which i happen to be a fan of, so i find that
as a plus (im talking about the series as a whole, not the reboot)
I would sooo love to see another 3d castlevania in the near future that
improves on all the ideas that have been used in LoS 1&2.
RYURYUNEKO: Soooooo killing humans now huh.......... NICE
KillaCobras: Downloading right now cant wait to play!!
Grey Fox: Seems LoS2 has more of the Castlevania vibe going for it. The demo seemed
pretty damn good to me.
kevineyago: Just saw a few minutes of this game and I already love it.
wolfan20: references to sinphony of the night? holy crap O_O!!
stephen budris: I though it was ok, it has potential to be better but. They should make a
sky rim like castlevania.
papuna gulashvili: you call this a high quality video?
MrDormin: я ебу овечек
sedrick louis: OMG THEY MADE HIM SAAY THE LINE!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!
Uub: that's sick you get to start in the castle right away! It took too long to
get to the castle in Lord of Shadows 1
Captain Berrie: Nice Game, i liked this type gameplay
Farhad Ali: Can't wait.
Ben Neely: Awesome
Vincent Jack: awesome!
gamecollect101: "Clunky"?? How the hell is this game clunky Lol, iron fact is most review
critics don't know their d--s from their a- and they're the same editors
that'll come back ten years later and contradict themselves on the same
title, while no game is perfect and all of us experience dissatisfaction on
certain titles for one reason or another the true fact is there is no
better judge than yourself because everyone rides a different set of
expectations/criteria coming in including editors...when a title doesn't go
in the direction they would've liked (or the developing company doesn't
suck up to them..OR when money exchanges hands behind the industry curtain
in order to funnel your attention towards other "system seller titles")
it's time to smash the game in it's review. I take reviews with a grain of
salt. Their 4.5 could be your 9.5 or vice versa.
Shane Cockfield: I've been having a problem with this game I want to focus on whip mastery
but every time I try to dodge I somehow equip the sword or fist weapons, I
don't want this is there anyway to get around this problem?
SkullScience77: The Edge magazine, the publication that had so-called exclusivity on the
review gave it..... 4 out of 10.!!!!! To quote:
the first lords of shadow is remembered as a commendable achievement from a
relatively small team working to a comparatively tight budget. it's sequel,
by contrast, cannot disguise the resources with which it was made. lords of
shadow 2 is clunky, ugly and deeply misguided. it's a game that sees the
lord of the damned as a vehicle for rat-powered linear stealth, and that
takes a future gothic-london setting and then sets the action in tower
blocks and sewers. mercury steam says this will be the final game in the
lords of shadow saga, and on the evidence of the cluttered, bloated and
forgettable mess, it's just as well."
Very sad indeed.
El Bandito: 10:42 -- Nothing, but a miserable little pile of secrets!
llanera skull: This game sucks horse crap LMAO
Lament of Innocence is the best
wlfhuntr34: Anyone else notice a sotn reference towards the end of the vid?
Sasha Kim: where's 1080p?
Jrocke07: LOS2 looks pretty good but this is NOT castlevania. the game seems to be a
cross between devil may cry and god of war, which like i said looks good...
sadly though it isn't going to quench my gaming thirst for a true new
IndieRushHour: His weapon looks like Isaac's laser sword.
Crimson Dusk: Another Vampires?, No thanks, cause we already living for the space age....
ZOMBIEKILLER535: i would never say this but your the best YOUTBER OF ALL TIME YOU REALLY
NEED 1,000,00 OR 2 MILLION YOUR AWESOME AS HELL
Thomas Barkley: I played the first one when i was 10, and honestly, I really liked it. It
was fun, asides the camera issues, and i'd definitely say it's a new
Lord Alucard: Can you put subtitles?
mathieu laplante: Thank you so much for posting these videos !
Elliott Burgess: this will b my first time playing this game although i know about
castlevania and im gonna buy it as soon as it releases feb 25 hell yea,
dracula is bad azz
Killer Kal: Damn, you got the game super early :O
SkullScience77: I am actually enjoying the game as a hack n' slasher, although I wish it
had more depth. It is really disappointing to see Mercury Steam tearing
itself to shreds now. Konami are "disgusted" by this game and there are
already 35 job losses at Mercury Steam. I did call it to be fair. I knew
Konami removed the contract for a reason. It is a good GoW clone, and I
love the gothic atmosphere, but Castlevania it is not! This article just
makes me sad:
The reviews continue to be awful here on release day in the UK. I just
think it is better than I truly expected with gorgeous visuals (HD textures
on PC) and great atmosphere, but nowhere near as good as I hoped in terms
of depth or longevity. The game is very short and the lore and art
direction really lends itself to something better. Something on the scale
of Dark Souls. One day Konami will get it right. The creators of Dark Souls
say that SotN was an inspiration, maybe the roles should be reversed.
KennyRobbers123: stop being a freaking pickle and keep the camera straight. god I freaking hate
gamers. Im sorry man I just like watching perfect walkthroughs, I only
liking seeing screw ups or annoying crap in games in person well actually I
don't like seeing that crap at all I have serious gamer rage
Gozzy Train: I am enjoying this game, the story is intriguing and I think it is cool set
in modern times. I also really liked Mirror of Fate which also got
negative reviews. It seems odd how negative the reviews have been lately
tfl1997: What the fu- The guy that voices Dracula, isn't that the same guy who
voices Arthas in Tales of the Past III?
joshua byers: OMFG WHEN DID CASTLEVANIA LORDS OF SHADOW 2 COME OUT?
MegaAiko01: do i nneed to play lord of shadows 1 to play this?
ZatoOW: The game looks really good but I don't like the VA. It fit him for his
human side but it doesn't fit so well in this form that he is in now. He
needs a darker and more deeper voice. Something similar to Steve Blum's
TOASTER TOBY: So bad ass
chrispate66881: i've preordered it,cannot wait.
Mad_Hatter_LPS: GamerrZOMBIE I want to apologize for my comment from the other day that was
just hate/rage and I apologize for that. It was more-so me just being pissy
and bitchy about the title of the video and me again just being a ass and
again I'm sorry.
fallenangel2100: February cant come fast enough god damn it i want my badass vampire game
Lorenzo Annovi: It looks awesome. I have great exectations on this game. I loved the first
Just one question: why are you shaking and messing with the camera like
that? XD Ok, seriously... Can I ask you how the framerate is? Sorry for my