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OxBlood Oct 7th, 2010 05:23 AM

Playing Castlevania LOS and just finished the 4th chapter. A lot of fun, I´m glad the game turned out as good as it did. The combat is deep and fun, there´s a shitload of skills to unlock, the magic system is well designed (only lose mana when you actually USE your magic instead of losing it just by turning the mode on) and really useful. I always hated the way health was managed in God of war, here I can manage it myself by using light-magic.
There´s a lot to do and to find, the levels have a good lenght, the enemies are varied, even the story is good though it find Patrick Steward´s narration in the loading-screens a bit odd at times.

The only thing I don´t like are two of the subweapons, especially one seems...strange (the "up" one).

This is definetely a good 3D Castlevania game, though it doesn´t have that much to do with the franchise to begin with...

DougClayton4231 Oct 7th, 2010 09:25 AM

Thanks MLE and Zhukov.

I heard that it has more to do with the other games once you get further. Those titan boss battles are beautiful, I had no idea that they could push the 360 as far as they have.

Phoenix Gamma Oct 7th, 2010 01:08 PM

Been playing Pix 'N Love Rush on iPhone. Man, I'm just smitten by that game. Best dollar I've spent in a long time.

OxBlood Oct 8th, 2010 04:44 AM

Hm, aparently, Lords of shadow can crash and destroy your (only) save in the process. Or it can crash and just, well, crash without touching the save...a little stupid, to go and make a backup every few levels but what can you do...

DougClayton4231 Oct 8th, 2010 09:32 AM

I've noticed that Castlevania and Enslaved can crash a 360. The only game that I've had crash a 360 beforehand was FFXIII and that red ringed mine.

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 10:09 AM

Castlevania LOS is owning my time now. Only on Chapter II, trying to do the extra challenges on each stage. Having trouble with the "Get poisoned then kill 10 enemies" in the one stage so I'm just going to come back when I get stronger. Really like Patrick Stewart narrating it.

Only thing I don't care for is Gabriels face sometimes and voice actor. I really liked the PS2 Castlevania so its kind of cool seeing how this kind of ties into it.

Dimnos Oct 8th, 2010 11:15 AM

Which PS2 castlevania? Lament of Innocence? Or the other one?

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 11:41 AM

Lament of Innocence. Curse of Darkness was the 2nd Ps2 castlevania. Actually liked CoD a lot better but Lament of Innocence was still fun.

Dimnos Oct 8th, 2010 12:46 PM

Sweet. I really liked Lament of Innocence. Yeah it wasnt the greatest Castlevania game but I think it really is underrated. So LoS is bad ass? Should I go ahead and pick it up now or wait for a used copy?

DougClayton4231 Oct 8th, 2010 02:28 PM

The new Medal Of Honor feels just like CODMW2+. It's more of the offensive, jingoist bullshit that plagues all of the modern war games. The funniest thing is that this game realistically portrays the racism and ethnocentrism of US soldiers, which is an achievement.

If you excuse me, I'm going to go back to playing games that aren't nauseatingly "patriotic". Ugh.

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 02:53 PM

I'd say grab it up Dim. There's 50 levels in the game. Once you complete a level you can go back and do extra challenges. Gabriel Belmont is sweet too.

Dimnos Oct 8th, 2010 03:15 PM

Is Dracula even in this game?

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 03:17 PM

Ummm....

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 03:18 PM

Don't look into any material that might ruin the story. Lets just go with yes.

Dimnos Oct 8th, 2010 03:20 PM

Not that it is really going to keep me from buying the game after all the great stuff you and Ox have said about it. Just curious.

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 04:03 PM

I guess this game is kind of a reboot but since you have played Lament of Innocence.....Gabriel Belmont is the main character. In the first chapter of the game you find out he is an orphan
Spoilers!


I was like :O Sweet.

Dimnos Oct 8th, 2010 04:15 PM

A reboot? If he is an orphan then how... Bah... Ill just have to play it and find out I guess.

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 04:25 PM

I don't know yet either, I just know so far he took his name of Belmont from the love of mountains. His name from the spoiler.

As far as I know Capcom marketed as a reboot. So far they've heavily mentioned Rinaldo Gandolfi as well.

Dimnos Oct 8th, 2010 04:38 PM

So have they actually thrown the Conqvist name around at all? Or was it thrown in as speculation?

Dimnos Oct 8th, 2010 04:40 PM

Have they put a year on this game? Because Lament took place in 1090 or something like that right?

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 05:07 PM

In the menu they have a bestiary/character info. Its one of the first things it mentions. I believe later on in the story they mention it more.

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 05:09 PM

Lords takes place in 1047. So even though its a reboot...the timeline still kind of matches up.

Dimnos Oct 8th, 2010 05:17 PM

Fuck it. Im clocking out and going to pick this up.

Phoenix Gamma Oct 8th, 2010 05:32 PM

Final Fantasy 4 Heroes of Light is pretty fucking charming. Pretty as hell, and nice music to boot. The combat is kinda weird...like Chrono Cross meets Riviera. The game's so old school, but to the point where it knows it.

"OH HEY SO YOU'RE THIS GUY. TODAY'S THE DAY YOU SEE THE KING! GO SEE HIM! THERE HE IS. PRETTY COOL. WELL THE PRINCESS IS KIDNAPPED. HERE'S A SWORD. GO NUTS. 'TUTORIAL'? WHAT'S THAT? ANYWAYS YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH GO ANYWHERE JUST DON'T DIE. HERE HAVE MORE PARTY MEMBERS. WHO ARE THEY? HOW ARE THE RELATED? BEATS ME LET'S GO THAT PRINCESS CAN'T SAVE HERSELF. OH THERE SHE IS. ANYWAYS SHE CAN FIGHT NOW WOAH A BOSS AW NEAT OKAY SO NOW YOU'RE ALL SPLIT UP NOW GO GO GO".

Doesn't waste my time with bullshit. I dig that.

I kinda prefer Etrian Odyssey III cause it's just deeper and more rewarding for each little bit of progress you fight for. But this is better for portable play I think.

10,000 Volt Ghost Oct 8th, 2010 06:13 PM

FF IV is great.


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