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Old 03-04-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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This is my first experience with a Castlevania game and I loved every minute of it, I just noticed there are 2 more XBLA games on marketplace, how are these? Harmony, and SOTN. What are the achievement difficulty in these 2, are they hard or pretty easy to max out?
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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Lords of Shadow is completely different from its predecessors. You should watch some videos on you tube of SOTN and HoD. I haven't played HoD, so I can't comment, but SOTN is really good. It is an old school game from the PS1 era and is similar to Metroid. You might like them, but they only share the name in common.
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I had this game and sold it. When I saw some videos, I just stared, open mouthed at it. It looked just awesome. So much detail. But when I played it, it felt like a button masher and made my thumbs hurt. I ended up selling it, with 6-8 others.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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IM just about to start LoS in the next few days, ive been putting it off for fear its going to be ALOT worse that SoTN, which is probably the best console version of Castlevania to date!

SoTN is a single player adventure similar to LoS. HoD takes elements from SoTN and its Nintendo DS brethren and throws em all into a fun co-op game.

Highly recommend SoTN! Plus its not hard to get 200/200 on it at all!
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:01 PM   #5
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IM just about to start LoS in the next few days, ive been putting it off for fear its going to be ALOT worse that SoTN, which is probably the best console version of Castlevania to date!

SoTN is a single player adventure similar to LoS. HoD takes elements from SoTN and its Nintendo DS brethren and throws em all into a fun co-op game.

Highly recommend SoTN! Plus its not hard to get 200/200 on it at all!
Response from gamers seems to be fairly polarized. Personally I grew up with the original Castlevania games on the NES and only played the DS versions a while later. I loved Lords of Shadow, the game picks up about 1/3 through, the beginning isn't its strong part. The combat is pretty rewarding on the highest difficulty, as it's more about tactics than button mashing. I'm not a fan of the QTE sequences but otherwise loved it.

Also highly recommend SotN!
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:03 AM   #6
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I loved Lords of Shadow, the game picks up about 1/3 through, the beginning isn't its strong part. The combat is pretty rewarding on the highest difficulty, as it's more about tactics than button mashing. I'm not a fan of the QTE sequences but otherwise loved it.
That's what kills the game for most people. The beginning is just so weak and monotonous. When my friend played, he kept comparing it to Assassin's Creed.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:16 AM   #7
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Ahh sweet, no ill definitely see it thru, just thought if the games that bad I wont bother with the 1k.
But if MKLKT u played the DS versions and still like LoS then it must be good, DS Castlevanias are definitely the best ones!
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There are 3 different kinds of Castlevanias.

Classic, Metroidvania and 3D.

Classic is anything pre-Symphony of the Night (NES, SNES, Genesis, Gameboy, Rondo of Blood) and stuff like Castlevania: The Adventure- Rebirth.

Metroidvania is any game like SOTN (PS1, GBA, DS) which have the big Metroid-esque maps and RPG elements.

And then 3D, which are inconsistent with each other in quality and gameplay (Castlevania 64, Lament of Innocence, Curse of Darkness, Lords of Shadow).

I grew up with Castlevania III, and played most of the games and I loved Lords of Shadow. It wasn't like classic/Metroidvania, which are the most popular types, and maybe a little button-mashy, but I loved the game and can't wait for a sequel.
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Symphony of the Night is definitely worth picking up, probably the finest example of its genre along with Super Metroid on SNES or a more recent comparison Shadow Complex on XBOX arcade.

I wouldn't bother with Harmony of Despair, it's ok but mainly meant for multi player and doesn't offer much story as well as a very short playthrough before you've seen all it has to offer.

I loved Lords of Shadow if a bit button bashy, it was still a great game, can't wait for the sequel next year!
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The combat is pretty rewarding on the highest difficulty, as it's more about tactics than button mashing.
Excellent point.
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This is my first experience with a Castlevania game and I loved every minute of it, I just noticed there are 2 more XBLA games on marketplace, how are these? Harmony, and SOTN. What are the achievement difficulty in these 2, are they hard or pretty easy to max out?
both are great game but very different than LOS
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