Tagged: Castlevania

Castlevania Lords of Shadow

Castlevania Lords of Shadow review

Over the past couple of years I’ve really enjoyed the recent side-scrolling Castlevania games on the DS and this latest title brings the series into full 3D in the form of a 3rd-person action adventure. Even though it bears the Castlevania name it’s interesting that the game was just titled Lords of Shadow when it was announced in 2008 and that’s probably why it doesn’t actually feel like a Castlevania game. Set in a monster and demon-ravaged Middle Ages, you play as Gabriel Belmont as you travel the land and attempt to send these hellish creatures back where they came...

Castlevania Order of Ecclesia

Castlevania Order of Ecclesia review

There’s no denying that the Castlevania games on the DS rock. What they provide is hardcore 2D platforming and fighting gameplay which doesn’t pull any punches in difficulty terms. These games are tough and not through bad level design, but because Konami know how satisfying it is when you finally beat one of the bosses. Order of Ecclesia breaks away from the setting of Dracula’s castle and indeed the Belmont family. You now play as Shonoa, a member of the order without a magical whip, but with the ability to absorb glyphs and turn them into magical powers and weapons....

Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles

Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles review

I discovered just how good the Castlevania games were when they came to the DS. I’d tried the N64 version which left a lot to be desired but was very im pressed with the last two old-school side-scrolling adventures on the dual-screened device. Hearing about Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles on the PSP excited me with the prospect of the same great gameplay but with improved 3d graphics. What you get with this one is a reversion of an old game which never saw the light of day called Rondo of Blood, with unlockable games being the original game without...