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    Default Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/e3_2009/castlevania/

    oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god

    This game looks INCREDIBLE.
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    So essentially this is Konami's entry into the "God of War" genre. Fine. It can't be any worse than the last four 3D Castlevania games (actually, the last two weren't really that bad).

    One thing though. It seems to me that Japanese entries into this genre tend to be almost unforgivably hard. While American developed "God of War" games are a lot easier. I'm going to bet this game is going to be f'ing difficult.
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    Well, I now know what my next 360 game will be, unless something else comes by in the meantime, which I doubt. Thanks for posting that, it was well worth the watch.

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    The game DOES look amazing, the graphics and game play look sweet! It kinda feels like a CV game, but I am not sure yet. Hopefully there are some classic tunes!

    Also, though.... I am stuck in the past :-( I was hoping for the CV that IGA announced last year that looked like a SOTN sequel. I was hoping for a 2.5D game..

    It will be interesting to see how this one develops.


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    http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/e3_2009/castlevania/

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    The first thing I thought when watching the trailer was "shameless God of War ripoff." But then again, Symphony of the Night was a shameless Super Metroid ripoff, and it's one of the best PS1 games of all time.

    My attitude towards 3D Castlevania games is naturally leery. I'll take a "wait and see" approach here. I'm not getting my hopes up.

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    What the... Patrick Stewart for the lead voice?

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    I don't think he is the voice of the main protagonist is he? I thought he was just a narrator.
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    What the... Patrick Stewart for the lead voice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    One thing though. It seems to me that Japanese entries into this genre tend to be almost unforgivably hard. While American developed "God of War" games are a lot easier. I'm going to bet this game is going to be f'ing difficult.
    Castlevania getting psychotically difficult again? Sign me up now!

    EDIT: Just watched the trailer. I agree this looks like God of War & Ninja Gaiden meets Castlevania. I say again, sign me up!
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    Oh, maybe. Ignore me, I was watching the video on mute.

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    It'll be interesting to see what direction Kojima goes with the game, this maybe just what the series needs to refresh itself, since the last two 3D Castlevania games were nothing more than sub-par.

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    This has been in development for awhile. It wasn't called Castlevania when the video was released almost a year ago and it was just plain Lords of Shadow.

    It's pretty much guaranteed, even by this trailer that the game has nothing to do with Castlevania, they just tacked on the name Castlevania as it is a popular franchise. The only thing that the games have in common is a whip, but the whip in this game is an extendable chain whip. If you don't go by the limitations of the early games and the upgradable whip and only go by story of the newer games, then the Vampire Killer is a leather whip with holy energy.

    It's obvious that they could have seen a resemblance, named the character Belmont(or a descendant of a Belmont, possibly different last name or maybe no connection at all other than the name Castlevania,) and then use this as a spinoff to the CV series not fighting Dracula with a character who is trained in using a whip type weapon.

    Here's the first trailer though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxeA2v2S58w

    I hopes this sells well though. The Castlevania series has always been my favorite series even with IGA and his teams screwing it up left and right the last couple of releases. Not counting Dracula X Chronicles which is the remake of Rondo, it seems the Castlevania series got worse with each game starting at and following Curse of Darkness(CoD, PoR, OoE, Judgment.) Since this one is thrown to Kojima Productions and looks amazing, if it's good, I hope they drop IGA from being producer/story and leave him writing the story only, but overall, if they decide not to keep him, then I honestly don't care if IGA he loses all of the ability to create a Castlevania project. I'm sure he's still working on a game as there is that one PS360 game with Alucard in development.
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    it seems the Castlevania series got worse with each game starting at and following Curse of Darkness(CoD, PoR, OoE, Judgment.)
    I really enjoyed playing PoR and OoE as for CoD i havent been able to play it since my xbox is broken and 360 is backwards compatible with the game.
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    Konami, you have my attention... Really damn cool.


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    Ehhhh I'm a little bit scared to be quite honest. What if it's actually a good game, what if it actually sells well, what if that leads to 100 million little kids thinking that this is castlevania and everything before it is boring and old, what if that mentality buries the classic 2d side scrolling formula that the series is really all about.

    What if in a frenzy of hatred for the past one of these kids rises to power and burns all of the old video games?! This game alone could very well be our undoing. Pretty much just take the story from the movie the red violin and swap out western books/musical instruments for vintage games and consoles.
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    It doesn't really feel like a CV title. It could be an amazing game by itself, but slapping the CV name on it feels kinda cheap.

    Anything that isn't illustrated by Kojima (minus the early games, love me some old school CV) is usually a sign for me that I'm not going to enjoy it all that much (everything since AoS has been kinda boring and way too easy, damn you IGA). But we'll see when the game is released.
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    Uh...Castlevania began as an action title. This seems more like a return to form. I am sure it will have some RPG elements. I know I saw multiple weapons being used. And with Kojima on board it definately looks way more promising than previous efforts. For me I am really excited.

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    It looks cool, although GOW was their obvious inspiration. As long as Kojima doesn't infuse 20 minute long cut scenes into this game it might turn out alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    One thing though. It seems to me that Japanese entries into this genre tend to be almost unforgivably hard. While American developed "God of War" games are a lot easier. I'm going to bet this game is going to be f'ing difficult.
    Except I think this is the first Spanish-developed entry into the series and it's from the guys that brought us Scrapland and Jericho. No idea what Kojima Productions' involvement is, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were the ones responsible for cutting together the trailer and not much else.

    I'd love to be surprised and for this game to be fucking awesome, but with the developer's track record, I think I'll just remain cautiously optimistic. I mean, you can't suck forever (unless you're Spark Unlimited), right?

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