Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Ultimate Edition includes:
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie DLC
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Resurrection DLC
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition is the complete edition of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, a dark and vivid new re-imagining of the Castlevania mythology. It is the end of days and ungodly powers isolate the Earth. The world's alliance with the heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force - the mysterious Lords of Shadow. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil wreak chaos and death upon the living.
Gabriel Belmont is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny and hopefully salvation for the world.
Reverie – DLC
Reverie marks a return to the game’s climactic castle setting as Gabriel seeks to assist the recently-slain vampire Queen’s hand maiden. The download spans three stages, and offers a breath-taking twist to the game’s plot
Resurrection – DLC
Resurrection, which itself follows on from the completed Reverie, lays bare the fate of both Gabriel and the Belmont clan. Gabriel must battle an evil demon known only as ‘The Forgotten One’ that has broken loose of its ancient chains.
These new DLC levels provides a stunning finale to KONAMI’s epic tale of death, betrayal and redemption – with ‘The Forgotten One’ intent on destroying mankind, and only Gabriel standing between it and its goal...
Developed by MercurySteam - Climax Studios.
Play through Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Ultimate Edition and enjoy the full game plus Reverie and Resurrection bonus content!
High caliber voice acting from the game’s stunning cast, with Gabriel voiced by Robert Carlyle OBE (Once Upon a Time, 28 Weeks Later, Trainspotting, The Full Monty, and Stargate Universe), and Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: Next Generation) as the mysterious Zobek. Natasha McElhone (The Other Boleyn Girl, Californication, The Truman Show) and Jason Isaacs (Black Hawk Down, The Patriot, Harry Potter series) round off the talent.
Enjoy newly added game features such as enhanced High Definition Graphics, solid 60 frames per second (recommended spec), Achievement integration through Steam with Cloud saving, and Big Picture support for full Gamepad control.
Supporting AMD features such as Eyefinity technology and Crossfire™, as well as support for Nvidia SLI technology.
Brazilian-Portuguese language support now included.
Immerse yourself into the alternate Lords of Shadow timeline, meet classic characters and experience tangential side stories. Discover Gabriel’s ultimate fate.
Overcome obstacles using the Combat Cross multi-function weapon and hone your platforming skills in this sprawling adventure. Swing across chasms, climb sheer walls, rappel down cliffs, grip and pull away any and all things that lay in your path!
Solve devious puzzles along your journey that unlock new items in which to improve your chances of success. Leave no stone unturned as you never know what you might find.
Titan Battles: Take on behemoth enemies that scale to the size of complete world environments and where special attacks and cunning speed are required for advancement.
Use secondary weapons like daggers and holy water and combine them with light and dark magic for a wealth of powerful attacks to unleash upon your foes. Manage your spells as power comes at a price!
Explore gothic ruins, dark castles, old forest and frozen wastelands. Discover a whole world to investigate with many routes and hidden secret places that contain items to aid Gabriel on his quest.
So much potential, ruinedTraldera | Jan. 29, 2014 | See all Traldera's reviews »
Firstly, you should be aware this game is a direct console port, with no graphics overhaul and a controller is REQUIRED. I have a controller so the rest of the review is based on the assumption you also have one. Castlevania is a hack and slash game that requires more skill than most. This is because enemies are not mindless zombies, but well designed, deadly foes. Fight mechanics require that you either block or dodge incoming attacks. Failing to do so causes significant damage. This is not a game for the lazy. Unfortunately, this highlights the main problem with the game, which unfortunately ruins it to the point of the game being too horrible to bother with at times. The game has a set camera. You cannot rotate it. This would not be a problem if enemies couldn't go 'behind' the camera POV, which obviously makes watching them to dodge attacks impossible. The game is HUGE. You will not finish this quickly. From that point of view it is great value for money. Unfortunately they decided to drag this already long game out by 'encouraging' you to repeat levels you have already done. Rather than having purely lore based collectibles such as most games, this one puts your upgrades in hidden locations, and only reveals how many are in a level after you complete it. To add insult to injury, some are only obtainable after you get unlocks from later levels. This is terrible game design, and is just frustrating. This is not however a bad game. The combat is fun and has much depth. The combo list can be expanded through a levelling system of sorts and magic adds modifiers to attacks for different effects. The soundtrack and visuals are quite simply epic and could quite easily be mistaken for a new game release. Voice acting is fantastic, as expected from a Hollywood cast, and the story, whilst not amazing, is still compelling. If you have a controller, and the patience to deal with the camera issues, this game is a must buy. If however you are easily frustrated or are limited to a mouse/keyboard, avoid the game.
Castlevania - reviewNeapolis47 | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »
Castlevania is a mix between God of War , Shadow of the Colossus and Devil May Cry , but also the two Darksiders , although closer to a conception of the open world genre. The only criticism that I would make to the game are the fixed camera ( sometimes really uncomfortable ) and the resulting shots, some levels of linearity and repeatability of a fund that starts to peep at the end of the game. Indeed, although the game also offer platforming , exploration and puzzle small , is fighting to lord and our hero Gabriel is not a fool . The great thing about Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is that despite the many combos available , you play great even utilizzandone a small part but without being " private " of something . Relying on blocks , counterattacks , to dodge , jump in and beyond even the magical powers of Gabriel is something congenial both hardcore gamers, and at the level Paladin will have to sweat a lot, both in patients and those less skilled , but who may have fun and get great satisfaction in return especially in the numerous boss -fight .
An aesthetic beauty..XGpredator | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all XGpredator's reviews »
If the PC version of Lords of Shadow made almost three years to reach us, all worth it! Technically most successful and enjoying all the qualities of the original work, this version so proves a delicacy that has well stood the test of time. Certainly, it is better to opt for a pad to enjoy it but if that does not put you off and you are a fan of the genre, you can not miss it.
So Glad This Made Its Way To PCKezzz | Nov. 13, 2013 | See all Kezzz's reviews »
I'm not sure what all the fuss is about with this game being visually poor. Sure PC gamers knew that this was a console port so I beg to differ why they expect the game to look better apart from the resolution to their console counterpart. The game itself runs very well on PC and now putting that aside, the story and chapter narratives from Sir Patrick Stewart come hand in hand. A great blend like fine bourbon, it really captures the quest of Gabriel and his struggles through the campaign. The combat does feel a bit static at times but what is to complain about? This game was released a while ago and games nowadays have had engine upgrades, better animations and visuals. It had been a while since I last picked up my PS3 version and played the game and it felt good to receive the same experience not better or worse on my PC. A must buy for those who enjoyed the game on console and this particular installment of Castlevania. I know some players had an "on the fence" opinion about them.
An under-rated console portblackrose | Nov. 4, 2013 | See all blackrose's reviews »
One of the biggest concerns I've heard is that this game is a bad port, or it having poor graphics. There are accusations of it being copied from a particular series, when the genre has become a stable in general. Any accusations and poor ratings on this front are purely for ignorant reasons. And now I'll head to the main part of my review.
The narration is mediocre, and while it does match the setting, it gives away important plot points before they even happen. The voice acting is good, but not great, easily earning around an 8 out of 10. The combat system fluid, and you learn to watch your enemies, find out their tells, and from there, act accordingly. The ability to where it's not just random adds a level of strategy to the game. The biggest boss battles are magnificent, movements of giants and golems are fluid.
Now for the kinds of weapon upgrades. You can grapple, ride larger monsters, and it's all needed to progress. If you don't want to miss upgrades, here's a hint. Go to previous areas. In short, the game has a ton of re-playability with all the content it has to offer. This game gets a 9/10 from me.