At long Last the new Castlevania is here. Forget what you know about previous entries in the series this is brand new and starting off fresh. Harmony of Despair was the last entry in the original timeline. This one starts new. You play as Gabriel Belmont, you just returned home to find your wife Maria dead and you go on a quest with the help of the mysterious Pan and Zobek to confront the Lords of Shadows.
This is probably the most beautiful Castlevania game we have seen in years. It also looks as tho they finally made a good 3-D game. after years of dealing with 64 ears garbage and the PS2 have ass attempts we get a game where it’s not overly repetitive and stunningly gorgeous. The characters don’t look stiff and the game play is truly amazing. One big thing is you are no longer running around a dam castle anymore. The land scape stretches out far and wide, and there is so much attention to detail. The weapons int he game are what you come to expect and the famous Belmont whip is now a giant cross with a chain in side. The monsters are good and powerful and give you a challenge, sometimes they do seem to swarm you and are annoyances when you want to open a door. this is a minor pain and can be over looked easily.
The voice Acting is fantastic with Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: TNG, X-Men) Robert Carlyle (Full Monty Stargate: Universe) and Natascha McElhone (Californication), really make the plot flow better than any other game in the series. The script is not corny and filled with bad puns or stupid things the actors don’t even show any emotion. The dialog is that good for once. The music is what you expect from a Castlevania game, Gothic gorgeous and sinister. The game’s musical score has been written by Spanish composer Óscar Araujo using a 120-piece orchestra, including an 80 person choir.
This game is long expected to clock in 15-20 hours of game time for an action game this is very long as most action games will clock in at 10 hours. The pacing can be a bit much at times but its worth it. This is a great new direction the series has taken and I highly recommend this game for new and old fans.