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GC: Images of Lords of Shadow

GC: Images of Lords of Shadow

Koanmi unleashes these new 11 screens of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. The game will be out on October 5 in North America and a couple days later in Europe.

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Commented on 2010-08-19 01:17:55
Le screen de la vignette est pas mal cool.
Commented on 2010-08-19 01:23:17
Damn, it looks very cool.
Commented on 2010-08-19 01:30:52 In reply to Snoopers
Posted by Snoopers
Le screen de la vignette est pas mal cool.
Uh??

Looks very atmospheric,Jeez I think I sound like a broken record but the atmosphere alone sold me the game.
Commented on 2010-08-19 01:37:53 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
He thought he was on the french side of the website.
Commented on 2010-08-19 01:49:24
I said it in the game's thread on the main forum, but I'm truly baffled as to how the visuals aren't being applauded as much as they should be. Having watched the 20-minute demo of the game, I can quite confidently say that this is one of the best looking games this generation. So, so beautiful.
Commented on 2010-08-19 01:53:11 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
I said it in the game's thread on the main forum, but I'm truly baffled as to how the visuals aren't being applauded as much as they should be. Having watched the 20-minute demo of the game, I can quite confidently say that this is one of the best looking games this generation. So, so beautiful.
Probably because it looks as good as it does thanks to great art direction rather than technical aspects. But i agree fully, this looks really good.
Commented on 2010-08-19 02:02:45 In reply to blmbox
Posted by blmbox
I said it in the game's thread on the main forum, but I'm truly baffled as to how the visuals aren't being applauded as much as they should be. Having watched the 20-minute demo of the game, I can quite confidently say that this is one of the best looking games this generation. So, so beautiful.
Agreed!!

But we shoudl know how things get if we start to say that this games beats some of the "Kings" of graphics out there and I think it does by the way!

XD
Commented on 2010-08-19 04:02:00
Hmmm, reminds of another game but I can't put my finger on it. Seriously, it's a good thing developers can't sue for stealing ideas(pics 7 & 8 are good examples). Anyway, I agree that the art and graphics look amazing, but God of War just isn't my game. I'm sure most will love it, but I prefer a bit less linearity and more exploration/tactics to my games. I couldn't even force myself to finish GOW3. It had great atmosphere and looked amazing, but these games just FEEL so damn dated to me.
Commented on 2010-08-19 07:44:25
Love everything with this game, my most anticipated game for the rest of 2010, day 1!
Commented on 2010-08-19 08:23:02 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
Hmmm, reminds of another game but I can't put my finger on it. Seriously, it's a good thing developers can't sue for stealing ideas(pics 7 & 8 are good examples). Anyway, I agree that the art and graphics look amazing, but God of War just isn't my game. I'm sure most will love it, but I prefer a bit less linearity and more exploration/tactics to my games. I couldn't even force myself to finish GOW3. It had great atmosphere and looked amazing, but these games just FEEL so damn dated to me.
100% ditto. Those games look great in motion etc etc but everytime I play them got that deja vu feeling.
Commented on 2010-08-19 08:28:06
I forgot to say that in a interview they said Castlevania will have different routes you can take in the same level to find secrets and secret items...etc. maybe like Darksiders? if so, great!

GOW, NG, DMC...etc. they are linear.
Commented on 2010-08-19 08:30:31
With God of War i fully agree, but then the games seemlingly has had pretty much no evolution whatsoever since the first game. People play God of War not because the gameplay is so damn tight and great but because of the spectacle of it. It's grandiose and there's lots of blood and tits. Whenever people talk about action games that has the focus on great gameplay instead titles like DMC and Ninja Gaiden tend to pop up.

I do think that this game belongs in the former category though, but hopefully it takes steps to not just be a complete God of War clone like say Dante's Inferno. It already has a great visual identity to set itself apart, i just hope the gameplay is not so mash-friendly as GoW.
Commented on 2010-08-19 09:14:46
Without scale and visuals and blood, God of War would be nothing.

I agree that when people tlak about combat, NG, DMC and Bayonetta are the 3 main titles that will be mentioned.

I dont see any vibes from Castlevania that is GOW-ish.
People see whip "oh no God of War!", no God of War didnt invent whip/chain weapon at all, it didnt invent the combat genre, it didnt invent epic scale boss fights, it didnt invent whip swings...God of War didnt invent one single thing that is genre changing at all.

Yes I hate the people who say "God of War clone" when God of War is as much of a clone of multiple of other games, main one being Rygar.

Again, remove scale, visuals, gore and the "PS exclusive" it is nothing simple as that.
Commented on 2010-08-19 09:23:11
I kind of disagree, i think God of War 1 was pretty much teh first game of it's kind with the over-the-top violence, the mashy style combat and QTEs. Sure it didn't invent any single one of those elements but it was one of, if not the, first game to combine them in the way it did.
Commented on 2010-08-19 11:14:19
You didnt think NG was over the top violent?

QTE sucks, never liked it.

Mashy combat belongs to DMC1 because thats what I did LOL

There is another game that never came out of Japan that was on PS2. But for the life of me I can't remember the name, it was super violent, tons of blood and all. Kind of like God Hand meets DMC type, its super old but I dont know if its older than GOW or not, looked like it.
If I come up with the name I will tell you.

But all in all, over the top violent in the this genre started for me on NG (came out before GOW) seeing alot of blood for one simple slash from the sword, let alone pulling off the combos.

In the end, over the top violent with tons of blood isnt something I call genre changing, its just a cosmetic change to please the eye nothing more.

Bayonetta, now thats something special right there LOL
Commented on 2010-08-19 15:03:07
I hope it will be good because GoW Series will never come to Xbox 360 but GoW also wont come to PS3^^ (why they use the Same Initial letters)
Commented on 2010-08-19 15:10:52 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Without scale and visuals and blood, God of War would be nothing.

I agree that when people tlak about combat, NG, DMC and Bayonetta are the 3 main titles that will be mentioned.

I dont see any vibes from Castlevania that is GOW-ish.
People see whip "oh no God of War!", no God of War didnt invent whip/chain weapon at all, it didnt invent the combat genre, it didnt invent epic scale boss fights, it didnt invent whip swings...God of War didnt invent one single thing that is genre changing at all.

Yes I hate the people who say "God of War clone" when God of War is as much of a clone of multiple of other games, main one being Rygar.

Again, remove scale, visuals, gore and the "PS exclusive" it is nothing simple as that.
I agree with everything!!

I see we are on the same page as to what are the action kings in this genre.

GoW its well a game with nice scale,gore and QTEs thats all.
Commented on 2010-08-19 17:21:13 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
You didnt think NG was over the top violent?

QTE sucks, never liked it.

Mashy combat belongs to DMC1 because thats what I did LOL

There is another game that never came out of Japan that was on PS2. But for the life of me I can't remember the name, it was super violent, tons of blood and all. Kind of like God Hand meets DMC type, its super old but I dont know if its older than GOW or not, looked like it.
If I come up with the name I will tell you.

But all in all, over the top violent in the this genre started for me on NG (came out before GOW) seeing alot of blood for one simple slash from the sword, let alone pulling off the combos.

In the end, over the top violent with tons of blood isnt something I call genre changing, its just a cosmetic change to please the eye nothing more.

Bayonetta, now thats something special right there LOL
Seems to me that you are jsut trying very very hard to disqualify GoW because you don't like it.

No, Ninja Gaiden was not over the top violent in the same sense as God of War. Sure there was blood in NG, but GoW just took it too a whole other level. You think QTEs suck, i don't see how that really makes any difference for the point i'm trying to make? No, DMC is not mashy, at least not if you want to end up with good scores at the end of each stage, but then i want to remember you not even really giving the series a fair chance so your opinion on it is not really that valuable imo.

I just disagree, God of War mixed elements in a way that hadn't been seen before and the fact that you don't like the result very much does not make it any less impactfull. I'm not saying that you have to like it ofc, but i don't see why you can't recognize what the game brought back when it was released.
Commented on 2010-08-19 17:43:49
I am not trying to hate it, I have TRIED to like it, but some people make it out like it is the best in the genre when they keep saying "GOW clone" when GOW is as much of a clone of others mixed into one.

Yes, NG isnt as over the top as GOW, but it was the first one that I played that gave me that impact when I did my combos, but GOW went to the next level definitely, and Ninja Gaiden 2 went to the next level, I am sure sometime in the future we will continue this trend.

Again, IMO what GOW offered was a game with epic scale, nice visuals, great orchestral music, violence.
I am not saying it is bad because it is not, but IMO the combat wasent anything worth going back to, nor was the characters, especially Kratos that I hate very much.

But you, the more of these games, the better.
And lately we have seen "clones" for better and for worse, I am just happy they are coming in as they are :)
Commented on 2010-08-22 23:33:04
NOT BAD AS A GOW CLONE.
Commented on 2010-08-23 00:08:26 In reply to sasanmomayyezi
Posted by sasanmomayyezi
NOT BAD AS A GOW CLONE.
Get out Mr Caps Lock.
Commented on 2010-08-23 00:30:11 In reply to Megido
This looks better than God of War, because:

a) This has a story;
and b) The protagonist has something which resembles a personality.

The combat itself doesn't look any less solid, and the visual design is fantastic.
Commented on 2010-08-23 00:46:34
I'm not saying anything negative about Lords of Shadow, i just think the game looks to have some rather obvious similarities with God of War when ti comes to the gameplay. I don't particularly like God of War at all, the gameplay feels stale and simplistic and the level of violence has gone beyond what is entertaining and is just disgusting and ridiculous. The game offers very little that i find appealing, where Lords of Shadow seems to be something that i think i will actually enjoy both visually and content wise, even if the combat is akin to God of War.

But purely visually i still think it looks as good as it does tahnks to great art direction, because tech.wise i can't see anything that i'd call mindblowing :P
Commented on 2010-08-23 01:02:40
I would lie if I said it doesnt have some GOW similarities, but to say its a Clone?

I agree with Blmbox

This game better than GOW for simple things...

1. Character isnt annoying in design and personality, doesnt make you puke.
2. Art design is actually worth a damn.
3. Story is much better (too much Greek story for me, Xena, Hercules, 300, Gladiator, Clash of the Titans....etc. enough!)

Combat is simple, but so was Darksiders, and yet it turned out fantastic because of the art and gameplay stuff it had.
Commented on 2010-08-23 01:05:44 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I would lie if I said it doesnt have some GOW similarities, but to say its a Clone?

I agree with Blmbox

This game better than GOW for simple things...

1. Character isnt annoying in design and personality, doesnt make you puke.
2. Art design is actually worth a damn.
3. Story is much better (too much Greek story for me, Xena, Hercules, 300, Gladiator, Clash of the Titans....etc. enough!)

Combat is simple, but so was Darksiders, and yet it turned out fantastic because of the art and gameplay stuff it had.
I never said it was a clone either, just that it has it's similarities.

Darksiders had pretty horrible combat and the art was...well, let's just say that it looked a bit owerworked in some places :P Darksiders worked because of the puzzle dungeons if you ask me, had it been just combat it'd have suckd balls :P
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