Due to a rather abject lack of free time these days I've not been able to complete and review Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, so instead I'm doing this good old "First 10 minutes" (and more!) with a few videos and my impressions of this game. More inside!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is without a doubt one of the most polarizing games of this generation. Here is a game that can happily claim to be one of the most beautiful titles of the generation, but also one of the least smooth. It comes along with a very interesting combat system, but also a rather strangely imprecise control system during the platforming sequences, and, above all, a highly annoying fixed camera system. It seems that in every compartment of the game, there is an unfortunate "but" to contrast with what has been well-executed.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow could have been very close to being one of the best of its genre for this generation, but its numerous defects keep it from getting up there. Personally, my main motivation to keep playing is its amazing artistic direction and its interesting combat system. This is what makes me want to go on, despite the not so clear (at times) platforming system, the rather obtuse (at times, again) puzzles, and all of these little annoyances.
like in dark souls where i mapped run/dash/roll to one of the paddles so i could run (b-button) while controlling the camera (right thumbstick) at the same time. (47 minutes ago)
you can feel the difference in material quality in every part. 3 different swappable thumbstick heights is also nice, and the programmable and swappable trigger pads beneath are also nice in some gams (50 minutes ago)
@droezelke: i had the standard one pad. i liked it, but then it was in an (ahem..) accident. So i had to get a new one anyway. the elite is really nice. d-pad is very good. good grip (51 minutes ago)
@Melmoth: Standard. The elite is too expensive. I can buy multiple games for that money :-) (59 minutes ago)
@droezelke: you use the standard controller or the elite? (1 Hour ago)
...the fiasco and dishonesty of the Xbox one reveal. (1 Hour ago)
In any case, Xbox one X is my main platform now. Network is good, performance is excellent, it's very quiet, downloads are pretty fast, controller is great. MS did a good job after ... (1 Hour ago)