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First Thoughts On Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

Lords of Shadow 2 is roughly 80% of everything I hoped for in a 3D Castlevania game. Not bad, not bad at all.

It could have scored another 10% easy if they had remixed a few of the older theme songs. I guess I could just hum “Vampire Killer” to myself while playing the game.

It is seriously hard to keep an open mind about new developers re-imagining existing series. I like Lord of Shadows for what it is, but I can't stop thinking about what it could have been based off what other games were.

Oh well, enough psuedo-negativity. It's a game that let's you be Dracula. That's fangtastically cool!

That pun, on the other hand, was not.

You know, Dracula, you probably wouldn't have to eat so many people if you didn't rip your targets to shreds after a single gulp of blood.

Honestly, look at you wasting all that blood while there are poor vampires starving in Africa. You should feel ashamed of yourself!

Life is funny. As a child I got guilt tripped into eating more. As an adult I now have to guilt trip myself into eating less.

So... Dracula is stuck in an abusive co-dependant relationship with his own castle?

Dracula fights with a whip made of psychicly controlled blood. Does that make him a hemokineticist?

Is there anyone in the main cast that doesn't hate absolutely everyone? I mean, I guess Dracula still kind of loves his dead wife but that hardly counts.

Playing my old Castlevania soundtracks while writing this was a bad idea. I'm off to play Circle of the Moon again and drown myself in nostalgia.

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