The game was released back in 1986. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of new installments, constant changes in the plot, and the improvement of the characters. This game was initially planned as a regular platformer, which appealed to a large number of people. But Konami didn’t stand still and decided to improve this game. The developers started with redesigning the level design, then improved the mechanics and many other components. Only one detail remained unchanged. It is the dark and gothic atmosphere that has already become beloved by many fans. And the developers themselves didn’t want to remove it.
The plot was based on a hero who enters the castle of Lord Dracula. Here, he has to defeat him in every possible way. The main character worked together with collected souls, supernatural abilities that he received from bosses. The character also used mana potions and a health bar. Everything was executed wonderfully, but soon it started to look somewhat repetitive.
In 2010, there were major changes. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was released. It was a reboot of the series. Hideo Kojima took part in this project. Together with MercurySteam Entertainment, he set out to create a new masterpiece.
The main character of this game is Gabriel, who is a member of the famous Belmont family. This family is engaged in hunting and exterminating evil creatures scattered all over the world. He also has a mission to save humanity. At first, the plot may seem somewhat cliché. But over time, the player gets involved in an exciting adventure, which is complemented by a large number of cutscenes.
The gameplay mechanics are similar to a project like God of War. Here, you have to engage in a large number of epic battles and kill many monsters. The main character is aided by a chain. With a swing of his hand, all the vampires, bloodsuckers, werewolves, and ghouls turn to ashes. From enemies, you can obtain new resources and learn combo attacks.
As the main character progresses, he will have to delve into the study of two schools of magic. There is light and dark magic. Each of them has its own goals. With the help of light, the hero defends himself and drains the life from his enemies with just a few strikes. Dark magic is more focused on attack and dealing high damage.
The game is characterized by a large number of combo moves. Each school has its own special techniques, enhanced by artifacts. In each position, there is a certain series of attacks, including one-hit beatdown of the enemy. By the end of the game, the character acquires a large number of different abilities and significantly improves his skills.
This game cannot be completed quickly. It will require a lot of effort. The game offers a large number of levels and just as many diverse missions. It is also worth noting the perfect work of the player’s camera. There are no inconveniences here.
There are also some downsides, as in any project. They are based on a certain scarcity of storytelling, rapid changes in scenery and landscape. One level is quickly replaced by another. Sometimes there is not even enough time to fully enjoy it. Sometimes chaos arises in the player’s head. Of course, the advantages in this game are significantly greater. It is worth mentioning the good combat system, well-executed strikes, the presence of combo moves, and magic. Dynamic battles, a wide variety of bosses, numerous puzzles, and parkour elements also catch attention.