Video Game Attack Reviews: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate

Castlevania has one hell of a storied history. The Belmont family has been fighting the undead, vampires and werewolves since 1986 in the video game world. In Castlevania: Lord of Shadow Mirror of Fate we have a direct sequel to Castlevania: Lord of Shadow that starts some 25 years after it’s conclusion. You are Trevor Belmont, the son of Gabriel Belmont who was the destroyer of darkness, but was then consumed by what he was entrusted to destroy. How does Castlevania stack up on the 3DS? Let’s see.

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I’m Done Playing First Person Shooters

Seriously, I cannot comprehend this

Here in America FPS games tend to rule both purchasing power as well as the online community. From Halo to Call of Duty it seems to be a majority of what people are playing competitively save the first 2 months of Madden and NCAA Football. I enjoyed playing Halo 4 and I did buy it when it came out, but I have reached a point where I am just finished with it.

I enjoy the senseless violence just like any 24 year old college guy and it can be a fantastic waste of hours playing online with a group of friends, but the hidden cost is what ends it for me. Look at games like Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it has DLC that comes out over the span of months to even a year, but the game itself it complete. They come up with new ideas as well as additional storylines that would enhance the gaming experience. I have no problem paying a bit of extra coin to gain extra weapons, armor, quests and generally between 10-25 more hours of game play. What Call of Duty Black Ops 2, Halo 4 and Battlefield 3 have done is take a game and essentially steal your money and I personally, am done with it.

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Quick Hits: Call of Duty (All of Them) and Why It Sucks

I m not a fan of the Call of Duty franchise.

I do enjoy a good FPS with a solid or at least interesting  story (Resistance, Halo, Haze, Bioshock) that makes me think and work toward a collective goal and OFFERS the ability to enhance my experience with online play. I dislike strictly online games that are not MMO’s.

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