Mar 5, 2013Mercury Steam creates a videogame that supposes another interesting reboot in the Castlevania franchise, this time from the 2D perspective. A title with Metroidvania elements, a strong combat system and 10 hours of gameplay. Mirror of Fate is one of the best games designed for Nintendo 3DS.
Mar 5, 2013It's a compromise between action and exploration, between the series' history and contemporary trends, between traditional presentation and modern technology. It's the best Castlevania game we've played in years and it might be the best action game we've ever played on a handheld console.
Mar 13, 2013Despite being neither revolutionary nor completely true to the original Castlevania concept, Mirror of Fate is enormously entertaining in its own right. It is a delightful mixture of action, platforming and exploration featuring a satisfying combat system that works extremely well in 2D.
Mixed or average reviews- based on 201 Ratings
Mar 5, 2013This game is AMAZING..
One of the best looking 3DS game and its a very good mix of OLD eps like Castlevania 3 or 4 and LOS, with someThis game is AMAZING..
One of the best looking 3DS game and its a very good mix of OLD eps like Castlevania 3 or 4 and LOS, with some Metroidvania features.
Its really challenging, you will die a lot before you learn how to beat the ennemies and the QTE are not over-intruisive. The story is ok, but there is a lips synch issue on the cut scene..
If you ONLY played the Metroidvania, maybe you will not like it on first attempt(you will if you get over what you except of such an episode)
Anyway, it's a shame to not at least try this Castlevania before judging it, you will probably miss on of the good exclusive title in 3DS.… Full Review »
Mar 5, 2013I'll try to be simple:
i) graphics: 9.5 ii) sound: 9 iii) script: 8 iv) art (if the game has a soul): 10 Castlevania at its best. TheI'll try to be simple:
i) graphics: 9.5
ii) sound: 9
iii) script: 8
iv) art (if the game has a soul): 10
Castlevania at its best. The game resembles the NES and SNES Castlevanias (in a Lords of Shadows approach, of course). If you have a 3DS, don't miss this excelent game!… Full Review »
Mar 5, 2013Is it a good Castlevania game? No. Is it a good game in general? No, it's mediocre. I'm only giving it a 1/10 because some are overinflatingIs it a good Castlevania game? No. Is it a good game in general? No, it's mediocre. I'm only giving it a 1/10 because some are overinflating the score. In general it's a 6/10, at best a 7/10. Not worth a full price, buy it once the price drops or used.
The attempt of mixing SotN with LoS is sadly a failure on both ends.
The controls are stiff, doesn't allow for d-pad for platforming sequences that should have it, there are problems with hit detection, which gets quite annoying at times. Laughable boss fights, QTEs, uninspired enviornments and no leveling system.
Combined with the failure in the use of multiple characters, with them being locked experiences and never really allowing yourself to invest in each character.
Let's just hope LoS2 turns out good.… Full Review »