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  • Summary: [DSiWare] Enter a gothic world as the mysterious and powerful Kale. Try to save your beloved's life and soul by freeing her from an evil vampire's clutches. Explore dark woods, caves, huge castles and impressive cathedrals under the full moon's light. Master and upgrade your sword and spear, and learn how to control your powers. Use the Fire and the Ice or transform into your enemies to overcome the numerous obstacles in your way. Face and defeat foes such as werewolves, succubae, gargoyles and zombies. Exclusive camera features let you use your environment to gain power-ups and upgrades. Good or evil - be the sole master of your destiny. Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Taking many of the enjoyable visual, musical, and gameplay aspects of the DS Castlevania releases, the game molds together an absolutely terrific platforming experience that's not only extremely playable, but also wildly enjoyable as well.
  2. This game won't get any originality award, but Soul of Darkness is an excellent example of a game style that, actually, it is not as common as we would like.
  3. 85
    So while Soul of Darkness doesn't blaze many new trails, it does an excellent job of covering the best territory from several past games. Download it right away -- especially if you're a Castlevania fan.
  4. A nice Castlevania clone, a little bit linear and too short to be excellent.
  5. A shameless imitation of Castlevania, but it's actually a solid platfomer/RPG. [Sept 2010, p.95]
  6. With its pleasantly non-fascist checkpointing, sensibly compact level design and satisfying combat system, you'll appreciate Soul Of Darkness all the more. It's short, sweet and entirely unoriginal, but for all the right reasons.
  7. The most interesting aspect of this Castlevania-like lies in its unique transformations, bringing a bit of variety to the game. It's cool, but not efficient enough, even for 5 dollars.

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  1. Nov 12, 2012
    If you enjoyed any of the Castlevania series games on the Nintendo systems up to Symphony of the Night on the PS or enjoyed any of the newer DS titles you will absolutely love SoD. Its basically a Castlevania game in a new skin. It's worth the few bucks for that Castlevania fix and you are guaranteed to enjoy it. Expand
  2. Jan 27, 2012
    This is a solid clone of the DS Castlevania titles. It's fun, but things could have been better if it had more weapons (there's only two, and neither are very unique). But still, this game is well worth your five bones. Expand