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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 44
  2. Negative: 6 out of 44
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  1. LingX.
    Nov 23, 2005
    7
    a so so.. it feels like an updated version of Lament of Innocence.
  2. Mar 31, 2012
    7
    This was very different than other Castlevania games preceding it. I didn't have a problem not playing as a Belmont, because many of the other games had done that. However, the Devil forging was very unusual. I enjoyed it, but didn't really feel as though this were a Castlevania game. But it was fun to make your own weapons and beat Isaac with a frying pan. This game definitely had itsThis was very different than other Castlevania games preceding it. I didn't have a problem not playing as a Belmont, because many of the other games had done that. However, the Devil forging was very unusual. I enjoyed it, but didn't really feel as though this were a Castlevania game. But it was fun to make your own weapons and beat Isaac with a frying pan. This game definitely had its silly and serious moments, but one of the most frustrating to me was fighting Legion. I thought fighting Legion would be like The Forgotten One in LoI, you choose to fight it and you get a pretty nice payoff for it. But you get nothing when you beat Legion, just a pat on the back and your back on your way. Other than that, the gameplay was very fun, the storyline was interesting, and the fact that you could play as Trevor once you'd beaten the game is what held its replay value for me. Expand

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#82 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#35 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. PSM Magazine
    70
    The bar for this type of game is higher now, and it seems the castlevania series is simply struggling to keep up. [Dec 2005, p.106]
  2. Game Informer
    75
    Castlevania fans will definitely be pleased with the direction this series is going in. It's a shame that it feels so dated. [Nov 2005, p.151]
  3. Play Magazine
    90
    The tools of the demon-hunting trade define Curse. [Nov p.84]