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  • Summary: The Castlevania series gets a new protagonist in the form of Hector, a Devil Forgemaster, in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. Hector left Dracula's service to lead a normal life, leaving Dracula vulnerable to attack by the Belmonts. Now that Dracula has been vanquished, you must fight back the unholy curse that has spread across Europe. You can use your skills as a Devil Forgemaster to craft familiars that will help you during your travels. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness provides role-playing game and adventure elements, letting your character grow as he progresses through the story. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. The tools of the demon-hunting trade define Curse. [Nov p.84]
  2. 82
    The satisfying combat will appeal to the casual gamer while the Devil raising and rare drops will keep perfectionists entertained.
  3. 78
    Its nicely implemented Innocent Devil scheme and its varied, and useful, assortment of weapons are great, but its environments are lackluster.
  4. 70
    Starting with "Lament of Innocence," it seems like Konami is inching ever closer to creating the 3D Castlevania game that we've been waiting years to play. Curse of Darkness is an incremental step in the right direction.
  5. Konami's leap into 3D for the acclaimed Castlevania franchise is backed by a generally solid gameplay and combat, albeit marred by extreme repetitiveness.
  6. 70
    The 3D realm hasn't been kind to Castlevania graphically. A lot of gamers will be turned off by the slow start to the game.
  7. 64
    An underwhelming experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 3 out of 8