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  • Summary: Initially set 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate will reveal the story of Gabriel's descendants, as they battle their own destiny in each era only to discover their true, shocking fate.

    Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light sets out to
    Initially set 25 years after the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate will reveal the story of Gabriel's descendants, as they battle their own destiny in each era only to discover their true, shocking fate.

    Trevor Belmont, a knight of the Brotherhood of Light sets out to avenge the death of his mother, at the hands of his own father, who has now returned from years of exile to take up residence in a mysterious castle. What was once Gabriel Belmont now stands a powerful vampire called Dracula. Dracula has declared war upon the Brotherhood and thus the scene is set for a cataclysmic showdown between Father and Son!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 6, 2013
    80
    It feels limited some times, something we can understand taking into account that it comes from a 3DS version. However, if you’re a fan of the subseries created by MercurySteam and if you haven’t played before, it’s a game you should play.
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    80
    A straight port but in HD of the classic and epic 3DS cult action adventure game. An interesting buy option for newcomers.
  3. Nov 9, 2013
    75
    Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD is a competent porting of the second entry in the reboot orchestrated by Mercury Steam.
  4. Oct 31, 2013
    70
    Mirror Of Fate is a solid but not outstanding action game. Despite the lacking of finishing touches, the game presents a lot of good quality action moments and it's perfect for awaiting Lords of Shadow 2.
  5. Nov 27, 2013
    70
    It fills up the gap between both Lords of Shadow games quite nicely and the HD-transition is well-done. Nevertheless, the game's a bit easy, the gameplay lacks depth and the story could have been a lot more engaging. It will keep Castlevania fans busy until Lords of Shadow 2 is released, which is the only reason we could come up with to recommend this.
  6. 65
    Though Mirror of Fate's HD upgrade looks great and its entertaining combat is a good move forward for the franchise, it doesn't reach the heights of its predecessor.
  7. Nov 5, 2013
    60
    Mirror of Fate is a fun and engaging game, but it doesn't live up to the Castlevania name and it's very disappointing from a technical standpoint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    10
    Xcelent game and a great add on in the lords of shadow franchise, great history explain8ng everything about the belmont family andXcelent game and a great add on in the lords of shadow franchise, great history explain8ng everything about the belmont family and relationship against evil dracula, ideal for waiting until los 2 comes away, the only fails i see were the lazy controls and i think it would be a more deep port, with improved textures and light effects, not just an hd minimun upgrade Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    9
    No, it's not "Symphony of the Night", but it might be the most fun you can have for $15.00. I found
    the boss fights surprisingly varied,
    No, it's not "Symphony of the Night", but it might be the most fun you can have for $15.00. I found
    the boss fights surprisingly varied, strategic, and CHALLENGING. Platforming is a joy: precise and
    demanding yet never unfair. You'll enjoy exploring well-designed levels suffused with an eerie,
    suspenseful atmosphere. With the nav. guide off, there's a greater sense of discovery.
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  3. Aug 1, 2017
    8
    Why the hell does this game have such a low rating?
    The game is a great addition to the fantastic Lords of Shadow, a beautiful story of
    Why the hell does this game have such a low rating?
    The game is a great addition to the fantastic Lords of Shadow, a beautiful story of Dracula and the Belmont family, the cutscenes are very well done despite dubbing and dialogues are very bad, fluid and fun gameplay and 2D perspective and elements Platform remind you of the classic Castlevania, challenging, fun and epic
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  4. Nov 1, 2013
    8
    A nice update to an already great entry on the Castlevania series. Upgraded visuals, controls, and cutscenes really match the grandeur of theA nice update to an already great entry on the Castlevania series. Upgraded visuals, controls, and cutscenes really match the grandeur of the Mirror of Fate's scale, score, and story. It harkens back to the glory days of classic NES games in the series, while implementing the exploration of the Metroidvania games and Lords of Shadow's combat engine very nicely. The new Boss Rush mode and Trophies add a much needed amount of replay value. If you can get over the fact that this isn't the Symphony of the Night 9.0, you're in for a great time. Expand
  5. Apr 21, 2020
    7
    This is Konami's answer or should I say MercurySteam's answer to those complainers. How? You maybe wondering well sir or madam they made thisThis is Konami's answer or should I say MercurySteam's answer to those complainers. How? You maybe wondering well sir or madam they made this game in the good ole Metrovania style that everyone including me loves. This game is a 3D-2D plat former if that makes any sense at all. It also is no longer a 3DS game it is now out of the Xbox Live Market Place so all us people who don't own a handheld can now rejoice in the fact we get to play the sequel to Lords of Shadow.

    The plot to this game is one of revenge and well the beginning of the war between the Belmont family and Dracula. You first step in the shoes of Simon Belmont. He was the hero in the first Castlevania game and boy does he look way different than I imagine. Who would've guessed Simon was a ginger? Not this gaming Critic. You play as Simon and it seriously feels like a baby between Castlevania on the NES and Lords of Shadow. Simon doesn't really speak a whole ton but the game picks up in the second and third act when you get to play as Alucard. Alucard is Dracula's son and he is looking out for Simon most of the game, honestly if you can't figure out the secret identity of this character while playing the game I pity you but I also will not spoil it. As Alucard the game picks up because he has a lot more of an interesting goal and more of a backstory. Simon literally is just revenge!!! Alucard is more just coming with the terms he is monster and trying to clean up the mess his father has made. You don't get to see a ton of Dracula in this game but you do fight him so that's a plus in a lot of ways this feels like Symphony of the Night with the certain bosses you fight. The ending was rather cool I almost felt it made up for the lack of story. Sadly kids to get the true ending you have to get 100% and this ending just gives you a bit of closer on the game overall.

    The graphics are well how nice can I put this? **** on toast, that's about as nice as I can put this the only reason why they suck is because this game was originally a 3DS game. Now I'm not saying the handheld looked bad but be in mind it was on a tiny screen. In order to put in on a big screen they should've took a lot more time making it look better. The game is cell shaded or lazy man graphics. Cell Shading has become this thing where if you don't want to have to use the top notch graphics use cell shading so people will give it a pass. I've had it with this graphical style in my video games but I do understand budgets so nothing I can do.

    The sound in this game is generic. The voice acting is bare minimum, so much so I can't fairly judge it. The music wasn't that memorable either the only thing I give credit to would be the creature sounds, but even that is a bunch of rawr and brallabb.

    The gameplay like I said was Metrovania, it's a side scrolling platforming, puzzle based game beat em up. I know one hell of a category that's why we go with Metrovania. This game does have a level up system which I honestly didn't understand what happened when I leveled up. You also find pick up items that increase health and magic, and a side idem like throwing axes or holy water. If what I am explaining sounds like older Castlevania that's because this is a lot like that. The changes are they do have quick time events I know boo. They also have the combat system from Lords of Shadow. It is less God of War like and more like a modern side scroller. I do believe this is the new way we will see Metrovania games or at least I hope so. This game also has a difficulty setting that only Lords of Shadow had if you are new to these games I would say put it on easy it'll be a great way to dip your toe in. While I am not new I needed to fly through it so I put it on easy it was very stress free which I know you arm chair bad-asses can say what you will I honestly don't care. It isn't terribly long of a game, I can see story only clocking in at about 4 hours. Now if you go back an do a new game plus thing and you really explore I can see it being a nice 6-7 hours of gameplay.

    Now 15 dollars for this may seem excessive to some and the die hard fans may already own this. I can't recommend full price for this game unless you like all yes Lords of Shadow and Old style Castlevaina games. The new people wait, just wait for Xbox Live to have a sale and get it for like ten dollars find it for a bargain. My overall thoughts and rating of this game is while it's not perfect the game is still ton of fun and very good mix of old and new Castlevania. Many won't like this game as much as I did some even more but I give this a fair rating of 3.5 out of 5.
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  6. Oct 13, 2014
    5
    about 5 hours in
    +fun and challenging boss fights, sadly that's only a plus
    -terrible story / dialogue -bland graphics and FPS -poor map
    about 5 hours in
    +fun and challenging boss fights, sadly that's only a plus

    -terrible story / dialogue
    -bland graphics and FPS
    -poor map design
    -platforming feel clunky
    -lack of Metroidvania actual exploration
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  7. Jun 5, 2014
    4
    Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. AlmostAlmost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Almost the more poor castlevania. Expand

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