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Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
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Console: Sony PlayStation 2
Region:U
Year: 2003
RFG ID #: U-072-S-05360-A
Part #: SLUS-20733
UPC: 083717200635
Developer: Konami TYO
Publisher: Konami
Rating:
M (ESRB): Blood , Violence

Genre: Action/Adventure
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Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: DVD x1
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  • 399 of 7303 collectors (5.4%) have this game in their collection
  • 25 of 7303 collectors (0.3%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 0 of 7303 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

Dawn of the Hunter

Leon Belmont, an eleventh century nobleman and knight of the clergy, is about to be wed when his fiance, Sara Trantoul, suddenly disappears. Leon embarks on an epic journey to bring her back, unaware that a growing evil looms like a shadow over his quest. The majestic tale of Castlevania and the true origins of the Belmont clan of vampire-hunters is about to unfold

  • Castlevania makes its next-generation debut in full 3D
  • Unparalleled graphics and gameplay deliver the most enriching Castlevania experience ever created
  • Developed by the creators of the critically acclaimed Castlevania Symphony of the Night
  • Dynamic attack system offers damaging combo attacks, magnificent spell effects and intense offensive/defensive moves
  • Beautiful orchestral soundtrack in Dolby surround sound
Review:

Crabmaster2000's Review:

You've probably heard the old adage a million times: "There are no good 3D Castlevania games!". I would beg to differ. There is at least one!. Lament of Innocence isnít only good, I'd go as far as to call it awesome.

LoI plays around with a few different elements of the previous Castlevania games but doesnít really add much new to the series. That may be a turn off to some, but it really hits the spot for me. Toss in some fairly easy to learn hack n' slash style fighting (with a narrow focus on combos), tons of awesome ways to use your secondary weapons, a dash of platforming and puzzle solving and just a hint of Symphony of the Night style exploration and you've got a fantastic game.

I'm obviously a fan of the gameplay elements, but the game also shines in a few other areas. The graphics arenít going to blow you away, but they are moody and create a great atmosphere for the game. Since the Vampire you are assaulting has a stone that creates an eternal night you'll find the entire game quite dark. Even with the focus on darkness the level design is pretty varied ranging from Theater settings to Gardens to (this is probably my favorite name for a level ever!) Anti-Soul Mystery Labs!.

LoI also has a pretty rockin sound track. Easily one of my favorites on the PS2. If your a fan of game music YouTube the songs from any of these levels: Anti-Soul Mystery Lab, House of Sacred Remains and Pagoda of the Misty Moon. There are a few stinkers in the game, but overall the music is fantastic.

One of my favorite parts is the story. Its quite sparse and short, and even has some pretty awful dialogue and voice acting. Why is it so great then? You get to learn the origins of the Belmont's favorite tool, the Vampire Killer! And it has a pretty freaking awesome twist to it. I'll admit that it sounds kind of lame learning the back story of a whip, but it really does have a disturbing tale to tell.

The game has a decent amount to do after completion. There are secret characters, extra modes and in most cases a lot more exploration to get to that 100% and find those secret items scattered about the castle.

Anyway donít let the cursed name of a 3D Castlevania keep you away from this title. Its dirt cheap to find and definitely worth the cost. Enjoy!

Extra Media:

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Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Sony PlayStation 2 United Kingdom S Castlevania Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 J S Castlevania Konami 2003 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 Netherlands S Castlevania Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 France S Castlevania Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 Italy S Castlevania Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 Germany S Castlevania [USK Rerelease] Konami 2009 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 Germany S Castlevania Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 Spain S Castlevania Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 Netherlands S Castlevania Konami 2004 Action/Adventure
Sony PlayStation 2 J S Castlevania [Limited Edition] Konami 2003 Action/Adventure
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