Let's face up to facts: Konami has never managed to deliver a truly fantastic 3D Castlevania. Most of the 2D iterations have been spectacular but the series never could make a successful leap into another dimension...well, until now. Lords of Shadow is most reminiscent of previous God of War titles and it's very possible that we could finally have the modern-day Castlevania adventure we've all been waiting for. With a stellar voice cast, excellent visuals, and a flashy and appealing combat system, this one could end up being a fantastic title for next year's holiday rush. We can always hope it'll release a little sooner, though.
8/19/2009 Ben Dutka