Woah...Castlevania Is Like, Shadow Of The Colossus 2
We've seen plenty of gameplay footage for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, but the latest, taken by Ripten, almost made me shriek like a little girl. ...I said "almost," damnit.
Most anyone who owned a PS2 and could appreciate a certain amount of artistic impression and originality likely adored Shadow of the Colossus. In the game, you had control over what appeared (and felt) like a regular dude, who had to clamber around on these giant titanic bosses, utilizing stamina and strategy to locate the weak spots. Sometimes, the mammoth creature would try to shake you off and you had to hold on tight, remember? Yes? Then watch this:
See? There are even sensitive spots, times when the Goliath will actually attempt to grab you, and the only thing missing is the Stamina meter when attempting to hang on. I've always dreamed of a sequel to SotC but now I'm not so sure I need it. It's right here. Of course, we don't want you to get the wrong idea; there will be platforming, puzzles, and plenty of hack 'n slash combat ala God of War and Dante's Inferno; it won't all be about tackling Titans. In fact, there are probably only a few.
But still, the influence is obvious and we are not complaining. By the way, we're also pretty sure Halford's bad-ass vocals in this video aren't actually in the game, as we heard no sound effects coming through the track. Unless of course, they just enhanced the music...it fits, certainly.
Related Game(s): Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
8/27/2010 8:56:34 PM Ben Dutka