Castlevania: Lord of Shadows Passes A Million Units

Konami is extremely pleased to report that Castlevania: Lord of Shadows has sold over a million units across North America and Europe.  While that number pales in comparison to the recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops, that game is the exception to the rule.  It’s one of the biggest hits…no it is the biggest hit ever released.  Anyways, back to Castlevania…Konami just wanted to say thanks to all those that purchased the game.

I’m kind of curious if any of you picked it up, and what you thought of it.  I’ve yet to have the chance to play it, but it’s here in my house just waiting to be opened.  You know you have too many games to review when…

8 thoughts on “Castlevania: Lord of Shadows Passes A Million Units”

  1. i did like the game a lot, the only issue that i had was with the camera that is not manually fixed, other than that great game, and for me is not a god of war rip-off, if you look the other way around god of war took some hints of some castlevania games so it is logical to assume that this game is similar to god of war, great game, mind you but i do hope they fix the camera issue for the next installement

  2. I’m one of the few who adored Castlevania Curse of Darkness on my PS2 back in the day, so I was curious for this one. You should send me your copy ol man instead of letting it go to waste haha. Now that I think of it, I still haven’t sent you that cable now have I?

    1. LOL! Classic. I just wish I had more time to game man. I want to play through Fallout on my profile to get all the achievements. I now have Portal just sitting there doing nothing, and Call of Duty Classic. I can’t play any of these until after the holiday thanks to my insane schedule and all the other games I need to review.

  3. I have this game and want to review it, I’d like to get more time to play it though. I have to agree with Penny-Arcade on this one–it’s a legitimately great game, it seemingly came out of nowhere. I didn’t expect it to be all that good and I’m enjoying it quite a bit. The environments are just gorgeous. I don’t quite see it as a GoW rip-off either–it balances action and platforming quite well and actually crafts a mythos that is interesting on its own.

  4. Everything is the same as GoW! All the upgrades, health, magic, items, fighting weapon, everything!

    I know GoW didn’t invent the style but they sure perfected it. Pretty much any game in that style now goes under GoW’s shadow.

    That said it’s definetly one of my favorite titles of the year. Top 10 for sure!

  5. @AppetitePat:

    Guess I should clarify, lol. :p

    It definitely has elements from GoW, but I still don’t see it as a “rip-off,” which may be a matter of semantics.

    Old-school Castlevania has always had a whip as the primary weapon, the method of restoring health isn’t quite the same, and in general, I’d just it’s just a 3D action/adventure game. You can see what Konami did with Lament of Innocence and Curse of Darkness here too. Dante’s Inferno was far closer to how GoW played in my opinion and that felt far more like a rip-off. :p

  6. @Timothy

    Oh yeah man you’re totally right in that case! lol
    Castlevania’s got it’s own (very good) story and everything that’s for sure!

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