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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
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by Mark Brown 5/3/2013
Product: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate
Publisher: Konami
Format: 3DS
Genre: Action, Platform
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate can often feel like a greatest hits collection of favourite Castlevania moments.

It's got the side-scrolling thrills of the debut adventures, the open exploration of the DS games, and - most prominently - the spirited hack-and-slash combat of the most recent entry, Lords of Shadow.

That bouncy God of War-style brawling might be off-putting to series veterans, but take it from us: it's not just mindless button-mashing. There's real nuance and depth to the combat system. ...
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A huge thrill-a-minute adventure, with satisfying combat, and big boss fights. Just don't expect the old Metroidvania formula
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 6
Overall: 8
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