Yeah, Gabriel Belmont is kind of a dick

A. Quinton — Oct. 23rd 2010

The fine fellows at Penny Arcade have opinions about most games, and the recently released Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is no exception. Tycho seems to like it, in any case. However, their Wednesday comic indicates a certain reluctance to condone Gabriel Belmont’s habit of just, like, randomly staking werewolves.

I love it that these guys include werewolves in their comics so often (relatively speaking), and that Gabe draws them differently every time.

  • From the demo, it struck me as a pretty meh-ish kind of game. That being said, there were a hell of a lot of werewolves, even to the point of werewolves riding -other- werewolves.

    It was still mostly “mash attack buttons, occasionally press X to not die”, and I gave up. Maybe in a few months when it’s like half the cost I might give it a shot.

  • Berserker

    The reviews have been pretty positive on this one, though. Were you aware that there was a Castlevania game where you play as a werewolf character? It’s called Legacy of Darkness for the Nintendo 64. Sadly it was a pretty mediocre game.

  • The same character also features in Castlevania Judgment on the Wii, though he has a totally different (and really interesting) character design in that game – iirc, the design was done by the same guy who did the art for Death Note. Whether the game’s any good or not is a matter of opinion, some thinking it’s poor while others rate it highly. Personally I think it’s pretty great.

    Re: Lords of Shadow, though – http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/castlevania-lords-of-shadow-feels-like-homework-not-a-game.ars