OXM has given the highly anticipated Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 9/10 in its latest issue.
The magazine describes the game as ‘huge and magnificent,’ while reviewer John Blyth calls it “big,” before adding, “Big’s too little a word.”
Blyth also said the game “seemingly hasn’t heard of DLC – and decides to offer you immense value for money instead.”
The review says the campaign seems to get its influences from the likes of God of War, Shadow of the Colossus and Pan’s Labyrinth.
Blyth says the campaign weighs in at around the 20 hour mark, and despite a few annoyances – such as the game sometimes failing to communicate where you should be going – Blyth still describes it as “an epic and slightly unexpected triumph.”
A demo for Lords of Shadow was released exclusively for PlayStation Plus subscribers early last week. Everyone else should be able to get hold of it this coming week.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow launches on October 8 for PS3 and 360. Get the TGS trailer here.