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Average User Score: 6.4Jun 6, 2018After 17hrs with the beta and 6hrs with the full game i can honestly say i love the hell out of this game. Sure at the moment the game doesAfter 17hrs with the beta and 6hrs with the full game i can honestly say i love the hell out of this game. Sure at the moment the game does not have a lot of meat on it's bones, which pits a very good argument against it's full $60 price tag for sure. However what is there is very good and fun as hell!
Arcade racers like this are the love of my life, and there has been nothing but a void in that regard since the generation started. Let me just start by saying this is sort of a game that's as fun as you make it. yes you can just drive and hit things, and yeah after a while that will get boring. The game really shines when you fully understand all the mechanics and variations between the cars, and you utilize those fully to try and keep the tides in your favor by contributing to the objective. Plan A of taking foes out with a titan to stifle their points not working anymore? quickly switch to plan B and equip a blade to get boost faster by avoiding enemies and just pulling off tricks. It's when you learn the game this well and adapt to the situation that it really gets satisfying. Can't tell you how good it feels to be just moments away from defeat, switch cars and go ham on that objective just to win by a hair.
Driving feels great and VERY responsive given the 60FPS (30FPS on standard xbox one sadly) and pulling off barrel rolls and crush takedowns never gets old. Every car feels different with each end of the spectrum almost feeling like two different games IMO between the fast, agile and precise blade(motorcycle) and the big, car crushing, wide turning Titan(big hummer) sometimes crashes can feel a bit unfair or out of your control, but they are very few and not that frustrating as getting back into the race is very painless.
there are about 12 cars each with different feel and perks, and about 12 maps/courses with i think 3 game modes. Like i said it doesn't have much meat on its bones as of now, maybe they plan on adding to it over time (i sure hope so) the un-selectable "ranked" mode on the menu certainly suggests they will.
Then there's the style, HOLY CRAP does this game have style, i love how expressive and vibrant it is with it's zany presentation. Reminds me of the in your face attitude Jet Set Radio had. i crack a smile every match end when the characters do silly dances. the music does A LOT to add to that feeling, though if you really hate dubstep it may rub you the wrong way. Can't say i'm a huge fan but i definitely like how it's used in this game for sure.
In conclusion, yeah it may lack content right now, but if you ever loved arcade racers as much as i do there's really nothing else on PS4/XBox one that even comes close to scratching that itch like this does. It certainly has a permanent spot in my library as something i will keep gong back to when i'm in the mood simply because it feels good, just like Spiderman 2's web swinging, F.E.A.R.'s instant action mode, and Batman Arkham Knights combat challenges.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Oct 19, 2010This is bar far one of the greatest titles I've played this gen, and it's a beautiful lung of fresh summer valley air from the masses ofThis is bar far one of the greatest titles I've played this gen, and it's a beautiful lung of fresh summer valley air from the masses of shooters this gen. For one i would like to say I've never been all that into Castlevania so as a Castlevania title i don't know how it compares, but haven't had this much fun for years. The design is beautiful and very Guillermo del Toro(hellboy, and Pan's Labyrinth) in terms of design, with great Gothic structures, but bright and sunny. the atmosphere is very imerssive and creates a great feel of depth and history to the environments. The combat is where the bread and butter is, the move list expands greatly throughout the game becoming a huge library of moves that can be pulled off with great fluid succession with great power and satisfaction, picture Ninja gaiden combat with god of war feel of power. Many people are saying it borrows/rips off games like GOW3, and Shadow of the Colossus but i don't understand how this is a bad thing, i mean they what made those games great and made it into something of their own that feels completely different. This game would've gotten a 10/10 from me but they gave you a very interesting story and very little narrative. it just feels like they could use more/longer cutscenes as the ones they have are very short and don't tell much of the story. But overall if your looking for a great non-shooter game with good story, excellent combat, great design, pretty graphics, beautiful set pieces, fun yet challenging platforming and puzzles with exploration and replay value then Castlevania LOS is your game.… Expand