Sunday, April 3, 2011
Castlevania Reverie confirms my worst nightmares
The game’s developers got lazy. Rather than crafting new cut scenes to expand the game’s story and allowing us to be fully immersed in the beautiful world they originally crafted they gave us partially animated 2D stills similar to Sony’s Infamous, which worked for Infamous but doesn’t work here because this contradicts the established art style of the title this DLC seeks to expand and I hate inconsistency.
Despite the flaws this is still a worthwhile expansion and also answers one of the lingering questions from Lords of Shadow’s confusing ending. We now know how it happens… There are still a lot of unanswered questions but that’s what the next expansion due out this month is for, as well as the eventual sequel. Its certainly a significant drop in quality from the original game, which has always been my fear with DLC, and this is the first time I’ve ever done it, but it was still worth the money spent if only to get answers to a lingering question… (Spoiler) How the hell did Gabriel become Dracula? The original game’s ending did not explain this, the expansion pack does albeit with lower production values that hurt the overall presentation and probably should have waited for the higher budget that will be available for Lords of Shadow 2.
3 stars out of 5