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Backloggers Anonymous Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Part 2

The Halloween special we finished before Christmas. We're just that lazy.

First off, I'm sorry about the audio. Technical issues caused my feed to sound a little on the distorted side. It's not horrible, but it's noticeable. I believe I've found the cause of the problem and fixed it, but unfortunately this recording is what it is.

We talk about, well, a lot of stuff. The game has its highs and lows, but for me one of the lowest points was the music. We get into it for a few minutes on the show, but it's a real shame to see a franchise that lodged so may amazing tunes in gamers' heads take a departure into the bland. In a world where Dark Souls has a dark fantasy theme and had an orchestrated, ambient score that showed no fear of melody, I expected much more from this game.

Lords of Shadow

It's not all doom and gloom though, like most of the games we tackle, the game has its quality elements. On the whole, I enjoyed my time with Lords of Shadow. Let us know what you thought of the game in the comments below!

Next time, Julian snatches the show away from me and brings frequent NWP guest Erika Szabo on to discuss Asura's Wrath. Be sure to check it out!




12/23/2013 at 08:43 PM

Great podcast guys I enjoyed it and I agree with the music not quite Castlevania music and the LOS series is a little more linear then I care for I have beat LOS and beat the demo of LOS2 and although very fun its a bit more linear for a Castlevania game, I actually enjoyed Mirror of Fate better for the simple reason it was more like the hidden levels where you have to back track etc but neither touch Harmony of Dispair or symphony of the Night.

Chris Iozzi Staff Alumnus

01/01/2014 at 02:48 PM

Finally got to catch up. Great podcast. I've played so many Castlevanias but finished very few. My fault! I think based on your take on LoS I'm going to skip it. I know I wouldn't hate it, but there are so many more games I know I will love that I'll play instead. Very interestd to hear about Asura's Wrath


01/05/2014 at 01:32 PM

Yes, yes yes yes....  My absolute favourite song from Metroid Prime.  Phendrana Drifts is great, but I love the music in the derelict ship.


01/13/2014 at 10:42 PM

You hit pretty much all my criticisms and then some. It's a pretty good game even though it borrows all its mechanics from others and is too long. It's just not a good Castlevania game at all. I'm interested to see what the sequel will be like though. Could be quite different from what I hear.

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