I recently was given a used 360 by a family member and since I already preordered Mirror of Fate on the 3ds, I thought I get this game ( also its like $10 on newegg). My only experience in the castlevania games are the DS metrovania style games.
My only history in playing 3d environment games are those on Nintendo consoles (Zelda,Mario, star fox). I've seen youtube videos of the game but the only thing that I'm not really fond of are pressing buttons for action sequences (I don't know what you call it... I guess similar to an interactive movie)
Can anyone give me their thoughts/comparisons on how the game plays? Would $10 be enough for my taste or should I not bother?
There are quite a few quicktime presses, yes. But they're really easy and don't detract from the gameplay much. I've just recently picked this game up again, and it makes me wonder why I ever put it down. It gets better the more you play it.
They're never any long drawn out QTE's where you must press multiple buttons and stick twirls to get it right that are lame.I've played up to chapter 5 andI usually hate QTE's but this is the one game i actually knid of like it.
Except for the part where the combat can actually be engaging in LoS. They are very very similar but it looks to me that LoS had much better cinematography. The shots felt more focused than they did in GoW. --- Most people think time is like a river flowing swift and sure in one direction. They are wrong. Time is an Ocean in a Storm.
Outside of combat, I think the games a lot more like Prince of Persia than anything else. Combat-wise, it's like any GoW-style Hack & Slash game, like Dante's Inferno for instance. However, this game is far less focused on combat than those games, and more on adventuring and platforming, with battles breaking those segments up.
Some levels are completely void of combat altogether, and instead are nothing but giant puzzle rooms instead. It's a very unique game that mixes up the styles and genres.