if you're the sort of gamer who regularly checks on game news online, you
may have heard a lot of negative chatter surrounding castlevania judgement.
since its release in Japan and US it's sold in pretty poor numbers and
received some harsh criticism. if i'm being honest though, i can't see why it's
been given the mauling that it has. truth be told, i actually like it.
in case you aren't up to speed, castlevania judgement is a one-on-one
fighting game featuring characters from the castlevania series. each
character has their own fighting style and weapon, and you have the ability
to freely run around each stage, attacking boxes to find items and trying to
force your enemy into hazards or traps like fire, acid, or ZOMBIES.
although each character's moveset is vastly different from the others, the
controls are always responsive and (whether using the wii remote or playing
with a classic controller) and the graphics are reasonably impressive too, given the wii's limited hardware.
judgement is by no means a perfect game - the camera can be annoying, and
the Castle Mode (which sees you completing various challenges) can get
rather dull. but the negative chatter you see on the internet is just a case of
gamers either under-exaggerating or over-exaggerating a game's value.
castlevania judgement is a decent game which can easily impress fans of the
series as well as rope in new interest from curious gamers.