Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is an action-adventure game. You play as Gabriel Belmont (Dracula), trying to defeat his sworn enemy Satan in modern times.
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Pro Grand boss fights
The game has interesting, multi-part boss battles. A lot of character to the fights is added by the impressive, grotesque boss monster designs.
Pro Impressive, flowing combat system
The game has a visceral, impactful free-flow fighting system that emphasizes counter-attacks, dodges and stringing combos with a variety of weapons and moves.
Con A departure from Castlevania series in key areas
Some aspects of the game are considerably different from the previous Shadow game. For example, combat is a lot more God of War than Castlevania and boss fights are a lot more Shadow of Colossus than Castlevania.
Con Stealth sections feel out of place
The game has stealth sections that involve turning into a rat and getting from one place to another while avoiding detection, but the stealth gameplay is very barebones and feels very out of place in a Castlevania game.