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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
68
4.0
Xbox
71
3.0
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Description

In Castlevania: Curse of Darkness you play Hector, a former Dracula servant and a Devil Forgemaster, who disowns his dark gifts and aims to live a normal life. This event left Dracula vulnerable to the attacks of the Belmont clan. Now that Dracula is vanished, you must fight back the curse cast upon all Europe. There is but one problem, another Dracula servant does not approve with your plan.

Being a Devil Forgemaster now gives the player an ability to forge familiars to fight by your side. As the player himself, they have levels and they can even morph to a different stage depending which weapon you use to fight with them.

The game has some basic role-playing elements such as character attributes and experience. Unlike Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, you are now able to use many types of weapons: Axes, swords, spears, knuckles and even shields for example. You can also craft your own weapons either by using an existing weapon as a base, and having some additional material such as bronze, steel and aluminium or having an extra amount of materials.

The battle system allows you to lock on to an enemy and hit them with multiple combos. You have some control on your Innocent Devil, and can command it to use certain skills, guard you and join the fight.

Screenshots

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness PlayStation 2 Main menu
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness PlayStation 2 Status screen
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness PlayStation 2 Innocent Devil menu: Here you can see it's abilities and stats
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness PlayStation 2 Intro: Hector posing in the rain.

Alternate Titles

  • "悪魔城ドラキュラ 闇の呪印" -- Japanese spelling
  • "恶魔城:黑暗的诅咒" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "CV: CoD" -- Informal abbreviation
  • "Akumajo Dracula: Yami no Juin" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Xbox Nov 09, 2005 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2005 7.75 out of 10 78
GameZone PlayStation 2 Jun 19, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Next Level Gaming Xbox Nov 09, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Deaf Gamers PlayStation 2 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
Lawrence PlayStation 2 Jun 21, 2006 7.1 out of 10 71
Game Critics PlayStation 2 Feb 01, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Talk PlayStation 2 Jan 02, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 17, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Feb 16, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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