DescriptionCastlevania: Lament of Innocence is the prequel to all Castlevania games previously released, explaining the connection and never-ending war between the Belmont family and Dracula.
You play Leon Belmont, who was once a Baron for the King. After his betrothed, Sara, was kidnapped and taken to a large castle, Leon asked the Church for permission to command his underlings to attack the castle. Because of the Crusades going on in the East, he is denied such. But because of his love for Sara, he denounces his title and leaves, going with no weapon or clue to the castle. He is stopped by an alchemist named Rinaldo, who was once a vampire-hunter himself. He gives Leon the Whip of Alchemy, offers to help him further in his quest, and sends him on his way.
The gameplay mixes a style of hack-and-slash with a sense of strategy. In order to gain new abilities, you must first master the previous ones. This also includes relics and orbs, which will greatly help you in your quest to rescue Sara. Relics allow you to do special abilities necessary to solving certain puzzles, while orbs combine with power-ups you pick up and can create massive offensive or defensive power. The game contains many secrets, including five hidden bosses, who yield rewards (whip power-ups, orbs, relics, etc.) to the player upon defeat.
- "恶魔城：无罪的哀悼" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "CV: LoI" -- Informal abbreviation
- "Castlevania" -- Japanese/European title
- "キャッスルヴァニア" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
|Great game despite the 3D gameplay||Bregalad (935)|
|IGN||Oct 20, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|PSX Extreme||Nov 18, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|Gaming Target||Oct 27, 2003||8.9 out of 10||89|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Feb 13, 2004||17 out of 20||85|
|4Players.de||Feb 17, 2004||82 out of 100||82|
|GamesAreFun.com (GAF)||Nov 03, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|Gamezine||Nov 09, 2003||16 out of 20||80|
|GameCell UK||2004||8 out of 10||80|
|GameLemon||May 26, 2004||7 out of 10||70|
|Insert Credit||Feb 18, 2004||6.2 out of 10||62|
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- Castlevania Dungeon (Fansite dedicated to everything and anything Castlevania.)
- Konami: Lament of Innocence (Official website.)