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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PlayStation 2)

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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 Intro: Hector posing in the rain.
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness PlayStation 2 Map mode: The map will be a valuable asset, especially in this kind of areas.
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness PlayStation 2 Status screen

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

Jeuxvideo.com Feb 16, 2006 16 out of 20 80
GameZone Jun 19, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Critics Feb 01, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameCell UK 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Nov 04, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Yahoo! Games Nov 01, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Netjak Nov 23, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
Thunderbolt Games Jun 28, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 16, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Pro-G Mar 02, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Daedolon (2984) added Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PlayStation 2) on Dec 05, 2005
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