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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo

Steam's Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition page now includes a playable demo from the upcoming PC edition of this action/adventure sequel (thanks Frans). We don't have any details on the demo, so here's word on the game itself, which is being offered at a 10% preorder discount:

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition is the complete edition of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, a dark and vivid new re-imagining of the Castlevania mythology. It is the end of days and ungodly powers isolate the Earth. The world's alliance with the heavens has been threatened by a dark and malevolent force - the mysterious Lords of Shadow. Across this shattered land, the souls of the dead wander unable to find peace, whilst creatures of evil wreak chaos and death upon the living.

Gabriel Belmont is a member of the Brotherhood of Light, an elite group of holy knights who protect and defend the innocent against the supernatural. His beloved wife was brutally murdered by the evil forces of darkness and her soul trapped for eternity. Neither living nor dead she realizes the horrific truth of what is at stake and guides Gabriel to his destiny and hopefully salvation for the world.

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6. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Jul 31, 2013, 23:21 Kitkoan
 
entr0py wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 23:13:
Besides, Steam's offline mode is already a bit of a farce since you have to go online to activate offline mode.

Not always in the past few months. I've gotten it to work sometimes. But I'll admit that it's very hit or miss.
 
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5. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Jul 31, 2013, 23:13 entr0py
 
Kitkoan wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 21:32:
Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Always online DRM... nice...

I bet they just copy-pasted that wrong, here's another site with it listed only as a recommended requirement.
www.giantbomb.com/castlevania-lords-of-shadow/3030-23704/

Besides, Steam's offline mode is already a bit of a farce since you have to go online to activate offline mode.
 
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4. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Jul 31, 2013, 23:13 Jerykk
 
The game uses Steamworks and therefore must be activated online to tie it to your account, hence the internet connection requirement. It's also only going to be sold on Steam and downloading games is much less painful with a fast connection, hence the broadband requirement.

Anyway, the port seems pretty basic. You can't even rebind your keys and video options are pretty sparse. You're also stuck with crappy FMVs that look and run worse than the actual game. Other than that, the game seems well-optimized. Constant 100+ FPS at max settings.
 
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3. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Jul 31, 2013, 22:56 ViRGE
 
Kitkoan wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 21:32:
Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Always online DRM... nice...
I wouldn't read too much into it right now. Tomb Raider has the same requirement, and that's not an always online DRM game.
 
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2. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Jul 31, 2013, 21:32 Kitkoan
 
Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Always online DRM... nice...
 
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1. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Jul 31, 2013, 20:42 Cutter
 
Saw the Ultimate thing and for a moment thought it was a new Ultima on the way or something.  
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