Castlevania director accuses reviewers of "lacking honesty"

One of the creators of Konami’s Castelvania: Lords of Shadow 2 has lashed out at some of the game’s reviews.

OXM has had a go at translating a piece on Eurogamer Spain in which game director Enric Alvarez says that the specialised gaming press [lacks] professionalism".

Added Alvarez: "[You can say] ‘I do really like the rock but I hate the opera’, [but] this is an opinion, not an analysis. If I had to do an analysis of Don Giovanni, [I] would not even know where to start. There’s a lack of honesty in the gaming press.”

In for particular criticism was Edge’s 4/10 review.

[It’s] totally unfair,” he said. "One must be blind or stupid to give it a 4/10 for a game of this quality. With a 4/10, people interpret it is a crappy game, badly done, it breaks, with mechanics that do not work, with some awful graphics."

Alvarez also concedes, however, that "that in the end it is an opinion, and [an] opinion is totally respectable” although he adds that readers should not confuse a review and analysis".

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow currently has a Metacritic score of 62 per cent on PS3 and 70 per cent on Xbox 360.

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