Spoilers. I cant even post a proper title. Just Spoilers.

#1 Posted by OscarMike001 (37 posts) -

Who else absolutely LOVED that this didn't have a happy ending?? I was soooooooo not looking forward to a cliched ending where Gabrial saves his girl and the world. To see the protagonist in despair and to eventually transform into Dracula was such a good ending.  This should happen more in games.

#2 Posted by lovecreep (166 posts) -

crap i shouldn't have read that
#3 Posted by MasterOfPenguins_Zell (2093 posts) -

O sh-

#4 Edited by CptBedlam (4453 posts) -

Yep, I really liked the ending and I'm looking forward to dlc and the sequel. 
 
@OscarMike001:
Maybe you should edit your title and put "Ending" in it. Despite the mention of spoilers, people stumble in here.

#5 Posted by Jost1 (2078 posts) -

That ending was fucking sweet as all fuck 
 
I loved it so much

#6 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4976 posts) -

When it showed a modern day city it just blew my mind right open.
 
Also, Zobek in a suit is mad stylin'.

#7 Posted by Jost1 (2078 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" When it showed a modern day city it just blew my mind right open.  Also, Zobek in a suit is mad stylin'. "
Yes and yes.
#8 Posted by r0tatioN (14 posts) -

Okay, I knew it was best to wait a little bit to actually look at this thread....really was tempted to read since I thought I was far enough in the game but seriously dude, mention that it's the ending at least...I didn't click it but thats because I am paranoid. 
 
ANYWAYS - The last chapter was awesome when they introduced Satan.  My friend spoiled the part where Zobek was the last LoS and Gabriel would become Dracula (which I didn't believe) so Satan's intro was something awesome.  However, once I saw Zobek at the epilogue jump out of that cloak and saw a suit I immediately though "no...way...." and once Gabriel made it through the cathedral glass and saw Metropolis, my eyes widened and then screamed "NO FUCKING WAY!". 
 
Thank you MercuryStream, for giving me hope that there will be hope in this new reboot.  You really made the GotY for me, hope that you get the support/following you rightso deserve.

#9 Posted by steevl (202 posts) -

Yeah, I was only a little surprised when Gabriel turned out to be Dracula in that epilogue. However, when he got thrown out the window and I saw modern buildings and traffic, I almost said "WHAAAAT?!" out loud. I look forward to seeing what they do with this series now.

#10 Posted by OscarMike001 (37 posts) -

I didnt really like LoS portrayal of satan. He looked like the lead of any other castlevania game, very feminine.

#11 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Zobek being evil was mad predictable and Satan appearing was kind of nonsensical to me, so the post-credits scene was an excellent way to save the end. When Ga-uh, Dracula was thrown out the window and it was a modern day city, my mind exploded.
 
Also, the Slogra (I think that's what they're called?) in the background in the cathedral that he was hiding in made me smile.

#12 Posted by Enigma777 (6078 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" When it showed a modern day city it just blew my mind right open.  Also, Zobek in a suit is mad stylin'. "
Same here.
 
They just flipped the entire franchise on it's head!
 
I wonder which one is cannon now, this or the Lament of Innocence story...
#13 Posted by yyZiggurat (1018 posts) -
@Enigma777:   Konami announced before LoS' release that it wasn't canon.
#14 Posted by Enigma777 (6078 posts) -
@HomemadeZiggurat said:
" @Enigma777:   Konami announced before LoS' release that it wasn't canon. "
Bah, what a shame. I really like this story better....
#15 Posted by VanRedd (40 posts) -

All of you complaining about ending not being in the topic title need to think twice before clicking on something that says SPOILERS...twice in fact. If you don't want to be spoiled then don't click on spoiler topics until you finish the game.

#16 Posted by GrifTWHLH (3 posts) -

So im a little confused how did he become  Dracula?

#17 Posted by VanRedd (40 posts) -

I think, at the end, he gains the powers of all three of the other lords and immortality.

#18 Posted by ocdog45 (675 posts) -
@OscarMike001: Playing the game I felt like that was coming so it kept me playing it, seeing how it ended. i was surprised who the final boss was, and I figured it would of ended that way. I don't under stand how he ended up as the prince of darkness though. thats confusing. It was one of the best endings to a game I've ever seen. can't wait for the next one.
#19 Posted by Sjosz (485 posts) -
@GrifTWHLH:  In the end Gabriel repents for his sins (as he's choking out  Satan) and God rewards him for this by granting him immortality. Also, the dark version of the God mask was left behind on the planet when all the spirits were taking off into Heaven. Messed up.
#20 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@lovecreep said:

" crap i shouldn't have read that "

hahahahaha my thoughts exactly  
 
o well. didnt really care. after God of War 3, my "action adventure" fix is done with. (The Last Guardian not included)
#21 Posted by TheHT (11521 posts) -
@lovecreep said:
" crap i shouldn't have read that "
yeah me too... that sounds pretty awesome though right?
#22 Posted by Master_Prophet (73 posts) -
@lovecreep:  To be fair, he did say spoilers as his title. 
 
I have to agree though, I loved every minute of Lords of Shadow.
#23 Posted by OscarMike001 (37 posts) -
@ocdog45: 
 
Tell me about it. Part of me wants to see how his transformation took place and the other half wants the sequel to begin where this one ended. Either way i loved this game.
#24 Posted by trophyhunter (5800 posts) -
@OscarMike001 said:
" I didnt really like LoS portrayal of satan. He looked like the lead of any other castlevania game, very feminine. "
Well he was an angel before, he became the lord of hell.
Also this was like a 1000 years ago, maybe he didn't get all demony looking yet.
#25 Posted by xyzygy (10030 posts) -

Just seen the ending and was absolutely blown away.  
 
In Gabriel's bio, it says that he was an orphan dropped off at the Brotherhood gates most likely by the wealthy Cronqvist family. If you've played Lament of Innocence, you'll know that Mathias Cronqvist is actually Dracula. It's possible that Gabriel is the bastard son of  Mathias Cronqvist and that his immortality and vampirism came to him genetically. 

#26 Posted by MethodMan008 (817 posts) -

The ending was so damn brilliant... It pisses me off when people don't like it.  :P

#27 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (439 posts) -
@TheFreeMan said:
" Zobek being evil was mad predictable and Satan appearing was kind of nonsensical to me, so the post-credits scene was an excellent way to save the end. When Ga-uh, Dracula was thrown out the window and it was a modern day city, my mind exploded.  Also, the Slogra (I think that's what they're called?) in the background in the cathedral that he was hiding in made me smile. "
This for sure.  You could tell throughout the game that Zobek wasn't who he seemed.  Also, in one of the chapter introductions he actually refers to Gabriel as the Prince of Darkness and he seemed to revel in the fact that the shadow magic was taking over Gabriel.
#28 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

...so wait, the guy in this game is the Dracula for future Castlevania?

#29 Posted by OneAndOnlyBigE (439 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" Just seen the ending and was absolutely blown away.   In Gabriel's bio, it says that he was an orphan dropped off at the Brotherhood gates most likely by the wealthy Cronqvist family. If you've played Lament of Innocence, you'll know that Mathias Cronqvist is actually Dracula. It's possible that Gabriel is the bastard son of  Mathias Cronqvist and that his immortality and vampirism came to him genetically.  "
Didn't know this as I didn't play Lament of Innocence, good stuff.
#30 Edited by OneAndOnlyBigE (439 posts) -
@GrifTWHLH said:

" So im a little confused how did he become  Dracula? "

So throughout the game there are references both in Zobek's introduction to each chapter and in the scrolls that Gabriel recovers from his fallen brethren that using Shadow Magic starts to change a man, that it starts to take over your mind and soul and that you start to become blood-thirsty and actually enjoy the killing rather than just doing God's will.
 
As others have eluded to, Gabriel was granted immortality; if you live forever and the Shadow Magic is taking over your body/mind/soul you're eventually going to become someone quite evil.  How he becomes Dracula himself appears to have been answered by a previous user.
#31 Posted by Rockdalf (1293 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" ...so wait, the guy in this game is the Dracula for future Castlevania? "
Oh shi-- You wasn't supposed to hear that.
#32 Edited by xyzygy (10030 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:

" ...so wait, the guy in this game is the Dracula for future Castlevania? "

I don't think anyone really knows yet. One theory is that this game is set in a different timeline, but with so many references to other Castlevania games it doesn't make any sense if that were the case. Like, why bother mentioning the Cronqvists, why have the ending where Death and Dracula team up, why name him Belmont, etc. Hell, as you progress along the game you get to see how Gabriel's Holy Cross comes to be named the Vampire Killer.  
 
@OneAndOnlyBigE: One thing I don't get is that if that theory is true, there are now two Draculas. Unless, Mathias was killed and killed for good, while Gabriel is the Dracula that is eternal. After all, he was granted Immortality. I don't think Mathias was actually granted immortality by the gods as Gabriel was. Another cool thing to mention about his genetics is that it's constantly referred to in the game that he is "prone to dark moods".
#33 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@xyzygy: ...but in the ending is in the present day, and Dracula is supposed to be Soma in the present day.  I'm so confused, I should either play this or watch the entire game on YouTube tonight.  I guess I'm doing the latter. 
#34 Edited by xyzygy (10030 posts) -
@KaosAngel: Soma's timeline is actually 2035-2036. 
#35 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@xyzygy: Oh shit.  Then it clicks.  Dracula vanishes now, and then Soma comes in. 
 
Kojima is a genius!  I knew he could find a way to make sense of the plot!
#36 Posted by defaulttag (890 posts) -

It has to be a whole different timeline/universe. theory: you're gonna play as dracula in an open world! or at least something similar to Darksiders, both in setting and hunting down the devil.

#37 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3108 posts) -

I thought this game was a total reboot of the continuity.  Have I been casting my unending scorn at it for no reason?

#38 Posted by xyzygy (10030 posts) -
@Make_Me_Mad: I think of this game as a reboot strictly in terms of gameplay, not story.
#39 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Maybe Castlevania Lord of Shadows 2 will be about Dracula passing onto Soma?   
 
OH MY GOD 
 
Konami can finally keep the story moving from Dawn of Sorrow.  How long have we waited for the real time line sequel now?

#40 Posted by lovecreep (166 posts) -
@Master_Prophet said:
" @lovecreep:  To be fair, he did say spoilers as his title.   I have to agree though, I loved every minute of Lords of Shadow. "

yeah i know i was just being funny 
 
although i will admit some times when it says spoilers some one is just talking about a boss but not this time.

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