Great Game, but was it Castlevania?

I finished up Lords of Shadow and had a decent time of it, but I really can't help but feel they just slapped the Castlevania name on a near complete game. I think it would have been far better served as a new franchise minus the expectations/baggage the Castlevania name gives it. Hell, just slapping "From Hideo Kojima" on it would have been enough of a sales boost.

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R.I.P. Carl Macek

I know he got a lot of shit for "butchering" anime, but without this guy, anime would probably not have gone mainstream. For all you yung'uns out there, his company Streamline Studios, brought out anime such as Akira, Fist of the North Star, Wicked City, Robot Carnival, and others way back in the late 80s/early 90s, long before anime was "cool."
 
More importantly, he was the man who fused together three unrelated series into what would become known as Robotech, giving this Bomber his first taste of Macross, my favorite anime franchise of all time.
 
Thanks for the hard work, Carl.

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