- engage in head to head battle via wi-fi connectivity
- select from many of your all time favorite characters designed by Takeshi Obata
- connect with Castlevania Order of Ecclesia NDS to unlock special items
- gorgeous characters and 3D environments rendered beautifully on the wii
- battle across several stages with environmental elements you can use to your advantage in battle
List Price: $19.99
Castlevania Judgment Description
battle across several stages with environmental elements you can use to your advantage in battle..
Reviews By Michael Migliacio : Date December 2, 2008
Sometimes, albeit not often, the Wii has decent, if not stellar, third party contributions.
Sometimes reviews can be wrong.
Case in point: Castlevania Judgment. A combination slasher/fighter/action title that is unfortunately destined to be headed to a premature death in the bargain bin due to both the tsunami of software releases over the next few weeks and to its less than stellar review scores. A game that really doesn’t know what it’s supposed to be, but yet got beaten up in the mainstream press far more than it deserved. A game that, surprisingly, manages to look fairly good graphically for a non-Nintendo title – especially to those that dig its anime-inspired over-the-top art style. A game that controls just fine, provided you toss the waggle-stick aside and put your classic controller or GCN Controller/Wavebird to good use.
Perhaps we’ll never know why Iga decided to make this game rather than a true-blue 2D Castlevania title for Wii, and those who were expecting something like that are of course going to be extremely disappointed with Judgment. That being said, though, there’s a lot to like here. Far more than the reviews would have you believe. So I suppose the best way to handle a review of this game into the genres which it represents, and then dealing with the typical criteria of graphics, sound, and control.
Reviews By honeybo : Date March 14, 2011
I’ll admit, I scoffed at this game when it was announced. Outlandish new character designs? A fighting game? On the Wii? I love Castlevania, but I dismissed this game outright, and totally ignored it at retail. Later, a friend gave it to me as a gag gift, but I decided to actually play it. At first I couldn’t even beat the first match, and was convinced the game was a broken mess, just as it had been (widely) reviewed.
Of course, the next day I made another attempt, this time going through the in-game tutorial. This time was completely different. I found that the game had a unique, and surprisingly deep system. I was intrigued. I played more.
Now, I’ve played the game to death, and can honestly say that it’s one of the most fun fighting games I’ve played in recent memory, and easily my favorite of the 3D Castlevanias.
It’s hard to really call Judgment a fighting game, mostly because it doesn’t entirely play like one. If pressed, I’d say that the game plays more like the Boss Rush mode of the ps2 games than anything else. This is actually a good thing, because the biggest problem with previous 3D Castlevania games was never the action; it was the running around aimlessly down featureless hallways to get to the action. Judgment removes that element entirely, and structures the game around fast-paced arcade action, not totally unlike the classic NES roots of the franchise. There are enemies to fight, items to get, hearts and meat to pick up, so in many ways this is classic Castlevania stuff; you can even perform the Item Crash, like in Dracula X! Even the arenas manage to be more evocative of the franchise than the uninspired hallways of the ps2 games; stages are full of interactive elements like traps, pitfalls, and monsters.
Reviews By Jennifer : Date November 23, 2008
Since the Wii first came out, I had been waiting for Castlevania to be released. This game takes the 13 most popular characters from the series (Dracula, Alucard, Simon, Carmilla, Cornell,Grant, Maria, Trevor, Eric, Golem, Death, Shanoa, and Sypha) and adds a new character, Aeon, to a fighting game. Some people dislike this game because it is a 3D game and isn’t a classic travel through the castle and kill dracula kind of game. Others also say its wrong to mix these characters together. Personaly. I think it’s good to have a different type of Castlevania. If you can get over the fact that this a completely new style of gameplay, this an amazing addition to the series. Another cool feature to this game is that you can play with friends. This is a first for the Castlevania series that really does enhance the play.