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Games review: Castlevania: Harmony of Despair

£10.20 (1200MSPoints)

Format Xbox Live Arcade

Publisher Konami

Harmony of Despair will be immediately recognisable to veterans of previous Castlevania entries, holding true as it does to the series’ combative side-scrolling routes. Enlivening proceedings immensely is the inclusion of a six-player mode and a scalable viewpoint enabling the player to view the labyrinth-like stages in their entirety. This is a tough game: solo players will face near insurmountable odds, so best take a friend.