Castlevania Lords of Shadow Strategy Guide - Castle Hall
Jump over the gap that is just beyond the huge door at the end of the Maze Garden level. Use the health font. Climb up the brick wall and around until you can jump down to the other side of a wrought iron fence. Press the R2 button at the huge door. End of Maze Garden level.
At the beginning of the Castle Hall level, you will have an encounter with some Vampire warriors after a brief animation. You will need to open up the curtains located on the left side to keep them from re-spawning from a small hole in the ground. The holy flasks are effective, as well as using the fairies as a distraction. In this area is also a mirror that can be moved by being pushed along a small track.
Once you have eliminated the vampires, move the mirror to the left. Then turn it to point its light beam towards the gate at the back of the room. Walk towards the back of the room and open the gate. There are more Vampire warriors to deal with, as well as an Animated Armor creature. Eliminate the Armor guy first. Dealing with him is a two step process. First you will need to remove his shield that protects him from taking too much damage. Then you can kill him off with any form of attack you choose.
To clear this area, you will need to open up the curtains on the left side of the room. Deal with the Vampires as they appear until all of the curtains are opened. Once cleared, you can open up the gate located on the right side of the room.
In this room, pick up the scroll off of the corpse. You will need to move the mirror located here to access another area. Push it all the way back down to the end of its tracks. If you have turned the other mirror, you will have a beam of light pointing past these tracks. Turn the second mirror to point the light beam towards the right (where the second mirror was originally located).
Continuing with this Castlevania Lords of Shadow strategy guide, go beyond this now opened doorway. Use the magic font, if needed. In this area there are five relics you will need to activate in order to open another pathway. The first two you see directly ahead will require shadow magic. The other three towards the back of the room are as follows: (left to right): light, light then shadow magic. Once you open this, backtrack towards the open passage to reach more Vampire warriors. Deal with them and continue until you reach a room where you will encounter Laura – a vampire that looks like a little girl.
Laura claims she will show you the way to the Dark Lord only after you play a game. This is a “Vampire Wargame" that is a simple version of chess. The object is to eliminate all the opponent’s pieces. If possible, eliminate the magic user pieces first. It is not too difficult to win if you are careful. If you lose, you can always replay the game until you do win. Once you defeat her in the game, you can walk towards a passageway to end the level.