Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (2019)

3.98 from 20 votes
A spiritual successor to Koji Igarashi's games in the Castlevania franchise, led by Igarashi himself and funded through Kickstarter. Control the mysterious "Shardbinder" known as Miriam in a demon-infested 18th century England.
First released
Jun 18, 2019
Franchises
Bloodstained
Developed by
ArtPlay, DICO, Inti Creates Co., Ltd., WayForward Technologies
Published by
505 Games
Platforms
PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Genres
Role-Playing, Platformer, Action-Adventure
Themes
Horror, Fantasy, Anime
Rating
ESRB: T
Releases
  • NSW - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Digital) United States
  • NSW - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Australia
  • NSW - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night United States
  • PC - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night United States
  • PS4 - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night United States
  • PS4 - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Digital) United States
  • XONE - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night United States
  • XONE - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Digital) United States

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amazing to play but grindy to platinum
beautiful to look at with great music and flashy but simplistic combat. Trophy hunters beware it's a bit too grindy to get one hundred percent for the items due to the randomness of some of the item drops needed to make the high tier items, but there is a lot of fun to be had in finding all the hidden rooms and castlevania easter eggs, and in finding all the shards and stomping the mess out of the enemies in here.
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I needed a Metroidvania in my life again!
Bloodstained is a great 2D hack'n slash platformer. The story caught me from the very beginning, which is similar to other similar games: you are the hero entrusted to beat the evil in a land full of monster. You'll need the help of other peasants to get through very singular places. It reminds me to Castlevania: Order of Eclesia (NDS - 2008) beacuse of the mechanics.

I really love the graphics: the scenarios are full 3D with perspective but only 2D playable (some kind of 2.5D I guess). The game itself is full of details and content: there's always a new enemy, zone, item or ability to achieve. Besides there are plenty of secrets behind walls!

What I love most is the diversity of enemies and secondary missions. I only have felt a bit frustrated in some parts when you don't really know where to continue due to the size of the map.

To sum up, I truly recommend it if you like any kind of 2D platformers or great monster and anime styled games!
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