2Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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Ten years after the release of Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Koji Igarashi is back with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

A spiritual successor to his previous works, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night doesn’t have you going up against Dracula but the gameplay is typical of previous Castlevania games using the Metroidvania formula. You’ll explore a castle, defeat grotesque enemies and gain new abilities that will enable you to access more areas. But thanks to Koji Igarashi’s touch, everything is just magical.

There are loads of weapons to find and craft, every enemy has a shard for you to absorb which grants you a new skill, and there are secrets aplenty. If you’ve ever played Castlevania: Symphony of the Night you should know what to expect. Only Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is bigger, prettier, and dare we say it… just better. If you own a PS4 and love Metroidvanias, you need this game.

Read our review of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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