Top positive review
Excellent first try
on November 26, 2013
A different take on the Castlevania mythos. Instead of relying on the old monster movie mash-up, they decided to take what what was already in the franchise and see if they could use European mythology.
Combat is fairly God of War, however you'll find that using the more advanced moves can make combat easier. You can use the same combo in combat but it's not nearly as cool to watch and takes longer.
The art direction is pretty amazing at times, it takes a bit for it to really kick in, once you're in vampire (bat) country the acid kicks in and the art really shines.
The music is very well done, you won't really hear old themes from the series.
Overall if you enjoy action games like God of War (which has combat based off of the 3D Castlevanias) and don't mind a different take on the franchise, give it a chance. The extra levels (Reveire and Resurrection) are a bit of a mess, but do help set up the epilogue seen after you beat the last boss.