Second Symphony – How Bloodstained Makes Castlevania Sing Again

Under the weight of expectation, it would have been easy for Bloodstained to either rely on nostalgia alone or become incoherent. But in the event, it knows when to modernise and be its own thing, and it hangs together superbly. More than anything, escaping the burden of the name has worked wonders, enabling that gloriously unevenness. All that was needed to make another special Castlevania game, was to stop making Castlevania games.

Author: N4G

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