bloodstained ritual of the night

Second Symphony – How Bloodstained Makes Castlevania Sing Again

Second Symphony – How Bloodstained Makes Castlevania Sing Again

Everything in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a little uneven. Take main character Miriam, for example: all style, poise and flowing scarves, and compare her to the roughly sketched and stiffly animated supporting cast. Or admire the astonishing detail and depth in many of the backgrounds, while walking past…

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night: The Kotaku Review

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night: The Kotaku Review

Genre is mostly bull. It’s useful for discussion and for imagining where a certain game exists on the continuum of innovation and progress. These discussions are important, and for them, we need genre. But genre doesn’t do a lot for games, especially once they start to borrow from each other,…

Bloodstained Made Me Fight The Disembodied Head Of My Dog

Bloodstained Made Me Fight The Disembodied Head Of My Dog

In Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, you play as a woman who must traverse a labyrinthine castle full of monsters and possessed paintings. That is to be expected: as the spiritual successor to the Castlevania series of games, it faithfully recreates many of that series’ tropes, which include monsters and…