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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

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Based on 26 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

84%

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Available on:PlayStation 4May 24, 2018
PCMay 24, 2018
Nintendo 3DSMay 24, 2018
PlayStation VitaMay 24, 2018
Nintendo SwitchMay 24, 2018

Developer: INTI CREATES CO., LTD.

Battle with swords and whips in this retro-style action game brought to you by game creator Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates! Play as Zangetsu, a demon slayer bearing a deep grudge, who must travel through perilous lands to defeat a powerful demon lurking in a dark castle. Zangetsu will meet fellow travelers along the way, who can join your journey as playable characters. Switching to these characters with their unique abilities will unlock new paths through the treacherous stages. Your choices in recruiting these adventurers will change the difficulty of the game, and may even affect the ending!

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IGN

8.2 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

The prospect of playing such a lovingly crafted tribute to the vintage heyday of Konami's seemingly abandoned Castlevania series more than makes up for a few out-of-place boss fights and a slightly too punitive death penalty. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon delivers a brief but effective burst of nostalgia, and thanks to its many creative modifiers it contains enough replay value to engage (and challenge) anyone who pines for gaming's bygone days. And this isn't even the "real" Bloodstained! As appetizers go, it's substantial — nearly satisfying enough to be its own main course.

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Made with affection and artistry, this retro appetiser is a very pleasant surprise.

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Curse of the Moon has a fun roster of unique heroes, but the slow-moving action quickly grows stale

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