The development team that has become a trademark of classic Into Creates returns with a new legacy game, this game is none other than Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2. Since its inception, Bloodstained has brilliantly played the spiritual heir of the Castlevania franchise from Konami, and Bloodstained: Curse of The Moon 2 plays its role in continuing to build on what the old Castlevania action games had to offer, so how did the result come about?
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the spiritual heir to the Castlevania intertwined turn-based games from the famous designer Koji, and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon in two parts is the spiritual heir to the two-dimensional action Castlevania games that started on the Nintendo NES or computer Family As it has been known in many regions around the world, the Into Creates development team is always the development team specializing in simulating classic games and here it is presenting the second part of this adventure.
Bloodstained replaced Dracula and the vampires in Castlevania with the demonic menace and the danger of the Demons in their storytelling to preserve the dark and strange character of the storytelling and the game world, and we return to the adventure with the character of Sword Zangetsu accompanied by 3 other characters. This feature comes to the surface from the beginning. Curse of the Moon 2 is a game that offers a lot of variety in stages and a lot of variety in playing options thanks to the multiple characters and their advantages.
Zangetsu does not have a long-range of strikes except that he has a high health meter that enables him to survive for a longer period, Dominic the new character who wields the spear is clearly stronger than Zangetsu, as the range of her strikes is further and she can direct the blows up, which makes a huge difference in the game It depends on the distribution of enemies and their repeated attack patterns like this game, even in terms of magic side abilities, it has a very interesting ability, which is the possibility of throwing a medicinal fruit, and it can be used to treat another character by switching the character with one click of a button or even returning the lost characters to life.
Yes, you can switch between the four characters as soon as everyone joins you with one click, and each character has different gameplay and advantages, the third character that will join the player is Robert who uses firearms, which gives him the farthest range between all characters, but he has the lowest health meter, as He can jump on walls and crawl to cross from low paths, and the fourth and last character, Hatchie, is a character who rides what is more like an armored robot (Mika) and has the highest health meter among the existing characters and a high ability to destroy with his iron arm strikes.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is a wonderful game by all standards, the stages are varied in design and include shortcuts and branches that you will enjoy discovering and returning to them again and again, the game supports team play even two players as well, which is a new addition, and there is an easier difficulty level for those who do not Likes to cause himself to increase blood pressure while playing, the easier difficulty level gives the player an infinite number of replays in the event of a loss. The game is designed to encourage replay, and even the story will not reveal all its secrets and secrets except when the game is finished more than once.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 also shines in the distribution of enemies and offers a fun group of leaders, and here is the great experience of the development team Into Creates in this type of games, which has become very capable and professional in developing them, however, we have two points to complain. Of them: The first is that the Into Creates games give a somewhat similar feeling to those who have played some other games from the studio, yes the improvement on the mixture is continuing, but the essence has not changed much. The second point is about jumping! The strange thing is that the direction of the jump in the game must be determined at the same moment of the jump, and the direction cannot be changed after that, which caused us some problems. I ran the Shovel Knight game after that to make sure if it was the same or not, and I found that I could change the direction during Jumping easily, really a strange design decision towards jumping with this game from the development team.
We are aware that the game's graphics and the 8-bit graphic style are not attractive to players; especially the new audience of players who have not been modernized by the old devices, but those who manage to overcome this barrier will dive into a wonderful and well-designed adventure, and enjoy beautiful and attractive music especially When fighting bosses. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is not a game that you buy to enjoy its artistic taste, but it is a game that you buy to have fun and that will not disappoint you.
Bloodstained series is still going in both directions, the trend of MetroidVinia with the main series and the trend of old action games with sub-versions of the development team Inti Creates, the series now includes 3 excellent games and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 does not disappoint, this is one of the best games Classic character that can be bought on any device.
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
Multiple and varied characters, complex stages, and a design that encourages playability and replay, an easier choice of difficulty makes the game able to reach a larger audience of players.
Inability to change direction while jumping!
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 is one of the best classic themed games currently available on any console, and it's an elaborate mix of old and new.