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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
May 24, 2018 - PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

IGN
8.2 / 10
PC Gamer
80 / 100
Easy Allies
8 / 10
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
Destructoid
8 / 10
Gameblog
8 / 10
Twinfinite
4 / 5
Atomix
85 / 100
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Critic Reviews for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon

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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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon keeps the lifeblood of the Castlevania series pumping with a condensed, and appropriately retro homage. It might not blaze the trail on anything new like a few other recent Inti Creates projects have, but it does exactly what it needs to do, and helps bolster the new legacy of Bloodstained proper before it's even out.

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Classicvanias and retro action games fans can give a chance to Bloodstained : Curse of the Moon on blind faith. This game is a beautiful, really enjoyable - even if it can considered a bit short - and vibrant tribute to Castlevania III : Dracula's Curse with some great action and platofrming, beautiful 8-Bit graphics and musics, in a new setting that we hope will fulfill ita potential with Ritual of the Night.

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Aside from the repetition, which is, in retrospect, how many gamers got longevity out of old Castlevania games, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is a superb game. It is ideal for gamers who want an old-school challenge as well as an old-school game in both aesthetic and design.

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A great return of Koji Igarashi. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is an awesome tribute for the classic Castlevania games.

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Bloodstained's E3 Demo is now available for all backers



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