Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – E3 Demo Review

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the effective spiritual successor to the Castlevania series, and to some is the long awaited fan desire for new game from Koji Igarashi free from Konami (and their recent actions) following his departure.

With $5.5 million gained from Kickstarter backers, far beyond its initial $500,000 goal, it was the highest-funded video game crowd funded campaign until it was surpassed by Yu Suzuki’s Shenmue III a month later.

Miriam_TransparentThe premise of the game focus on a orphan named Miriam, whose skin is slowly turning into crystal due to an alchemist’s curse, resultantly she seeks to stop this curse by finding the summoner Gebel (who also suffers from this curse and is still alive) in his demon-filled castle.

On the surface the game offers a lot of promise, visually the concept art and characters/enemies are stunning and unique. While the idea of Igarashi having free rein in creating a new Metroidvania game is something to hold a fair bit of hope.

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Game Boy Game Cases

Collecting old games is a brilliant hobby, either because you get to experience games you never played before or it allows you to rebuild the collection of your childhood that may have been lost over the years…a pain I know to well, I have lost so many games from when I was a kid.

However, there are of course various challenges with this hobby. Most commonly these challenges are centred on the cost, as it can be pricey and some people do just list ridiculous prices for old games and its annoying; one of the other concerns is getting the whole package.

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