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Hey, so the new Castlevania game just came out and I can't wait to see what they have in store for gamers out there. I've been watching a gameplay, no commentary walkthrough of it. Surely they've kept the old Metroidvania gameplay still in tact, and they've managed to tell a great story with wonderful characters and a likable protagonist.
45 seconds later
WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!? DID DRACULA JUST SERIOUSLY MURDER AN ENTIRE FAMILY!?!? THIS DOESN'T WORK, I CAN'T SYMPATHIZE WITH A CHARACTER WHO MURDERS A WIFE AND CHILD!?!? THERE WERE SO MANY BETTER WAYS TO DO THIS?!?!?! ESPECIALLY SINCE DRACULA HAS A BUNCH OF ENEMIES YOU COULD'VE PICKED, BUT NOPE! KONAMI IS JUST GOING TO GO WITH THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL CHOICE POSSIBLE!?!?! ARE YOU FUCKING MAD!?!?? YOU JUST SABOTAGED YOUR OWN STORY, YOUR OWN CHARACTERS, BUT FOR WHAT!?!??! ANSWER ME!??! THIS SCENE HAS NO REVELEVANCE AT ALL!!! IT COULD BE REMOVED AND DRACULA COULD BE IN A HOMOEROTIC LOVE SCENE FOR ALL THE ACTUAL GOOD IT DOES, IF YOU WANTED TO SEE HIM NOT LOOK LIKE SHIT, JUST PICK AN ALREADY ESTABLISHED CHARACTER TO KILL! NOT AN INNOCENT FAMILY, WHICH I CAN ASSUME WAS DONE ONLY FOR CONTROVERSY SAKE! FUCK!!!!!!!!!!
Several breaths later...
Okay, now that I've got that out of my system. This scene doesn't work. It doesn't work at all. It's never mentioned again, and I can't sympathize with the character from this point forward. They ask me to care about his family problems, he just murdered a family a second ago. It's hypocritical...
But I haven't gotten to the gameplay, once again they've removed and destroyed the open world element and RPG elements. AGAIN. This isn't a Castlevania game. this is a God of War clone. And no, it's not a God of War clone because it's using the same gameplay, it's a God of War clone because
A) The character starts out a dick.
B) The look and feel is the same.
C) The upgrade system comes off the same
I think the better question is "What did they not steal from God of War!?!" This just isn't the way I want to see the series evolve. The last series I can think of that evolved in the best way possible, was Metroid Prime. And that was in 2003. The game Konami should be stealing from, and should be trying to follow is Dark Souls. That would work AMAZINGLY! Dark Souls is a better Castlevania game, then fucking Castlevania at this point. But if you wanted to keep your combat, you could still do that with RPG elements and an open world. There's really no excuse.
Either way, I'm just disappointed. I'm saddened by this more then anything, and I think that they're throwing the Castlevania name and games into the ground. Thank you for reading and tell me what you guys think below.