Forcing stealth elements into castlevania when you play as freaking Dracula, is beyond stupid.
The prince of darkness, c'mon people this isn't a difficult concept. Thankfully this will be their last game in the castlevania franchise.
The only thing I'm really interested in is how Alucard fits into all this. Was that just them trying to pander to the SOTN audience for more sales or what?
The stealth elements come in when Dracula is weak and not at full power...it makes sense. And the stealth sections are not as terrible as reviewers make it out to be. They are not good, but to suggest that they break the game is idiotic.
And really, fans are actually enjoying this game more than the first, unlike the reviewers.
As for Alucard, he is definitely plays a big role...and he will get a DLC.
I'll remain cautious but I might give the game a shot. I'm still of the firm belief that MercurySteam can't possibly offer anything positive to the Castlevania franchise as their last game was largely shit as well.