......I am so very disappointed right now.
If there was one franchise that I love more than any other CastleVania would be it. I've played it since I was not more than 2 years old and it has continued to be one of my favorite things in this world (Super CastleVania 4 being my favorite)
I welcomed the change from IGA I really did. I wanted it and maybe even begged it for a number of years. While his CastleVania is nice I wanted a change. Be careful what you wish for...
So the trailer begins nicely with a castle in sight and some legend telling. Your introduced to the main character, Gabriel. Thats all well and fine. They seem to like high profile voice acting....ok I like Patrick Stewart. There is a warg, good news there. Now the disappointment begins, the locales visited are so sunny and so bright. The monsters while nice remind me of things that were ripped straight from Greek mythology and then put into Greek settings. I know CV uses monsters from everywhere in all of its games but c'mon it just seems like they are really layering it on thick.
A new relic....a mask that brings the dead back to life....ok. Why is your wife dead dear Gabriel? I like the whole wife story, its classic CV stuff but if his wife just died or was killed by a cult or something I will be angry.
This CastleVania is missing something important. It has an obnoxious whip fine.....I hate the cross design but whip nonetheless. IT IS MISSING DRACULA!!!! I don't know this as a fact but I am still angry inside.
I remember when LoI and CoD came out. It reminded me of Devil May Cry but it still had its own flavor as a CastleVania game. I could tell that even if DMC was a template they tried to do their own thing and they did and it was entertaining. Now I see this and it looks like generic God of War rip off with saturated browns and grittiness spiked up with at least one sunny environment and one snowy environment.
I do like that the game has a more western art direction to it, that is the main character is a barbarian looking man and not some androgynous dude with white hair and an after image.
I don't know but I already have little faith in a reboot. If its a reboot they want Dracula and Simon Belmont need to be involved. The End. Konami if you can here me just make a game that takes place in 1999 with Julius. I love that idea but you won't do it.
Does anyone else share my dread or am I crazy?