You guys should seriously read this if you have any interest in learning to play this game.
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This game better have a level where you're wearing power armor and a heavy flamer, while hunting tyranids inside of a space hulk.
A lot of the reviews for this game have been flat out factually wrong. While there is no story progression in the game, it still has a story, it is stated clear as day in the 'how to play section'. A lot of reviewers have likewise said the game is lacklustre on information about how the different characters work, this is again explained in detail in the 'how to play' section, including that Shanoa, Jonathan, and Charlotte directly improve as they cause damage with their abilities, hell Jon and Charlotte get direct stat increases at specific milestones! Did games journalists suddenly forgot how to read? I'm honestly shocked by how poorly this game has been represented in reviews so far.
I love the hell out of this game. Castlevania has been cross-bred with Diablo, you are constantly gathering loot, finding new spells and etc. I have to point out that I was a huge fan of the 3 DS games were much of the content in this game comes from. My biggest complaint however, is that Jonathan cannot equip any other weapons than the Vampire Killer, which is a HUGE disappointment.