After watching the Quick Look for 3 minutes, I immediately bought it. I love these types of games. Timing based action. I'm not sure why it clicks so well for me, but I think the game is perfect. I've seen it get some criticism, and I can understand the things being said negatively about it, but they just don't seem to affect my own experience at all.
The art and contrast are fantastic. The action is really good and I love the dynamic of health in this game, where you or the boss gains their previously lost health on the current bar if the other loses theirs. I think of this game being very similar to the Ninja Gaiden/Devil May Cry/Revengeance types. Boss patterns to learn. It's more simplistic than those, since all you need is the boss patterns. Combo's are not important and even nonexistent, but it completely works within the confines of this game. On the flipside there are so many more boss patterns to learn since they keep changing repertoire with each health bar that is lost.
The soundtrack is great too and I don't even know how to explain why I think the interlude sequences are so good. They are super slow paced which I can understand annoys people, but I really, really like it. Probably because I haven't seen a game do it like this before and that bunny man makes it sound kind of intriguing. I just press A and watch it unfold like a cutscene.
I did beat most bosses on the first try, but I don't think that's saying too much. These types of games are probably my favorite type of game and have been since I played Ninja Gaiden and DMC3 every single day, back in the day. I've probably gotten experienced enough with them that I should play these games on a higher difficulty setting from the start, though that was still locked in this game. Not that it matters, I'm having the best time with it.
It's just so good. It also helps that these games just resonate with me very strongly and it came out of nowhere for me, but even though XCOM 2 and Dark Souls III lived up to any expectation I had, I'm tempted to call this my GOTY so far. I just play this game and keep saying: 'that's so cool. THAT's SO COOL!' as I play it.
Anything in particular you think doesn't work too well in the game? And anything you really like about it?