Review: Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania (Nintendo Switch)
If there was a transition that made excellent sense from the second you stated it, Useless Cells and Castlevania can be it. Once I first performed Useless Cells in 2018, I could not assist considering that it was a protracted misplaced model of Castlevania. There was one thing about how the sport felt, the enemies you encountered, and the general thriller of your journey that actually felt like a Castlevania journey. Now, years later, we’re seeing this nice combine with such an iconic recreation franchise. The outcomes are nothing wanting extraordinary. It is one of many few instances a DLC comes out and actually nails each side you need. Whereas shorter, the Return to Castlevania DLC is certainly a must-buy for any Castlevania fan.
Returning to Castlevania does precisely what I want it could be, specifically capturing the appear and feel of Castlevania. Numerous video games got here out making an attempt to scratch that Castlevania itch, however one thing was all the time lacking. Castlevania video games had been brutal and also you had nothing. The enemies had been formidable and also you by no means know what lurks across the subsequent nook. Returning to Castlevania does an amazing job at creating that feeling. It is one of many few Castlevania-style video games that has actually dampened that feeling lately.
One other spotlight of the Return to Castlevania DLC is their unbelievable soundtrack. I grew up taking part in Castlevania video games and these soundtracks had been embedded in my gaming thoughts. But by some means, what’s performed in Again to Castlevania is totally phenomenal. It takes these traditional Castlevania songs and sounds nice. The second Vampire Slayer begins taking part in, my mind immediately goes into Castlevania mode and jumps with the tune. Critically, simply take a second to seek for the Again to Castlevania soundtrack. The composers have perfected their interpretation of traditional Castlevania tracks, and it is actually value listening to even when you have not performed the sport.
The factor about Return to Castlevania is that it is in the end based mostly totally on Useless Cells gameplay. That is the place some individuals will undoubtedly really feel a bit confused. Though Useless Cells performed extraordinarily nicely, there have been many who performed it and felt that the sport felt awkward. The general motion and fight felt a bit awful, requiring the participant to be extraordinarily aggressive in nearly each fight state of affairs. Nonetheless, different gamers (like me) thought it was completely flawless and his aggressive playstyle was precisely what I needed. The Return to Castlevania DLC performs precisely like Useless Cells. Because of this your enjoyment of how the sport in the end feels will instantly rely upon the way you suppose the unique Useless Cells felt. When you felt like one thing wasn’t fairly proper with the general motion, or that the controls had been a bit mistaken, then Return to Castlevania will not change that. It feels precisely like the bottom recreation. Now, should you’re a fan of Useless Cells, be completely satisfied to know that you’re going to get to expertise this gameplay much more in Return to Castlevania.
One draw back of taking part in Return to Castlevania was that the quick gameplay time dissatisfied me a bit. Do not get me mistaken, the Return to Castlevania DLC was excellent and I liked each minute of it. Nonetheless, whenever you lastly absolutely perceive how the sport is performed, it is recreation over. You’ll be able to full the DLC in just some hours and it is nonetheless the final half hour the place every part is clicked as you want it may go on for longer. Whereas I recognize not having a DLC that exceeded expectations, I am unable to assist however be a bit dissatisfied that it ended so rapidly.
General, Useless Cells: Return to Castlevania DLC is an absolute triumph that everybody ought to play. It is one of many few instances we have gotten a DLC for a contemporary recreation that undoubtedly matches the traditional recreation sequence it impressed. The sport appears to be like, sounds, and undoubtedly performs like a traditional Castlevania journey. The soundtrack will maintain you confused for hours with iconic Castlevania tunes. As a result of the DLC is so good, you will be dissatisfied by the general shorter gameplay time and want it did not finish as quickly because it’s over.
We hope Konami decides to make a brand new Castlevania recreation, as a result of Useless Cells: Return to Castlevania is superior. Anybody trying to scratch that Castlevania itch or get into the Castlevania sequence for the primary time ought to undoubtedly take a look at Return to Castlevania. Now, should you do not thoughts, I will be again to hearken to Vampire Slayer for the 800th time.
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