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  • Summary: You are Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes your skin. You must battle your way through a demon-filled castle summoned by Gebel, your old friend whose body has become more crystal than flesh.

    * Exploration: Bloodstained's story unfolds as you explore
    You are Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes your skin. You must battle your way through a demon-filled castle summoned by Gebel, your old friend whose body has become more crystal than flesh.

    * Exploration: Bloodstained's story unfolds as you explore Gebel's hellish castle; a sprawling structure that features a variety of locations. As you explore the massive castle you'll find warp gates that will allow you to travel quickly without having to backtrack too much.
    * RPG Elements: It's not an Igavania without leveling, and Bloodstained will be no exception. In addition to the classic elements everyones come to expect, enemies in Bloodstained will drop a wide variety of items, materials, and magi-crystals necessary to create the items that will get you safely through Gebels castle.
    * Crafting: As you explore, fight enemies, and complete quests you will gain experience and become more powerful, acquiring a variety of weapons along the way. Enemies will also drop materials you can use to craft new weapons and abilities using Miriam's training in alchemy.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 13, 2019
    100
    If someone asked me right now, what my favorite game of the year was it would be Bloodstained, hands down. Even after completing it, I still felt an addiction to find every single item and upgrade all abilities. I can play for hours and not get bored. It has everything you could imagine a platformer to have. I played on normal and have a feeling I’ll start a new game plus on a harder difficulty. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is easily going to be a favorite for many people. I am beyond impressed with the production value as well as the combat and excellent story. I can’t express how much I recommend this to everyone. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss.
  2. Jul 31, 2019
    95
    I have never taken over a week to write a review, but this one took a while because I was too busy enjoying all of it from start to finish and didn't want to put it down. I love, love LOVE Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. A lot of heart went into making this amazing title, and it shows. What are you waiting for? Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is waiting... and so is Gebel. The fate of the world rests on your shoulders. No pressure.
  3. Jun 28, 2019
    90
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is an incredibly well-made adventure, and a heartfelt ode to games past.
  4. Jun 28, 2019
    85
    We didn’t expect Bloostained: Ritual of the Night to be that good. But it is, really. Even if one can see how complicated the development was, the gameplay and level-design are simply great. An amazing Metroidvania.
  5. Jul 1, 2019
    83
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is without a doubt a fine successor of Castlevania. Maybe it doesn't reach the great level of refinement of Symphony of the Night, but it's a great game.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Aug 8, 2019
    80
    Bloodstained: ROTN is a deceptively hard game (that’s a good thing), so careful exploration of each room and a considered approach to each encounter is required in order to reach the next big boss with enough health and magic points. [Issue#180, p.85]
  7. Jul 12, 2019
    60
    The visuals don’t live up to the standards that one would normally expect at this price range. Bloodstained doesn’t offer much in terms of narrative either, and most of its characters – bar Zangetsu – are downright awful. If you really want to experience this latest project by Koji Igarashi, then consider waiting for it to land on sale, which I think will happen sooner rather than later.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Jun 25, 2019
    10
    Amazing Metroidvania. I find it funny how many negative reviews mentioned Hollow Knight. Why cant they both be good in their own way? IAmazing Metroidvania. I find it funny how many negative reviews mentioned Hollow Knight. Why cant they both be good in their own way? I personally like Bloodstained a lot more but I enjoy the crafting and leveling which are no where to be found in Hollow Knight a game that enjoys punishing the players Expand
  2. Feb 3, 2021
    10
    Amazing game, keeps getting better aswell, now has an awsome classic mode. Runs and a beutifull 4k 60 fps on Xbox 1x, I cant overstate howAmazing game, keeps getting better aswell, now has an awsome classic mode. Runs and a beutifull 4k 60 fps on Xbox 1x, I cant overstate how good the game looks, it probally the most beutifull side scoller ever. Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2022
    10
    Without a doubt one of the best games of the generation in my opinion. Absolutely delivers an experience almost as defining as CastlevaniaWithout a doubt one of the best games of the generation in my opinion. Absolutely delivers an experience almost as defining as Castlevania Symphony of the night. The game and it's base form would be well worth the price of admission even though it is a bit short. However, when you throw in the bonus of the additional playable characters I can't believe that this game is as cheap as it is. After years of updates they are finally going to charge for some additional DLC and I'll be one of the first in line to pay for it. Can't wait for a sequel. Varied weapons, great graphics, very challenging bosses compared to one's in other games in this genre. Absolutely a great Buy. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    9
    Bloodstained is much better than I anticipated. Currently I'm playing it on Game Pass and am 23 hours in (going for 100%). If you likeBloodstained is much better than I anticipated. Currently I'm playing it on Game Pass and am 23 hours in (going for 100%). If you like Castlevania : Symphony Of The Night you will like this game. Great graphics, very well written Castlevania style music, more in depth and biggest than I expected. Great game, instant classic. Expand
  5. Jun 22, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night puts you in in the shoes of Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes your pale skin. You must battle your way through a demon-filled castle summoned by Gebel, your old friend whose body has become more crystal than flesh. Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Is simply gorgeous and a true homage to SOTN. It has a supernatural storyline, as well as a ton of gameplay value and a challenging game to relish in as well. Simply breathtaking artwork throughout the game accompanied by beautifully composed soundtracks as well. If you were a fan of Symphony Of The Night this will be a must buy for you, and definitely a great addition to your Xbox One library. Even if you're not familiar with SOTN, I have full confidence in recommending Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night to you. It is extremely well done and 505 games has published a masterpiece for the Xbox One family of consoles. Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night has a vast array of fighting styles and weapons to choose from to keep you from every getting bored or finding ways to continue pushing on with your quest. Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night is filled with mini side quests, some of which are easily accomplished through just playing or doing a little grinding to level up and complete. I recommend always having two way-stones in your inventory and do a little grinding here and there to make the experience flow even smoother. Know where all your safe rooms are, and explore all areas to be sure to find all the items necessary to complete your epic journey. Break all the lanterns and candelabras etc for loot and mana. When you get the Carabosse as a companion then play the piano in the depths of the garden with her. You won't be disappointed... Expand
  6. Sep 23, 2019
    8
    Ritual of the Night is an incredibly well done adventure, very similar to the Symphony of the Night
  7. Sep 20, 2019
    0
    L'étron indé du jour est une japoniaiserie... ce qui n'arrive pas tous les jours, contrairement à ce qu'on pourrait croire. C'est une sorte deL'étron indé du jour est une japoniaiserie... ce qui n'arrive pas tous les jours, contrairement à ce qu'on pourrait croire. C'est une sorte de "J-RPG", c'est-à-dire un jeu de rôle japonais mais en modèle réduit avec peu de moyens mais une "perle" indé quand même, une "pépite" selon les jeunes joueurs adolescents désoeuvrés en manque de repères ou les adulescents qui n'ont pas encore tout-à-fait grandi dans leur tête...

    En tout cas, ça utilise l'Unreal mais en 2D et demi à la manière des Assassin's Creed Chronicles par exemple... j'allais écrire que c'est plutôt joli... n'exagérons rien, c'est nettement moins laid que du pixel lard dégueulasse mais ça reste d'un mauvais goût très généralisé, très typique des "J-RPG" d'ailleurs.

    L'interface que l'on dirait piquée à un Final Fientasy est tout aussi de mauvais goût et affiche éhontément sa prédilection pour la présentation bling-bling qui rejoint les graphismes clinquants du "jeu" lui-même. Donc, ça pique les yeux et ça n'est pas pratique...

    Mais ce n'est rien à côté de l'espèce de "jeu" qu'on nous demande de "jouer", à savoir un machin de plate-formes avec dézinguage d'ennemis qui ne ressemblent à rien, grotesques et de mauvais goût (le mauvais goût est partout dans cette merde indé !). L'espèce d'histoire (?) est tout aussi grotesque et les dialogues sont d'une inanité effroyable...

    On arrête, on s'empresse d'arrêter cette chose japoniaise qui distille plus vite l'ennui que le saké... ah oui, on ne peut sauvegarder que sur les "canapés"... bah justement j'allais piquer un somme après ce Ritual de la nuit euh de l'ennui...
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