I haven’t really felt like playing games lately. Before I always had a couple of games ready to play when I was ready for the next one. Nowadays I’m struggling to find a game that really hooks me.
I have to be really stubborn to keep playing, as was the case with Alwa’s Awakening. A game I enjoyed the beginning and end of, but I hated the ending story-wise.
Enter Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. A game which I had anticipated long before it was released since I love Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Aria of Sorrow.
I bought it on Saturday morning and the first session ended around midnight the same da, which just smaller breaks for food. The longest gaming session since February last year when I beat The Last Guardian in one sitting, approximately 14-15 hours.
Right after starting playing I was hooked. The feel is just right for a Igavania. The graphics isn’t amazing but I think it’s secondary to gameplay which is exactly right.
The next day I started the day by playing Bloodstained and didn’t end before 8 hours had passed. The game had me hooked for sure. It was almost scary.
I have some more stuff to do in the game (on final boss otherwise) . Unfortunately I feel a bit burned out at the moment due to the long sessions prior. I am excited to soon be finishing this great game.