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Pro Impressive, flowing combat system
The game has a visceral, impactful free-flow fighting system that emphasizes counter-attacks, dodges and stringing combos with a variety of weapons and moves.
Pro Grand boss fights
The game has interesting, multi-part boss battles. A lot of character to the fights is added by the impressive, grotesque boss monster designs.
Con Stealth sections feel out of place
The game has stealth sections that involve turning into a rat and getting from one place to another while avoiding detection, but the stealth gameplay is very barebones and feels very out of place in a Castlevania game.
Con A departure from Castlevania series in key areas
Some aspects of the game are considerably different from the previous Shadow game. For example, combat is a lot more God of War than Castlevania and boss fights are a lot more Shadow of Colossus than Castlevania.