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#39: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Action Adventure
2008

I look at that year, 2008, with a bit of sadness. You see, Order of Ecclesia will count as Koji Igarashi's final traditional IgaVania game. Ever since Symphony of the Night, the man has been slaying it (sorry) when it came to making an incredible legacy for the Castlevania franchise. So OoE is certainly a bittersweet release... but I only have to remember the game itself to realize how sweet it all was. It's a unique title from Koji because it's a mix of his usual Metroidvania style and also harkens back to the classic action oriented 'Vania games. These two styles actually compliment each other extremely well, and creates a game that stands on its own in a crowded field of excellent 'Vania titles (Also.. Shanoa. *swoon*). So with all that said, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was my first ever kickstarted game. It put a smile on my face to see the master of Gothic Horror action games return from the grave! Can't wait! :D