Things I Hate: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 (Nintendo Switch)

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch boxart

I was a minor fan of the original Curse of the Moon, but a big fan of its more notable counterpart Ritual of the Night. I bought the game on Nintendo Switch a few months ago when it was on sale, and forgot to play it because I was playing something else. To be honest, I was very disappointed.

Zangetsu paragliding with Dominique Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch Xbox One PS4

It’s very similar to the original Curse of the Moon game. Both of them are new titles that pretend like they’re the old retro 8-bit games on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Zangetsu fighting dragon boss Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch

I was shocked that Zangetsu was the only returning character that was playable from the first Curse of the Moon.

Dominique saves Zangetsu Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch

Instead we get Dominique who actually was the main antagonist of Ritual of the Night.

Dominique using spear against demon enemy Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch

Her powers and her spear are actually pretty darn good.

Robert enters the party Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch

The third playable character is Zangetsu’s friend Robert.

Robert Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch

And he uses a gun and fires at enemies like a sniper. While he was helpful in some areas, but he was kind of useless in others.

Hachi saves Zangetsu Dominique and Robert Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch

And then we have Hachi who is a dog in a mech suit. You can’t make this stuff up.

Hachi fighting boss Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch

He was actually my favorite one to play as, since his strength and endurance are second to none.

Zangetsu using new sword Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Nintendo Switch

But I found Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 to be mostly boring and frustrating at the same time. It has some good ideas but others just aren’t the same as the original.

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