Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
My brain was roasting while I was writing this review, short of crashing and needing a reboot. I swear I’m churning out crap these days. Such is the problem with writer’s block. XD
Anyhoo… Welcome to World War II…and Dracula’s Castle.
Story-wise, Portrait of Ruin deviates from the usual Belmont saga. Jonathan Morris, grandson of Quincy Morris (if you’ve read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, you’d know him), inherits the renowned Belmont whip — the Vampire Killer. He is, however, unable to wield it effectively at first. He is accompanied by a magic-user named Charlotte Aulin and together they discover the secrets of both the Vampire Killer and Dracula’s Castle.
The battle system is quite similar to what I’ve seen Alucard do in Symphony of the Night. You can use familiars and skills. The only difference is that you can do team play with Jonathan and Charlotte. You can switch between Jonathan and Charlotte, with one supporting the other, depending on your style. You can also use both at the same time. Jonathan is the brawn that dishes out physical attacks, while Charlotte is the brain that handles magical properties. These two even share conversations that show how smart Charlotte is and how much of a jock Jonathan can be… >>> Click to READ MORE >>>