Toronto Thumbs Review: Castlevania Order of Ecclesia

Toronto Thumbs: "Order of Ecclesia embraces the possibilities of design that often make 2D titles visually superior to 3D offerings. Exploding brains, wailing character deaths, and giant skeletons crushed and splintered by their own axes are a feast for the retina – dessert served to your ears via a soundtrack that proves again to the industry that a Castlevania soundtrack is often unmatched. While many have been marveling over the return of an 8-bit Mega Man, playing Ecclesia has me wondering about the possibilities of pushing 2D design further still. Whether daydreaming or musing, I'm increasingly curious of what would come from the marriage of Vanillaware's lush palettes with the viciously addictive game-play of Castlevania?"

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