Did PlayDevil despair at the brand-new XBLA Castlevania game? Does it live up to the previous Metroidvania style games?
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"One other major change to the format of Castlevania with the addition of multiplayer is how the world is accessed and explored. Traditionally the series the slowly would slowly open as abilities were acquired and missions completed. Castlevania Harmony of Despair sees levels significantly more open world from the first encounter"