Slain! gleefully comes off as the fever dream of a drunken teenage Iron Maiden fan, but unfortunately comes off as having been designed and programmed by a drunken teenage Iron Maiden fan as well. Astounding graphics, music and ambition sadly don’t make up for the horrible design choices, fake difficulty and amount of glitches. It’s easy to fall in love with Slain!, but it sadly ends up ripping out your heart and eating it onstage in the end. Just wait for Death’s Gambit to get your medieval-themed old-school Castlevania fix instead.