Man, I love Castlevania. The thoughtful, deliberate pacing and punishing difficulty of the classic NES games? Super Castlevania 4? Bloodlines for the Genesis? Don't even get me started. Shit is INCREDIBLE. And of course I also appreciated the brisk exploration and freeform character customization of the post-SoTN games. Hell, I even liked Lords of Shadow. It was derivative, sure, but god DAMN was it ever pretty.
So imagine my excitement when I found out that Lords of Shadow 2 was actually going to let you play as Dracula. Like, they weren't copping out and having you play some other Belmont, or Alucard or whoever. Dracula. Final Boss. Fireballs and monologues and bats and shit.
And then THIS happened.