Like Castlenvania? Own a genesis? Here's your man.
In Castlevania Bloodlines, you are given the choice between playing as John Morris, or Eric Lecarde. John uses a whip while Eric uses the "Alacarde Spear." The differences between the characters are minor, but each has one difference in their available attacks, with Eric being able to perform a "ground slam" type attack(which I haven't found very useful), and John being able to attack in the upper diagonal directions.
The basic formula for the game is the same as the original castlevania. It has the same linear style gameplay which made the original so challenging and satisfying. Graphically the game is pretty impressive, with what I think is wonderful animation on the player's character. What makes it more impressive is the fact that the game takes you all over the world, including levels drowned in greenery and or in water. Although not quite on the same level as Super Castlvania, Castlvania Bloodlines is definitely worth picking up if you own a genesis and are looking for a challenging platformer.
Reviewed by: Andrew Listvinsky from U.S on 10/23/2011