Picked this game up to play again, IT IS A BASTARD. It's ridiculously tough, I'm not gonna lie, I had to grab a walkthrough to figure out how to beat several of the bosses so far. I haven't played it in a couple months, but decided to give it another go. It is a very beautiful game tho, and even tho it is super hard, the gameplay is pretty good. The story is kind of meh, but I don't expect too much story-wise from castlevania.