This game had a lot of potential. The game itself is solid. Learn the mechanics and get a little farther each time. It definitely appealed to the Castlevania fan in me. And then the rest of the game happened.
No checkpoints in the slightest, a confusing leveling system where I seem to randomly level up once every ten deaths, unkillable ghost enemies that react strange and essentially ruin the entire game, incredibly slow movement speed, and no upgrades make this a poor mock of what Castlevania is. Even the original Castlevanias were easier and more fun.
Also, making me go through the same area fifty times in a row to increase play time does not make me want to play the game. Hell Dark Souls is one of the hardest games out there and it at least has an okay checkpoint system. This could've been pretty great but it falls flat quickly