Castlevania (Netflix)

Recently video games turned into watchable content have been good, even great. Which has not always been the case (see House of the Dead, Super Mario Brothers, and Doom). The prime reason for that is that video games are inherently an interactive experience and it’s hard to convey the same story and meanings. However, the stories are so engaging and full of depth that they should be told to a wider audience. It’s exciting to see that as time has passed more directors are putting in the effort to get these stories right. One of the best is Castlevania.

The story of Castlevania is a tragedy. It tells the story of a wise and powerful man, Dracula. Dracula has lived for millennia and has studied everything. One of the things he hates most is man. To him, man is nothing more than barbarians. Yet when a peculiar woman comes to him and asks for his help in spreading knowledge and medicine he gets intrigued. Over time he goes on a journey to see what has become of man. That is all within the first episode and fans of the games will be confused until the tragedy happens. I won’t spoil it but I implore you to watch the show to find out. 

The art and animations look amazing. The show drips gothic theming. Do be aware the show is mature and contains lots of violence and gore. This is not a show for the faint of heart. Kay was able to watch a little of it. 

If you do like the show I also implore you to check out the games. Specifically, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night which spawned a new genre of games at the time.

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