Following a very successful Kickstarter campaign and a few years dedicated to the development process, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has finally managed to land on the gaming market.
The production led by Koji Igarashi was aimed at creating a new exponent of the genus known as Metroidvania. But how was the title accepted by international videogame critics? A good way to get an idea is to use the data provided by Metacritic, a well-known portal for aggregating evaluations. As usual, a different card is dedicated to each version of the game available, related to the publishing platform:
Playstation 4: the version for the Sony home console is the one that currently has the most reviews. With 34 reviews from critics, the game gets a Metascore equal to 83/100, with only six judgments that fall below 80
PC: same judgment for the PC version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which also gets an 83/100 Metascore, based on 17 reviews.
Xbox One: at the time of writing, the version for Microsoft home console has a lower number of reviews, with only 5 ratings expressed, which assign a Metascore of 86/100.
In all three cases, even the Metascores generated by the opinions of users are substantially in line with those of the critics, with 8.9 / 10 (253 judgments) on PS4, 8.9 / 10 (184 reviews) on PC and 8, 4/10 (47 reviews) on Xbox One.
Nintendo Switch: this version of the game counts on Metacritic only two reviews, which assign a 60/100 and a 90/100 respectively.
In this case, however, the opinion of the user is decidedly radicalized: the version for the hybrid console is not rewarded by the public, which assigns the product a rating of 4.5 / 10 (80 reviews).