I finished Castlevania: Curse of Darkness last night. I thought it was pretty solid all the way through – very satisfying! The Innocent Devil system wasn’t as tedious as I thought it would be and combining items to build awesome weapons turned out to be lots of fun.
I definitely felt it was much better than the mediocre reviews would have you believe.
I’m going to attempt to move on to Dragon Quest VIII now. I’m really not the RPG fan that I once was, but so far it’s been fun. I died about ten times before I was able to finish the first “easy” mission, though, so it’s no cakewalk!