Boss battles are the highlight of every Castlevania game, and here they're handled in a brand new way. To deliver the death blow, you've got to trace a magic seal that pops up on the touch screen. Botch the job and the bloody, puss-spraying monster keeps coming. So even if you hand the Grim Reaper his bony butt, you%26rsquo;ve got to memorize an eight point seal to finish the job. Problem is, this tends to bust up the swordplay when all of a sudden you've got to rush for the stylus.
The new Doppelganger ability, however, brings the game's extensive customization into its own. With the push of a button you can switch your equipped weapons, armor and souls between two settings. It's a good idea to keep one decked out with power-amping souls and all the strongest weapons. Make the other your four-leaf clover, with maxed out luck and intelligence. Basically one setting is for tastefully chauffeuring demons into Hell, the other for finding rare souls and items.