Let me tell you, vampires that don’t respect your time are the worst.
The year is 1094: The most well known warriors of the land are Leon Belmont, thought to be the strongest man alive, and Mathias Cronqvist, a genius strategist. Years ago, Mathias lost his wife while he was out campaigning, and he’s been bedridden ever since. Leon continued on his own, until one day Mathias gave him grave news: Leon’s fiancé had been kidnapped by a vampire. Leon rushes to the Forest of Eternal Night to save her, with little regard as to the dangers he is about to face.
Lament of Innocence is the first of two Castlevania PS2 games, and the first game in the series chronologically. This game is mainly a brawler, though it does have some very light Metroidvania elements, (and I really do mean light.) And as far as brawlers go, it’s fairly simple; you’ve got as whip. You’ll get more whips later. It’s whips all around, basically. Still though, combat can be fun, considering the variety of enemies and Leon’s ability to dodge-flip just about anything.
The main character. Physically one of the strongest men in Europe, he can overpower lesser demons with ease and stand toe to toe with some of the bigger ones. He’s also quite acrobatic, and his ability to flip about the room is impressive to say the least. That being said, he’s got a very short temper and while complain about inconveniences like “this vampire is protecting himself with his five guardians.”
Leon’s best friend, who would never betray anyone in his entire life. His main ability is literacy. However, since the death of his wife, Elizabeth, he’s been bedridden. Even still, he managed to learn of Sara’s kidnapping by the vampire Walter Bernhard
Leon’s fiancé. She’s very anime and extremely kidnapped by a vampire, but we can assume she was a good person.
The item shop owner. Walter keeps around for reasons Rinaldo himself won’t get into. His favorite things include alchemy and explaining gameplay mechanics.
The vampire who kidnapped Sara. He’s very rude to the hunters trying kill him, what with him amusing himself by having them fight through hordes of monsters. According to Rinaldo, he’s never been defeated.