Well one word sums up this game and that is "ASTOUNDING",it really is that good.
I started to play the game expecting it to be good (after reading reviews and listening to my friends opinions i thought i would enjoy it) but wasent ready for it to be the game i eventually came to really have a love hate relationship with (but in a good way).
You start of at the entrance to the castle and you are the first descendant and you walk in thinking "COME ON I CAN TAKE ON ANYTHING" 10 descendants later your like "OMG THIS GAME ISNT THAT EASY".
But as you wade through and lose more characters you eventually come to realise that this is the aim of the game and that death isnt a stumbling block but a means of progression as every time you die you leave the castle and then spend the coins you have ammased,therefore your character gets better on every new life and the game gets that little bit easier.
Eventually you will beat the game and go "I BEAT YOU",but then here it comes NG+ and then the game really starts.
The enemies are tougher the bosses are harder (sometimes to the point of frustration) and its basically like you have started the game from the beggining again.
The sounds and music in game are great,the graphics really suit the game and compliment it in fact and overall the gameplay is fair and balanced to the point that you realise that every mistake you make is yours and not the game cheating you at all (might feel that way but trust me all deaths are your fault).
Anyway in closing if you dont own this game "WHY NOT" its been cheap enough in the sales to make it a definate purchase and even at full price is still one of the best GEMS on STEAM at the moment.