So I loved Shadow Complex, and after hearing it called a "Metroidvania" game so many times, I decided to play a Castlevania game. I got SOTN on XBLA, and ... I don't like it.
My character is slow, underequipped, and dies all the time. I also don't know what I'm doing or where I'm going. Am I just bad? Give me some tips to enjoy the game.
I'm not the greatest SotN fan out there, because I agree that the main character feels a tad slow. In the beginning you die a lot, but that's because you have to get a feel for the controls and you shouldn't explore too much at the time. This is not CoD where you can just rush through the entire level and expect it to go well. You have to be careful and get used to the enemies.