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Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
The last game on the list is also pretty close to the Castlevania games that inspired its gothic title. It's a Metroidvania with an anime coat of paint on top, skipping all those Souls-like comparisons and aiming squarely at the Castlevania crowd with tough (but not too tough) boss battles and interesting locations to explore.
It's a quick little adventure, with some fun magic and weaponry to unlock on your quest to dispel a terrible curse. Don't let this one fly under your radar.