Reviewing decently, I see. Will be a nice purchase on Thursday.
Just read the IGN review and saw this quote:
"With limited health, I had to attack cautiously, striking at just the right moment after learning and avoiding enemy attacks, which made combat feel more like Dark Souls than Donkey Kong."
Enough with the Dark Souls comparisons already. Striking at the right moment and avoiding enemy attacks is not exclusive to Souls games!
This should be obvious even to IGN, especially with this being a remake!
Man I think its a fair comparison, but not for that combat reason. Souls took a lot of influences from games like this. You can farm gold to buy better equipment if you are struggling for example. You need to realise that Souls took a LOT of inspiration from games like this, all the way up to RE1 era with the way hidden and obscure elements present themselves etc.