I'm not a big Castlevania fan. I played CoM back in 2002 and it was really long and complicated. I mainly gave this a try because of the cool graphics. Without a doubt it is one of the coolest games. The graphics deserve 19/20. Only complaint is that wish they were more real time and occasional stairs in the background that can't be accessed make this 3DS game that's really only played in 2D a bit teasing. But the crystals reflections, health and magic font glows, water/air drains, and especially torches are amazing. You'll feel right in the game. Only other drawback too is that when characters speak their mouths don't move much. Sound is always something I criticize. I give sound 9/10. The music is also stunning. But it gets annoying during fights and the fight theme will stay on for like 20 seconds after all enemies are cleared. That's the only complaint there. The background sounds of water flowing, water dripping, metal striking concrete is sharp. Play control I give 16/20. You are forced to use the circle pad for movement. The d-pad is used to select magic and secondary weapons. Although you can do that with the stylus, so I wished there was a better control game option. But using the circle pad isn't that difficult really. Game design is a bit of a problem. I give it 17/25. There are three story lines here, plus a prologue. The problem is the order they put them in. The one that comes first is OK, but the second and third should have been switched around. Also the first storyline should have had the cutscenes the second one ended with; that way it would have been more fitting to have it in my order. For those who played the demo; the demo is the start of the third storyline and really it would be fitting to have it as the second. The demo starts you at level 10. I'm at level 12 in the second storyline! Basically (SPOILER), you start with Simon the son with your first storyline. He then runs into Alucard a few times asking repeatedly, "did you know my father?" This continues into Alucard's story until the end where Dracula is defeated and Simon again asks "Did you know my father?" We then go back 30 years into Trevor's story. Eventually we learn Trevor became Alucard. Such a sad ending. And no cut scene even if you do get 100%. You if you did get 100% have to see it in the extras. Poorly designed there. Have Simon's story. Then after the Sucabus fight, have a cut scene with some button mashing with Dracula vs. Alucard and then Dracula is defeated. Now we have Simon asking, "did you know my father?" And Alucard/Trevor can tell the story. This way it implies that Simon hears of Alucard's whole entire adventure through the castle instead of just Trevor's. And then have the extra cutscene at the end right before the 10 minutes of credits roll up. I mean personally that would have made the game much better. It would have made the story better. But overall satisfaction I give the game 20/25. I hope more Castlevania games will be this cool. The graphics are very stunning. The play control is decent. Lastly the game is rated M for strong action violence resulting in blood. But it's not that very gory and disgusting. There's a few scenes of partial nudity; succubuses, statues in just one area, and ladies performing a ritual (all of which have their breasts partially exposed). Language is very mild; Simon curses half a dozen times and a few bad words are in some scrolls. Which brings me to my last thing. I really don't like reading much. But definitely take the time to read the scrolls. They are a bit useful, emotional, and even have a witty sense of humor on occasion. Even if you're not a reader, read the scrolls. They are entertaining. Hopefully, they will make more games like this.