Alec of Gaming Furever reviews the newest Castlevania title: "I didn't hype this game up, but being a Castlevania fan, I had to get this title, since I thought the Lords of Shadow storyline was really good. The game didn't fail my expectations. It is pretty challenging and easy to get into. The visuals are good, fights are fun, and it actually has a casual replay value, unlike some other 3DS titles. I would recommend playing the console Lords of Shadow before tackling this game, as well as playing classic Castlevania titles before and after, since this game's story is an alternative storyline based around MercuryStream's Lords of Shadow universe and not the cannon story."