oprainfall's Josh Speer writes:
"While it goes without saying that my all-time favorite Metroidvania is Symphony of the Night, Order of Ecclesia might be my second favorite. The reason? It actually accomplishes something most Castlevania games never attempt – it has a compelling story with great twists, turns and characters. Besides that, it holds a special place in my heart for being one of the most challenging games in the Metroidvania library."