oprainfall's Phil Schipper writes:
"Every long-running series has that one game that nobody can agree about. It did something really different and the gaming world is not sure if it was a good idea or not. Years later it may be easier to put it in perspective, but as long as it’s one of the latest games in the series it’s hard to tell what kind of long-term effect it’s going to have.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is that game."