Andrew Cretella writes: "This Xbox Live re-release is best suited for people who never played Symphony of the Night before, because the inherent problem with a game based on discovery is that it tends to lose much of its luster once you’ve discovered everything. Those people can experience this classic as if it were a fresh experience (because it will be for them). The passage of time, however, has not been easy on the legendary title. Castlevania is a series that needs to constantly reinvent itself to stay relevant. Over a decade later, Symphony of the Night is no longer the best Castlevania game, only the most historically significant."