It's a PlayStation game, meaning you'll see a lot of simple, static menus with little fluff, but little things like the coffin save points add to the appeal.
Sure, the sprites are low-res by today's standards, but they're animated beautifully, and there's a lot of detail to be found in the various dungeons, courtyards and ramparts of Dracula's castle.
Yeah, sure, the voice acting is atrocious and the translation at times hilarious, but the music will drill its way into your head and have you humming themes for weeks after you've finished the game.
Action RPG meets traditional Castlevania standbys with a dash of Zelda in the way of upgrades and plenty of Metroid love to boot. Metroid + Zelda + Castlevania + RPG = Winner.
9.5 Lasting Appeal
There's a ton of stuff to find here, including a completely flipped version of the world you'll explore for hours plus multiple characters and endings.
(out of 10 / not an average)