Steven Rodriguez writes for NWR:
"But if I may be completely honest, Castlevania Judgment is not the Castlevania game fans of the series really want to see on the Wii. (Again, just like SC Legends wasn't the Soul Calibur game fans wanted to see on the Wii.) Even if the final product turns out to be good, there's going to be that part of us that is going to be disappointed that we're not hacking up zombies and vampires and exploring a castle, knowing that Dracula is waiting at its core. Being able to choose him from a character select screen sort of defeats the purpose."