Guessed by Darashiva
I wrote quite a lot about Symphony of the Night earlier this year (here), so there isn't much to say that I haven't already. Having got into Castlevania this year, and played through five of its games, it was always predictable that the genre-defining classic would be my favorite of the bunch, and it is. Now, it's been a few months since I played it, and considering how much I liked it, it's a little surprising I haven't moved on and tried out some other Castlevania games in this style, but maybe that is down to just how overwhelming of an experience Symphony of the Night is (again, talked about in-depth in that review earlier). In any case, this really is just a great game and a must-play for Metroidvania fans.