I remember this game having received mediocre reviews, I also remember liking it quite a bit. I spent a little bit over an hour on it, got my first orb!, and so far I'm impressed. It's really good, people say that Castlevania can't go 3D, and they often cite 64vania and LoS(Which I actually liked). Castlevania: LoS is how you do Castlevania in 3D. All the classic enemies are here, all the classic weapons are here and it's moderately challenging. So not only is it a good Castlevania game, it's also a friggin' good game by itself.
I heart this game so much, can't wait to play more of it.