My Castlevania: Symphony of the Night review for the Best Games Ever list is now live. You can read the full review from the Best Games Ever list, or by clicking here.

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Here’s a preview of my review for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night:

A few years ago, I knew little about Castlevania and the series. All I knew is that it was a cool and difficult NES game, and that’s pretty much where my knowledge ended. I didn’t bother trying to beat, or even give any of the Castlevania games a fair chance. Then, I became friends with a good guy who was (and still is) nuts about Castlevania. You could say he had CastleMANIA. (Okay, sorry.) Anyway, he really introduced me to the series, and goaded me to try his favorite Castlevania title: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. So eventually, I did. And honestly, on my first playthrough, I didn’t actually love it. I thought it was a good game, but I wasn’t exactly that impressed. I initially thought the event at the half-way point was lazy and I didn’t care for it. But since then, I’ve gone back and played it numerous times and I love it every time, even more, now. I now truely believe it deserves a spot on the list of best games ever.