Structure/story: You are Dracula's son "Alucard" (how creative *laughs*) A human loving vampire awoken from his eternal slumber when his father comes back after being killed by the vampire hunter "Richter". So the premise is that your in Dracula's castle and you must unlock new abilities through killing bosses and finding them in the world while working to find and kill your father in a huge open ended castle . Structure/story 9
Playability: Bottom line... This game is fun, Mixing rpg leveling up and finding new items with real time action and spell casting. One thing that did bother me is that sometimes youll find your self stuck in an enemies attack pattern, For example. I got stuck in between two guys and they just kept knocking me back and forth till I died but this is a reletavly small complaint because this game is freaking epic. This game has a great replay value due to the multiple endings and a new character you get to play as if you enter the name "Richter" as your starting name after youve beaten the main game. Playability: 9.5
Enjoyment: This game's enjoyment level is above and beyond any other sidescroller ive played I would find myself playing for 6 hours straight and not even noticing the time has passed. Its a huge game and deffinantly worth getting. Enjoyment: 10
Overall: If you have an xbox 360 or a ps3 hooked up to the internet, This game is a must buy for only 10 bucks I felt like the one ripping konami off. Alternativly if you have a psp you can get the dracula x chronicles and unlock Symphony Of The Night. Castlevania Symphony Of The Night gets a 9.75 out of 10.