The series of Castlevania have come far to give us that 2D quality gaming which is greatly considered it's trademark for the past 30 years..then this game come out and for a while i thought it to be a butchered fighter, i gave it a go. and its not that bad!
the controls are not stupid to play but it does take skill, in this type of genre practice makes perfect but don't expect to learn all of them, it looked like it needed more work, but wasn't the Wii remote all about swinging it like a weapon?.
the characters are all there from the series, the ones we all know and love. Simon, Alucard & Dracula have all returned, the designs they have are perfect for fighting, and the story is like what you would expect from a fighting game all split up for different characters, there storys are from different time lines of the original titles they were represented in. Example Trevor Belmont After Curse Of Darkness, they all share different experiances with the story.
the Music has never failed in the castlevania timeline, the music is what drives you to play the game and this one is no exeption, you have to understand that although the gameplay might not satisfy you, listening to the music is always a moral in the game.
all in all, its not a bad game, sure its flawed in some aspects of gameplay, but it isn't gonna stop you from not enjoying the game, like all castevania games, all you need is patiance and a bit of skill, and you are sure to become a master Vampire Hunter.