This was the first Castlevania game I ever played and I was very impressed. The music is brilliant, the graphics are ok, the gameplay is easy and it has alot of replay value, and it is of course one very dark and forboding game, as should be expected from Castlevania. Better fill you in on why this one should be bought over the original. Firstly, this game contains an extra chapter for the Castlevania timeline, featuring the man-wolf Cornell trying to rescue his sister from being a sacrifice to Dracula's resurrection; this adventure takes place before Reinhardt's and Carrie's. You can unlock these original adventures after completing the unlocked, sub-adventure starring Henry Oldrey. In this adventure, Henry follows the tracks of Reinhardt and Carrie in search of six children locked inside Dracula's domain, trying to rescue them all within seven days before Dracula's castle crumbles. Both Cornell and Henry adopt new methods of attack, with Cornell hurling energy bolts at his enemies, while Henry uses quite a fierce gun. Ok, gotta wrap this up, just to say this is a good game and you will love it, on hard mode it is a challenge and it's quite a long game regardless of who you play through it as. Good Castlevania game, buy it while you can still find it.