Simon is a REAL Belmont, and not at all like that sissy-boy Richter who spams Hydro Storm everywhere he goes.
Dammit, we need a proper return to the super-hard, super-simple Castlevanias of old. All those "Metroidvanias", constant ret-cons, and bishonen character designs have utterly destroyed what made the series memorable.
Well, the most recent classic Castlevania was a WiiWare remake of the first Game Boy game (Adventure ReBirth), and that was pretty rough. Still, it wasn't quite like the true old-school brutality that the series had.
Also, I don't know which of the games you've played, but one that I particularly like is the version made for the X68000 computer in Japan. Konami brought it over in the form of "Castlevania Chronicles" for the PS1 (just avoid the Arrange Mode).
THIS IS CASTLEVANIA X3
a really great work lady
im your fan now xD
Its a lot better than the pink haired pussy from Ayami Kojima
THIS MAN IS READY TO KICK SOME PALE VAMPIRIC ASSES !!! HELL YEAH \m/,