EASILY my favorite Castlevania game. One of my first ones too, actually. This and Symphony of The Night were the only Casltevania games I played from start to finish, getting practically everything in the game.
Shanoa is honestly my favorite character to boot! Her whole concept as a secret weapon against Dracula in response to the disappearance of the Belmont clan was awesome. The Glyph system was alot of fun, and I remember killing a bunch of the same monster wanting to get their glyphs hahaha.
If you haven't played this game and like Castlevania, I'd DEFINITELY recommend it, it's alot of fun.
Also included Albus because he's cool lol.
Castlevania belongs to Konami (I REALLY WISH THEY'D DO SOMETHING WITH IT, THOUGH.)