Castlevania has a serious identity crisis.
How are we feeling about the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate these days? The game played well when I tried it last spring. I think a side-scrolling Castlevania on the 3DS XL with the 3D slider pushing the backgrounds beyond the system, should be good.
Last week news of a game called Castlevania: Mirror of Fate for the Nintendo 3DS had fans of the series (myself including) imagining a brand new 2D adventure for Nintendo's latest handheld. Perhaps if we had known the game's full name, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow — Mirror of Fate, we would have known better.