I've known of the franchise ever since I was a little kid. Though I've never been a big fan of the game. I remember I'd play Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest on the NES and not being able to understand it, nor like it, until recently I started playing an emulator copy of Super Castlevania 4. It was so great and brilliant that I played through a little over half of the game non-stop for a few hours. It's an awesome series and I'm planning to buy Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance for the GBA. I advise anyone who isn't familiar to check out this game series. It's worth it's friggin weight in gold.