Honestly, that's why I think I will love it. I never really liked the series that much so getting a new developer to do something altogether different with it is probably what it's taken to get me to like it.
Plus I think I've already said it's stylistically way more gothic than any other game in the series.
If it's just a side story like 64, LoD, CotM and Legends then I'm absolutely fine with it. It can even have a sequel and I'd be fine with it. But if this is what makes the new timeline and abandons the old, then I'm sure people are going to go nuts. What's the point in making a game that isn't even similiar to its series and trying to run it over what the series is about? Like that DmC shit, you can stick a brand new title on it like Black Hair Punk Rapist and let it have its own series instead of trying to run it over what DMC was.
I honestly don't see much similiarity to Castlevania at all other than a whip which isn't exactly a whip, a Belmont which isn't exactly a Belmont and a few other things. I still stand by my opinion and say that they should've stuck to their original idea and that was a 3D remake of Castlevania 1.
But yeah, still a good game. I just enjoy this game for what it is, not because it's a Castlevania game, which in my opinion, is not. In fact I bought a limited edition for both the 360 (I don't even have a 360 anymore) and PS3 and will buy the limited edition for the japanese version so although I am not happy with the changes, I still accept it for what it is unlike CV fanboys who refuse to buy it because of the changes. A good game is still a good game.