History VideoGame / CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia

19th May '17 9:08:23 AM MarsJenkar
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* EarlyGameHell: Present in all modes, but especially so in Hard mode. The ''tutorial'', of al things, plays more like a BossFight in this mode, teaching you that you don't have to expect any form of mercy from the game on this difficulty setting. It's only after a few levels, when you've been able to collect stronger glyphs, better armor and more health/mana, that the game becomes a bit easier.

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* EarlyGameHell: Present in all modes, but especially so in Hard mode. The ''tutorial'', of al things, plays more like a BossFight in this mode, teaching you that you don't have to expect any form of mercy from the game on this difficulty setting. It's only after a few levels, when you've been able to collect stronger glyphs, better armor armor, and more health/mana, health/mana (and more/stronger healing items at the shop), that the game becomes a bit easier.
19th May '17 8:47:27 AM MarsJenkar
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* LongSongShortScene: "Lone Challenger", the boss rush theme. It takes over a minute to loop, but it only plays at the entry room and results screen of the boss rush (where a player is unlikely to spend nearly so much time). It doesn't help that the tune is appropriately fast-paced enough that it could easily have been a boss theme itself, and played over the boss encounters instead of the normal boss music.



* NintendoHard: The only Metroidvania-engined Castlevania game to exceed the Website/GameFAQs difficulty voting threshold of 3.5 to qualify for Nintendo Hard. Taken UpToEleven in multiple stages: level 50 Hard mode, level 1 Hard Mode with a NewGamePlus, and level 1 Hard Mode without a NewGamePlus. Enemies deal absolutely INSANE amounts of damage and some of them are faster, demanding you to use everything you've got and come up with some new strategies.

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* NintendoHard: The only Only one of two Metroidvania-engined Castlevania game games to exceed the Website/GameFAQs difficulty voting threshold of 3.5 to qualify for Nintendo Hard.Hard (the other being ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon''). Taken UpToEleven in multiple stages: level 50 Hard mode, level 1 Hard Mode with a NewGamePlus, and level 1 Hard Mode without a NewGamePlus. Enemies deal absolutely INSANE amounts of damage and some of them are faster, demanding you to use everything you've got and come up with some new strategies.
13th May '17 12:03:50 PM MarsJenkar
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* LethalChef: Played with in the case of Aeon. While his backstory shows him to be a lazy "chef" whose restaurants have all failed, Shanoa (his only customer at this point) doesn't seem to mind his cooking too much, [[FridgeBrilliance probably because she's forgotten what good food tastes like.]] Also, Aeon eventually acknowledges that his failures were likely the result of a lack of ''effort'' on his part, and his explanation does makes sense. Aeon's food items are also more cost-effective at healing than the potions, and three of the food items unlocked by doing his quests (the Curry, the Killer Fish BBQ, and the Thick Steak) are some of the most effective healing items in the game, surpassed only by the Super Potion. He even gives you a serving of the latter two when you finish the relevant quests.

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* LethalChef: Played with in the case of Aeon. While his backstory shows him to be a lazy "chef" whose restaurants have all failed, Shanoa (his only customer at this point) doesn't seem to mind his cooking too much, [[FridgeBrilliance probably because she's forgotten what good food tastes like.]] Also, Aeon eventually acknowledges that his failures were likely the result of a lack of ''effort'' on his part, and his explanation does makes make sense. Aeon's food items are also more cost-effective at healing than the potions, and three of the food items unlocked by doing his quests (the Curry, the Killer Fish BBQ, and the Thick Steak) are some of the most effective healing items in the game, surpassed only by the Super Potion. He even gives you a serving of the latter two when you finish the relevant quests.
13th May '17 11:23:21 AM MarsJenkar
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Super Potion. It's a full heal, but by the time you've unlocked the ability to buy them at the shop, you've probably unlocked the Thick Steak from Aeon's quests, which can do just about the same thing[[note]]Thick Steak heals 1000 HP, and Shanoa's HP probably won't be higher than that unless you grind like mad[[/note]] for a lot less money.



* LethalChef: Played with in the case of Aeon. While his backstory shows him to be a lazy "chef" whose restaurants have all failed, Shanoa (his only customer at this point) doesn't seem to mind his cooking too much, [[FridgeBrilliance probably because she's forgotten what good food tastes like.]] Aeon's food items are also more cost-effective at healing than the potions.

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* LethalChef: Played with in the case of Aeon. While his backstory shows him to be a lazy "chef" whose restaurants have all failed, Shanoa (his only customer at this point) doesn't seem to mind his cooking too much, [[FridgeBrilliance probably because she's forgotten what good food tastes like.]] ]] Also, Aeon eventually acknowledges that his failures were likely the result of a lack of ''effort'' on his part, and his explanation does makes sense. Aeon's food items are also more cost-effective at healing than the potions.potions, and three of the food items unlocked by doing his quests (the Curry, the Killer Fish BBQ, and the Thick Steak) are some of the most effective healing items in the game, surpassed only by the Super Potion. He even gives you a serving of the latter two when you finish the relevant quests.



*** In a sense, the game pretty much forces you to actively use spells, because the physical stats are only two of the many that cover attack damage. You can still get them stronger by maxing out their attributes, but it is much easier to spam Nitesco to max out light damage than it is to run up close to the enemy to whack them in the face.

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*** In a sense, the game pretty much forces you to actively use spells, because the physical stats are only two of the many that cover attack damage. You can still get them stronger by maxing out their attributes, but it is much easier to spam Nitesco to max out light and fire damage than it is to run up close to the enemy to whack them in the face.face. Also, you can find Drops items (Red Drops, Blue Drops, etc.) for enhancing your magic (by boosting the relevant attribute by 1000 points)...but there is no equivalent to the Drops for physical attacks.
25th Mar '17 11:06:11 AM nombretomado
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''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}: Order of Ecclesia'' was released for the NintendoDS in 2008.

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''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}: Order of Ecclesia'' was released for the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS in 2008.
7th Feb '17 6:44:06 AM Thorion
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* AmbiguousTimePeriod: A minor example but the official chronology places the game before {{Literature/Dracula}} in 1897 with the only statement of when this takes place being 18??. It could be the Georgian or the Victorian Era.
20th Jan '17 9:35:11 AM AceOfScarabs
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** ''Order of Ecclesia'' continues the ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' references with the boss [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1187224-castlevania Blackmore]]. Not only does he attack Shanoa with an invisible entity that is only visible by its shadow to her, almost like a Stand in itself, he poses flamboyantly and dresses loudly like a true Jojo character. His name is even a music reference - hes named after Ritchie Blackmore, an English musician, well-known for his work with the band Deep Purple. Which, coincidentally, is the color that makes up most of his color scheme.

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** ''Order of Ecclesia'' continues the ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' references with the boss [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1187224-castlevania Blackmore]]. Not only does he attack Shanoa with an invisible entity that is only visible by its shadow to her, almost like a Stand in itself, he poses flamboyantly and dresses loudly like a true Jojo character. His name is even a music reference - hes named after Ritchie Blackmore, an English musician, well-known for his work with the band Deep Purple. Which, coincidentally, is the color that makes up most of his color scheme. Finally, the reason why Shanoa bests him? His stand's shadow, cast by the candles in the foreground, betrays its existence to Shanoa, who promptly attacks it, causing the damage dealt to synchronize to him with deadly effect.
7th Jan '17 3:00:22 PM timotaka
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* MoreDakka: [[spoiler:Albus fires that gun of his REALLY fast in Albus Mode.]] Made even more awesome by the fact that this game takes place in the early 1800s and that the first semi-automatic firearm wasn't invented until 1885.

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* MoreDakka: [[spoiler:Albus fires that gun of his REALLY fast in Albus Mode.]] Made even more awesome by the fact that this game takes place in the early 1800s and that the first semi-automatic firearm wasn't invented until 1885.gun is a muzzle-loaded flintlock.
5th Nov '16 11:04:22 PM AceOfScarabs
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** Old Axe Armor, when equipped to Shanoa, makes it so she takes exact percentage damage every hit, so it takes exactly 11 hits to kill her. While it might seem pointless in a normal game, a Hard Mode Level 1 challenge makes this armor extremely handy, as a number of enemies would otherwise be able to OneHitKill her.
5th Nov '16 10:46:54 PM AceOfScarabs
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** ''Order of Ecclesia'' continues the ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure'' references with the boss [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1187224-castlevania Blackmore]]. Not only does he attack Shanoa with an invisible entity that is only visible by its shadow to her, almost like a Stand in itself, he poses flamboyantly and dresses loudly like a true Jojo character. His name is even a music reference - hes named after Ritchie Blackmore, an English musician, well-known for his work with the band Deep Purple. Which, coincidentally, is the color that makes up most of his color scheme.
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