History YMMV / CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow2

22nd Jun '16 6:53:55 PM eagle108
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** Dracula's use of the memetic "[[MythologyGag What is a man...]] [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight but a miserable pile of secrets!]]" during the tutorial may seem like PanderingToTheBase without context at first glance. However, when you look at Roland and the army of Brotherhood knights from his perspective, Dracula could be musing at how the upper echelons of the Brotherhood had most likely created a cover story for [[spoiler:Gabriel's "death"]] after the defeat of the Lords of Shadows. Even if Roland is a high-ranking commander, he might not had been privy to the truth on Dracula [[spoiler: still being {{God}}'s [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], given his [[OhCrap reaction]] when Dracula grabs the cross with no ill-effect, or the prophecy that Gabriel becomes Dracula]]. Given that official chronology places the tutorial stage in the year AD 1547, 500 years after the first game, and the low life-expectancy back then, the Brotherhood would've had ample time to create and hide their new "pile of secrets" - they ''are'' mortal men.

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** Dracula's use of the memetic "[[MythologyGag What is a man...]] [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight but a miserable pile of secrets!]]" during the tutorial may seem like PanderingToTheBase without context at first glance. However, when you look at Roland and the army of Brotherhood knights from his perspective, Dracula could be musing at how the upper echelons of the Brotherhood had most likely created a cover story for [[spoiler:Gabriel's "death"]] after the defeat of the Lords of Shadows.Shadow ([[spoiler:Trevor being the exception in ''[=MoF=]'']]). Even if Roland is a high-ranking commander, he might not had been privy to the truth on Dracula [[spoiler: still being {{God}}'s [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], given his [[OhCrap reaction]] when Dracula grabs the cross with no ill-effect, or the prophecy that Gabriel becomes Dracula]]. Given that official chronology places the tutorial stage in the year AD 1547, 500 years after the first game, and the low life-expectancy back then, the Brotherhood would've had ample time to create and hide their new "pile of secrets" - they ''are'' mortal men.
21st Jun '16 9:34:26 PM eagle108
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** Dracula's use of the memetic "[[MythologyGag What is a man...]] [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight but a miserable pile of secrets!]]" during the tutorial may seem like PanderingToTheBase without context at first glance. However, when you look at Roland and the army of Brotherhood knights from his perspective, Dracula could be musing at how the upper echelons of the Brotherhood had most likely created a cover story for [[spoiler:Gabriel's "death"]] after the defeat of the Lords of Shadows. Even if Roland is a high-ranking commander, he might not had been privy to the truth on Dracula [[spoiler: still being {{God}}'s [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], given his [[OhCrap reaction]] when Dracula grabs the cross with no ill-effect, or the prophecy that Gabriel becomes Dracula]]. Given that official chronology places the tutorial stage in the year AD 1102, about 55 years after the first game (56, if starting with Gabriel's prologue from ''[=MoF=]'', which happens in 1046), and the low life-expectancy back then, the Brotherhood would've had ample time to create and hide their new "pile of secrets" - they ''are'' mortal men.

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** Dracula's use of the memetic "[[MythologyGag What is a man...]] [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight but a miserable pile of secrets!]]" during the tutorial may seem like PanderingToTheBase without context at first glance. However, when you look at Roland and the army of Brotherhood knights from his perspective, Dracula could be musing at how the upper echelons of the Brotherhood had most likely created a cover story for [[spoiler:Gabriel's "death"]] after the defeat of the Lords of Shadows. Even if Roland is a high-ranking commander, he might not had been privy to the truth on Dracula [[spoiler: still being {{God}}'s [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], given his [[OhCrap reaction]] when Dracula grabs the cross with no ill-effect, or the prophecy that Gabriel becomes Dracula]]. Given that official chronology places the tutorial stage in the year AD 1102, about 55 1547, 500 years after the first game (56, if starting with Gabriel's prologue from ''[=MoF=]'', which happens in 1046), game, and the low life-expectancy back then, the Brotherhood would've had ample time to create and hide their new "pile of secrets" - they ''are'' mortal men.
21st Jun '16 9:14:20 PM eagle108
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** Dracula's use of the memetic "[[MythologyGag What is a man... but a miserable pile of secrets!]]" during the tutorial may seem like PanderingToTheBase without context at first glance. However, when you look at Roland and the army of Brotherhood knights from his perspective, Dracula could be musing at how the upper echelons of the Brotherhood had most likely created a cover story for [[spoiler:Gabriel's "death"]] after the defeat of the Lords of Shadows. Even if Roland is a high-ranking commander, he might not had been privy to the truth on Dracula [[spoiler: still being {{God}}'s [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], given his [[OhCrap reaction]] when Dracula grabs the cross with no ill-effect, or the prophecy that Gabriel becomes Dracula]]. Given that official chronology places the tutorial stage in the year 1102 AD, about 55 years after the first game (56, if starting with Gabriel's prologue from ''[=MoF=]'', which happens in 1046), and the low life-expectancy back then, the Brotherhood would've had ample time to create and hide their new "pile of secrets" - they ''are'' mortal men.

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** Dracula's use of the memetic "[[MythologyGag What is a man... ]] [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight but a miserable pile of secrets!]]" during the tutorial may seem like PanderingToTheBase without context at first glance. However, when you look at Roland and the army of Brotherhood knights from his perspective, Dracula could be musing at how the upper echelons of the Brotherhood had most likely created a cover story for [[spoiler:Gabriel's "death"]] after the defeat of the Lords of Shadows. Even if Roland is a high-ranking commander, he might not had been privy to the truth on Dracula [[spoiler: still being {{God}}'s [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], given his [[OhCrap reaction]] when Dracula grabs the cross with no ill-effect, or the prophecy that Gabriel becomes Dracula]]. Given that official chronology places the tutorial stage in the year 1102 AD, AD 1102, about 55 years after the first game (56, if starting with Gabriel's prologue from ''[=MoF=]'', which happens in 1046), and the low life-expectancy back then, the Brotherhood would've had ample time to create and hide their new "pile of secrets" - they ''are'' mortal men.
21st Jun '16 12:08:19 AM eagle108
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** Dracula's use of the memetic "[[MythologyGag What is a man... but a miserable pile of secrets!]]" during the tutorial may seem like PanderingToTheBase without context at first glance. However, when you look at Roland and the army of Brotherhood knights from his perspective, Dracula could be musing at how the upper echelons of the Brotherhood had most likely created a cover story for [[spoiler:Gabriel's "death"]] after the defeat of the Lords of Shadows. Even if Roland is a high-ranking commander, he might not had been privy to the truth on Dracula [[spoiler: still being {{God}}'s [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], given his [[OhCrap reaction]] when Dracula grabs the cross no ill-effect, or the prophecy that Gabriel becomes Dracula]]. Given that official chronology places the tutorial stage in the year 1102 AD, about 55 years after the first game, and the low life-expectancy back then, the Brotherhood would've had ample time to create and hide their new "pile of secrets" - they ''are'' mortal men.

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** Dracula's use of the memetic "[[MythologyGag What is a man... but a miserable pile of secrets!]]" during the tutorial may seem like PanderingToTheBase without context at first glance. However, when you look at Roland and the army of Brotherhood knights from his perspective, Dracula could be musing at how the upper echelons of the Brotherhood had most likely created a cover story for [[spoiler:Gabriel's "death"]] after the defeat of the Lords of Shadows. Even if Roland is a high-ranking commander, he might not had been privy to the truth on Dracula [[spoiler: still being {{God}}'s [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], given his [[OhCrap reaction]] when Dracula grabs the cross with no ill-effect, or the prophecy that Gabriel becomes Dracula]]. Given that official chronology places the tutorial stage in the year 1102 AD, about 55 years after the first game, game (56, if starting with Gabriel's prologue from ''[=MoF=]'', which happens in 1046), and the low life-expectancy back then, the Brotherhood would've had ample time to create and hide their new "pile of secrets" - they ''are'' mortal men.
20th Jun '16 11:48:49 PM eagle108
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** Dracula's use of the memetic "[[MythologyGag What is a man... but a miserable pile of secrets!]]" during the tutorial may seem like PanderingToTheBase without context at first glance. However, when you look at Roland and the army of Brotherhood knights from his perspective, Dracula could be musing at how the upper echelons of the Brotherhood had most likely created a cover story for [[spoiler:Gabriel's "death"]] after the defeat of the Lords of Shadows. Even if Roland is a high-ranking commander, he might not had been privy to the truth on Dracula [[spoiler: still being {{God}}'s [[TheChosenOne chosen one]], given his [[OhCrap reaction]] when Dracula grabs the cross no ill-effect, or the prophecy that Gabriel becomes Dracula]]. Given that official chronology places the tutorial stage in the year 1102 AD, about 55 years after the first game, and the low life-expectancy back then, the Brotherhood would've had ample time to create and hide their new "pile of secrets" - they ''are'' mortal men.
20th Jun '16 7:34:55 PM eagle108
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* CultClassic: Didn't do really well in sales, and got mixed reviews by critics, but got very positive user reviews, spawned a small, yet devoted fanbase, and is generally considered an improvement over the first game by Castlevania fans. Gabriel, and his portrayal of Dracula, as a character, is also very endearing to people who played the game.



* CultClassic: Didn't do really well in sales, and got mixed reviews by critics, but got very positive user reviews, spawned a small, yet devoted fanbase, and is generally considered an improvement over the first game by Castlevania fans. Gabriel, and his portrayal of Dracula, as a character, is also very endearing to people who played the game.



** And Dracula himself has a fair share of fangirls.

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** And Dracula himself [[TallDarkAndHandsome himself]] has a fair share of fangirls.



* MagnificentBastard: This incarnation of Alucard. [[spoiler: He manipulated the events of the entire second game, and succeeded in all of his plans.]]



* NarmCharm / SoBadItsGood: Well, they're certainly upholding this series tradition. See above.

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* NarmCharm / SoBadItsGood: NarmCharm[=/=]SoBadItsGood: Well, they're certainly upholding this series tradition. See above.



* SignatureScene: [[spoiler: The reunion between [[MyGreatestSecondChance Alucard]] and [[GoodParents Dracula]] is fondly remembered by being a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and being a great case of ILoveYouVampireSon]]



* SignatureScene: [[spoiler: The reunion between [[MyGreatestSecondChance Alucard]] and [[GoodParents Dracula]] is fondly remembered by being a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and being a great case of ILoveYouVampireSon]].



* MagnificentBastard: This incarnation of Alucard. [[spoiler: He manipulated the events of the entire second game, and succeeded in all of his plans.]]
19th Jun '16 6:53:56 PM eagle108
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* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Marie's looks. Granted, it's most likely due to possibly having new artists and improved techniques, but compare Marie as she appears in ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/los1_marie.png LoS]]'' to her appearance in ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/5995742cdabcc73ff66aad1a37973fbc.jpg LoS 2]]''.
1st Mar '16 7:40:03 PM wrm5
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The Flame Claws skill. Sure, it's the most damaging move in-game (rivaled only by Counterstrike Punch, but, well, the former requires blocking a normal attack before it could be performed), but putting it to good use is impossible due to its unclear aiming, plus one such occurrence drains a ''quarter'' of your maxed-out, non-overcharged Chaos meter. You are better off spending that energy differently.
31st Oct '15 1:06:26 PM Megistos86
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* EightPointEight: Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 got mixed reviews by critics, but one of the most infamous was Edge's review that score of 4.0 / 10. And the worst part is that they score Rambo: The Video Game with a 5.0/10.
6th Oct '15 4:29:12 AM Aliya
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** Gabriel's [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle peculiar]] way of pronouncing his assumed name has led people to replacing the 'u' in 'Dracul' to a double 'o', resulting in a admittedly humorous 'Dra''cool'''. [[http://36.media.tumblr.com/10504f418e1a930ae8cb221ac2d23f42/tumblr_mwbfwmVqNT1rym2uyo1_500.png An image of him in shutter shades frequently accompany said gag.]]

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** "Dracool." [[labelnote:Explanation]] Gabriel's [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle peculiar]] way of pronouncing his assumed name has led people to replacing the 'u' in 'Dracul' to a double 'o', resulting in a an admittedly humorous 'Dra''cool'''. [[http://36.media.tumblr.com/10504f418e1a930ae8cb221ac2d23f42/tumblr_mwbfwmVqNT1rym2uyo1_500.png An image of him in shutter shades frequently accompany said gag.]] ]][[/labelnote]]



** The [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/540d80bdd95461a9a1413d7526c73f52/tumblr_n1tohpur531qhso87o2_500.png “Satan]] [[http://38.media.tumblr.com/1e466d555aa715cd83ac06f5f0f6aa8d/tumblr_inline_n1vpuremVi1r44gxs.jpg Expression.”]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] A.k.a. the SlasherSmile[=s=] both Dracula and [[spoiler: Satan in the possession of Alucard]] make.[[/labelnote]]

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** The [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/540d80bdd95461a9a1413d7526c73f52/tumblr_n1tohpur531qhso87o2_500.png “Satan]] [[http://38.media.tumblr.com/1e466d555aa715cd83ac06f5f0f6aa8d/tumblr_inline_n1vpuremVi1r44gxs.jpg Expression.”]] [[labelnote:Explanation]] A.k.a. the SlasherSmile[=s=] {{slasher smile}}s both Dracula and [[spoiler: Satan in the possession of Alucard]] make.[[/labelnote]]



** The Toy Maker. In his backstory, he was offered a home by the owner of Bernhard Castle, who ended up summoning a demon to curse him, forcing him to make deathtraps and such until the curse is broken by a child. Once he's reawakened, he suffers from temporary memory loss, and the blood of the castle transforms him into a demon, attacking Dracula. After he turns back to normal, he seems genuinely confused and concerned, and once he remembers who Dracula is (and presumably, what he's done), he breaks down crying.
** Dracula himself. It's quite clear poor Gabriel still retains what made him human, even if his humanity is ''long'' gone. And he's ''utterly miserable'' whenever his attempts [[CardCarryingVillain at enjoying being evil]] fall flat.

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** The Toy Maker. In his backstory, he was offered a home by the owner of Bernhard Castle, Walter, who ended up summoning a demon to curse him, forcing him to make deathtraps and such until the curse is broken by a child. Once he's reawakened, he suffers from temporary memory loss, and the blood of the castle transforms him into a demon, attacking Dracula. After he turns back to normal, he seems genuinely confused and concerned, and once he remembers who Dracula is (and presumably, what he's done), he breaks down crying.
** Dracula himself. It's quite clear poor Gabriel still retains what made makes him human, even if his humanity is ''long'' gone. And he's so ''utterly miserable'' whenever his attempts he tries to [[CardCarryingVillain at enjoying enjoy being evil]] fall flat.evil.]]
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