History YMMV / CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin

20th Nov '15 6:07:54 PM TARINunit9
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*** One of Wind's quests requires mastering the Cross, Bible, and Holy Water. According to LetsPlay/PinkKittyRose, the most efficient way she found to master all these was nearly ''two hours'' of non-stop minotaur farming.
20th Nov '15 6:02:20 PM TARINunit9
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** The skill mastery system in general. For starters, Charlotte cannot master skills, even though she will be using them the entire game. And Jonathan's just take ''forever'' to master. Almost every skill has a SP requirement in the thousands, and you get one or two from almost all monsters. And you only get the SP reward if you make the kill with the weapon in question. Which is almost always difficult, since their power comes from the INT stat which Jonathan just doesn't get naturally. It is perfectly possible to finish the game without mastering a single skill ([[AllThereInTheManual or even realise there is such a system in the first place]]), using Charlotte sensibly and the few skills that are mechanically broken (Cross, Bible...).
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** The skill mastery system in general. For starters, Charlotte cannot help you master skills, anything, even though she will you'll be using them her for about half the entire game. And Jonathan's just take ''forever'' to master. Almost every skill has a SP requirement in the thousands, and you get one or two from almost all monsters. And you only You get SP as long as the SP reward if you make monster has been A) damaged by the kill with skill, and B) the weapon in question. Which monster dies by your hand, which is almost always difficult, simple enough. The other big problem is the damage of the skills, since their power comes from the INT stat which Jonathan just doesn't get naturally. It is perfectly possible to finish the game without mastering a single skill ([[AllThereInTheManual or even realise realize there is such a system in the first place]]), using Charlotte sensibly and the few skills that are mechanically broken (Cross, Bible...).
9th Nov '15 1:33:55 PM TARINunit9
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** Miser Ring (increase power realitve to your gold stash) + Gold Ring (increases the amount of money you can earn from candles relative to gold stash) + [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Heaven's Sword (a weak, but long range sword Jonathan can swing real fast and can easily hit an enemy multiple times in one throw)]] or Holy Claymore (ridiculously powerful sword with slash and holy attribute) = [[CurbStompBattle Total Annhilation.]]
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** Miser Ring (increase power realitve relative to your gold stash) + Gold Ring (increases the amount of money you can earn from candles relative to gold stash) + [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Heaven's Sword (a weak, but long range sword Jonathan can swing real fast and can easily hit an enemy multiple times in one throw)]] or Holy Claymore (ridiculously powerful sword with slash and holy attribute) = [[CurbStompBattle Total Annhilation.]]]] The Heaven's Sword itself is an amazing InfinityMinusOneSword if you know how to [[SomeDexterityRequired short-hop-backdash-triple-sword-cancel]], which against larger enemies will carve out huge chunks in their HP because it deals so many damage tics.
20th Oct '15 11:49:09 PM NoMoreRayWars
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* EvilIsSexy: Stella is an ElegantGothicLolita whose dress sports AbsoluteCleavage that bares her head-sized breasts. [[spoiler:And she turns out to be a subversion, as she still wears that even when she's good]].
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* EvilIsSexy: Stella is an ElegantGothicLolita whose dress sports AbsoluteCleavage that bares her head-sized breasts. [[spoiler:And she turns out to be a subversion, as she still wears that even when she's good]].
20th Oct '15 9:34:08 PM TARINunit9
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Moving this to the main Castlevania YMMV page, because it shows up CONSTANTLY in the franchise
** The UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo setting isn't used to its full potential. There are no Nazis dabbling in [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural]] or with [[StupidJetpackHitler super-science]], or [[{{Magitek}} both]]. Given Dracula's AsLongAsThereIsEvil shtick it could have been an interesting team-up. * WhatAnIdiot: [[spoiler:Dracula has a ''window'' in his throne room. He's a vampire. Sunlight is bad for him. Sunlight coming in through this window is the cause for his death after his defeat.]] ** [[spoiler:Dracula could just be strong enough to shrug off sunlight unless he's taken substantial damage beforehand.]]
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** The UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo setting isn't used to its full potential. There are no Nazis dabbling in [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural]] or with [[StupidJetpackHitler super-science]], or [[{{Magitek}} both]]. Given Dracula's AsLongAsThereIsEvil shtick it could have been an interesting team-up. * WhatAnIdiot: [[spoiler:Dracula has a ''window'' in his throne room. He's a vampire. Sunlight is bad for him. Sunlight coming in through this window is the cause for his death after his defeat.]] ** [[spoiler:Dracula could just be strong enough to shrug off sunlight unless he's taken substantial damage beforehand.]]team-up.
3rd Sep '15 12:46:58 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ScrappyMechanic: The skill mastery system in general. For starters, Charlotte cannot master skills, even though she will be using them the entire game. And Jonathan's just take ''forever'' to master. Almost every skill has a SP requirement in the thousands, and you get one or two from almost all monsters. And you only get the SP reward if you make the kill with the weapon in question. Which is almost always difficult, since their power comes from the INT stat which Jonathan just doesn't get naturally. It is perfectly possible to finish the game without mastering a single skill ([[AllThereInTheManual or even realise there is such a system in the first place]]), using Charlotte sensibly and the few skills that are mechanically broken (Cross, Bible...).
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* ScrappyMechanic: ScrappyMechanic: ** The skill mastery system in general. For starters, Charlotte cannot master skills, even though she will be using them the entire game. And Jonathan's just take ''forever'' to master. Almost every skill has a SP requirement in the thousands, and you get one or two from almost all monsters. And you only get the SP reward if you make the kill with the weapon in question. Which is almost always difficult, since their power comes from the INT stat which Jonathan just doesn't get naturally. It is perfectly possible to finish the game without mastering a single skill ([[AllThereInTheManual or even realise there is such a system in the first place]]), using Charlotte sensibly and the few skills that are mechanically broken (Cross, Bible...). ** Sisters mode is unplayable if you're left-handed. You use the touchscreen to attack and the D-pad to move, which basically means you must "draw" your attacks with your right hand. And no, you can't reassign the controls so that you can move using the face buttons.
10th Jun '15 3:20:58 AM Sheora
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Tropes cannot be subverted "heavily." This is cruft.
* NightmareFuel: The Legion -- heavily subverted thank to the overly bright atmosphere of the boss music...
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* NightmareFuel: The Legion -- heavily subverted thank to the overly bright atmosphere of the boss music...
20th May '15 7:26:18 AM totoofze47
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** The game over screen in Sisters mode. A nun crying TearsOfBlood, looking directly [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou at the player]]? Yeeesh.
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** Both Game Over screens: ** The game over regular screen is a bloody skull with its mouth open wide as if it were screaming, a sword going through its mouth and a snake in its eye sockets. ''Damn''. ** In Sisters mode. A mode, a nun crying TearsOfBlood, looking directly [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou at the player]]? player]]. Yeeesh.
16th May '15 7:59:56 PM AzureSeas
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* BestBossEver: The final boss fight, a team fight against Dracula ''and'' Death at the same time. For many games, you're told that Death is Dracula's right-hand man; here, you see it for yourself.
5th May '15 5:14:14 PM Mullon
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** The UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo setting isn't used to its full potential. There are no Nazis dabbling in [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural]] or with [[StupidJetpackHitler super-science]], or [[{{Magitek}} both]]. Given Dracula's AsLongAsThereIsEvil it could have been an interesting team-up.
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** The UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo setting isn't used to its full potential. There are no Nazis dabbling in [[{{Ghostapo}} the supernatural]] or with [[StupidJetpackHitler super-science]], or [[{{Magitek}} both]]. Given Dracula's AsLongAsThereIsEvil shtick it could have been an interesting team-up.
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