History YMMV / CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood

20th Jul '16 8:39:22 AM craigj
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* MemeticBadass: Maria being [[GameBreaker brokenly]] [[LethalJokeCharacter stronger]] than Richter has led to this in Japan. Her casually saying "I'm okay" is [[JapaneseWritingSystem spelled]] ''"[[BadassBoast I'm an arsenal]]"'' to serve as the name of the [[Main/MemeticMutation meme]]. Theories like Shaft targeting her first for being a far greater threat are par for the course.

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* MemeticBadass: Maria being [[GameBreaker brokenly]] [[LethalJokeCharacter stronger]] than Richter has led to this in Japan. Her casually saying "I'm okay" is [[JapaneseWritingSystem spelled]] ''"[[BadassBoast I'm an arsenal]]"'' a weapon of mass destruction]]"'' to serve as the name of the [[Main/MemeticMutation meme]]. Theories like Shaft targeting her first for being a far greater threat are par for the course.
20th Jul '16 8:19:27 AM craigj
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* MemeticBadass: Maria being [[GameBreaker brokenly]] [[LethalJokeCharacter stronger]] than Richter has led to this in Japan. Her casually saying "I'm okay" is [[JapaneseWritingSystem spelled]] ''"[[BadassBoast I'm an arsenal]]"'' to serve as the name of the [[Main/MemeticMutation meme]]. Theories like Shaft targeting her first for being a far greater threat are par for the course.
26th Jun '16 6:22:44 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* BaseBreaker: From a gameplay standpoint, Maria. She either makes the game more fun or [[ItsEasySoItSucks too easy]].



** Stage 4' (alternate) is pretty hard due to the frogs that are really hard to hit, a river rafting section where one hit can send you into a bottomless pit, and ever spawning skeletons if you decide to go the other way.

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** Stage 4' (alternate) is pretty hard due to the frogs that are really hard to hit, a river rafting section where one hit can send you into a bottomless pit, and ever spawning skeletons if you decide to go the other way.
28th Jan '16 9:03:09 AM HighCrate
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* MagnumOpus: This is often a candidate for defining game of the series, and Toru Hagihara as well.
8th Jan '16 2:59:11 PM Arbitrarily
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** Despite the game's fairly bright atmosphere and 90's anime style, the first scene you see is of a human sacrifice, and if that weren't enough, Dracula's first appearance is just a black shadow where you can only see his eyes.


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* ThatOneBoss:
** Death is once again a pain in the ass. He has three phases and takes longer to defeat than in some of the other Classicvanias. The first phase is the sickle spam only he loves to fly out of reach, while in the second he shoots a wave of five skulls at you. Fail to dodge one round, and he'll keep on going until you do (or die). The third phase has him attack you on the ground, but he's somewhat easier.
** Shaft appears twice and is hard both times. The first time, he's fought after four other bosses (thankfully you get a checkpoint here) and constantly flees from you when you attack him. His attacks also do a lot of damage and are hard to avoid consistently as they trail you across the screen. The second fight pits you against his ghost, which curses you upon contact, making you slow. Worse still, he summons enemies to attack you, and there are bats spawning from above that are really hard to see on the blue background.
* ThatOneLevel:
** Stage 2 is the entrance, only it's unusually hard because it's well defended. Worse still, the zombies in the ever familiar hallway can hit you twice instead of once due to your lack of invincibility frames in this game. You also get chased by a Behemoth which does a ton of damage, and if you're trying to take the alternate path, have fun with the insane amount of mermen, bats, and peeping eyes.
** Stage 4' (alternate) is pretty hard due to the frogs that are really hard to hit, a river rafting section where one hit can send you into a bottomless pit, and ever spawning skeletons if you decide to go the other way.
20th Jul '14 3:18:44 AM erforce
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** The ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaDraculaX Dracula X /Vampire's Kiss]]'' version averts this, as he fights you over several BottomlessPits that he tries to knock you into.

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** The ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaDraculaX Dracula X /Vampire's / Vampire's Kiss]]'' version averts this, as he fights you over several BottomlessPits that he tries to knock you into.
19th Jul '14 11:34:56 PM erforce
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* AntiClimaxBoss: Some consider Dracula's OneWingedAngel from the first game to be this, since all it does is jump around and breathe fire at you (in other Castlevania games, it would at least fire projectiles while jumping!) [[spoiler:Averted in the PSP VideoGameRemake, where Dracula then goes into a [[BishonenLine third form]] [[TrueFinalBoss if you rescued Annette]]]]. The ''Vampire's Kiss'' version is averted, as he fights you over several BottomlessPits that he tries to knock you into.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/{{Castlevania}} Many]], and many that are also remixes of other Castlevania themes, but a note should go to [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Illusionary Dance/Dance of Illusions]], which was first used here and has becomes Dracula's {{Leitmotif}} ever since.
** The best part of Dracula X Chronicles is that you can set ''any'' song in the game, either original or unlockable, to play in ''any'' stage or fight you want, with the exception of the fight with Dracula (Except in the PAL version). Who doesn't like the idea of using "Bloody Tears" as the boss theme, or using the previously [[LongSongShortScene unused]] remix of "Cross Your Heart" as a stage-theme?

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* AntiClimaxBoss: Some consider Dracula's OneWingedAngel from the first game to be this, since all it does is jump around and breathe fire at you (in other Castlevania ''Castlevania'' games, it would at least fire projectiles while jumping!) jumping!)
** The ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaDraculaX Dracula X /Vampire's Kiss]]'' version averts this, as he fights you over several BottomlessPits that he tries to knock you into.
**
[[spoiler:Averted in the PSP ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles]]'' VideoGameRemake, where Dracula then goes into a [[BishonenLine third form]] [[TrueFinalBoss if you rescued Annette]]]]. The ''Vampire's Kiss'' version is averted, as he fights you over several BottomlessPits that he tries to knock you into.
Annette]]]].
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[AwesomeMusic/{{Castlevania}} Many]], and many that are also remixes of other Castlevania themes, but a note should go to [[SpellMyNameWithAnS "[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Illusionary Dance/Dance of Illusions]], Illusions]]", which was first used here and has becomes Dracula's {{Leitmotif}} ever since.
** The best part of Dracula X Chronicles is that you can set ''any'' song in the game, either original or unlockable, to play in ''any'' stage or fight you want, with the exception of the fight with Dracula (Except in the PAL version). Who doesn't like the idea of using "Bloody Tears" as the boss theme, or using the previously [[LongSongShortScene unused]] remix of "Cross Your Heart" as a stage-theme?
since.



* NightmareFuel: Maria's death animation where she falls to the ground, turns gray, and rots away counts.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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Maria's death animation where she falls to the ground, turns gray, and rots away counts.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Despite most claims that ''DawnOfSorrow'' was the first to use anime style drawings, it was in fact ''Rondo'' that used them first, if only for the cutscenes
** The Bible subweapon is usable for the first time in this game. However some hackers found a sprite for it in the original NES game.
* PortingDisaster: A mild example: ''Dracula X Chronicles'' had the original PC Engine game hidden, but there were issues with the looping and synchronization of the music and voice acting. Averted in the Virtual Console version (which is a straight emulation of the original), although [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks someone's probably complaining about changing the German narrator in the prologue]].
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** The low-quality 3D visuals in ''Dracula X Chronicles'', which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the original game requiring unlocking and having sound issues.
** While remixing the soundtrack for the remake, they took out Den, the Clock Tower theme unique to this game, and inserted Moon Fight from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChronicles'' in its place. The original version of Den is still available, but this decision remains a odd one.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink:
**
Despite most claims that ''DawnOfSorrow'' ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaDawnOfSorrow'' was the first to use anime style drawings, it was in fact ''Rondo'' that used them first, if only for the cutscenes
** The Bible subweapon is usable for the first time in this game. However some hackers found a sprite for it in the [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaI original NES game.
game]].
* PortingDisaster: A mild example: ''Dracula ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles The Dracula X Chronicles'' Chronicles]]'' had the original PC Engine game hidden, but there were issues with the looping and synchronization of the music and voice acting. Averted in the Virtual Console version (which is a straight emulation of the original), although [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks someone's probably complaining about changing the German narrator in the prologue]].
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** The low-quality 3D visuals in ''Dracula X Chronicles'', which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the original game requiring unlocking and having sound issues.
** While remixing the soundtrack for the remake, they took out Den, the Clock Tower theme unique to this game, and inserted Moon Fight from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChronicles'' in its place. The original version of Den is still available, but this decision remains a odd one.
prologue]].
30th May '14 6:34:33 PM erforce
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The low-quality 3D visuals in ''Dracula X Chronicles'', which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the original game requiring unlocking and having sound issues.
** While remixing the soundtrack for the remake, they took out Den, the Clock Tower theme unique to this game, and inserted Moon Fight from ''Castlevania Chronicles'' in its place. The original version of Den is still available, but this decision remains a odd one.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
**
The low-quality 3D visuals in ''Dracula X Chronicles'', which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the original game requiring unlocking and having sound issues.
** While remixing the soundtrack for the remake, they took out Den, the Clock Tower theme unique to this game, and inserted Moon Fight from ''Castlevania Chronicles'' ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChronicles'' in its place. The original version of Den is still available, but this decision remains a odd one.
22nd Apr '14 9:46:59 AM Beed28
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AwesomeMusic/Castlevania Many]], and many that are also remixes of other Castlevania themes, but a note should go to [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Illusionary Dance/Dance of Illusions]], which was first used here and has becomes Dracula's {{Leitmotif}} ever since.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/AwesomeMusic/Castlevania [[AwesomeMusic/{{Castlevania}} Many]], and many that are also remixes of other Castlevania themes, but a note should go to [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Illusionary Dance/Dance of Illusions]], which was first used here and has becomes Dracula's {{Leitmotif}} ever since.
5th Jan '14 6:02:21 PM totoofze47
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* PortingDisaster: ''Dracula X Chronicles'' had the original PC Engine game hidden, but there were issues with the looping and synchronization of the music and voice acting. Averted in the Virtual Console version (which is a straight emulation of the original), although [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks someone's probably complaining about changing the German narrator in the prologue]].

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* PortingDisaster: A mild example: ''Dracula X Chronicles'' had the original PC Engine game hidden, but there were issues with the looping and synchronization of the music and voice acting. Averted in the Virtual Console version (which is a straight emulation of the original), although [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks someone's probably complaining about changing the German narrator in the prologue]].
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