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  • Acclaimed Flop: Rather infamously, the game got excellent reviews but sold poorly on its release, largely due to marketing and distribution issues.
  • Awesome Music: All over the place, but especially the end credits, played over a map of Europe as its borders change from 1914 to 1994.
  • Good Bad Bugs: All of the fight scenes in the game can be bypassed by repeatedly pausing the game, going to the menu, and unpausing. Doing this enough times skips the fight as if you've already won it, except for the last one, where you have to take one more action to avoid being killed.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The realization to how your friend Tyler Whitney died... shudder.
    • Everything from the Nightmare Sequence on the first night. In particular, there's an Easter Egg that is triggered by clicking on the bell next to your door three times until it rings. This causes the conductor, who is normally missing in the nightmare, to appear in his usual spot. Then his face comes off causing a fountain of blood, and he juggles three of his own heads. See it here.
  • That One Level: The section during the concert with Kronos and Anna is one of the game's hardest. Not only do you have to figure out how to steal the Master Key, but you've also got to grab the suitcase full of gold coins from Kronos while the concert is going on, and find a way to steal the Firebird and protect it from Kahina, all on a very strict time limit. Get any step of this wrong, and you're starting all over again. And on top of that, regardless of what happens with the Firebird and the suitcase, you've also got to go to the luggage compartment after all that's done and pass a fight sequence, or else Anna is going to die. There's very little room for error in any of these sections, and all of it comes back-to-back with no chance for a break.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The Steam Gold Edition and mobile ports replacing the thought-provoking time-lapse map of Europe in the end credits with a basic credits scroll was very poorly received.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Kahina, Kronos's assistant, has a rather androgynous appearance and it's not immediately obvious she's a woman. Cath even asks if she is "his excellency" the first time they meet. She isn't amused.

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