something i’ve always hated about the castlevania games is there habit of making a very counter-inutitive way to get the true ending in all their games.
i’m not talking about a secret, special, or bonus ending either. when i play a video game i’d expect to be able to get at least a decent or even conclusive ending by just completing the “save my friends” sidequest or having an overall good “score” in the game (little to no deaths, etc).
castlevania games be like “so when you got more than halfway through the game you didn’t spontaneously decide to backtrack all the way back to the tutorial level and use the very easy to miss spell or item in a way the game never told you to use it in an area where there’s no hint to do so? well fuck you then! no final area, boss, or conclusive ending for you! buy the strategy guide next time motherfucker!”