Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2.5 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 19 (2, 8, 8, 1)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 8-12 hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 6
- Number of missable trophies: 3
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Nope, so play on Casual Difficulty for an easier time
- Do trophies stack?: N/A
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: N/A
Welcome to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2! A super fun and replayable sidescroller, very similar to the old Castlevania games on NES, and well worth the price!
The gameplay is the exact same as the first game of the same name, but with new characters added as well as others returning from the first game. Basically you just move across each level, fighting enemies and eventually a boss, then repeat for all the other levels. Also similar to the first game, each level has many branching paths, and all of them will lead to the boss eventually. So no matter which path you choose, you can still complete the game without much effort. Although some paths may contain upgrades like more Health or more Damage, but these are not needed for any runs or trophies (unless you want to find them)!
The trophies for the game are quite easy to obtain, and don’t be scared by the number of runs through the game. Each run takes around 1.5 hours, some runs even quicker! The game has 3 Episodes and a secret EX Episode, all of which are just a New Game variant of the same game with slightly different story/characters available. You’ll need to play through the 2nd and 3rd Episodes twice, and the other modes once. They are accessed whenever you start a new save file, and you can choose which mode you want to play.
The game also features new DLC constantly being added to the game (like a Boss Rush for instance), but none of those modes have any trophies for the main list, so you don’t need to play any of them unless you want to experience as much content as you can!
As for game difficulty, it’s highly recommended that you play on Casual difficulty. You get unlimited lives and even if all your characters die, you’ll just start at the previous checkpoint again with no penalty! If a character that you like using dies somehow, sometimes it might be wise to just purposely kill all the remaining characters so you can get your favourite back!
I would highly recommend keeping Hachi (robot) alive at all times, as his special attack makes him invincible while you have magic available. Insanely useful for all boss fights!
Step 1: Complete Episode 1
Nice and easy step to get you acquainted with the game. Simply finish the first episode and experiment with each new character as you unlock them to find which ones you like.
The Dragon's Silhouette
The Queen's Dirge
Chains of Fire
The Titan's Sarcophagus
The Demon's Crown
Unity & Determination
Steps 2A & 2B can be done in any order, depending on if you find a certain collectible…
Step 2A: Complete Episode 2 without finding the Zanmatou.
The Zanmatou is a special sword hidden in Stage 4, but can only be accessed if you collected 3 collectibles in the first 3 stages and then enter a specific room near the start of Stage 4. Simply skip that sword and complete Episode 2.
The Words She Spoke *Missable*
Step 2B: Complete Episode 2 finding the Zanmatou and not using Stage Select.
For this step, you’ll need to find the hidden sword collectible in each of the first 3 stages, then enter the room in Stage 4 to collect the Zanmatou. Then you simply need to complete the game. If you miss any collectible, you’ll have to start a new game for the one missable trophy (the others can still be unlocked via Stage Select though).
Unleash The Power of the Zanmatou!
That Woman, Dominique *Missable*
Steps 3A and 3B can be done in any order.
Step 3A: Complete Episode 3 with all characters.
Episode 3 plays a bit differently than the other 2 episodes. You get to choose which stages to play in whatever order you wish, and each stage will unlock a new character to use (except for 1 random stage which has no character). For this step you will need to complete every stage to unlock all the characters, then proceed to beat the game.
Is That Really Necessary?
The Moon's Lament
Step 3B: Complete Episode 3 with just Zangetzu.
For this step, you’ll need to complete just 1 stage (the one with no character on the map screen), then complete the final level.
Luna Secare *Missable*
Step 4: Complete Episode EX.
This can be done at any point after completing Step 2A. Simply complete this Episode.
Oath of Reunion
And if this was your last step:
Cleave the Moon
Hope you enjoy this game as much as I did!
[PST Would Like to Thank Jerry Appleby for this Roadmap]