This.Up until the last level and boss, the game is arguably one of the easiest Castlevania games. Last boss with pits can still suck a bag of dicks.
You guys are all a bunch of huge fucking pussies for crying over Dracula X being too hard.
(sorry, I know this isn't much of an argument, but this discussion has devolved into some serious sillyness at this point)
For real, I was able to make it to the last level in one sitting, it's actually a pretty damn easy game.
One of the hardest has to be Castlevania X68k Original mode. And every subsequent playthrough of it on the same file once you've beat it gets harder and harder each time. I can't recall if other CV's do that too. I couldn't beat X68k Original mode until last year.
I think it's safe to say most pre-metroidvania games are pretty challenging. Some post too, But mostly pre.
I haven't played CoTM in a long time , but I remember that being hard for me too.