It's been a couple years since Bloodstained Ritual of the Night came out as the Spiritual Successor to Casltevania: Symphony of the Night. Contrary to that statement, game-play wise, Ritual of the Night is actually a Supercut of the creator's best ideas from the Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS games, appended onto Symphony of the Night's general level and story structure. I wouldn't call it a perfect game, but it's a lot of fun.
This Mod Load Out re-balances the game to be played on Hard difficulty. You can skip directly to hard by creating a save file with the name NIGHTMARE. The load out unlikely to change as the modding community has more or less settled down since the game came out.
Improved Gameplay (No Hard Module) - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/136
Difficulty Re-Scale: https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/137
Improved Crafting - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/65
Drop Rate Boost (Shard and Item 20% Module, 1% becomes 21, 50% becomes 70) - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/108
Quick Tech Mastery - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/60
Graphical and Clean Up:
No Scarves Visual - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/36
No Accessories Visual - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/32
Remove Money is Power Graphic - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/4
Remove Detective Eye Graphic - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/2
Improved Item Descriptions - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/68
Cheat (if abused this will make the game way too easy):
Increase Item Stack - https://www.nexusmods.com/bloodstainedritualofthenight/mods/33