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Re: Spelunky

Posted: April 9th, 2019, 11:10 pm
by clippa
Apologies for the necrobump, but I'm approaching a milestone that's worth celebrating.

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Spelunky 2 this year! Eeeeeeeeeek! What a time to be alive!

My favourite ever game bar none.
A coherent, living world where everything slots together perfectly, a semi-procedural level generation algorithm that punches your "muh hand crafted levels" enemies into submission. A pitch perfect difficulty where you're constantly teaching yourself through failure and gently pushing yourself to take more and more risks.
It has the perfect "make haste, slowly" pace, a game that occupies just enough of your brain that it's still interesting but you can play it without thinking, almost on autopilot. The perfect game to play while listening to music or podcasts. Just the perfect game.

Man, spelunky 2 has got some humongous boots to fill.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 6:19 am
by ratsoalbion
You never need to apologise for resurrecting a thread on this forum.

Great work!

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 14th, 2019, 8:35 pm
by clippa
https://twitter.com/mossmouth

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Don't want to talk about it.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 7:52 am
by Suits
I do like that Pat Butcher Walrus though.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 8:07 am
by clippa
Haha! That's uncanny!

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 8:16 am
by KSubzero1000
clippa wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Don't want to talk about it.
Look at the bright side: It appears as if Derek Yu cares more about the quality of his finished product and/or the well-being of his employees than about following arbitrary deadlines. Like Miyamoto said: "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.". Spelunky 2 will come out sooner or later and in all likelihood, it'll have benefited from the extra development time.

Instant gratification isn't your friend.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 8:28 am
by ratsoalbion
Completely agree with sage owl.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 8:38 am
by clippa
Yes, yes, I just wish he didn't have to be so bloody pompous about it!

I'm just mucking about really, I'm not upset. He says they're only slightly off schedule and I've been keeping up with the development. He hasn't gone mad but Derek has succumbed to a little bit of feature creep, it's gonna be ruddy maaaaarvelous. Some things are worth waiting for.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 8:51 am
by ratsoalbion
Definitely. Besides, I’ve still never quite beaten the original...
😢

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 8:59 am
by clippa
You should go for it! You've got the entire rest of the year before the new one.
How far can you get currently?

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 9:02 am
by ratsoalbion
I play it sporadically, but my podcast gaming schedule doesn’t allow for commitment to anything else.

I’ve got to the ‘final’ (regular) boss a number of times, I’ve just not quite managed to dump him in the lava. I’ll keep playing it from time to time.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 9:37 am
by clippa
Oh wow! That's fab for someone with no time, you're on the home stretch there. I was expecting you to say the jungle, that seems to be the difficulty spike for most folk. It's only a matter of time. Olmec's days are numbered!

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 9:46 am
by Alex79uk
I think the furthest I've ever got is the ice area which is maybe 3rd area?

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 9:59 am
by clippa
Yeah, you'll breeze through that if you find a jetpack. Have you given up or do you still have the odd go sometimes too?

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 10:19 am
by ratsoalbion
It’s permanently installed on PS4 and when I have a spare 15 mins I do the daily challenge.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 10:55 am
by clippa
Oh, they have the dailies on console now? That's cool. It's one thing I never really did, I think I only did the dailies once or twice. I might do one the next time I play.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 11:06 am
by ratsoalbion
On PS4 anyway, yes, since 2014 or whenever it came out. Not on the last gen versions though.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 12:44 pm
by hazeredmist
...on the Vita too, last time I played it anyway.

Re: Spelunky

Posted: August 15th, 2019, 3:40 pm
by Alex79uk
clippa wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 9:59 am
Yeah, you'll breeze through that if you find a jetpack. Have you given up or do you still have the odd go sometimes too?
I'll very occasionally have a go on it on Vita, and my eldest play co-op on PS4 now and then, but no I don't really play it any more. It never really clicked with me to be honest, which is odd because I should love it on paper, but just never found it that much fun.