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    dkirschner's Cave Story+ (PC)

    [December 26, 2016 09:32:08 PM]
    Cute 2d platformer with guns, fun story, charming characters, a handful of areas in the world to explore. Early example of kickass indie game, first released in 2004. I played it over like 4 months, so kinda hard to write up a cohesive review since I didn't take notes or anything. I will say the difficulty spikes at the end with some tricky platforming and the final boss battle (in the good ending) is brutal. There are four bosses/forms with no save or health refill. Ouch. I beat one and was like "yay, now I can save!" But I couldn't. Then I beat one and two and the boss changes form. After more trying, I beat one, two, and three, and then there is a final superboss. Come on! Super fun game though, really worth a play through if you like metroidvania stuff.

    *edit* I didn't write much, was just excited to win after having started Cave Story like 4 months ago. I just wanted to point out the clever weapon upgrades because I keep thinking about it. When you get hit by an enemy, not only do you lose HP, but your currently equipped weapon loses power. Each weapon has 3 power levels, and each power level makes it substantially stronger and more useful. So you are incentivized to avoid damage not only to stay alive, but to keep your weapons at capacity! And if you do get beat up and your weapons all get weak, that of course compounds the difficulty and makes you have to be real careful until you power one back up. When you kill enemies, they randomly drop stuff, including like weapon XP which will fill the currently equipped weapon's power meter. It's really clever!

    This entry has been edited 1 time. It was last edited on Dec 28th, 2016 at 09:31:24.

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    dkirschner's Cave Story+ (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 19 July, 2016

    GameLog closed on: Monday 26 December, 2016

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Cute, intriguing, cool so far. --------------- Great game.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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