Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
rinks
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Aboard the train that goes around the world

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by rinks » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:35 am

I really hate its style, but if it's got the gameplay I'll put up with it.

This is the death of intelligence
User avatar
Photek
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Dublin

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Photek » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:36 am

rinks wrote:I really hate its style, but if it's got the gameplay I'll put up with it.

I'm pretty sure 90% of people feel almost the exact opposite. I love the style but will probably hate the difficulty. :slol:

Image
User avatar
rinks
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Aboard the train that goes around the world

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by rinks » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:52 am

Photek wrote:
rinks wrote:I really hate its style, but if it's got the gameplay I'll put up with it.

I'm pretty sure 90% of people feel almost the exact opposite. I love the style but will probably hate the difficulty. :slol:

Ha, yeah the difficulty is the big draw for me. My stubbornness needs a workout.

This is the death of intelligence
User avatar
Buffalo
Emeritus
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Buffalo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:53 am

Local co-op? Champion.

Image
User avatar
Green Gecko
Director
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Green Gecko » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:03 pm

I just can't help but be skeptical that these games that put such enormous weight on art in this case hand drawn animations (which I know from experience on a light box takes a million years) are going to have some massive game deficit somewhere. Hopefully it's on the other end of the scale.

RIP in peace Wii U | Support GRcade | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
Image
User avatar
Photek
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Dublin

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Photek » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:06 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I just can't help but be skeptical that these games that put such enormous weight on art in this case hand drawn animations (which I know from experience on a light box takes a million years) are going to have some massive game deficit somewhere. Hopefully it's on the other end of the scale.

It's taken over 3 years to make, it doesn't mean there has to be a deficit somewhere.

Image
User avatar
Green Gecko
Director
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Green Gecko » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:09 pm

Yeah but.. It took a friend of mine 5 years to work pretty much full time on a 24 minute short (that later went on to win London animation festival). What's the team size like for this?

I hope they did lots of prototyping and gameplay iterations instead of colouring in the art on top of a mould. For example, that's what Nintendo did with Splatoon.

Anyway I don't want to seed doubt for the people excited about this. I'm just interested in how it will turn out from a development perspective. I hope good art makes a good product.

RIP in peace Wii U | Support GRcade | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
Image
User avatar
Photek
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Dublin

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Photek » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:34 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Yeah but.. It took a friend of mine 5 years to work pretty much full time on a 24 minute short (that later went on to win London animation festival). What's the team size like for this?

I hope they did lots of prototyping and gameplay iterations instead of colouring in the art on top of a mould. For example, that's what Nintendo did with Splatoon.

Anyway I don't want to seed doubt for the people excited about this. I'm just interested in how it will turn out from a development perspective. I hope good art makes a good product.

Actually it took 7 years!

Interesting article:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/28/16378364/cuphead-art-design-1930s-animation

Anyways, its bought, goes up at 2pm today so should be downloaded by time I'm home unless my HD is full. Mafia 3 was 50gb! (still havent played it, thought it had finished thats why its in feed)

Image
User avatar
rinks
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Aboard the train that goes around the world

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by rinks » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:44 pm

Download size:
Product page on the store - 108.1MB
Actual - 11.07GB

Close.

This is the death of intelligence
User avatar
Photek
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Dublin

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Photek » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:05 pm

rinks wrote:Download size:
Product page on the store - 108.1MB
Actual - 11.07GB

Close.

108mb is standard Xbox placeholder size.

Image
qupe
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by qupe » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:33 am

How are people finding it? I like it so far and the art style works well. Definitely is challenging but makes me want to have another go. Just completed World 1 and started world 2 but first play got my arse handed back to me against the 3 bosses I tried taking on.

User avatar
KjGarly
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: TheArbiter
Location: Liverpool

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by KjGarly » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:24 pm

Them pair of strawberry floating boxing toads/frogs :x

Keep getting me at the last part of that battle.

Image Image
User avatar
rinks
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Aboard the train that goes around the world

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by rinks » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:10 pm

Only done a few levels, but loving the challenge so far.

On Goopy Le Grande, the final tombstone phase had me calling it a cheeky bastard, but also laughing along.

And I'm probably going to have nightmares about Porkrind. "WELCOME. GOODBYE."

This is the death of intelligence
User avatar
rinks
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Aboard the train that goes around the world

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by rinks » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:22 pm

KjGarly wrote:Them pair of strawberry floating boxing toads/frogs :x

Keep getting me at the last part of that battle.

Just beaten them. That last phase is hell if you get the bouncing ball variation.

The invisible dash is a great help. First thing I bought from nightmare pig vendor.

This is the death of intelligence
User avatar
Cal
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Cal » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:05 pm

A beautiful-looking game, exquisitely drawn with a musical soundtrack equally as impressive for its faithfulness to its genre and period. A video game as a work of art. I won't ever play it as it's not my kind of game, but I expect to see it collect a few gongs for its artistry in the next awards season.

Image
User avatar
Partridge Iciclebubbles
"Special"
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:22 pm

Cal wrote:A beautiful-looking game, exquisitely drawn with a musical soundtrack equally as impressive for its faithfulness to its genre and period. A video game as a work of art. I won't ever play it as it's not my kind of game, but I expect to see it collect a few gongs for its artistry in the next awards season.


That’s basically where I am with Cuphead. It looks astonishing, but I don’t think it’s my type of game.

If it’s cheap in a sale (or a Games with Gold) in the future then I’ll probably check it out.

Image
User avatar
Christmas CrackErrkal
Social Sec.
Joined in 2011
Location: Hastings
Contact:

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:07 pm

Arghhhhhhh, you died, you died, you died. strawberry float this is hard!

User avatar
rinks
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Aboard the train that goes around the world

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by rinks » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:12 pm

Errkal wrote:Arghhhhhhh, you died, you died, you died. strawberry float this is hard!

Yep, but it's (so far) never cheap. I always feel like I'm learning, getting a bit further each time, or have only myself to blame for a foolish mistake, rather than feeling cheated.

I'm totally won over. I've gone from detesting the look of it and ignoring it through development, to itching to get back to it. I still hate its style, though. Too many negative connotations for me personally.

This is the death of intelligence
User avatar
Christmas CrackErrkal
Social Sec.
Joined in 2011
Location: Hastings
Contact:

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:38 pm

Yeah I died lost because I was being gooseberry fool, I need to learn the controls and I'll get better.

User avatar
rinks
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Aboard the train that goes around the world

PostRe: Cuphead | 1930's Cartoon Spectacular!
by rinks » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:42 pm

I think I'm going to have a play around with the control config. Having dash on Y doesn't seem very helpful when you have to basically hold X all the time.

This is the death of intelligence

Return to “Games”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Met, Rich and 40 guests