VVVVVV Game - Now with browser-based demo!

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by deathofcows » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:02 pm

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This game is really, really excellent.

The pixel art is charming, but may be simplistic for some, the incredible chip-tunes are like audio cocaine, but may sound too retro for some.

But the tight, tough gameplay is relevant to all who like elegent, challenging gaming.

It is only about £3 on Steam, and i loved every second of it. It's something like braid or portal in that it takes a narrow set of rules and completely exploites them in unimaginable ways, in situations that never repeat. The confidence with which it throws new scenarios at the player, then discards them casually, is almost Mario Galaxy-esque.

Anyone else played this gem?

Here's a tune to persuade you to:

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by deathofcows » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:36 pm

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PostRe: VVVVVV Game - Now with browser-based demo!
by Winckle » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:38 pm

I've finished it, was a lot of fun.
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PostRe: VVVVVV Game - Now with browser-based demo!
by Crimson » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:40 pm

For that price, I might have to bite.

Giant Bomb Quicklook for anyone wanting to get a better idea of what the game is about: http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-vvvvvv/17-1878/
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by Fizheuer Zieheuer » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:40 pm

It's had a browser based demo since it launched like a year ago.

But yeah, it's a great game - I bought it shortly after it was released and have played through it 4-5 times since then. It's very short, but horrendously replayable in short bursts every few months.
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by Alpha eX » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:48 pm

VVVVVVery good.
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by Qikz » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:49 pm

Alpha eX wrote:VVVVVVery good.


I see what you did thereVVVVVV.
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by Harry Bizzle » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:08 am

Demo is pretty awesome (music more than gameplay), but seems awfully tricky.
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by Jazzem » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:21 am

It loses some kudos for somehow losing my complete-with-trinkets save file :x

Amazing game though :wub: I'm always fascinated by games that wring everything they can out of one gameplay mechanic, and this does it wonderfully. And the soundtrack is pure concentrated goosebumps.

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Alpha eX wrote:VVVVVVery good.


I see what you did thereVVVVVV.


...but I'm not quite sure what you're attempting there :P
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by deathofcows » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:29 am

Talking of getting all the trinkets, how hard is that Veni Vidi Vici segment?

When i first saw it i laughed in disbelief at what it was asking me to do. When that platform at the top crumbled i laughed again, but out of fear.

Completing it felt so, so good.
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by suzzopher » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:57 am

Yeah this game is good fun. Well worth the asking price too.
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PostVVVVVV Game - Now with browser-based demo!
by Fizheuer Zieheuer » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:15 am

deathofcows wrote:Talking of getting all the trinkets, how hard is that Veni Vidi Vici segment?

When i first saw it i laughed in disbelief at what it was asking me to do. When that platform at the top crumbled i laughed again, but out of fear.

Completing it felt so, so good.


took me two hours the first and only time

never again :cry:
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by Sputnik » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:24 am

Played the demo a few days ago. Will get it as soon as I finish Braid.
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by jiggles » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:39 pm

á wrote:never again :cry:


Um, you should be able to do it pretty much every time if you did it once, unless you totally fluked it. It's all muscle memory.

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by SpaceJebus » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:42 pm

I loved the demo of this and it's top of my list of games to buy on Steam as soon as I sort my computer out so that Steam doesn't keep strawberry floating it up.

I also downloaded Mighty Jill Off as well the other week after unlocking her in Super Meat Boy, fun little game and it's free so everyone should give it a go.
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by Fizheuer Zieheuer » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:04 pm

Just re-bought this on Steam after seeing it was only £4. I already have a £10 paid-for Mac copy but it feels nice to now have it available in the Steam cloud for both platforms :3
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by jawafour » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:53 pm

It's a travesty that this thread has lay barren for nearly five years.

I loved it on 3DS and now it's out for PS4.

+ Addictive gameplay
+ Terrific feel
+ Fantastic soundtrack
+ Simple but challenging
+ Captain Viridian :wub:
- The PS4 port is bare-bones; it's still in 4:3... but it's still ace. Of course.

In fact...
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by Winckle » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:04 pm

I replayed this game over the weekend on steam big picture Jawa, still a top game especially on a big TV.
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by jawafour » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:27 pm

Winckle wrote:I replayed this game over the weekend on steam big picture Jawa, still a top game especially on a big TV.


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by jawafour » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:24 am

I haven't played the 3DS version for a few years and I'm surprised at how much I've forgotton about the game. Normally I'd get frustrated by the "constant deaths", but in this game it just seems to drive me on. I've just completed The Tower level and rescued Vermillion, so I have some "two-player" levels to get through now. They're great, although I've just got to a really tough bit that I've died on quite a few times, so that's it for tonight.

Such a cool game. As I mentioned before, this PS4 version seems to be the most basic of ports... but when it remains this much fun I don't really mind.

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