Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by OrangeRKN » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:49 am

Man that article is thick

Great read :thumbs-up:

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by deathofcows » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:30 am

Balladeer wrote:Loved reading that! :D

Then I read the comments. I know, I know...


Glad you enjoyed! I'm not sure many of the comments folk read the article, so much as just used it as an excuse to debate the game in the comment section. But I'm grateful to any of the silent majority (I hope?!) who read and get any interest from it!

OrangeRKN wrote:Man that article is thick

Great read :thumbs-up:


Like you! Thanks :D

And was chuffed that the creator Matt Thorson re-tweeted it (hopefully because he liked it) too! https://twitter.com/MattThorson

Almost makes it worth how difficult and perfectionist and all-consuming I sometimes find it to write the things!

Almost.

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by deathofcows » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:34 am

In other news: I love the 8-bit B-side ditties (you can get play the whole album of them on streaming services btw!), and am pretty sure Reflection is the best right? It hits so hard! I'd go to a gig that let me move to that on loop man.


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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Balladeer » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:57 am

Eh, I really really like the game’s soundtrack (it’s one of very few that I have on my iPhone), but one of the things I really like in it is the instrumentation. The bleepy-bloops don’t do it for me so much.

The original B-side Reflection, though? With tribal chanting?



Yes please.

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by OrangeRKN » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:41 pm

Are the 8-bit versions in game? I don't recall the one above (but do the version Balla posted)

I think I missed out on some of the music due to playing a fair amount of Celeste on the bus

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Balladeer » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:04 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:I think I missed out on some of the music due to playing a fair amount of Celeste on the bus

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Dangerblade » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:43 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:Are the 8-bit versions in game? I don't recall the one above (but do the version Balla posted)

I think I missed out on some of the music due to playing a fair amount of Celeste on the bus

Dude for such an obviously big fan of the game...you need to fix that ASAP.

Check out the piano collection too - https://scarletmoonrecords.bandcamp.com ... ep-celeste

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by OrangeRKN » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:25 pm

I did play a lot of the game at home too! So I heard most of the music, promise :shifty:

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by deathofcows » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:59 am

OrangeRKN wrote:Are the 8-bit versions in game? I don't recall the one above (but do the version Balla posted)

I think I missed out on some of the music due to playing a fair amount of Celeste on the bus


They're on the screens in which you get the B-Side cassettes (with the blue/pink alternating rhythm blocks) and then on the last screen of each B-Side (once again with blue/pink and rhythm action blocks).

I definitely agree with Balladeer that the soundtrack in general is Aces and the instrumentation feels full and layered and rich.

But I'm also a sucker for the crisp, percussive and purified vibe of a good 8-bit and some of them in the game are brilliant! Especially because you play along to the beat for those screens.

Shout out also to the B-Side remixes (which are not done by Lena Raine I Don't believe) which are often as good as the A-Side stuff, though very varied in style and tone: Jazzy Mirror Temple is a more welcoming Mirror Temple for sure. And the B-Side Golden Ridge is feel-good euphoria man.

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Balladeer » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:29 am

You’re right, the only one she did was the Summit remix - which is, frankly, bobbins.

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by deathofcows » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:38 pm

Ya not a highlight.

Also: I've accidentally stumbled on to that link in your signature OrangeRKN, of you recounting your games of the year and talking about Celeste - was a great summary! ('Optimistically Difficult') and a fun listen so thanks

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Dangerblade » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:49 pm

The B-side tracks are coming to vinyl, will complement my strawberry red/aurora blue main OST vinyls perfectly :datass:

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by OrangeRKN » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:18 pm

deathofcows wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:Are the 8-bit versions in game?


They're on the screens in which you get the B-Side cassettes (with the blue/pink alternating rhythm blocks) and then on the last screen of each B-Side (once again with blue/pink and rhythm action blocks).


Ah cool, I do recall them, I guess those screens just don't have much time spent on them so the music didn't get in my head

deathofcows wrote:Also: I've accidentally stumbled on to that link in your signature OrangeRKN, of you recounting your games of the year and talking about Celeste - was a great summary! ('Optimistically Difficult') and a fun listen so thanks


Turns out people do sometimes click on signatures! Thanks for listening :toot:

Dan (who hosted that chat) is still uploading various people's lists, the latest also has celeste at number one

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Dangerblade » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:52 am

Thought I found the Crystal Heart in Chapter 6 (Reflections), but noooo, it was just a secret room with indie characters like Meat Boy in it :roll:

... :o

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by deathofcows » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:15 am

Dangerblade wrote:Thought I found the Crystal Heart in Chapter 6 (Reflections), but noooo, it was just a secret room with indie characters like Meat Boy in it :roll:

... :o


...What?

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by Dangerblade » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:21 am

deathofcows wrote:
Dangerblade wrote:Thought I found the Crystal Heart in Chapter 6 (Reflections), but noooo, it was just a secret room with indie characters like Meat Boy in it :roll:

... :o


...What?


The screen where the old lady and the broken lift are...take a look above there. It's pretty fiddly

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:33 pm

I never found or even knew about that!

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by Winckle » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:41 pm

It has cameos from the Towerfall characters as well.

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by OrangeRKN » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:01 pm

That's very cool!

It's not Meat Boy though, it's Ogmo from Jumper, although that game inspired Meat Boy and he is unlockable in it [/internetresearch]

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Dangerblade » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:17 pm

Oh I do like to be beside the C-Side

I am determined to get the platinum trophy

... :dread:


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