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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by rinks » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:05 pm

Started this last night. It doesn’t hang around, does it?! Enjoying the challenge already. I usually go full-on exploring, but I reckon this one will be a get-to-the-end, then replay for collectibles.

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:01 pm

Thought some of you may like to watch this:



Published on 27 Feb 2018

In this 2017 GDC session, Celeste lead developer Matt Thorson touches on a range of topics through the tools and process of designing 300+ hardcore platformer stages for 'Celeste', arranging the sprawling area maps that make up the mountain, and weaving story elements through its game world.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Winckle » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:38 am

Saint of Killers wrote:Thought some of you may like to watch this:



Published on 27 Feb 2018

In this 2017 GDC session, Celeste lead developer Matt Thorson touches on a range of topics through the tools and process of designing 300+ hardcore platformer stages for 'Celeste', arranging the sprawling area maps that make up the mountain, and weaving story elements through its game world.

Oh wow, this looks cool. I can't wait to watch it after work. :D Thanks for linking!

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:10 pm

Winckle wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:Thought some of you may like to watch this:



Published on 27 Feb 2018

In this 2017 GDC session, Celeste lead developer Matt Thorson touches on a range of topics through the tools and process of designing 300+ hardcore platformer stages for 'Celeste', arranging the sprawling area maps that make up the mountain, and weaving story elements through its game world.

Oh wow, this looks cool. I can't wait to watch it after work. :D Thanks for linking!


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Currently binging on GDC talks and was happy to find it myself.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by Winckle » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:26 am

I finished watching it last night and I really enjoyed it. I think they definitely achieved some of the things he described in the talk.

However I didn't realise that the talk was being given before release. I'd recommend playing through Celeste as much as you can before watching. You'll find yourself nodding as he describes how he wants the player to feel at different levels and story chapters.

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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 Jan 14, 2019 10:58 pm

I'm excited

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by SandyCoin » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:27 am

Got this last night and am enjoying it so far. Not done too much, just the first chapter I believe, but I like how it gets you straight in to working things out for yourself. I died a billion times just testing out what I could do, and I'm still making errors, but it's good to have a challenge. Seems like there are lots of hidden areas to explore too.

I'll get a bit more stuck in after work, but am looking forward to it.

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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 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:57 am

The nice thing is that dying a million times isn’t punished, is even encouraged. It’s kaizo platforming with a heart.

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by rinks » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:34 pm

Bloody loving this game. I finished chapter 6 yesterday. The plot is smart, and the platforming is perfect - just the right mix of difficult and compelling. Making sure I don’t play more than a chapter a day though, because when I stop I find that I’ve been gripping the pad pretty hard.

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by rinks » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:14 pm

Summit reached! 102 strawberries, 5 cassettes, no hearts. But I will be going back in.

I’ll take a little break with Guacamelee 2 before I head back for more Celeste exploration.

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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 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:56 pm

Well done! I’m not sure Guac2 will help with that pad-gripping though, it’s worse than Celeste in parts...

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PostRe: Celeste - Out now on consoles and PC - A game for fans of tricksy, clever platformers - Reviewed v well
by rinks » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:30 am

Ha, that’s true, based on my experience of the first Guacamelee. Good point. Maybe SteamWorld Dig first then.

Forgot to mention in my stats: 2200 or so deaths.

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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 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:20 am

First playthrough complete at last

87 strawberries
1,285 deaths
7:07:22

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by deathofcows » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:03 am

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Hypest of Hype.

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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 Jan 28, 2019 12:47 pm

My body is ready.

My fingers are not.

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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 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:27 pm

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... of-celeste

I like Celeste so much I wrote about it!

May be of interest :D

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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 5:54 am

Loved reading that! :D

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


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